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Manchester & District
Orienteering Club

Summer Evening Event - Alderley Edge

and Club Championship Event 7

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

Thu 16th Jul 2020

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Woodland
Info updated: 03rd Mar

Pre Event Info

Location

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

Control descriptions are on the maps only.

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)

Facilities

Toilets in the car park. 

First Aid will be available at registration.

Dogs allowed?

Yes, but please ensure dogs are kept under close control at all times.

Contacts / Officials

Series Co-ordinator: Tony Wagg 0161 445 0902, 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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