CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to a Sprint event at
Stockton Riverside
on Saturday 24th April 2021
CLOK logo

We're still waiting for the final confirmation of access permission from Stockton Borough Council.  It's fine to go ahead and put in your entries via the online entry system, but please don't make any payments yet.  In the (unlikely) event that we can't go ahead with the event we'll remove the entry fees from your entry system account.


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.

Parking will be in the car park in front of the Queens Campus Sports Centre.  The grid reference is NZ 445187, the postcode is TS17 6BH and the what3words reference is ///busy.fakes.butterfly.

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.

The easiest approach is from the Teesside Park junction on the A66 (one junction west of the A19 intersection).  Proceed north from that junction, cross over the railways and take first exit at the roundabout.  Follow this road and take the second exit at the next roundabout, which leads you right into the parking area.

Please note that after the final roundabout there are some severe road humps, so drive slowly!

Please note that there will be no orienteering signs to this event.


This landscaped business park offers good sprint orienteering on mostly made-up pavement and road surfaces requiring fast decision-making.

The business park has no through traffic and there will be very few vehicles in the competition area during the event.

Course  Length    Controls    Scale  
Long4.0 km261:4,000
Medium3.2 km201:4,000
Short2.4 km151:3,000
Junior   1.8 km141:3,000

There is very little climb on any of the courses.

All the course maps are A4 size.


The maps will be printed on waterproof paper.

The many lighting columns in the area have not been mapped.

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

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

You are welcome to do a second run at this event, but you must pre-enter for both runs via the CLOK Entry System.

The second run entries are listed in the CLOK Entry System as a separate event – Stockton second runs.  As usual, you need to reserve a start slot first and then go back in and put in your actual entry.  Try to arrange things so that you arrive at the Start at the right time for your second run, but don't worry if you're late.  We've got some flexibility to fit people in.

The entry fee for a second run is £1 ...... and, no, you can't do a second run without doing a first run!


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

The entry fees are:
First runs:Seniors:£5.00
 Juniors:   £2.00 
Second runs:    All competitors:    £1.00

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 Thursday 22nd April 2021.

First runs:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Second runs:    10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Courses close at 1:30 p.m.

The Start and Finish will be about 5 minutes from the car park.


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

Full results, split times, Splitsbrowser progressograms and RouteGadget will be available at as soon as possible after the event.


Toilets will be available in the Queens Campus Sports Centre.  There will be one male toilet and one female toilet.  There will be a one way system inside the building.  Please follow directions.  You must wear a mask when you are inside the sports centre.

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

First aid at download.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome at this event but must not be taken out on the courses.
Organiser:  Joan Selby   01642-782475)
Planner:  Courses have been selected and set out by Roy Bradley, based on the courses planned for the JK2020 Sprint Event by Frank Shillitoe and Alasdair Wilson-Craw.
Controller:  Peter Archer
First Aider:  Joe Trigg

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 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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