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Orienteering Club

Summer Evening Event 4 - Brereton Heath

A summer evening event offering courses that are suitable for novices and for experienced orienteers.

Thu 30th Jun 2016

Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland
Info updated: 04th Jul


Event Report

Apologies for the map problems and thank you to those affected for being so patient. As a result, the controller and planner have decided to exclude the 1st leg on Blue Part 2 from the results.

If you only got half a run please feel free to apply to MDOC for a half refund.

Controller's Comments

My sincere apologies to those people on the Blue course who got part 1 printed on the other side of their map instead of part 2. Can I also thank them for their patience while waiting for part 2 to be printed when there was a printing problem (the laptop had to be rebooted twice). As some competitors may not have repunched control 11 on their second visit, I have decided that the fairest solution is to remove leg 11 – 12. So the time taken from control 11 (the map exchange) to control 12 has been deducted from the total time and the corrected results are shown on the MDOC website. BOF ranking points will be based on the corrected results.

My thanks to Steve Dempsey for the courses and to Julie Brook and her team for putting on the event.

Andy Payne, Controller

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Holmes Chapel

Directions / Parking

Signed from A54 Holmes Chapel to Congleton road. Parking meter.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 17.30. Starts 18.00 - 19.00.

Course Information

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-dibbers (but £30 if not returned)

Dogs allowed?

On leads in Car Park only.

Contacts / Officials

Contact: Alison Doyle 0161 366 5175

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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