CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to the CLOK New Year Team Score Event in
Flatts Lane Country Park
on Sunday 5th January 2020
CLOK logo

Please check the CLOK web site (www.clok.org.uk) before travelling to this event,
particularly if the weather is looking dubious.

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.

Parking space is limited, so please share transport if possible.

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

Terrain: Well established wood on the lower slopes of the Eston Hills.  There is an extensive network of paths and many features.  The wood is used by local people from the surrounding area, and runners should take this into consideration when taking part in this event.
Format:

This is a Team Score event with a difference.  The event is for teams of 3, but all entries are welcome – we will make up ad hoc teams on the day from single person and pair entries.  This team event is suitable for all ages.

There are 3 courses, and each team will need to select one of their members for each course.  The courses are 30, 45 and 60 minutes score courses.  (If you are not familiar with score courses, see below for an explanation.)

As shown below, the 30 minutes course will attract a higher points value per control than the 45 minutess course which, in turn, will attract more points per control than the 60 minutes course.  Teams will need to evaluate the best use of their members to maximise their final points total.

  • 30 minutes course – 16 points per control
  • 45 minutes course – 12 points per control
  • 60 minutes course – 10 points per control

All competitors will use the same map (showing all the controls) and will have the option of visiting the same set of controls ..... although, as explained above, the number of points earned by visiting each control will depend on which of the three courses you're doing.

Finishing late will be penalised by the loss of 20 points per minute or part minute by which each team member is late.

On completion of their course each competitor should punch the Finish and go straight to download as soon as they get there.  There is no need to wait for your other team members before punching at the Finish.

Fancy dress is encouraged.  Extra points will be awarded for fancy dress.

Note:  In a Score event there is no pre-defined sequence of controls to be visited.  The aim is to collect as many points as possible by visiting controls in any order that you choose.  You lose points if you take longer than the specified time limit, so deciding which controls to visit and in which order is an important element of the event.

Map:

1:7,500 scale.   A4 size.   Updated in 2019 using Lidar by Paul Taylor and re-surveyed by Dennis Hooton.

The maps will be printed on waterproof paper.   Control descriptions will be printed on the map, and loose copies will also be available

Punching system:

SPORTident electronic punching will be used at this event.

SI-cards will be available for loan on the day at no charge.  Please look after your borrowed SI-card, as there will be a £20 charge for any lost SI-card.

Timings:
Registration10 - 10:45 a.m.
Briefing and map issue     5 minutes before each mass start
First mass start11:00 a.m.     60 mins course     10 points per control
Second mass start11:10 a.m.     45 mins course     12 points per control
Third mass start11:20 a.m.     30 mins course     16 points per control
Entries:

If possible, please pre-enter via the online entry system on the CLOK web site.  Please note that entries via this system will close at midnight on Thursday 2‑Jan‑2020.

Alternatively, you can send an email to the Computer Team Leader in advance, giving your name(s), club(s), age class(es) SI-card number(s) and, if you're not entering a full team, your preferred course(s).  If you are entering a full team, please give a team name.

It will also be possible to enter on the day, but please pre-enter if you can.

Fees: £4 per Senior team member.     £1.50 per Junior team member.     Pay on the day.
Facilities:

Toilets in the Country Park Visitor Centre.

First Aid at Registration.

Please bring your own drinks for after your run.

Post-event
social:
Following this event there will a lunchtime social event at Carolyn & Richard Rigby's home in Guisborough.  All CLOK members and competitors from near and far are welcome.  A vegetarian chilli will be provided and donations of either salad or pudding to share would be gratefully received.  Please let Carolyn know in advance if you are planning to go.  She can be contacted on 01287-633143 (answerphone).  It is only a ten minute drive from Flatts Lane to the Rigby's home.  There will be a map and directions at Registration.
Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome at this event, and can be taken out on to the courses.
Officials:
Organiser:     Joan Selby     01642-782475
Planner: Roy Bradley
Safety:

Please make sure that you download.

Full leg cover is mandatory.

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

Lone drivers:  Please leave labelled car keys at Registration.

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

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 whilst orienteering is your own responsibility.

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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