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Summer Series event in
South Park, Darlington
on Saturday 8th July 2023
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This is the final event in CLOK's 2023 Summer Series.


The Start and Finish are in the south-west corner of South Park.  Please enter the park through the gate at grid reference NZ 284133.  The What3words reference is ///roses.wells.clash and the nearest postcode is DL1 5TG.

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.

You should be able to park along Parkside, Lakeside or one of the nearby roads.

Download will be on the grass between the Start and the Finish.

Please note that there will be minimal orienteering signs for this event.

Map extract showing the 
locations of the Start and Finish.


South Park consists of varied suburban parkland divided by the small River Skerne.  An underpass connects to a more open area south of Parkside.

The Medium and Long courses go out of the park into quiet residential areas.

Course  Length  Controls
Long4.7 km16
Medium  3.3 km13
Short2.4 km16

Please note that the Short course has been planned as a Sprint course, with navigational difficulty of about Orange standard (TD3).

Anyone under the age of 16 on the day of the event who wishes to run the Long or Medium course must be accompanied by an adult.


1:5,000 scale   5m contours   A4 size

The maps 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:

SPORTident electronic punching will be used.

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 loan (free of charge) can be pre-arranged.  If you need one, please request an SI-card when you put in your entry via the Racesignup online entry system.  You can collect your loan SI-card from Download before your run.  Please return it when you download after your run .... and take care of it, as there will be a £20 charge if you lose it.


If at all possible, please pre-enter via the Racesignup online entry system.

The entry deadline is midnight on Friday 7‑Jul‑2023.

There will be limited entry on the day, subject to the availability of maps.  If you wish to take advantage of this, you need to:-

  • Enter via Racesignup and pay the entry fee before you come to the event (or in the car park if you have an Internet connection there).
  • When you come to the event – and before you go for your run, bring your SI card to Download and go through the dibbing entry procedure.  This is because the entry data that you put into Racesignup will not have been transferred to the computer at the event.
Second run:

You can run a second course for free, subject to map availability.  Register when you download after your first run.

If you're interested in doing a second run, please start your first run early enough to give you time to complete both runs before the course closing time.

The entry fees are:
Seniors on Long or Medium:    £5.00
Seniors on Short:£2.00
Juniors / Students:£2.00 
Starts: 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.       Courses close at 5 p.m.

There are public toilets near the South Park clock tower.

No drinks will be provided.  Please bring your own refreshments or visit the South Park cafe, which is on the north side of the bowling green.

First aid at Download.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome at this event and can be taken out into the competition area, but must be kept on leads at all times.
Organiser:  Joe Trigg   01642-279668
Planner:  Brian Ward
First Aider:  Joe Trigg
and other

Covid 19 and other infections – e.g. influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and adenovirus) continue to circulate at high levels in the community.

Orienteering is an outdoor, naturally socially-distanced sport.  However, although you should be relatively safe when you are out on your run, there is a risk of virus transmission during the pre- and post-run activities.


  • Do not attend this event if you have respiratory infection symptoms.
  • Maintain good hand hygiene.
  • Be mindful of other people's space.  Some people may be more concerned than you are about avoiding close contact.

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.

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

Lone drivers: Please leave your labelled car keys at Download as a safety check.

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

If you have a relevant medical condition, please add this to your competitor details in Racesignup.  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.

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