CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to a Regional Event in
Errington Woods
on Sunday 26th January 2020
CLOK logo
Location:

Parking will be in the Errington Woods public car park.

The entrance to the car park is at grid reference NZ 617201.  The nearest postcode is TS11 8EE.

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

If coming from the west, go past the Wilton chemical works and continue on the A174 towards Saltburn.  The event will be signed from the roundabout at grid reference NZ 609223.  Turn right (i.e. south) and go up the hill and across a crossroads.  The entrance to the car park is on the left, just before the road takes a sharp right at the top of the hill.

Terrain:

Errington Woods is a well established wood with a substantial path / track network, steep-sided slopes and many varied features.  There are many areas of brambles, so full leg cover is strongly recommended, although runners may wear shorts on the less technical courses (White, Yellow, Orange and Red) if the weather allows.

There are many mountain bike tracks throughout the woods and new ones can appear at short notice, so some may not be mapped.

Benches, carved sculptures and mountain bike jumps are not mapped.

Due to recent wet weather some previously dry pits may contain water, so care is needed.

This wood is used by many local people from the Marske area, and runners should take this into consideration whilst taking part in the event.  Please be particularly aware of horse riders (some of whom may be children) and mountain bikers.

In the event of inclement weather waterproofs may be made compulsory.  Please come prepared.

Courses:

White, Yellow, Orange, Red, Light Green, Short Green, Green, Blue and Brown

Note: The Red course has been included to encourage adult runners who are new to orienteering.  It is the same navigational difficulty as the Orange course, but is longer.  It will give you a good run out with enough navigation to make things interesting.

Course Controls   Length  
(km)
  Climb  
(m)
Brown207.3330
Blue225.3300
Green133.9165
Short Green    122.1110
Light Green113.3110
Red124.190
Orange102.975
Yellow111.960
White101.740
Map:

Scale 1:7,500   Size A4  Redrawn by Paul Taylor in 2018.  The courses will be overprinted on the maps, which will be printed on waterproof paper.

The control descriptions will be printed on the maps, and separate loose copies will be available.  The control descriptions for the White to Red courses will be text.  The control descriptions for the Light Green to Brown courses will be pictorial.

Punching system:

SPORTident electronic punching will be used.

The control boxes will be activated to enable SIAC cards to operate in touch-free mode ..... but please note that you will need to punch the old-fashioned way at the Start and Finish.

SI-cards will be available for hire on the day at a cost of £1 each.  Please look after your hired SI card as there will be a £20 charge for any lost SI-card.

Registration: 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Starts:

10:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.         Courses close at 2 p.m.

Please note the earlier closing time, which is due to limited daylight at this time of year.  If you think you will be out on your course for a long time then please start early!

Fees:
Seniors:£7.00   (£2 surcharge for non-members of British Orienteering)
Juniors / Students / Benefit recipients    £2.00 

Please help us by bringing the correct change.

Facilities:

Toilet near Registration.   First aid at Registration.

No drinks will be provided.  Please bring your own refreshments.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome at this event, and can be taken out into the competition area.
Officials:
Organiser:  Carolyn Rigby
Planner:  John Green
Controller:  Ray Barnes
First Aider:  Richard Rigby
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 at this (and every) orienteering event.

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

Lone drivers: Please leave labelled car keys at registration.

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

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