CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to an Urban event in
on Sunday 30th 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 whenever you are in the Recreation Centre.
  • Maintain good hand hygiene.

Hemlington is south of the A174 Parkway to the south of Middlesbrough.

Parking will be in the Hemlington Recreation Centre car park.  The grid reference is NZ 489142, the postcode is TS8 9QW and the what3words reference for the entrance to the car park is ///newlywed.overtones.winds.

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.

Note:  Don't follow signs to "Hemlington Lake", as these take you to the lake rather than the Recreation Centre.

The only orienteering signage will be at the entrance to the car park.

Terrain: Urban area with a variety of housing densities and types, interspersed with parkland and dissected by lakes.  This results in varied urban terrain including areas with small alleyways, covered walkways and fast grassland, making it possible to plan interesting courses with significant route choice.
Course  Length    Climb  
Long6.3 km40m
Medium4.3 km30m
Short2.9 km25m
Junior / Beginner   1.8 km20m

Children can run the Junior / Beginner course unaccompanied, although please note that it does involve crossing one quiet residential road.  Anyone under the age of 16 on the day of the event who is running the Short, Medium or Long course must be accompanied by an adult.


1:4,000 scale.   2.5m contours.   A3 size   The maps will be printed on waterproof paper.

This is a newly mapped area, mapped by Denis Hooton.

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.


There will be no entry on the day.  You must pre-enter via the CLOK online entry system.

The entry fees are:
Juniors:   £2.50 

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.


10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.      Courses close at 2:30 p.m.

The Start will be within 200 metres of the car park.


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 Recreation Centre, but please note that no muddy footwear is allowed in the building and you must wear a face mask when you are inside the building.

No drinks will be provided.  Please make your own arrangements for post-run refreshment.  There is a cafe attached to the Recreation Centre.

First aid near Download.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome at this event and can be taken out on the courses.
Organiser:  Joan Selby   01642-782475
Planner:  Ann Cranke
Controller:  Richard Rigby
First Aider:  Richard Rigby

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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