CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to a Short Distance event at
Aislaby Moor
on Saturday 12th June 2021
CLOK logo

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 along the verge of the Aislaby Quarry access road, off Moor Lane, Aislaby, just south of the A171 about 8 km west of Whitby.

Turn off Moor Lane on to the quarry access road at grid reference NZ 851088.  The What3words reference is ///sweeper.sparkles.declining.  The nearest postcode is YO21 1SP but please note that this is in Aislaby Village, a short distance to the south-west of the event.

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, turn right off the A171 at the Aislaby turning, shortly after passing the top of Skelder Hill.

If coming from the east (i.e. from Whitby), turn left off the A171 at the second Aislaby turning, about 8 km west of Whitby.

After about 200 metres, turn right on to the quarry access road.

Please park carefully on the verge as directed by marshalls.

  Aislaby Moor layout map

Despite the name, 90% of Aislaby Moor is runnable, self-generated and unmanaged broadleaf woodland.  There are some open areas that are infested with heather and bracken that will make for slow running in June.  Much of the area is gently sloping, but the Long and Medium courses will encounter the sides of old quarry workings where the famous Aislaby Stone, used in many old sandstone buildings, has been quarried for centuries.

The Long course will also venture further down the hillside, where the terrain is steep and rocky in places.  This course also has a lot of climb – think "Lake District" rather than "moorland" – and will offer a significant physical challenge.  The Planners' advice is that people who normally run Green, Short Green or Light Green courses will enjoy the Medium course, while people who normally run Blue, Brown or Black courses will enjoy the Long course.

IMPORTANT  Please be very careful when running close to the quarry edges, where there are many high crags and some very steep slopes.  Some quarry edges close to a path used by the Junior / Novice course will be yellow-taped.  Do not cross the yellow tapes.

There are bike paths in the area.  For your own safety and theirs, please be alert for speedy mountain bikers.  Also, please note that the extensive network of bike paths within the quarries is not mapped for the sake of clarity.

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

Course  Length  
Junior / Novice    1109

The Long and Medium courses are TD4 ("hard" navigation).  The Junior / Novice course is TD1 / TD2 ("very easy" / "easy" naviagation).


Scale 1:5,000   Size A4

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

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.  However, SI-card hire can be prearranged.  To reserve a hired SI-card, please contact Marion Archer.  The £1.00 charge will be added to your account in the CLOK online entry system.  You can collect your hired SI-card – which will be in an envelope labelled with your name – from the Download car before your run.  Please remember to return it as you download.


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.

There will be no "key drop" facility at this event.  Please make your own arrangements.

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 – Aislaby 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:£7.00
 Juniors / Students / Benefit recipients:    £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 Tuesday 8th June 2021.


12 noon - 2 p.m.         Courses close at 3 p.m.

The Start will be west of the public car park off the A171.  Follow the taped route from the area of hard standing near the Finish (and the toilet).  Depending on where you're parked along the quarry access road, you'll need to walk about 600m - 900m.  Allow 10 - 15 minutes.


Toilet in an area of hard standing near the Finish.   First aid at Download.

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

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome at this event, and can be taken out into the competition area.
Organiser:  Caroline Mackenzie     07973-870529
Planners:  Paul Taylor and Cat Taylor
First Aider:  Caroline Mackenzie

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

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

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 inform the Organiser before the event.

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