Information for the Leaders
Teams need very little preparation for the competition but it is
very important that they are sufficiently equipped. Please see the
kit list on the 'About the Competition' Page. Although most
competitors have, in past competitions, turned up fully equipped
for the competition we have had a number of instances where teams
aren't fully prepared for a night under canvas:so please ensure
that your teams have a full dry change of clothes and a good
sleeping bag kept dry in their tent at base. On completing the
competition, and having something to eat, competitors must go back
to their tents and get warm and dry.
In terms of practical preparation it is suggested that units
practice compass bearings and map reading on a unit night in
advance of the competition.
Each team must, before the competition, nominate a team leader
who may act as final arbiter in any disagreement between the
The location of the event is always kept a secret until 2-3
weeks before. At this point all teams are notified by email of the
start location and their team's start time. The location is never
more than 12 miles from the centre of Bristol. That way no teams
will have an advantage by being any more familiar with the
location/route than any other.
Important notes to drivers
As always please try to travel in as few vehicles as
- Please approach the base at a safe and sensible speed as teams
will be walking along the lane.
- When you arrive on the site please park as directed by the
safety marshals. Make it clear to them whether you are dropping off
teams or staying over.
You will be required to check in at least 30 minutes before your
allocated start time. Please arrive at least 1 hour before your
allotted start time as you will also need some time before that to
put your tents up. As soon as you arrive send one team member &
leader to the check-in desk to notify us of your arrival.
You will require:-
- Your letter with your start number & time
- your completed consent forms (one for every competitor)
- completed contact sheet (2 copies per team)
- completed consent/contact forms for leaders
These will all be mailed out to you 2 weeks before the
Facilities at Base for leaders
Facilities will be available for Leaders who are staying over
(you will still need to camp); there will be a 'lounge' showing
movies and a news board showing latest positions of the teams.
Refreshments will also be available. Please try to avoid coming
into the control room as it tends to get very busy!
Teams should make arrangements to be picked up at 9.30. Parents
are welcome at the presentation at 9.00.
Any queries should be directed to:-
Gary or Georgia Welsh on 01761 472518 or 07887 808040
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