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Orienteering Club

MDOC Northern Night Championships - Philips Park

Also part of the North West Night League 2015/16

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Sat 13th Feb 2016

Type of event: Regional, Night
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland
Info updated: 24th Feb


Event Report

Northern Night Champions

These are the Northern Night Champions for 2016:

Class Name Club Class Name Club
M14 Ben Dempsey MDOC W14 Rosie Spencer WCOC
M16 Daniel Spencer WCOC W16 Niamh Hunter WCOC
M18 Alasdair Pedley EPOC      
M20 Matthew Fellbaum MDOC W20 Pippa Dakin SYO
M21 James Logue EPOC W21 Heather Roome SROC
M35 Mark Sammon SELOC      
M40 Steve Wilson SELOC      
M45 Simon Hunter WCOC W45 Amanda Crawshaw EPOC
M50 Quentin Harding SROC W50 Heather Fellbaum MDOC
M55 Jonathan Emberton EPOC W55 Sian Calow DEE
M60 Christopher Calow DEE W60 Jean Payne DEE
M65 Steve Whitehead EBOR W65 Jillyan Dobby MDOC
M70 Julian Lailey SROC      

Pre Event Info

Final Details

Registration for EOD

Registration from 17:30 to 18:45
Registration is approx 100m from Car Park

Registration Facilities

Toilets are available at Registration
No Muddy boots please
FREE Tea, Coffee and Cup a soups will be available at Registration.

Start and Start Times.

The Start is adjacent to the Car Park and approx 100m from Registration
If you have pre entered there is no need to go to Registration.
It is a punching Start and there will be no allocated Start Times.
However, we will have a start block procedure to cater for people who have selected early and late starts in their entry
Early 18:00 to 18:19
Tba from 18:20 to18:39
Late from 18:40 to 19:00


The Finish is approx 50m from Registration
Please be quiet going to download at Registration as the route passes private property.
Please remember to Download at Registration.
Courses close at 21:00 BUT we will be progressively collecting controls in from 20:30


Country Park with path/track network with open and wooded areas including some steep sided valleys and other slippery slopes. Flood damage has affected the flatter areas alongside the river so the going off track may be impeded. Due to flooding in December and the recent wet weather, marshes, ponds, streams, ditches, gullies and depressions could be affected. Also the slopes are worse than expected at this time of year and fallen trees have not helped. The planner has tried to avoid the worst parts.


The X symbol on the map indicates various  man made feature, this includes small fenced trees and benches. In particular the X for Control 222 on all courses except Orange is a disused Gate

A large linear pond/lake mapped as uncrossable in the southern part of the map (Blue/Brown only) must be crossed at the bridges.

An OOB in the southern part should not be entered (Green, Blue. Brown) as it is a contaminated area, please use the paths beside it and don't cut the corner.


This is a night event in February. You must come prepared to dress for the conditions.

Whistles are compulsory
Back up lights are compulsory
Full body cover is compulsory
If weather inclement,  Cagoules will be compulsory

The terrain has slippery slopes so appropriate studded footwear should be worn.

You must report to Download even if you retire.

In the event of bad weather being forecast check the MDOC website before travelling


When entering please choose the course which is appropriate to your age class, as shown in the table below. You may run up (i.e. enter a longer course than that allocated to your age class) by entering a "higher" colour. e.g. M60 running Brown has entered M Open. You may also run down, in which case just choose the colour course which you wish to run. However if running down you will not be competitive in the Championship, although you will of course be competitive on the course and included in the results. For this event we request that those of M/W14- restrict their entry to Orange.

Championship Classes

In order to encourage greater competition within age classes this year we have combined classes so that there will be Junior (M/W18-), M & W Open, Vet (M/W 40+) and Supervet (M/W55+).

Course Championship Class(es)
Course/Age class mappings
Brown Open Men

Open Women, M40+, M18-

Green W40+, M55+, W18-
Short Green W55+
Orange M/W14-

Entry Fees

Up to Sat 6th Feb: Senior £7.00, Junior / Student £3.00
After Sat 6th Feb:  Senior £9.00, Junior / Student £4.00

Online entries will stay open until Wednesday 10th Feb

EOD:  Senior £9.00, Junior £4.00

SI card hire £1.00. (£30.00 charge if lost)

North West Night League

NWNL is sponsored by BrightBikeLightsThis event is also a scoring event in the North West Night League 2015/16. Since the NWNL normally has just Orange, Green and Blue courses there is a different scoring system for this event:

1st eligible runner on Brown scores 40 points, 2nd 39 points etc.
1st eligible runner on Blue scores 40 points, 2nd 39 points etc.
1st eligible runner on Green scores 30 points, 2nd 29 points etc.
1st eligible runner on Short Green scores 30 points, 2nd 29 points etc.
1st eligible runner on Orange scores 20 points, 2nd 19 points etc.

Eligible runner means any member of a NWOA club, or anyone else who has already run in the North West Night League this season, before this event.


Nearest town: Bury

Directions / Parking

From Junction 17 of the M60 head north towards Bury, then left turn to A665 Higher Lane and then left turn onto Park Lane and along Park Lane until the Park entrance and into the Park. The route will be signed from Junction 17 M60 (North Exit from roundabout).

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Chris Rostron MDOC
Assistant Organiser: Sue Birkinshaw MDOC
Planner: John Kewley MDOC
Controller: Tom Gray PFO

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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