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Short Orienteering Race in
Flatts Lane Country Park
on Saturday 17th November 2018
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Please note the later than usual start time.  This is because we are following the Park Run and parking is limited.

This is the third race of the Autumn Short Race Series held between October and December 2018.

Newcomers to orienteering:   Help and advice will be available at this event.  Just come along and ask!

Location:

Parking will be at the public car park at Flatts Lane Country Park.  The best approach for most people will be via the A171 (between Marton and Guisborough).  Turn left (if heading east) or right (if heading west) on to Flatts Lane, which is signposted Flatts Lane Country Park.  It is also possible to get to the event from Normanby High Street.

The Country Park entrance is at grid reference NZ 552167 and the postcode is TS6 0NN.

Click on the link to see a map.  You can switch to Satellite mode and zoom in to see the details of the final approach to the car park.  You can also get directions if you specify your starting location.

Registration will be in the Flatts Lane Country Park Visitor Centre.

Terrain:

Flatts Lane Country Park is a well established wood on the lower slopes of Eston hills.  It has an extensive network of paths and many features.

Please note that this wood is used by many local people from the surrounding area and runners should take this into consideration when taking part in the event.

Courses:

There will be three courses available:

Open:2.7 km     110m climb
Youth / Vet(M/W18- and M/W55+):      1.9 km75m climb
Junior (M/W14-):1.1 km30m climb

Please note that the course lengths are measured along straight lines between the controls, not along the optimum routes.

Courses planned by Chris Wright.

Map:

Scale 1:5,000   Size A4

Please note that if there is an unexpectedly large entry you may be asked to recycle your map so that others can run.

Control descriptions will be printed on the map and available separately.

Punching system: This event will use SPORTident electronic punching.  If you have your own SI-card then please bring it along to Registration.  SI-cards will be available to borrow on the day at no charge.  Please look after yours, as there will be a £40 for any lost SI-card.
Times:

Registration: 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.     Starts: 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.     Courses close at 12 noon.

Entries:

Seniors:  £4.00
Juniors (M/W20-) and Students (with ID):  £1.50

You can run a second course for free, but if you intend to do this please try to start your first run early, and make sure you register again so we know who is still out.

There is no need to pre-enter for this event, but if you are bringing a group then please contact the Organiser in advance so that we can print enough maps.

Facilities:

First Aid at Registration.  Toilets in the Visitor Centre.

Please bring your own refreshments.

Dogs: Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome at this event.
Officials:
Organiser:  Joe Trigg   01642-279668
Planner:  Chris Wright
First Aider:  Joe Trigg
Safety:

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the Organiser, but please remember that competitors take part at their own risk.  Orienteering is an adventure sport – your safety while orienteering is your own responsibility.

CLOK strongly recommends that you carry a whistle whilst participating in this (and every) orienteering event.

Please remember that you download even if you do not complete your course.

If you have a relevant medical condition please complete a form at Registration.

Lone drivers: Please leave your labelled car keys at Registration as a safety check.

Insurance: Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and you have not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

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