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Summer Series event in
Preston Park
on Tuesday 10th August 2021
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This is the fourth of the four Summer Series events taking place between June and August 2021.

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: The legal restrictions on gatherings have been removed.  However, the pandemic is not yet over, and it would not be helpful to orienteering's reputation – and our ability to get permissions for future events – if local residents see orienteers displaying what could be perceived as risky behaviour.

Parking will be in the overflow car park in Preston Park, off the A135 (Yarm Road) in Eaglescliffe, just south of the A66.  Preston Park's postcode is TS18 3RH.  Once inside the park gates, turn right.  The grid reference of the entrance to the overflow car park is NZ 427156 and the What3words reference is ///iteration.yelled.stub.

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 by putting your starting location into the 'starting point' box.

Terrain: Preston Park is suburban parkland adjoining the River Tees.  It includes open grassed areas and paths, water features, small wooded areas and several buildings.
Long4.8 km    21 controls
Medium     3.4 km17 controls
Short2.7 km13 controls

Scale 1:5,000   A4 size

Control descriptions will be printed on the map 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 loan (free of charge) can be prearranged.  To reserve a loan SI-card, please contact the Organiser no later than Sunday 8-Aug-2021.  You can collect your loan 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.  Entries close at midnight on Sunday 8-Aug-2021.

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

Second run:

You can run a second course for free, but you do need to pre-enter via the CLOK online entry system.

The second run entries are listed in the CLOK Entry System as a separate event – Preston Park 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.


3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.         Courses close at 7:30 p.m.         Please note that the park closes at 9 p.m.

The Start will be near the parking area.

Juniors / Students:     £2.00

First Aid at Registration.

There are public toilets in Preston Park (near the cafe).

Please bring your own refreshments.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome at this event, and can be taken out into the competition area, but must be kept on leads at all times.
Organiser: Joe Trigg     Phone: 01642-279668
Planners: John, Dominic and Liam Green
First Aider: Joe Trigg

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.

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

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

You can use this link to go to the CLOK home page.