BUCS

NameBUCS
Date
TypeRace
ClubNOR & CUOC
LocationSandringham & Trumpington
NotesInter-uni competition
LinksBUCS Individual BUCS Relay

Welcome to BUCS 2024!

BUCS 2024 will be hosted by CUOC on 9/10 March. The Individual Race will take place at Sandringham on 9 March, in conjunction with the Midland Championships. The Relay Race will take place on 10 March at Trumpington, on the outskirts of Cambridge.

Final Details Now Released

Final details can be found here

Individual Race

The following classes will be offered to BUCS competitors: Men's A, Women's A, Men's B, Women's B, Men's C, Women's C. Details regarding the Individual can be found in the event flyer here.

Note: Start times from 10:30 to 12:50

The Individual race is being used as one of the selection races for the World University Orienteering Championships 2024, which is being held in Bulgaria in August. See BOF selection policy and BUCS website for more details.

Relay Race

In what will be a first for BUCS Orienteering, the Relay will be held as a Sprint Relay, with single gender teams consisting of three runners. Note: this is NOT a Mixed Sprint Relay. The following classes will be offered to BUCS competitors: Men's, Women's.

Course Lengths (optimum distance):

Men's: 3.6km

Women's: 3.4km

Climb is negligible. Estimated winning time for each leg: 13-16 minutes

An old map of the area can be found here: West Trumpington Meadows

Entries

Entries are now CLOSED!

Accommodation and Social

Showers will be provided at the University of Cambridge Sports Centre on Saturday afternoon, following the Individual race.

Hall-floor accommodation, located a short walk from the centre of Cambridge and a 5-10 minute drive from the Relay location, will be provided. Competitors should bring their own sleeping bag and mat. Accommodation will be at St. Mary's School, next to the Cambridge Botanical Gardens.

An all-you-can-eat buffet dinner will be laid on for competitors at Nines Buffet, a 15-20 minute walk from the accommodation.

If competitors wish they can then carry on into the centre of Cambridge for the official BUCS afterparty at MASH nightclub. Tickets can be purchased here. The organiser recently conducted a strictly educational, fact-finding visit to the club and can confirm that the music is very good, so there's no excuses. This will be during the last week of term for Cambridge University students, so competitors are encouraged to purchase their tickets sooner rather than later to avoid a queue on the night.

Contact

The weekend coordinator is Peter Molloy. Contact - pwm32 at cam.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing you in Cambridge for BUCS 2024!

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