CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to participate in a Lamp-O event in
on Saturday 11-Mar-2023
CLOK logo


If you'd like to avoid the need to write down lamp post numbers, you can do the course as a virtual orienteering course (VOC) using the MapRunF app on your mobile phone.

In the MapRunF app, Select Event and look for UK / Cleveland / Stockton / Stillington Score.

After your run, please come to Registration and report your time and the number of controls you visited.  That will enable us to include you in the results.


Stillington Village is in the countryside north-west of Stockton-on-Tees.

Event administration will be based in Stillington Village Hall (which Google maps calls "Stillington Youth and Community Centre").  The postcode is TS21 1JE and the What3words reference is ///squad.punchy.neon.

You should be able to park either opposite the village hall or in the small public car park at the eastern end of the road that runs past the village hall.

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 point.

Registration will be in the village hall kitchen.  In order to avoid disturbing the ballet class in the main hall, please come into the village hall quietly using the rear entrance.


Urban terrain in a fairly compact village.

There is likely to be traffic on the main through road.  Please take particular care when crossing it.  The safest places to cross are shown on the map in red.

Because of the road crossing(s), anyone under 16 on the day of the event must be accompanied by an adult if they wish to do the Lamp-O event.

Please bring:

  • A pen to write the numbers on your control card.  (See the Format section below.)
  • A watch that you can use to time your 45 minutes.  Please note that this event will be self-timed.  We are trusting participants to report their total running times accurately.

45 minute score.

Visit as many as controls as you can within the 45-minute time limit.  Most controls are worth 10 points, but there are some with higher values.  The points value of each control is given on the control card.

If you exceed the time limit you will lose 5 points for each minute or part minute that you are late getting to the Finish.

Score events involve the extra challenges of (a) deciding the best sequence of controls to visit and (b) judging whether you have time to visit that one last control and still get back to the Finish in time to avoid losing points due to lateness.

Each control is at a lamp post or telegraph post.  Each post is identified by a number.  You need to write the whole number in the relevant box on the control card.

As the village infrastructure is old, the Organiser has "clarified" some of the numbers using a sharpie pen.


As an alternative to doing the Lamp-O event, you can do the permanent orienteering course (POC) in Stillington Forest Park.

Time how long it takes you to visit all 20 controls ..... or just visit as many controls as you feel like.  If you don't get too lost too often, it should take about an hour to walk round and visit all the controls.

Report to Registration before you go out, and the Organiser will show you the way to the forest park entrance.

As there are areas of thorny scrub in the forest park, full leg cover is required.

The forest park is traffic-free, so under-16s do not need to be accompanied when doing the POC.


Scale 1:5,000   A4 size   Drawn by Lisa & Martin Weatherill.

Please note that it is not a conventional orienteering map.


If at all possible, please pre-enter via the Racesignup online entry system.

It will continue to take entries until 6 p.m. on the evening before the event ..... but please put your entry in as soon as you know that you'll be coming along.


Registration will open at 10 a.m.

Starts will be 10.m. – 11:15 a.m.

As long as they arrange this with the Organiser in advance, coaching course participants will have an option to have a later start.

The Start and Finish are at the rear entrance to the village hall.

Registration: When you register, you will receive a map.  The control card will be printed on the back of the map.
Fees: There are no entry fees for this event.

Please hand in your completed control card at Registration after your run.

Results will be published on the CLOK web site as soon as possible after the event.


Toilets in the village hall.  Please remember to come in via the back door.

We hope you'll join us for (free) coffee / tea and cakes in the village hall kitchen after your run.  Talk quietly, though, as we really don't want to disturb the ballet class.

Organiser / Planner: Lisa Weatherill
and other

Covid 19 and other infections – e.g. influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and adenovirus) continue to circulate at high levels in the community.

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 virus transmission during the pre- and post-run activities.


  • Do not attend this event if you have respiratory infection symptoms.
  • Maintain good hand hygiene.
  • Be mindful of other people's space.  Some people may be more concerned than you are about avoiding close contact.

Please make sure that you report back to Registration after your run (so that we know you've got back safely).

Please be courteous to members of the public in the competition area.

If you have a relevant medical condition, please inform the Organiser when you pick up your map.  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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