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Manchester & District
Orienteering Club

Summer Evening Event - Brereton Heath

A summer evening event offering courses that are suitable for novices and for experienced orienteers. Pre-registration required via https://mdocentry.org.uk.

Thu 24th Jun 2021

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland
Info updated: 27th Apr

Pre Event Info

Please note:

MDOC Registration System brief notes

  • If you have not previously registered then you need to register, so that we have Track and Trace information as well other essential details.
  • You will be given a unique ID number for future use. Please remember it. (You will also get an email confirmation.)
  • Then simply enter by selecting the event, choosing the course and then choosing one of the available 10min time slices.
  • You will then be allocated a specific start time within that time slice which will be confirmed by email.
  • We are not using start blocks. 

Location

Nearest town: Holmes Chapel

Directions / Parking

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

Registration & Start Times

Everyone must pre-register via mdocentry.org.uk (when available). 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.

There will be no EOD.

Course Information

Courses suitable for novices and for experienced orienteers:

White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Very Short 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)

Contactless card payments taken on the day. 

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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