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Orienteering Club

East Cheshire Urban Weekend - Day 1: Macclesfield West

Incorporating the NW Sprint Championship

This event is the North West Sprint Championship. It will comprise a 2-part sprint covering two separate parts of the area.

See also Day 2 - Knutsford

Sat 30th Oct 2021

Type of event: Regional, Sprint, Urban
Type of terrain: Urban
Info updated: 17th Sep

Pre Event Info

Macclesfield is famous historically for the production of silk. It is now closely linked with "big pharma" being the manufacturing base for AstraZeneca.

The event will take place in a residential district on the western outskirts of Macclesfield.The area is a complex network of residential roads, walkways, and public green spaces.


Nearest town: Macclesfield

Directions / Parking

Macclesfield is 20 miles to the south of Manchester. From the M6, take junction 17 coming from the south or junction 19 coming from the north. Further details on parking information will be published soon.

Registration & Start Times

Registration opens at 11:00

Start times: Part 1 - 11.45 to 13.00. You must start part 2 by 14:00. Courses close at 15.00 

Course Information

Abreviation Full Category Name Age Classes Course number
MYJ  Young Junior Men 12- M10 M12  
WYJ  Young Junior Women 12- W10 W12  
MJ  Junior Men 16- M14 M16  
WJ  Junior Women 16- W14 W16  
MO  Open Men

M18 M20 M21 M35

WO  Open Women W18 W20 W21 W35  
MV  Veteran Men 40+

M40 M45 M50

WV  Veteran Women 40+ W40 W45 W50  
MSV  Supervet Men 55+

M55 M60

WSV  Supervet Women 55+ W55 W60  
MUV  Ultravet Men 65+

M65 M70

WUV  Ultravet Women 65+ W65 W70  
MHV  Hypervet Men 75+


WHV  Hypervet Women 75+ W75+  

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

Online entries will open in October.

Dogs allowed?

Whilst dogs are allowed on the streets we discourage taking them on a course.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Marie Roberts   

Planner:     Paul Watson   MDOC

Controller:  Ian Cooper    SYO

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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