CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to participate in a MapRun Navigation Challenge in
Darlington Central – Option 2
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Follow this link for an introduction to MapRun Navigation Challenges.


The Start is at the south-west corner of the building on the north edge of the Market Place in Darlington town centre.  (It's behind the red phone box, just about under the Blakehouse Hill street name sign.)  The postcode is DL1 5QA and the What3words reference of the Start is ///almost.wooden.zoom.

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.


You should be able to park in one of the Darlington town centre car parks; e.g. the Abbotts Yard car park, the Feethams multi-storey car park or the Cornmill Shopping Centre multi-storey car park.  There is also some on-street parking in the area, but please check the parking restrictions.


There are public toilets in the Dolphin Centre (across the Market Place from the Start) and the Cornmill Shopping Centre.


>>   Long course>2.4 km    20m climb
>> Medium course    1.8 km    20m climb
>> Short course1.5 km    10m climb

In the MapRunF app, Select Event and look for Darlington Central VOC2 xxxxx under UK / County Durham / Darlington, where xxxxx is LONG, MEDIUM or SHORT.

The competition area is urban, with some alleyways and pedestrian areas.  Please take care crossing roads.

Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult when doing any of these courses.

Please note that the map is not a "proper" orienteering map, and there may be some unmapped buildings, paths, etc.

Paper maps

If you'd prefer to use a paper map rather than the one on your smartphone (which is going to be quite small and can be tricky to see in bright sunlight) you can download a PDF copy of the map from the Go Orienteering web site and print it off at home.
Note: On the Go Orienteering web site, add the relevant map to your basket and then go through the checkout process.  You won't be charged anything.

If you don't have a suitable printer, Phill Batts is offering a map printing service.


You can access the results via the MapRun Console.  Open the menu (three horizontal lines at the top left hand corner of the window), select Leader Board and then filter by Darlington.


Caroline Mackenzie


Malcolm Hewitson


Please ensure you use a buddy system so that someone knows when you should return.

If you are running after dark or in gloomy conditions, please wear high visibility / reflective clothing; e.g. a high-viz vest, reflective armbands or something similar.

Be aware of underfoot conditions – in particular, icy pavements – and take appropriate care.

Please be courteous to members of the public in the competition area ..... and remember that some people still want to maintain social distancing.

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