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Manchester & District
Orienteering Club

Regional Event - Philips Park

and Prestwich Forest Park

A Regional Event in Philips Park and Prestwich Forest Park, near Bury in North Manchester.

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Sun 10th Feb 2019

Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland
Info updated: 05th Dec

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Bury, N. Manchester

Directions / Parking

Parking will be on hard standing within Philips Park, with overflow on adjacent roads.

Registration & Start Times

Registration and Download will be in The Barn Countryside Centre in Philips Park, from 10.00 to 11.45

Starts from 10.30 to 12.30

Start and Finish will be within 250m of Registration.

Course Information

White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Long Orange, (Very) Short Green, Green, Blue, Brown

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

Pre-entry via Entries will close at midnight on Sunday 3rd February. 

Seniors £8.00, Juniors (under 21) and students £3.00. 

Limited EOD. Seniors £9.00, Juniors and students £3.50

SI electronic timing will be used. Dibbers will be available for hire from registration at a fee of £1 (free for juniors). Lost dibbers will be charged for at £30.00.

Terrain Description

Undulating mixed park/woodland. Many paths, tracks, cycleways and ponds.

Dogs allowed?

Yes. Obey local bye-laws, but no dogs on courses.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Chris Kirkham 0161 903 9023 (not after 21.00 please)

Planner: Ian Gilliver

Controller: Tom Gray PFO

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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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