CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to a Level D Middle Distance event at
Birk Brow
on Sunday 1st November 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 ...... and please make sure that you comply with the current Government and Local Authority guidelines.
Location:

Parking will be in the car park at the top of Birk Brow hill, on the north side of the A171 three miles east of Guisborough.  The grid reference is NZ 657148, the nearest postcode is TS12 3DF (but please note that this is at Charltons at the bottom of Birk Brow hill) and the What3words reference of the entrance to the car park is ///dishes.frogs.cocoons.

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.

TAKE GREAT CARE when entering and leaving the car park – indicate and slow down early when entering and only leave the car park via the east (Whitby end) exit, in order to get a better view of on-coming traffic.

The only orienteering event signage will be local to the car park.

Terrain:

The area has two distinct parts, separated by a quiet road.  Low Moor is a sloping area of heather moorland with patches of gorse and a pocket of old quarry workings.  Skelton Warren is mixed woodland with scattered rock features on the steeper slopes to the north of the moor.  The whole area has a good path network.

Please note that full leg cover is required for this event.

Please remember to check yourself for ticks after the event, as they can carry Lyme Disease.

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

Courses:
Course  Length    Climb    Controls  
Blue4.4 km170m23
Green3.6 km140m19
Short Green   2.6 km80m16
Yellow1.6 km35m9

Note: The Yellow course is suitable for Juniors and beginners.

Map:

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

Note: Major tracks have been updated, but there are many off-road and mountain bike tracks that are not shown on the map.

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

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

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 CLOK online entry system.
Entries:

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

The entry fees are:    Seniors:£8.50
 Juniors:   £2.50 

If you are a non-junior student (i.e. W/M 21 or over) the online entry system will charge you the senior entry fee.  Please email the Organiser to request the discount for the junior fee.

Entries for this event will close at midnight on Friday 30th October 2020.

Starts:

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.         Courses close at 3 p.m.

The Start will be within 100 metres of the car park.

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.

Facilities:

There will be a toilet near the car 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.

First aid at download (in the Birk Brow car park).

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome at this event but should not be taken out on the courses.
Officials:
Organiser:  Neil Hunter   07846-054067
Planner:  Dennis Hooton
Controller:  Ray Barnes
First Aider:  Neil Hunter
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.

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