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Summer Series event in
Hardwick Park
on Tuesday 29th June 2021
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This is the first of 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: 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 public car park at Hardwick Country Park.  The entrance to the car park is from the A177 at grid reference NZ 346287 and the postcode is TS21 2DN.

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.

From junction 60 of the A1(M), turn east on the A689 and follow the brown signs marked "Hardwick Country Park".

From Stockton, follow the A177 north-west to Sedgefield, turn west on to the A689 and follow the brown signs.

Parking costs £2 for two hours or £3 for all day.

Terrain: The park has a good path network around a central lake, with some small sections of woodland.  An underpass leads to an open area with scattered trees.
Long6.0 km
Medium     4.3 km
Short2.0 km

The Long and Medium courses go through the underpass to the open area on the other side of the A177.  The Short course remains within Hardwick Park.


Scale 1:6,000   A4 size

Control descriptions will be printed on the map.  Loose control descriptions will not be available on the day, but you can download them via thie links below.

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 27-Jun-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 Saturday 26-Jun-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 – Hardwick 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.

The Start will be near the overflow car park, which is to the west of the main car park.

Juniors / Students:     £2.00

First Aid at Registration.

There are toilets in the Visitor Centre, but please note that they close at 4 p.m.

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: Ann & Alan Cranke
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.

Lone drivers: Please leave your labelled car keys at Registration as a safety check.

If you have a relevant medical condition, please complete a form at Registration.

CLOK strongly 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.