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Manchester & District
Orienteering Club

Twin Peak 2019 - Day 2 - Stockport Urban

and Club Championship Event 11

Complex town centre including newly mapped area to the west.

Sun 10th Nov 2019

Type of event: Regional, Urban
Type of terrain: Urban
Info updated: 10th Nov


Event Report

Lost Property

A black Superdry watch.

We also have various items from Saturday's Goyt Valley event.

Please email  to claim.

Pre Event Info

Final Details

Safety: It is advised that competitors wear highly visible clothing.

Important Note for Competitors on Course 1 and 2 only: SI cards 5 & 8 are not suitable due to the number of controls. Competitors with these cards MUST come to Registration prior to their run to be issued with a suitable SI card free of charge. Pre entered Competitors who are affected should have been contacted about this issue beforehand.

Important Note for Competitors on Course 6: The Start time for course 6 is now 11:15 to 12:00. This is because there are 4 marshalled crossings for this course, there is a low entry and the vast majority want an early start. Therefore we can reduce the number of volunteers required. 


Stockport Town Centre Mersey Square, Stockport SK1 1NP O/S Grid SJ893903

Outside 'Superdrug'

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Nearest town: Stockport

Directions / Parking

Please use the Heaton Lane Car park (20p an hour) (Height restriction 2m).                   O/S Grid SJ890904 nearest Post Code SK4 1AQ BUT follow signs for entrance.

Assembly 100-200m depending which pedestrian exit is used.

Please do not use the Red Rock and Precinct Car parks as they are in the competition area.

Camper Vans and High vehicles:  Street Parking only which is free.

Chestergate and Daw Bank next to the Bus Station are the nearest to Assembly.

Travel Directions to Heaton Lane Car Park:

From Junction 1 M60: At motorway roundabout, follow Town Centre or Station signs; then follow Heaton Lane parking signs (At second junction turn right under motorway; at next roundabout take 1st exit onto Great Egerton Street (not Heaton Lane) and the entrance is 200m on the right.

From A6 south: There are likely to be diversions around the Town Hall for the Remembrance Day event.  Follow Heaton Lane Parking signs.

Train: 500m walk from Stockport Station. Follow Station road (signed Hatworks) to A6; turn Left and follow A6 downhill - you will see the Assembly on your right as you enter Mersey Square.

Bus: From Stockport Bus station, go under road then 30m walk. If getting off at the Mersey Square stop you will see the Assembly area.

Registration & Start Times

Start Times: 11:15 to 13:00 (Juniors 11:15 to 12:00). 

Punching start but suggested Start Blocks:

Very early and early 11:15 to 12:00

Middle 12:00 to 12:15

Late and very late 12:15 to 13:00

Start: 600m from assembly. Allow 10min walk

Clear station just before Call up
4min Call up
-4 Check
-3 Loose control descriptions and SIAC check
-2 Blank maps

Finish: Adjacent to Registration and Download in Assembly.

Courses Close 15:00

Course Information

Standard UK urban league classes

Course No Suggested Men's Classes Course Name Suggested Women's Classes Course Name Provisional length: Straight line (km) Provisional length: Optimum route (km) Anticipated winning time (min)



MO     9.8 13.0 65






WO 8.9 11.6 60

Super Veteran





WV 7.0 9.1 50

Ultra Veteran



Super Veteran


WSV 5.3 7.1 40

Hyper Veteran






Hyper Veteran






3.8 5.0 35






WJ 4.6 6.1 32

Juniors under 16 on the day can only enter course 6.

Juniors M/W12- MUST be accompanied by an Adult.

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

Online entries via Fabian4 are now closed.

EOD available subject to availability of maps.

EOD Registration: 10:30 to 12:30

EOD Fees: Senior £10, Junior £6

Adult Non BOF members: £2 surcharge

SI Punching: Contactless punching will be enabled for those with SIAC cards. However there will be a punching Start. The Finish will allow contactless punching. A SIAC Battery Check will be available at Registration.

Standard SI cards are available for hire @ £1 per day (Lost cards £30.00)

A limited number of SIAC cards are available for hire @ £2.50 per day (Lost cards £70.00) for EOD  

Changes: Pre entry changes ONLY allowed on the day at £2 surcharge

Terrain Description

Terrain: The original Stockport (Town Centre) map only went as far west as the A6. The new (Edgeley extension) runs west from the A6, across the West Coast Main Line and into Edgeley itself, which is typified by a grid of Victorian Terraces with back alleys, many (but not all) of which are gated and therefore out of bounds (and mapped as such).

To the north of Edgeley lies Hollywood Park, to the south lies Alexandra Park and a line of three reservoirs, and to the NW lies an area of relatively modern housing which has a detailed path network.

Timed-out crossings: To provide safe transfer from Edgeley to Stockport, all courses have timed-out crossings, first one (2 minutes) and a second one (1 minute) which are shown on the control descriptions.

Course 6 (M/W 16): this course has an additional timed-out crossing (1 minute) again shown on the control descriptions, and a further marshalled crossing later in the course. Competitors are required to obey the instructions of the marshal, but this crossing is not timed-out.

Map: 1:5000, ISSprOM 2019, A3

Stockport: Graham Gristwood / Scott Fraser (2008), updated and converted to ISSOM by Eddie Speak (2019)

Courses 1-4: These courses have a double sided map. First Part is a Full A3 size print on A3 paper. Second Part is A4 size print on back of Part 1 A3 map.


One Registration/download tent. One tent for clothes and kit, left at owners risk.

Public toilets in Bus Station 50m away (open 10:00).

There are many eating places in the Town Centre.

Dogs allowed?

On leads at Assembly only.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Chris Rostron (MDOC) Tel. 01663764799 / 07929516649

Planner: Ian Gilliver (MDOC)

Controller: Pete Owens (DEE)

Enquiries to the Twin Peak Co-ordinator:

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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