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Orienteering Club

Autumn Series 4 - Longford Park

2-part Sprint event. Also White and Yellow for novices.

Sat 10th Dec 2022

Type of event: Local, Sprint
Type of terrain: Parkland
Info updated: 11th Dec


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Pre Event Info


This Autumn Series event will offer the following options :-

  • a 2-part Sprint event
  • White course
  • Yellow course


Nearest town: Stretford

Directions / Parking

Signed from A5145, 2.5 km from M60 Junction 7.

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 8th December

Limited EOD, subject to map availability

Registration/payment from 10:15 to 11:45. Starts 10:30 to 12:30. All courses close at 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.

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.

Contacts / Officials

Series Co-ordinator: Chris Rostron 01663 764799

Enquiries to 

Safety and Risk

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