CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to a Virtual Sprint Orienteering Event at
Kiplin Hall & Gardens
on Thursday 8-Apr-2021
CLOK logo

This event is being run in accordance with the British Orienteering guidance for resumption of orienteering in England.  In order to participate in this event you must agree to comply with the Participant Code of Conduct.

Key points in the Code of Conduct are:-

  • You must not take part in any form of orienteering if you should be self-isolating under the current Government guidance; e.g. if you or any member of your household have had recent Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Minimise contact with people from outside your household before, during and after your run.  Practice social distancing at all times, including before and after your run as well as when you are out on your course.  Take particular care to keep the required distance from other people in the vicinity of the Start, at download and when passing other competitors or members of the public on narrow paths, going through gates, etc.
  • Do not congregate in groups at the event.
    Note: We realise that socialising is an important part of the orienteering experience, but please don't stay around in the car parking area after your run to eat your sandwiches and chat to other orienteers.  If you do want to socialise, please go somewhere else ...... and please make sure that you comply with the current Government and Local Authority guidelines.

Kiplin Hall is on the south side of the B6271 about half-way between Northallerton and Richmond.  The postcode is DL10 6AT.  The grid reference of the entrance is SE 273977 and the What3words reference is ///dozed.crackled.remain.

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 specify your starting location.

From the entrance, follow signs to "Car Park".  Parking will be on hard standing.

The only orienteering event signage will be at the Kiplin Hall entrance.

Please do not arrive at Kiplin Hall before 2 p.m. and please make sure that your car is out of the car park by 6 p.m.


Extensive parkland with some wooded areas, the Hall's buildings and gardens and a complex orchard area.

Shorts may be worn.

Note: The Hall grounds are not open to the general public on Thursdays, but there may be some staff working.

Course  Length    Climb    Controls  
Long5.4 km50m50
Medium4.2 km35m44
Short2.4 km15m24
Very Short   1.8 km10m23

Paper maps will be available at the event.   1:4,000 scale   A4 size.  The maps will be printed on waterproof paper.
Note: Though it is, in theory, possible to use the map displayed on your smartphone, the advice is to use a paper map.  Apart from considerations of size and resolution, smartphone displays don't tend to work very well in bright sunshine!

Control descriptions will be will be available at the Start.

Please use the provided hand sanitiser before taking your map in order to avoid any risk of contaminating other people's maps.

Punching system: This is a Virtual Orienteering Event.  There will be kites marking the positions of the Start and the Finish, but apart from that there will be no kites, SI boxes or pin-punches (remember those?) in the terrain.  Instead, you can either (a) use the MapRun6 app on your smartphone or the MapRunG app on your Garmin smartwatch to record your progress around your course or (b) use your GPS watch to create a track of your route and, after the event, upload the track to the MapRun web site for checking.  Follow this link for more information about Virtual Orienteering and the MapRun6 app.  If you have any more questions, please ask the Organiser, either at the event or beforehand.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no Registration at the event.  If you wish to participate in this event you must pre-enter via the CLOK online entry system.

There will be no "key drop" facility at this event.  Please make your own arrangements.


There will be no entry on the day.  You must pre-enter via the CLOK online entry system.

The entry fees are:    
First runs:Seniors:£5.00
 Juniors / Students:   £2.00 
Second runs:    All competitors:    £1.00

If you are a non-junior student (i.e. W/M 21 or over) the online entry system will charge you the senior entry fee.  Please email the Organiser to request the discount for the junior fee.

Entries for this event will close at midnight on Tuesday 6th April 2021.

Second run:

You are welcome to do a second run at this event, but you must pre-enter for both runs via the CLOK Entry System.

The second run entries are listed in the CLOK Entry System as a separate event – Kiplin Hall second runs.  As usual, you need to reserve a start slot first and then go back in and put in your actual entry.  Try to arrange things so that you arrive at the Start at the right time for your second run, but don't worry if you're late.  We've got some flexibility to fit people in.

The entry fee for a second run is £1.00 ...... and, no, you can't do a second run without doing a first run!


2:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.         Courses close at 5:45 p.m.

The Start and Finish will be two minutes' walk from the car park.  Follow the link to see a map showing the locations.  (Opens in a new tab.)


Please bring your own refreshments.

Toilets will be available.

First aid in the car parking area.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome in the Hall grounds but must not be taken out on the courses.
Organiser:  Peter Archer   01609-882420 or 07816-250233
Planner:  Phill Batts
First Aider:  Peter Archer

Please see the Covid-19 section at the top of this flyer.

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.

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

If you have a relevant medical condition, please inform the Organiser before the event.

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