Acorn logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to the "Acorn" National Event at
Eston Moor & Lazenby Bank
on Sunday 7th April 2019
CLOK logo
Location:

Eston Moor and Lazenby Bank are on the south side of Middlesbrough, east of the A19 and south of the A174.

Parking, registration and the finish are at the NHS offices off Flatts Lane, Normanby on the south side of Middlesbrough.  For most people the best approach is from the A171 between Nunthrope and Guisborough, from which the event will be signed.  (Please note there is no access directly on to Flatts Lane from the A174 eastbound).  The grid reference of the entrance to the car park is NZ 552170 and the postcode is TS6 0SZ.

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:

There are three distinct parts to the competition area.

Eston Moor is a relatively flat area of open moorland with many paths, a few wooded areas and areas of thicker vegetation.  Many parts of the moor offer fast running.

At the northern edge of Eston Moor there is a fairly steep slope leading down to the farmland below.  On the slope there are small patches of trees and a number of rock features.  The bracken gets high during the latter part of the summer, but will be much less of a hiderance to progress at this time of year.  The start is likely to be along this slope.

Lazenby Bank extends to the east of the Eston Moor slope.  The area is well contoured and wooded and adds a different navigational and physical challenge to the moor.  The proximity to the Start allows all courses over 4 km to reach this area.

Note:  As the event is taking place in April and the competition area includes exposed moorland, it's quite possible that cagoules may be made compulsory.  Please come prepared.

Courses:

White, Yellow, Orange, Red, Light Green, Very Short Green, Short Green, Green, Blue and Brown.

Note: The Red course (sometimes called 'Long Orange') is suitable for runners with limited navigational experience.  It aims to give you a good run out with enough navigational challenge to make things interesting.

Map: Scale 1:10,000 with 5m contours.   The courses will be overprinted on the maps, which will be printed on waterproof paper.
Punching system:

SPORTident electronic punching will be used.

The controls will be enabled for touch-free SIAC punching, but please note that all competitors – including SIAC users – will need to punch manually at the Start and Finish.

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.

Entries:

Pre-entries via Fabian4 are open now and will close on Thursday 4‑Apr‑2019.

Entry fees:-

  • Entry by midnight on Thursday 28‑Mar‑2019 – Seniors £11, Juniors £4, Families £28.
  • Entry by midnight on Thursday 4‑Apr‑2019 – Seniors £13, Juniors £5, Families £33.50 (subject to availability of maps).
  • Entry on the day – Seniors £14, Juniors £5, Families £35.50 (subject to availability of maps).
  • Families are two adults and two or more children.
  • Students pay the junior fee.
  • Adults on the White, Yellow, Orange and Red courses pay the junior fee.
  • Half price entry for CLOK helpers with the helpers' code.
  • There will be a £2 surcharge for adults who are not members of British Orienteering.
Entry on the day:

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Competitors who have pre-entered can proceed directly to the Start.

Starts:

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.         Courses close at 2:30 p.m.

Start lists for pre-entered competitors will be available soon after the first closing date, and then periodically updated with later entries.

The Start will be approximately 1.7km from the Assembly Area.  The first half of the walk to the Start is mainly flat, but it then goes uphill, gaining about 70m of height.

Facilities:

Toilet in the Assembly Area.  Please bring your own water for after your run.

There will be a NE Junior Squad cake stall.  Please help to support our area's juniors while replenishing the glycogen stores in your leg muscles!  If you are willing to contribute some cakes or other home baking, please contact Peter Firth.

Dogs:

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the Assembly Area, but are not allowed out on to the courses.

Final details:

These will be available about a week before the event.

Officials:
Organisers:  Caroline & Alastair Mackenzie (CLOK)   07973-870529
Planner:  Chris Mackenzie (CLOK)
Controller:  Rob McKenna (NN)
Safety:

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

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.

Pre-entrants will be asked to provide an emergency contact, and details of any relevant medical conditions, when entering via Fabian4.  This information will be treated as confidential and destroyed after this event.

If you are entering on the day and have a relevant medical condition please complete a form at Registration.

Please make sure that you download even if you do not complete your course.

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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