Summer Evening Event 4 - Alderley Edge
A summer evening event offering courses that are suitable for novices and for experienced orienteers.
Results and Controller's Comments now available ...
Tue 17th Jul 2018
Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Woodland
Info updated: 19th Jul
Thank you for joining us at Alderley. We were pleasantly surprised by the large turnout and I hope that those that had to wait for a map when demand exceeded supply did not suffer too much inconvenience.
Special thanks to David Wathey, whose first experience in planning a regional event was not without its challenges, particularly in the hours immediately prior to the event when some controls were moved, some technological issues were encountered and a number of si units went missing. I am very pleased to say that his ability to overcome these challenges with patience and good humour together with the ability to utilize the backup pin punch system (a new experience for many of our younger competitiors!) meant the event could go ahead with only minor consequences for competitors. I was pleased to hear that David’s courses were well received and appreciated.
Thanks also to Tony Wagg as organiser and to the MDOC band of helpers for their assistance leading up to and during the event.
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Alderley Edge
- Grid Ref: SJ860772
- Postcode: SK10 4UB
- Latitude: 53.29203
- Longitude: -2.21198
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
NT car park on B5087 Alderley Edge to Macclesfield road about 2.5km from centre of Alderley Edge. Parking charge (meter).
Registration & Start Times
Registration from 17.30. Starts 18.00 - 19.00.
Courses suitable for novices and for experienced orienteers:
White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Green, Green, 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.
Fees: £5.00 seniors and £2.00 juniors. Free SI-dibber loan (but £30 if not returned)
Yes, but please ensure dogs are kept under close control at all times.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Tony Wagg
Planner: David Wathey
Controller: Paul Watson, MDOC
Contact: Tony Wagg 0161 445 0902
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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