Cambridge City Race 2013

NameCambridge City Race 2013
LocationCambridge City Centre (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps)
Race ID61413
NotesUrban race around Cambridge
LinksPreliminary Details Online Entries
ResultsResults Splits Routegadget Winsplits Splitsbrowser


We have decided to void leg 17-18 on course 2, as the obvious route choice was removed later in the competition by a police cordon. We feel this is the fairest solution to all concerned. Although people on other courses may have been slightly affected by this cordon, we have decided not to void any further legs as the effect on these courses was minimal.

The split time page, Winsplits & Splitsbrowser remain unchanged so you can see how this affected various people.


The 3rd Cambridge City Race is kindly sponsored by Advance Performance, BUFF and Cotswold Outdoor.

Advance Performance is an independent, award-winning, family-owned specialist sports store offering technical footwear, breathable clothing, nutrition...


It gives CUOC great pleasure to invite you to the third Cambridge City Race. We will bring you intricate navigation around many of Cambridge’s famous colleges as well as the narrow streets and open spaces of our beautiful city. As well as offering you the chance to run through some of the oldest university buildings in the world, this year’s city race is a level B race and incorporates the annual Icenian Trophy for EAOA clubs, as well as being part of both the Nopesport Urban League and the South East Urban Orienteering League (SEOUL). What’s more, local club WAOC are putting on an race on Sunday at Brandon (details here)


The assembly area/start will be located Jesus Green, an area of parkland immediately north-east of the city centre - GR: TL 450 592, Location link here. There will be no parking at the race, you are strongly advised to use public transport. Cambridge has a good Park


Online entry only via Fabian4. Entries are now open. For postal entry please contact the organisers (cityrace). Entries will be limited to 400 (excluding junior courses). There will be no entry on the day. The race will use SPORTident electronic timing (hire charge 50p).

Entry Fees

There was a table here


To be competitive (and therefore eligible for prizes, the Icenian, the Nopesport Urban League and South East Urban Orienteering League) you must run the course recommended for your age group. However, please enter whichever course you feel is of appropriate length.

Courses on offer:

CourseClassesProvisional Length *
1Men Open7.6 km
2Women Open, M40 6.3 km
3W40 , M55 5.4 km
4W55 , M65 3.4 km
5W65 3.0 km
6M/W16-3.0 km
7M/W12-2.1 km

Note: course lengths are provisional and subject to change. Remember these are straight line distances – actual distance run could be much further!


Start times will be allocated and will be between 10.30 and 13.30.

Important note for juniors

The current advice from British Orienteering is that juniors cannot be trusted to cross roads safely. The roads in Cambridge are narrow and busy with traffic, including many kamikaze cyclists. Therefore to avoid all major roads, we have had to confine the two junior courses to Jesus Green (inner city parkland area) and Jesus College. We apologise to those juniors who were looking forward to a city race and hope you will come again when you're an M/W18. However, in accordance with BOF Race Guidelines, parents of Juniors reaching age 16 before the day of the race may apply for them to 'run up' by contacting the organiser to confirm that their child is over 16 and then entering the open class. Parents of M/W16s eligible to run up who have already entered may email the organisers cityrace with confirmation who will update their entry accordingly.

No M/W16 may 'run up' without such confirmation being provided.


Scale: 1:5000, drawn to ISSOM standards. No contours. Survey by Ian Webb (2009), selectively updated for 2013.

Final Details

This race page will be updated when necessary and the date of last update displayed at the top. Final details will be published at the start of October. Please check regularly.


OrganisersJoe Hobbs, Matthew Vokes, Andrea Stefkova, Zuzka Strakova (CUOC)cityrace
PlannerMark Salmon (CUOC)cityraceplanner
ControllerGraham Louth (WAOC)


Prizes will be awarded to the top three positions in each class. Prizes are kindly provided by Advance Performance, BUFF and Cotswold Outdoor.


Please note, to comply with requests from certain colleges and to preserve our good relationships with them (they are required for the success of the race, both this year and in the future), no headcams or any other recording / photography equipment will be permitted on the courses. Anyone who has a camera or other recording device will not be permitted to start unless it is left with the start officials.

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