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Orienteering Club

Autumn Series 2 - Sale Water Park

Score event, plus White and Yellow courses.

Provisional results & splits now available ...

Sat 01st Oct 2022

Type of event: Local, Score
Type of terrain: Parkland
Info updated: 01st Oct


Event Report

If you have any queries about the results, please email .

Pre Event Info


This Autumn Series event will offer the following courses:

  • a White course

  • a Yellow course

  • a 45min Score event (10 points per control visited, less 5 points for every minute or part of minute late)

  • a 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: Sale

Directions / Parking

Exit 6 of M60 and follow signs to Trafford Water Park.

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Registration & Start Times

Please pre-register using the MDOC Registration System This will guarantee a map is available for you.

Online entry closing date: Thursday 29th September

Limited EOD, subject to map availability

Registration/payment from 10:00. Start times 10:30-12:30. All courses close at 13:15.

Please do not arrive too early as there is a ParkRun.

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.

Entry Details

Fees: £4.00 seniors and £2.00 juniors. Free SI-dibber loan (but £30 if not returned)

Pay on the day. Contactless card payment preferred. Collect hire SI cards if necessary.


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Contacts / Officials

Series Co-ordinator: Chris Rostron 01663 764799

Enquiries to 

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

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