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Cleveland Orienteering Klub

invites you to an

Autumn Short Race Series event in

Stewart Park, Middlesbrough

on Saturday 30th October 2021

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This is the first race of the Autumn Short Race Series held between October and December 2021.

Newcomers to orienteering:   Help and advice will be available at this event.  Just come along and ask!


Parking will be in the public car park at Stewart Park, which is located in the southern part of Middlesbrough.  Follow brown signs to the park entrance off Ladgate Lane (B1380) at grid reference NZ 517167.  The postcode is TS7 8AR.

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.

Terrain: Urban park with fast running on grass, some woodland, water features and buildings.

There will be four courses available, with winning times of about 20 minutes:
>>  Orange
>>  Juniors (M/W14-)
>>  Youth / Vets (M/W18- and M/W55+)
>>  Open

Note:  The Orange course is intended for people doing the Couch 2 Green programme and anyone wanting a run with simpler navigation.

Courses planned by Chris Wright.


Scale 1:4,000   A4 size.  The courses will be overprinted on the maps, which will be printed on waterproof paper.

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

Punching system:

This event will use SPORTident electronic punching.

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 the Organiser (contact details below) no later than Thursday 28‑Oct‑2021.  The £1.00 hire 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 Download car before your run.  Please remember to return it as you download.  There will be a £20 charge if you lose your hired SI-card.


Starts: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.     Courses close at 1 p.m.

The Start will be near the Captain Cook Museum, approximately 500 metres from the car park.


To reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission, there will be no Registration.  If you wish to participate in this event you must pre-enter via the CLOK online entry system.  Entries close at midnight on Wednesday 27‑Oct‑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 – Stewart 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.

Juniors / Students:     £2.00

Cafe and toilets in the park.

First aid at Download.

Dogs: Dogs are welcome at this event – and are allowed out on the courses – but must be kept on leads at all times.
Organiser: Caroline Mackenzie     Tel: 07973-870529

Although most of the Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed, the pandemic is not yet over.  You must not come to this (or any other) event if you should be self-isolating in accordance with Government guidance.  Also, although orienteering is a naturally socially-distanced sport, please continue to act sensibly to avoid Covid-19 transmission.  In particular, avoid unnecessary close contact with people outside your household and maintain good hand hygiene.

You must download even if you do not finish 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.  Any information provided will be treated in strict confidence and will only be used if you need medical treatment and are unable to communicate at the time.

Please remember that competitors take part at their own risk.  Orienteering is an adventure sport – your safety while orienteering is your own responsibility.

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

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