CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to a Sprint event at
Stockton Riverside
on Saturday 29th January 2022
CLOK logo

Although most of the Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed, the pandemic is not yet over, and the wave of Omicron infections is a significant concern.

Orienteering is an outdoor, naturally socially-distanced sport.  However, although you should be relatively safe when you are out on your run, there is a risk of Covid-19 transmission during the pre- and post-run activities.

Given that:-

  • You must not come to this (or any other) event if you have Covid-19 symptoms or if should be self-isolating in accordance with Government guidance.
  • Please maintain effective social distancing, including from the volunteers on the organising team; e.g. at Download.
  • Before and after your run, avoid unnecessary close contact with people outside your household.
  • Wear a face mask when you are indoors and there are other people around.  At this event, you must wear a face mask when you are in the Queens Campus Sports Centre.
  • Maintain good hand hygiene.

Parking will be in the car park in front of the Queens Campus Sports Centre.  The grid reference is NZ 445187, the postcode is TS17 6BH and the what3words reference is ///busy.fakes.butterfly.

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 easiest approach is from the Teesside Park junction on the A66 (one junction west of the A19 intersection).  Proceed north from that junction, cross over the railways and take first exit at the roundabout.  Follow this road and take the second exit at the next roundabout, which leads you right into the parking area.

Please note that after the final roundabout there are some severe road humps, so drive slowly!

Please note that there will be no orienteering signs to this event.


This landscaped business park offers good sprint orienteering on mostly made-up pavement and road surfaces requiring fast decision-making.

The business park has no through traffic and there will be very few vehicles in the competition area during the event.

Course  Length    Controls    Scale  
Long4.0 km231:4,000
Medium3.1 km151:4,000
Short2.8 km151:3,000
Junior   2.1 km181:3,000

There is very little climb on any of the courses.

Please note that the course lengths are the actual running distances on the optimal routes.  They have not been measured along sraight lines between the controls.

All the course maps are A4 size.

Any child under the age of 12 should be shadowed by an adult during their run, as all the courses pass close to deep water.  This will not prevent the child's run from being competitive, provided that the adult does not give them any advice or help on the way round the course.


The maps will be printed on waterproof paper.

The many lighting columns in the area have not been mapped.

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

Please use the provided hand sanitiser before taking your control descriptions and map.

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.

SI-cards will not be available for hire on the day.  However, SI-card hire can be prearranged.  To reserve a hired SI-card, contact the Organiser no later than Wednesday 26‑Jan‑2022.  The £1.00 charge will be added to your account in the CLOK online entry system.  Please collect your hired SI-card – which will be in an envelope labelled with your name – from the Download car before your run and return it as you download after your run.  Take care of your hired SI-card, as there will be a £20 charge if you lose it.


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 – Stockton 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:£5.00
 Juniors:   £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 Wednesday 26th January 2022.

First runs:10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Second runs:    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Courses close at 2 p.m.

The Start and Finish will be about 5 minutes' walk from the car park.

Please follow the taped route from the Finish to Download.  This takes you via a Pelican crossing over the busy road running past (but not through) the competition area.


There will be no results displayed at the event.

Full results, split times, Splitsbrowser progressograms and RouteGadget will be available at as soon as possible after the event.


Toilets will be available in the Queens Campus Sports Centre.  There may be a one way system inside the building.  If so, please follow directions.  You must wear a face mask when you are inside the sports centre.

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

First aid at Download.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome at this event but must not be taken out on the courses.
Organiser:  Caroline Mackenzie   07973-870529
Planners:  Dominic and John Green
Controller:  Peter Archer
First Aider:  Caroline Mackenzie

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

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.

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

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