CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to an O-Cross event in
Coatham Wood
on Sunday 24th June 2018
CLOK logo
O-Cross is a novel event format, with the excitement of a mass start and head-to-head competition.  The courses in Coatham Wood consist of a series of "butterfly loops".  Each loop brings the competitor back to a common control before he or she embarks on the next loop.  The Long course has three butterfly loops, while the Short course has two loops.  Different competitors on each course will do the loops in different orders.  See this example of how the courses are constructed.

Parking and Registration will be in the public car park off the minor road (Long Newton Lane) between Long Newton and Urlay Nook.  The entrance to the car park is at grid reference NZ 396154.

Click on the link to see a map.  You can zoom in (and, optionally, switch to Satellite mode) to see the details of the final approach to the event.  You can also get directions if you put in your starting location.

Terrain: Coatham Woods is a young established wood with a large path/track network on a relatively flat area.  This wood is used by many local people from the surrounding area, and runners should take this into consideration when taking part in the event.

O-Cross courses:

>> Long7.1 km
>> Short  4.2 km

There will also be conventional Yellow "cross country" course.

There is negligible climb on all the courses.

The suggested allocation of age classes to courses is:
>>  Short O-Cross:  M/W16-, M65+, W55+
>>  Long O-Cross:  M18-M60, W18-W50

Map: 1:10,000 scale.   5m contours.   The courses will be overprinted on waterproof A4 maps.
Punching system:

SPORTident electronic punching will be used.

All versions of SI-card can be used.  Controls will be enabled for "mixed punching".  Those with the newer SIAC cards can punch touch free.  Those without, or if touch free doesn't work, should punch manually.

Competitors on the O-Cross will have a timed mass start and do not need to punch at the start – just clear and check, and if you have a SIAC card the check turns on the touch-free function.  Competitors on the Yellow course will have a punching start.

Important note: The finish control must be punched manually by everyone.

SI-cards will be available for hire on the day at a cost of £1 each.  Please look after your hired SI card as there will be a £40 charge for any lost SI-card.


10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Note:   If you are going to bring a group of competitors to this event then please let the Organiser know in advance so that we can print the right number of maps.


Mass start at 11 a.m. for the Long O-Cross.   Mass start at 11:05 a.m. for the Short O-Cross.

Starts from 10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. for the Yellow course.

The Start and Finish are close to each other, about 2 minutes' walk from the car park.


Seniors on O-Cross courses:   £7.00   (£2 surcharge for non-members of British Orienteering)

Juniors, students and all competitors on the Yellow Course:   £2


Toilets in the parking area.

Please bring your own drink for after your run.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the car park, and can be taken out into the competition area.
Organiser: Phill Batts     xxxxx-xxxxxx
Planner: Dennis Hooton
Controller: Duncan Archer

Please make sure that you download even if you have not completed your course.

MEDICAL DETAILS:  Please fill in a form at Registration if you have any medical conditions that first aiders should know about.

CLOK strongly recommends that you carry a whistle whilst participating in this (and every) orienteering event.

Dog walkers, horse riders and cyclists may be in the area.

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the Organiser, but please remember that competitors take part at their own risk.  Orienteering is an adventure sport – your safety while orienteering is your own responsibility.

Insurance: Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and you have not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

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