CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to Middle Distance Regional Orienteering Event on
Standing Stones Rigg
on Saturday 8th August 2020
CLOK logo
Covid-19:

This event is being run in accordance with the British Orienteering guidance for resumption of orienteering in England.  In order to participate in this event you must agree to comply with the Participant Code of Conduct.

Key points in the Code of Conduct are:-

  • You must not take part in any form of orienteering if you should be self-isolating under the current Government guidance; e.g. if you or any member of your household have had recent Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Minimise contact with people from outside your household before, during and after your run.  Practice social distancing at all times, including before and after your run as well as when you are out on your course.  Take particular care to keep the required distance from other people in the vicinity of the Start, at download and when passing other competitors or members of the public on narrow paths, going through gates, etc.
  • Do not congregate in groups at the event.
    Note: We realise that socialising is an important part of the orienteering experience, but please don't stay around in the car parking area after your run to eat your sandwiches and chat to other orienteers.  If you do want to socialise, please go somewhere else – maybe a cafe with an outdoor seating area? – and please make sure that you comply with the current Government guidelines; i.e. socialise with no more than one other household indoors and in a group of no more than six people outdoors.
Location:

Standing Stones Rigg is to the east of the A171 about 8 kilometres south of Whitby.  Parking is at grid reference NZ 920033.  There isn't really a good postcode for Standing Stones Rigg, but YO22 4QN is a short distance to the north and YO22 4QL is a short distance to the south.  250m south of the junction between the A171 and the B1416 (Sneaton Corner), turn eastwards on to a farm track.  Please drive slowly on this track, as runners will be crossing it or walking along it.

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.

Parking will be in a farmer's field.  There will not be any parking marshalls.  Please park sensibly and tidily, and be aware of other people around you when you get out of your car.

Terrain:

The area consists of open moorland with mixed runnability, including grass, bilberry and well-managed patchy heather.  Bracken is significantly reduced from last year.  Archaeological features abound, including bronze age burial mounds and standing stones.

Terrain Safety

All courses cross at least one farm track.  There are very few vehicle movements on these tracks, but please be vigilant.

Please remember that sheep droppings can transmit E. Coli and tick bites can transmit Lyme disease, and please be aware of adder bite symptoms.

Courses:
Course  Length  
Blue6.0 km
Green4.2 km
Short Green   2.0 km
Yellow1.9 km

Yellow course note.  Due to the shortage of paths, the Yellow course will go along the path to the Start (in the opposite direction to the walk to the Start), and will also go along part of the access road in – drivers please take care – and there will be a taped route between two controls.

Map:

1:7,500 scale   5m contours   A4 size.  The maps will be printed on waterproof paper.

The control descriptions will be printed on the maps, and loose copies will be available.

Please use the provided hand sanitiser before taking your map and control descriptions in order to avoid any risk of contaminating other people's maps or control descriptions.

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.

As part of the arrangements to prevent the spread of coronavirus, SI-cards will not be available for hire on the day.  CLOK members without their own SI-cards can arrange long-term hire of an SI-card until the end of 2020 for £5.  If you wish to do this, please contact Marion Archer giving your name and how you would like to collect the card.  Your hire card can be sent by post (supply your address) or you can arrange to pick it up at an event (indicate which event).  The cost will be added to your account in the CLOK online entry system.

Registration: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no Registration at the event.  If you wish to participate in this event you must pre-enter via the new CLOK online entry system.
Entries:

There will be no entry on the day.  You must pre-enter via the new CLOK online entry system.

The entry fees are:    Seniors:£7.50
 Juniors:   £2.00 

Entries for this event will close at midnight on Thursday 6th August 2020.

Starts: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.         Courses close at 4:30 p.m.
Note: Due to the number of entries that have been coming in, the start interval has been extended.  It will now start at 11:30 a.m.
Results:

As part of the arrangements to prevent the spread of coronavirus, there will be no split times printouts and there will be no results displayed at the event.

Full results, split times, Splitsbrowser progressograms and RouteGadget will be available at www.clok.org.uk as soon as possible after the event.
Note from the webmaster:  If I can get a decent Internet connection from our hire cottage near Whitby – and if I can remember how to do it after all this time! – at least the basic results and split times should be on the web site by about 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Saturday evening.

Facilities:

There will be a toilet near the parking area.  Please bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitiser.  (Toilet rolls can become contaminated with coronavirus.  Hand sanitiser will be provided, but it's better if you use your own to avoid having to handle a sanitiser bottle that's been used by other people.)

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

Dogs: Sorry.  Dogs are not allowed at this event as it is being held in sheep country.  You may leave your dog in your car but, please, with a supply of water and with a window partly open to provide ventilation.
Officials:
Organiser:  Peter Archer (CLOK)   01609-882420
Planner:  Chris Wright (CLOK)
Controller:  Alan Cranke (CLOK)
First Aider:  Peter Archer
Safety:

Please see the Covid-19 section at the top of this flyer.

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.

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

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

If you have a relevant medical condition please inform the Organiser before the event.

In the event of bad weather, cagoules may be made compulsory.  Please come prepared.

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