Church Wood

Race training in preparation for the Northern Night Cup. SI timing will be used.

Tue 28th Nov 2017

Type of event: Night, Training, Tue=O
Type of terrain: Forest, Woodland
Info updated: 26th Nov

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Pre Event Info

Stop Press: Jo Cumming has offered to make soup - £1 for the soup & bread.

One week to go to the first of the Northern Night Cup events! Work on your racing skills, avoiding the detraction of other headlights and controls.

Short courses (2.0km, 1.9km, 2.0km) followed by a debrief over soup in the hall.

2 or 3 competitors will set off at the same time, on different courses; there will be some common controls, some different controls. You have to check your codes and make sure that you punch your control.

Some maps have most of the paths removed. You should have time to do 2 courses and also collect a couple of controls.


Over the winter months this is in the dark, so you need a torch*. We go out orienteering, usually with a navigational focus. Call it training or just playing, it’s as hard as you want it to be, both physically and technically!
Newcomers are welcome and there is always someone to explain things and help you get started.

*We have three 1000 lumen headtorches for use by club members at Tuesday night O. Particularly aimed at relative newcomers - these will get you on a level playing field with the pros!

Meet at 6:30 prompt. Please come appropriately dressed for the weather on the night, the sort of thing you would wear if you were going for a trail run.
You need to be back by 7:30pm.

£2 Adults, £1 Juniors for BASOC or other orienteering club members.
£3 Adults, £1.50 Juniors for non members.

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Directions / Parking

On the B9102, adjacent to the St Columba's Church Hall

Hired timing chips (Si-Cards, dibbers)

We provide a free loan of these if you don't have your own, but if you loose it there will be a £30 charge for it's replacement.

Dogs allowed?

Dogs allowed, outside only.

Contacts / Officials

Lynne Walker

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.


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

Medical Conditions

You have the option of downloading and completing this Medical form. It could be life saving if the organisers are aware of any existing medical conditions in the event of an incident. You can leave it at registration/enquires in a sealed envelope that will only be opened if required and destroyed after the event.


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