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Manchester & District
Orienteering Club

Summer Evening Event - Brereton Heath

and Champion League Event 6

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

Tue 21st Jun 2022

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland
Info updated: 17th May

Pre Event Info

Pre-registration required via https://mdocentry.org.uk.

Location

Nearest town: Holmes Chapel

Directions / Parking

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Signed from A54 Holmes Chapel to Congleton road. Parking charge (meter). Registration near Visitor Centre.

Registration & Start Times

Online entry closing date: 19/06/2022

Registration from 17:00. Start times 17:30-19:00. All courses close at 20:15.

Pay on the day via contactless card payment, and collect hire SI cards if necessary.

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)

Facilities

Toilets at the visitor centre.

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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