Skip to Navigation | Skip to Content

Manchester & District
Orienteering Club

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


Event Report

Controller's Comments

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.

Paul Watson

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Alderley Edge

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.

Course Information

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.

Entry Details

Fees: £5.00 seniors and £2.00 juniors. Free SI-dibber loan (but £30 if not returned)

Dogs allowed?

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.

Privacy: when entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports.
Read our privacy policy to see how we look after your personal data.

Back to top