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Manchester & District
Orienteering Club

Spring Series 4 - Wythenshawe Park

Park event

Sat 14th Mar 2020

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland
Info updated: 14th Mar


Pre Event Info

The Wythenshawe Park event is still planned to go ahead.

BOF have issued updated guidance in relation to coronavirus; Covid-19 at

We would draw your attention to the following elements of the BOF guidance:

you must not come to any British Orienteering competition or activity if you fall into one of the following categories:

  • If you have a high temperature
  • If  you have a new continuous cough
  • If you have been in Wuhan city or Hubei Province (China), Daegu or Cheongdo (Republic of Korea), Iran, or the containment areas in northern Italy on or after Saturday 7 March
  • If you have been anywhere in Italy on or after Monday 9 March
  • If you have been advised to stay at home by a health professional.

In addition, if attending you may wish to bring your own  hand sanitiser. Toilet facilities are located close to the registration with hand washing facilities.

Please can you also ensure you remove any rubbish or waste you generate from the event site.  

We would note that the registration area is outside and there will be plenty of space for competitors to spread out before and after running their courses.


Nearest town: South Manchester

Directions / Parking

Signed from B5167, 1 km from Princess Parkway. Parking charge.

Registration will be located in the courtyard in front of the café. The route will be signed from the main car park.

Registration & Start Times

Register between 10.15 and 11.45. Starts 10.30 to 12.00. Courses close 13.15.

Fee: Seniors £4, Juniors/students £2. Free SI-dibber hire (but £30 if not returned).

Please don’t arrive before 10.00 as the park has a "Park Run"

Course Information

White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green and Long Light Green courses, suitable for everybody, newcomers, improvers and regulars, with advice and instruction available. 

All courses remain entirely within the park.

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.

Contacts / Officials

Series Co-ordinator: Alison Doyle

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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