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Orienteering Club

Summer Evening Spunch 2023

A series of Countryside Score events using Satellite (GPS) S-punching staged on midweek Summer evenings over the period April 2023 to September 2023 ...

13th Apr 23

  • "Rolling start" score events - last start usually 7pm - see individual event details for registration & start times

  • 60 minute and 90 minute course options - you choose on the day

  • Typically 40+ checkpoints, to be visited in any order, scattered over an area of 6 to 9 km².  S-punch as many as you can get within your chosen time limit. 20 points for every control visited. 10 point penalty for each minute or part minute late back
  • Events typically staged in different, scenic and interesting rural areas not normally used for regular MDOC events
  • Maps provided will be enlarged and enhanced OS Explorer series - waterproof A4 maps at a scale of around 1:12500. Zoomable map also available on your smartphone.  Control sites placed on public rights of way or in open access areas.  Areas chosen have high density path / track networks providing plentiful route choice options
  • Controls to be S-punched using the MapRun app on your Smartphone or Garmin
  • Suitable for orienteers, trail runners, park runners, walkers and newcomers alike.  Can be done solo, in pairs or even small groups.  Also suitable for under 16s accompanied by parent / guardian.  Lots of help available before the start for newcomers.
  • Red dot option showing current position on smartphone app to help newbie navigators
  • Results available on-line immediately following course completion (subject to data signal)
  • Starts and Finishes always adjacent to car parking, loos and nearby refreshment outlet for post event analysis and socialising
  • Seniors £5, Age 16-20/students £3. Under 16s go free but must be accompanied by a paying adult.


Thursday 27 April: Devonshire Arms, Mellor
Thursday 18 May: Churchill Tree, Alderley Park
Wednesday 14 June: New Mills Golf Club
Wednesday 5 July: Heaton House Farm, Rushton Spencer

Enquiries to: Andy Thornton 

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