WNL5 – Sturminster Newton (WIM)

Location Info

Event Details

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  • Visit Sturminster Newton to be challenged by first time planner 14 year old Darren Whittington!

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Post Event Comments:

Monday 14th saw a good turnout at Sturminster Newton. Darren Whittington (M14) had planned a challenging course and you had to get the sequencing right to do well. There was a lot of discussion after the race as there were a few gates, shown as open on the map, but locked on the night. I (and others) took the view that even though there was a private sign on the gate both sides were shown as open to competition so it was therefore ok to climb over the gate. As a planner, organiser and mapper I am well aware that, especially for urban races, you often get permission to use areas not usually open to the public and as the map showed an open gate then it was ok to cross it. The ‘private’ sign in this case being irrelevant as if you were coming from the other direction, as was quite feasible, you wouldn’t have seen it. One of the difficulties for a planner of a score event is the infinite possible routes. This being the case, an up-to-date and accurate map is essential. Dick Keighley and the rest of the Whittingham family are to be thanked for another excellent nights competition.

Pre-Event Bulletin:

Directions and Parking

Sixth form block (old youth centre) Sturminster Newton High School, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1DT.
Access to limited parking (about 20 cars) from Bath Road. or park on the school side of Bath Road beyond the entrance. Don’t park in the main school car park, accessed from Honeymead lane. You are likely to get locked in.
Signed from Bath Road / Honeymead lane junction.


Toilets and social area.

Terrain Description

Urban plus some non-urban footpaths (could be muddy)


1:5,000. A3 Printed on waterproof material.

Registration & Start Times

Registration and starts 6.30pm – 6.45pm.
Courses close 8.00pm

Course Information

60 minute score course for Wessex Night League. Also suitable course for beginners and improvers

A score course simply means that there is no set order for the controls. Competitors collect point values for each control they visit in any order they like within the time limit.

Entry Details

To reserve a map please email [email protected]

Seniors         £6.00

Juniors         £3.00

The event will use SI timing.

Contacts / Officials

Whittingham Family – WIM
Dick Keighley – WIM

Safety and Risk

Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a torch with you.
High-viz tops compulsory.

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Last updated on Sat, 7th January 2017, 20:28 by Peter Suba