CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to a Classic Distance Regional Event on
Ayton Moor
on Sunday 10th December 2023
CLOK logo

Parking and registration will be at Gribdale Gate (grid reference NZ 592110.  The nearest postcode is TS9 6HN, but please note that you need to continue on past this small settlement and up on to the moor.  The event will be signed from the junction of High Street and Station Road in Great Ayton (at grid reference NZ 564105).

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 put in your starting location.

Parking will be at the roadside.  We will be sharing the limited parking space with members of the public, so please share transport wherever possible.


Runnable open moorland with plenty of paths, streams, contour and rock features.

The longer courses (Brown, Blue and Green) cross an area of thick bracken and steep slopes.

Due to the possibility of bad weather at this time of the year, we may need to make cagoules compulsory.  Please come prepared.

Course  Length  
Short Green    3.450
Light Green3.785

These course details are subject to final controlling.


1:10,000 scale with 5m contours.  New map by Paul Taylor in 2021, based on Lidar contours.  The maps 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:

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 conventional way at the Start and Finish.

You can arrange to hire an SI-card (£1 for Seniors, 50p for Juniors) by adding the request to your entry in Racesignup.  Please collect your hired SI-card from Download 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.

A limited number of SI-cards will be available to hire at the event.


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

The entry deadline is midnight on Sunday 3‑Dec‑2023.  After that, you will still be able to enter until midnight on Thursday 7-Dec-2023, but there will be a late entry surcharge of £2 for Seniors and your choice of course may be limited by map availability.

There will be very limited entry on the day, subject to the availability of maps.  The late entry surcharge will, of course, apply.

The entry fees are:    Seniors:£8.50      £2 surcharge for non-members of British Orienteering
 Seniors on the White, Yellow:    
and Orange courses:
£2.50£2 surcharge for non-members of British Orienteering
Starts: Start and Finish locations

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

Due to the short days at this time of year and the exposed nature of the competition area, the courses will close at 2 p.m.  If you think that you may take a long time to complete your course, please start early.

The Start is about 10 minutes' walk from the car park.  However, please note that the route involves a steep uphill section, so if you walk particularly slowly up hills it may take you a bit longer.


Toilet in the parking area.

First Aid at or near Download.

Please bring your own drinks for after your run.  There are several good cafes in Great Ayton.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome in the parking area but must not be taken out into the competition area.
Organiser:  Caroline Mackenzie   07973-870529
Planner:  Becky King
Controller:  Charles Mayes
First Aider:  Caroline Mackenzie
Photography: Anyone taking photos or videos at this event must do so in accordance with CLOK's Photography and Filming Policy.
and other

Covid 19 and other infections – e.g. influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and adenovirus) continue to circulate 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.

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 strongly recommends that you carry a whistle while participating in this (and every) orienteering event.

If you have a relevant medical condition, please add this to your competitor details in Racesignup.  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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