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John o’ Goats Charity Event at Lyme Park

Plus Lost Property, Planner/Organiser Comments and Photos ...​
You can also view a video of the Start on our Facebook page

Sat 02nd Jan 2016

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland
Info updated: 05th Jan


Event Report

Lost Property

Found: a Fitbit Activity Tracker

Email to claim

Planner/Organiser Comments

Thanks everyone for a highly enjoyable event yesterday, the rain did not put us off and we had about 180 attendees. Incredibly, we raised over £1700 with Gift Aid which will be donated to our chosen charity Vision Mozambique. I spoke to my contact at the charity who is thrilled and astonished at the generosity of our club and those who donated.

Thanks to the amazing MDOC Volunteers and to those who contributed prizes for the raffle.

Hope you enjoyed the challenge.

You can view a video of the Start on our Facebook page.

Tom Fellbaum

Pre Event Info

Mass start, miss out some controls of your choice (how many you miss out depends on your age class).

The Final Details are now available to download.


Our charity this year is Vision Mozambique, who care for orphaned children, support widows and develop churches. (Further information on


Prizes for the raffle are donated by club members.  The raffle will be drawn after the prize giving at about 1.15pm


Nearest town: Disley

Directions / Parking

The Park entrance is on the A6, just west of Disley village.

We shall have a licence to allow free entry to the Park which will save you £7 per car. We hope that you will make a donation to offset this cost.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 10.15 to 11.15  (nb. There’s a Park Run at 9.00)

Mass Start at 11.30. Start and Finish will be adjacent to the car park

Course Information

Long (10 km), Medium (7 km), Short (4 km)

These are the approximate course lengths. You leave out between 1 and 5 controls, depending on your age class, so the courses are shorter. Long is for Black/Brown/Short Brown; Medium is for Blue/Short Blue/Green; Short is for Short Green/Very Short Green

There are some compulsory controls; other controls may be visited in any order (exact format will be revealed in the final details). SI punching will be used.

There will also be a Novice Course of Yellow standard with mass start at 11:35.

There will be prizes for each course, to be presented at about 1pm

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

No entry fee will be charged, but donations will be gratefully received

We now have to pay BOF Levy on this event, and we ask you to allow for this additional cost in your donation. All expenses (including the cost of maps) are donated by MDOC and Club members


Toilets at the lakeside (3 minutes from car park). No muddy shoes in the Toilet Block please.

The Timber Yard Cafe should be open from 10am.


A condition of our use of the Park is that no cross country spikes shall be worn

Dogs allowed?

Under close supervision only

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Tom Fellbaum

Enquiries to or phone 07593523854

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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