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Manchester & District
Orienteering Club

Summer Evening Park Sprint Event - Torkington Park

and Club Championship Event 6

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

Part of DEE's Summer Evening Park Sprint series. 

Tue 04th Jun 2019

Type of event: Local, Sprint
Type of terrain: Parkland
Info updated: 06th Jun


Event Report

Results updated 06/06/2019 17:00.

Pre Event Info

Note: change of parking from that advertised earlier.


Nearest town: Hazel Grove

Directions / Parking

Signed from junction of A6 (London Road/Buxton Road) and A523 (London Road North) in Hazel Grove. The entrance to the car park is 50m SE of the traffic lights - nearest postcode SK7 6AD. It has a height restriction of 2m. There are also high stone curbs on each side of the narrow entrance and exit lanes - please take care!

Larger vehicles (eg. minibuses) must use the alternative car park on the NW side of the park, accessed from Torkington Road - nearest postcode SK7 4RQ.

Registration & Start Times

Registration, Start and Finish are all adjacent to the car park.

Registration from 17:30. Starts 18:00 - 19:00. Courses close 19:45.

Course Information

Conventional Yellow and Orange courses for beginners.

Two 2-part sprint classes, Short (2 x 2.0km) and Long (2 x 2.5km) for the more experienced.

The controls will be enabled for contactless punching with SIAC cards.

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)


There are toilets near Registration.

Contacts / Officials

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.

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