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Haglofs Open 5 Series - Dorking North Downs

Sunday 4th March 2012

Again Open Adventure travels down south to bring the Open5 event format south of London.

The North Downs has to be one of the most beautiful parts of the country with diverse woodlands and pretty villages around every corner. But don't be under the impression that just because it's in the south east it will be any easier. There are certainly one or two surprises in store for the discerning adventure racer!

This one is being planned by James Thurlow and Dave Johnson. James has lots of local knowledge having lived in this area for years before emigrating north to the Lakes.

2011/12 Haglöfs Open5 events:

Categories - Each Open5 event has five entry categories; 2 solo categories (Male and Female) and 3 pairs categories (Male, Female and Mixed).

Series - For those looking to get a series placing, ranking will be based on the top 3 scores from any of the seven events. You do not have to register for the series. To win a series prize in a pairs category, the pair must remain the same for at least 3 of the events in the series. More details on the 2011/2012 series scoring are here.

Process - Register at the event centre any time from 8.30 to 10.00 here you will collect a map preprinted with the location of the controls. If you have entered as a pair you must register together.

Start anytime from 9.30 to 10.30 electing to run or cycle first. At the start you will be given a list of control descriptions each assigned a value. After 5hrs penalties will be incurred.

You can find the few rules we have and a kit list for the event here

Cost - The cost of the event is £28 per person, Entries on the day are accepted for an extra £7. Pre-entries will close at midnight on the Thursday before the event.

For those up for a bargain, if you enter 3 or more events you will only pay;

3 events - £26 per event
4 events - £25 per event
5+ events - £24 per event

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