Spring Series 2 - Heaton Park
Sat 07th Feb 2015
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland
Info updated: 08th Feb
Organiser: Tony Wagg
Planner: Steve Lang
Pre Event Info
Further details on the Spring 2015 flyer.
Nearest town: Manchester
- Grid Ref: SD825045
- Postcode: M25 2GT
- Latitude: 53.53779
- Longitude: -2.26786
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Directions / Parking
St Margaret's Road entrance at NW of the Park. Signed from A665 about 1km south of M60 jn17.
Registration & Start Times
Register between 10.00 and 11.00. Starts 10.30 to 11.30.
White, Yellow, Orange and Light Green courses, suitable for everybody, newcomers, improvers and regulars, with advice and instruction available.
There will also be a 2-part Chasing Sprint for those who like head-to-head racing, as enjoyed in 2009 / 2010.
- Part 1 - Run the Orange course between 10.30 and 11.00
- Part 2 - This will use the Light Green course. Your start time is calculated by adding your Part 1 running time to 11.20 (e.g. if you take 23 minutes on Part 1 your Part 2 start time is 11.43). Slower runners will be able to start earlier than this calculation suggests!
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.
Fee: Seniors £3 / Juniors £1.50. Free SI-dibbers (but £30 if not returned)
Contacts / Officials
Contact: Clare Griffin 01625 572989
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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