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Cleveland Orienteering Klub

invites you to an

Autumn Short Race Series event at

Aislaby Moor

on Saturday 27th November 2021

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This is the third race of the Autumn Short Race Series held between October and December 2021.

Newcomers to orienteering:   Help and advice will be available at this event.  Just come along and ask!


Parking will be on hard standing in an open area along the Aislaby Quarry access road, off Moor Lane, Aislaby, just south of the A171 about 8 km west of Whitby.

Turn off Moor Lane on to the quarry access road at grid reference NZ 851088.  The What3words reference is ///sweeper.sparkles.declining.  The nearest postcode is YO21 1SP but please note that this is in Aislaby Village, a short distance to the south-west of the event.

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.

If coming from the west, turn right off the A171 at the Aislaby turning, shortly after passing the top of Skelder Hill.

If coming from the east (i.e. from Whitby), turn left off the A171 at the second Aislaby turning, about 8 km west of Whitby.

After about 200 metres, turn right on to the quarry access road.

Where the access road splits into two tracks, take the left hand (southern) carriageway.  After about 200 metres, the track emerges into an open area.  Park neatly in this open area, being careful not to obstruct access further into the area.

When leaving after your run, please use the left hand (northern) carriageway of the access road to return to Moor Lane.  If you are leaving before 11 a.m., please be careful of any competitors still making their way to the Start.


Despite the name, 90% of Aislaby Moor is runnable, self-generated and unmanaged broadleaf woodland.  There are some open areas that are infested with heather and bracken that will make for slow running in June.  Much of the area is gently sloping, but the Long and Medium courses will encounter the sides of old quarry workings where the famous Aislaby Stone, used in many old sandstone buildings, has been quarried for centuries.

The paths in the woods are covered with lots of Autumn leaves – very pretty, but it does mean the paths are less obvious than normal.

IMPORTANT  Please be very careful when running close to the quarry edges, where there are many high crags and some very steep slopes.

There are bike paths in the area.  For your own safety and theirs, please be alert for speedy mountain bikers.  Also, please note that the extensive network of bike paths within the quarries is not mapped for the sake of clarity.

There are also many mountain bike tracks throughout the woods and new ones can appear at short notice, so some may not be mapped.


There will be three courses available, with winning times of about 20 minutes:
>>  Juniors (M/W14-)
>>  Youth / Vet 55+ (M/W18- and M/W55+)
>>  Open

Courses planned by Chris Wright.


Scale 1:5,000   A4 size.  The courses will be overprinted on the maps, which will be printed on waterproof paper.

Control descriptions will be printed on the map and loose copies will be available at the Start.

Punching system:

This event will use SPORTident electronic punching.

The control boxes will be activated to enable SIAC cards to operate in touch-free mode ..... but please note that you will need to punch the old-fashioned way at the Start and Finish.

SI-cards will not be available for hire on the day.  However, SI-card hire can be prearranged.  To reserve a hired SI-card, please contact the Organiser (contact details below) no later than Thursday 25‑Nov‑2021.  The £1.00 hire charge will be added to your account in the CLOK online entry system.  You can collect your hired SI-card – which will be in an envelope labelled with your name – from Download car before your run.  Please remember to return it as you download.  There will be a £20 charge if you lose your hired SI-card.

Times: Starts: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.     Courses close at 12 noon.

The Start is about 400 metres from the parking area.

To get to the Start, follow the left hand (northern) carriageway of the quarry access road back to Moor Lane, turn right and follow the minor road towards Aislaby for 150 metres.  Then follow the taped route from the minor road to the Start.

Please keep to the verge of the minor road and watch out for traffic.  Juniors should be accompanied to the Start by an adult.


There will be no Registration and no entry on the day.  If you wish to participate in this event you must pre-enter via the CLOK online entry system.  Entries close at midnight on Wednesday 24‑Nov‑2021.

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

Second run:

You can run a second course for free, but you do need to pre-enter via the CLOK online entry system.

The second run entries are listed in the CLOK Entry System as a separate event – Aislaby Moor 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.

Juniors / Students:     £2.00

Toilet in the parking area.

First aid at Download.

Please bring your own refreshments.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome in the parking area, but must be kept on leads and must not be taken out into the competition area.
Organiser: Joe Trigg     Tel: 01642-279668

Although most of the Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed, the pandemic is not yet over.  You must not come to this (or any other) event if you should be self-isolating in accordance with Government guidance.  Also, although orienteering is a naturally socially-distanced sport, please continue to act sensibly to avoid Covid-19 transmission.  In particular, avoid unnecessary close contact with people outside your household and maintain good hand hygiene.

You must download even if you do not finish your course.

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

If you have a relevant medical condition, please inform the Organiser before the event.  Any information provided will be treated in strict confidence and will only be used if you need medical treatment and are unable to communicate at the time.

Please remember that competitors take part at their own risk.  Orienteering is an adventure sport – your safety while orienteering is your own responsibility.

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