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Finding out about events
Finding the event
What to bring
What to wear
Choosing a course
Getting ready to go
After your run
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After your run
Please note that once you've started you must report to the
finish (for events using conventional punching) or the
download station (for events using electronic punching),
even if you have not completed your course.
If you don't report in and the organiser cannot confirm that you have got
back safely then search parties will be sent out.
If you get really lost during your run, make your way to a major path or
road and walk back to the finish.
What you do at the finish depends on whether the event is using
conventional or electronic punching.
At an event using conventional punching, hand your control card to the
At an event using electronic punching, make sure that you punch at the
finish control and then walk back to the registration area and find the
download station. There, insert your dibber into the special
download control box to download your information to the organiser's
computer. You will be given a print-out showing the "split
times" for your run. If you are using a hired dibber you
should return it at the download station.
There will be drinks of some sort near the finish. There will
probably be a number of people gathered round the drinks area quenching
their thirst and discussing their route choices, navigational errors, and
why the map doesn't agree with the actual ground!
The results should be on display somewhere around the registration area.
At a conventional punching event the control card stubs are
usually used to display the competitors' times on a "washing line".
At an electronic punching event the results come in the form
of print-outs from the organiser's computer.
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