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Manchester & District
Orienteering Club

Autumn Series 2 - Bruntwood Park

Score event, plus White and Yellow courses.

Sat 07th Oct 2023

Type of event: Local, Score
Type of terrain: Parkland
Info updated: 07th Oct


Pre Event Info


This Autumn Series event will offer the following courses:

  • White course
  • Yellow course
  • 45min Score event (10 points per control visited, less 5 points for every minute or part of minute late)
  • 45min Technical Score event for the more experienced

On the Technical Score points are given as follows:

  • You get a 10 point bonus when you visit consecutive odd or consecutive even controls. The longer the sequence the more bonuses you get.
  • You can switch between odd and even as little or as many times as you like but obviously you don’t get the bonus points when you switch.
  • E.g., 501, 560, 582, 596, 585, 553, 537, 543, 555, 200
  • i.e., Controls 582, 596, 553, 537, 543, 555 get the bonus points
  • The choice is yours, but you will need to plan your strategy
  • 10 points for each control visited less 5 points for every minute or part of minute late.


Nearest town: Cheadle

Directions / Parking

Signed from entrance on Schools Hill (off Kingsway/John Lewis roundabout).  Junction A34 and B5358. Pay and Display car park.

Do not arrive too early as there is a ParkRun.

Registration & Start Times

  • Everyone should pre-register using the MDOC Registration System  This will guarantee a map is available for you.
  • Limited EOD, subject to map availability.
  • Please pay by contactless card at Registration on the day.
  • Fee £4/£2     SI card hire free.
  • Registration/payment from 10:00.
  • Starts between 10:30 and 12:30. Courses close 13:15.

Course Information

Courses suitable for novices and for experienced orienteers.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.


Toilets, refreshment kiosk, children's play area.

Contacts / Officials

Series Co-ordinator: Chris Rostron 01663 764799

Enquiries to:

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