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Manchester & District
Orienteering Club

MDOC Night Event - Heaton Park

Part of the North West Night League 2023/24

Sat 27th Jan 2024

Type of event: Local, Night
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland
Info updated: 27th Nov

Pre Event Info

Back-up lamp and whistle compulsory. Mobile phone strongly recommended. Registration, Start and Finish within 100m of car park.

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Nearest town: Prestwich, North Manchester

Directions / Parking

Car park is off St Margarets Road, off A665, south of M60 jn 17.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 17:00 to 18:30

Starts: 17:30 to 18:45

Course Information

Courses: Orange, Green and Blue

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

Seniors (M/W21+) £6.00
Juniors (M/W20-) £3.00

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Chris Rostron 01663 764799 or 07929 516649 on the night

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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