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Cleveland Orienteering Klub

invites you to the

2021 Junior Inter-Regional Championships

at South Gare

on Saturday 25th September 2021 and Sunday 26th September 2021

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Saturday is the Individual (Long Distance)event.

Sunday is the Relays.

Information relevant to both days

This event is being run in accordance with the latest guidance from British Orienteering.

The key points for orienteering participants are:-

Orienteers should take the following steps to reduce the risk of transmission when attending and participating in an orienteering activity:-

1.  Check for COVID-19 symptoms.

Before attending any orienteering activity, orienteers, officials, volunteers and coaches should self-assess for symptoms of COVID-19.  These are:

  • A high temperature.
  • A new, continuous cough.
  • A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.

If you, or anyone you live with, have one or more of these symptoms you should not attend any sporting activity, even if your symptoms are mild.  You should follow NHS guidance on testing and self-isolation.

If you have been informed that you need to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace (or are required to self-isolate in relation to travel), you must do so.

You must not leave your isolation location in order to participate in sport and physical activity.

Important note:  There is emerging evidence that, especially in young or vaccinated people, the symptoms of COVID-19 mimic the common cold, with runny nose and sore throat being more common than fever or cough.  If you have these symptoms please (a) do not attend these events, and (b) get a COVID-19 test, even if you feel you only have a cold.

CLOK will refund the entry fees for any competitor who has to withdraw for COVID-related reasons.  Team Managers should send requests for such refunds to the Organiser by email.

2.  Take part safely.

As orienteering is a naturally socially distanced sport, the risk of transmission of COVID-19 whilst participating is low.  However, participants should continue to:

  • Follow good hygiene practice.
  • Avoid socialising in large groups.
  • Consider the wishes of other participants; e.g. if they do not wish to shake hands when receiving an award.
  • Avoid sharing water bottles or other refreshment containers.  Where possible, you should take your own drinks.

Face coverings are no longer required by law, but the Government expects and recommends that people should continue to wear them in crowded and enclosed settings in order to protect themselves and – particularly – others.


South Gare is on the coast just west of Redcar.  Parking will be along the south side of South Gare Road, starting at grid reference NZ 574256 and extending westwards.  The nearest postcode is TS10 5BE, but please note that this is at the NW edge of Redcar and you will need to drive another 0.8 mile to get to 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.

The event will be signed from the junction of the A1085 (Trunk Road) and the A1042 (Kirkleatham Lane) in Redcar.

Please note that there is a large event – the Redcar Festival of Thrift – at Kirkleatham Hall on the October Odyssey weekend, so the surrounding roads will be very busy and queues are expected.  It is recommended you do not try to access Redcar via Kirkleatham Lane.  Leave plenty of time and use your Satnav to find an alternative route to Tod Point Road in Warrenby.

Please park carefully along the south side of South Gare Road.  Although this is a no through road, there can be significant traffic, so please take great care getting in and out of vehicles and when walking to and from the competition area.  Walk along the verge where possible.

Access to the competition area is at the point shown in the aerial photo below.  The What3words reference is ///helps.tricky.ankle.
In order to avoid entering the Out of Bounds areas, you must access the competition area via this entry point.

Please note that the road is out of bounds for competitors during their runs.

  Arena map

The location of the Arena is shown below.

In the Arena there will be:-

  • Download.
  • First Aid.
  • Space for squad tents.

Please note that there will be no toilets in the Arena.  The toilets will be near the road at the entrance to the competition area.

  Arena map

South Gare is a spit of land created in the 19th Century to extend and improve Teesport.  Dorman Long – and probably other Iron Masters – dumped lines of slag from the blast furnaces to create the base for the breakwater and the road.

Sand dunes and slag ridges give a very technical relief with a profusion of small hills, knolls, gullies and depressions.  Paths offer fast progress.  Nearly all of the paths are mapped and can be used for navigation, but it's still wise to use other features for confirmation, as dog walkers tend to create new paths quite rapidly.

The sand is quite consolidated on the landward side, but becomes soft close to the beach.  The Marram grass can make running off the paths quite uncomfortable.

Due to the potential for cuts and scratches, all competitors must wear full leg cover.

Please note that there is some litter and flotsam/jetsam debris hidden in the grass.  There are also the remains of barbed wire and wooden fences in the area, and although the courses have been planned to avoid needing to cross them except where there are gaps, fence wire hidden in the Marram grass can still pose a trip hazard to the unwary.

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 at the Individual event and at the Finish at the Relays.

Relay declarations:

Team Managers must make relay declarations by handing in a completed declaration form at Download by 5:30 p.m. on Saturday 25th September.  PDF copies of the form will be sent out to Team Managers by email before the weekend, and paper copies will be available from Download on Saturday 25-Sep-2021.

There is no separate Ad Hoc relay competition, but non-competitive teams may enter the Men's and Women's relay.  They must satisfy the same conditions (M/W and age classes) as the competitive relay teams, but can be made of up runners from different regions.  Also,the declaration form will have space for squad leaders to specify "spare" runners, whom the Organiser will allocate to ad hoc teams.

Relay bibs can be collected from Download between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday 26-Sep-2021.  Please note that safety pins will not be provided.


WiFi results will be available during the event.  Connect your device to the clok results network (no password needed) and then point your browser to to bring up the results index page.  Select a course from the drop down menu and tick Display Detail for more information.

Full results, split times, Splitsbrowser progressograms and RouteGadget will be available on the CLOK web site as soon as possible after the event.


Toilets near the entrance to the competition area.   First aid in the Arena.

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

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome at this event, but must not be taken out on the courses.

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.

Competitors:  If you have a relevant medical condition, please inform your Team Manager.

Team Managers:  Please:

  • Make sure that you are aware of any significant medical details / medications relevant to your squad members and that you have a note of the contact details for parents / guardians.
  • Use the tick boxes on the entry form to indicate any squad members who have relevant medical conditions.
  • Make sure that during the events you or a suitably briefed deputy are immediately contactable by the Organiser or First Aider.
Individual event on Saturday 25th September 2021

There will be separate courses for each of the 6 classes – M18, W18, M16, W16, M14, W14.

Course  Distance   Climb 
M18 7.2 km 130m
M16 6.1 km 115m
M14 4.0 km 70m
W18 6.1 km 110m
W16 4.5 km 85m
W14 3.4 km 55m

Scale 1:7,500   The map for the M18 and W18 courses will be A3 size.   The maps for the other courses will be 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 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.

Follow these links to see previous maps:


1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Start is approximately 1 km from the Arena.  Allow (at least) 20 minutes.  Please note that call-up will be at -4 minutes.  The route to the Start goes past the toilets.

Please make sure that you arrive at the Start in good time for your run.  The JIRCS rules mean that we have not been able to leave any gaps in the start list to accommodate competitors who miss their allocated start times.

The Finish is in the Arena.

Prizegiving: Prizegiving will take place in the Arena on as soon as possible on Saturday afternoon.
Organiser:  Carolyn Rigby
Planner:  Ann Cranke
Controller:  Steve Whitehead (EBOR)
First Aider:  Richard Rigby
Relays on Sunday 26th September 2021

There will be one Men's relay and one Women's relay.

All teams run in order M/W16, M/W14, M/W18.  As for the Individual event, competitors are permitted to run up to an older age class, and Women are permitted to run in the Men's relay (but not vice-versa).

Men's relay   Women's relay
Leg  Distance        Leg  Distance 
Leg #1 (M16)     3.1 km   Leg #1 (W16)     2.7 km
Leg #2 (M14) 2.2 km   Leg #2 (W14) 2.0 km
Leg #3 (M18) 4.5 km   Leg #3 (W18) 3.5 km

Scale 1:7,500   A4 size.

The maps will be printed on waterproof paper.

The control descriptions will be printed on the maps.  There will be no loose copies.

Men's call up9:50 a.m.
Men's mass start   10:00 a.m.
Women's call up10:00 a.m.
Women's mass start   10:10 a.m.
Mini mass start11:30 a.m.

Note:  The mini mass start will be for any remaining leg 2 and 3 runners yet to start.

The Start / Changeover will be in the Arena.

Prizegiving: Prizegiving will take place in the Arena on as soon as possible at Sunday lunchtime.
Organiser:  Neil Hunter
Planner:  Duncan Archer
Controller:  Steve Whitehead (EBOR)
First Aider:  Carolyn Rigby

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