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Orienteering Events

Eight MapRun courses are still available for you: Caldy, Snidley Moor (the non-steep part of Frodsham Hill), Thurstaston, Runcorn Hill, Eastham, Frodsham urban (including Castle Park), Helsby urban, Chester urban.

Follow the links below for details of all events:

Event Officials

Click here for a list of officials and vacancies at coming DEE events

Deeside Orienteering Club Fixtures
Date Venue Details
Normal timed outdoor events
December
2021
Weekly events nearby

MDOC/SROC Night Street Leagues

Saturday
4 Dec
2021
Nick o’Pendle, Clitheroe

North West Night League Event 2 PFO Event
Sponsored by Bright Bike Lights

Courses Orange, Green, Blue

Saturday
11 Dec
2021
Eaves Wood, Silverdale

North West Night League Event 3 SROC Event
Sponsored by Bright Bike Lights

Courses Orange, Green, Blue

Sunday
19 December
2021
Rivacre Valley Country Park

Local event
including Come-And-Try-It for newcomers.

Tuesday
21 December
2021
Lymm

DEE Night Street League Event 2

Thursday
30 December
2021
Little Budworth

The Turkey Trot

Thursday
6 January
2022
Chester area

DEE Night Street League Event 3

Saturday
15 Jan
2022
Haverthwaite, Newby Bridge

North West Night League Event 4 LOC Event
Sponsored by Bright Bike Lights

Courses Orange, Green, Blue

Tuesday
18 January
2022
Winsford

DEE Night Street League Event 4

Saturday
22 January
2022
Thurstaston Common

North West Night League Event 5
Sponsored by Bright Bike Lights

Sunday
23 January
2022
Thurstaston Common

Regional event

Saturday
29 January
2022
Teggs Nose, Macclesfield

North West Night League Event 6 MDOC Event
Sponsored by Bright Bike Lights

Courses Orange, Green, Blue

Saturday
5 February
2022
Runcorn Town Park

Local event

Saturday
5 February
2022
Penrith Beacon, Penrith

North West Night League Event 7 BL Event
Sponsored by Bright Bike Lights

Courses Orange, Green, Blue

Sunday
13 February
2022
Hosting club and venue to be announced

CompassSport Cup Heat

Thursday
17 February
2022
Warrington area

DEE Night Street League Event 5

Sat or Sun
5/6 March
2022
tba

Local event

Thursday
17 March
2022
Parkgate/Neston area

DEE Night Street League Event 6

Sunday
10 April
2022
Bryn Alyn

Regional event

15-18 April
2022
South Wales

JK Weekend

W/comm
2 May
2022
Alyn Waters (provisional)

Summer Evening Event

7-12 August
2022
Lake District

Lakes 5 Days

Saturday
8 October
2022
Edge Hill University Campus

North West Sprint Championship & UK Urban League
National Event - Area Embargoed

Provisional subject to permissions

Sunday
9 October
2022
Ainsdale Dunes

National Event - Area Embargoed

Provisional subject to permissions

November
2022
Cuddington

DEE Night Street League

Self-timed orienteering in terrain
Delamere Barnes Bridge

Self-timed training course using the best of the permanent controls

Details here
Map Part 1 (corrected 23/11/20) here
Map Part 2 here

Firefox users: there is a problem viewing the maps in the built-in Firefox pdf viewer - you will get Out of Bounds hatchings obscuring parts of the map. You will need to either use a different web browser (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge etc.); or change your Firefox settings so that it does not use the built-in pdf viewer - instructions here

Mobile Phone and Virtual Orienteering
MapRun courses

We have a series of informal orienteering events using the MapRun mobile phone App to be done in your own time.

Download the App to your phone, get the access code if one is required and print a paper map if you want one. Then go to the venue in your own time and complete the course.

The MapRun App will track your progress and the route you took. Results appear on their server.

You can read how to set up and use your mobile phone for MapRun here.

Covid-19 continues to impact our sport. Please ensure you follow:

  • the Code of Conduct for Participants published by British Orienteering here
  • Government guidelines for the local area here

These are unsupervised events so you compete at your own risk. Please let others know where you are going.

from 17 May 2021 Chester
Final Details
Course A 3.1km
Course B 2.9km

To access the event in MapRun, Select Event/UK/Cheshire.

Questions about the event to Jane Mockford

from 10 May 2021 Frodsham Urban
Event Details
Medium course map 4.4km
Medium Course Control Descriptions
Short course map (with Control Descriptions) 2.4km

To access the event in MapRun, Select Event/UK/Cheshire.

Questions about the event to Simon Crocker

from 3 May 2021 Helsby
Parking at the Helsby Quarry car park on Alvanley Road GR SJ 490750

Long course map 5.8km
Short course map 3km
Event Details

To access the event in MapRun, Select Event/UK/Cheshire.

Questions about the event to Pat Moody

from 26 April 2021 Thurstaston
CH48 1NP / SJ 245 857 Park entrance off the B5140 about a quarter of a mile south of Frankby

Long course map 5.7km 90m
Short course map 3.3km 55m
Event Details

To access the event in MapRun, Select Event/UK/Cheshire.

Questions about the event to Pete Owens

from 19 April 2021 Eastham Country Park
GR SJ 365818. Signed from A41 N of M53 junc 5. Car Park at Eastham Ferry.

Course A map 2.9km
Course B map 2.8km
Event Details

To access the event in MapRun, Select Event/UK/Cheshire.

Questions about the event to Sara Campbell ()

from 5 April 2021 Runcorn Hill
Course A map 2.7 km 80 m updated 14/4/21
Course B map 2.5 km 85 m
Event Details

To access the event in MapRun, Select Event/UK/Cheshire.

Questions about the event to Pete Owens

from 29 March 2021 Caldy
Course 1 map 1
Course 1 map 2 total 5.3km
Course 2 map 3.4km
Event Details

To access the event in MapRun, Select Event/UK/Cheshire.

Questions about the event to Mike Smithard

from 29 March 2021 Frodsham Hill - Snidley Moor and Woodhouse Hill
Course A map 2.9km
Course B map 2.7km
Event Details with revised parking 9/5/21

To access the event in MapRun, Select Event/UK/Cheshire.

Questions about the event to John Padget

from 21 December 2020 Marbury Country Park

Starts at Marbury Country Park car park.
No Pin needed.
Please note: main road to west of map is OOB.

Long course map 5.9km
Medium course map 4.4km
Yellow course map 2.7km

To access the event in MapRun, Select Event/UK/Cheshire.

Courses planned by Matthew McCreadie, our first junior to plan courses.
Questions about the event via Matthew's Mum ()

Stadt Moers Park

Yellow and Orange line courses. Light Green score course.

Event details
Yellow course map
Orange course map
Light Green Score course map

To access the event in MapRun, Select Event/UK/Cheshire/Merseyside.

Questions about the event to Norman Hall ()

Runcorn Town Park

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Blue course map
Light Green course map
Event details

To access the event in MapRun, Select Event/UK/Cheshire.

Questions about the event to Pete Owens ()

Sandbach Town Centre

Joint DEE and POTOC event

60 minute score map

To access the event in MapRun, Select Event/UK/Cheshire.

Further details of all POTOC MapRun courses on their website here

Little Budworth Country Park

Follow brown signs towards Oulton Park. If approaching from North, Little Budworth Car Park is just before you reach Oulton Park.

45 minute Score course map from 20:00 on 5/8/20
Yellow course map from 20:00 on 5/8/20

These maps are valid from 20:00 on Wednesday 5 August. If you still have maps that you printed before that time, please discard them and print these new ones. We have made this change in order to use a different start location, which we hope will mitigate the problems some people have had getting MapRun to recognise the existing start.

To access the event in MapRun, Select Event/UK/Cheshire.

Questions about the event to Barry Chambers ()

Formby Raven Meols

Parking at Lifeboat Road National Trust Car Park, Formby, Liverpool L37 2DD. From the Junction of the A565 and B5424, followthe Brown signs to Lifeboat Road Beach' Free for NT members, £7.50 for others.

40-minute Score Course Map
Light Green Course Map (more like a Green course)

To access the event in MapRun, Select Event/UK/Cheshire/Merseyside.

You will need a PIN code for this event. It's available from Norman Hall ()

Questions about the event to Norman ()

Streets Activities
Chester S&SW Streets Activity

Activity details here
Map here
Question Sheet here

Frodsham Streets Activity

Activity details here
Map here
Question Sheet here

Chester NNE Streets Activity

Activity details here
Map here
Question Sheet here

DEE COVID-19 O League

Graham Nilsen, Nick Campbell and Jane Mockford have created a series of Virtual Orienteering courses that you can complete on your own or as a family to help pass the time until we can get back to proper orienteering.

These courses are still available for you to do.

Event 12 - Lancaster A3 map if you can print it
A4 map 2 pages for the rest of us, Sellotape not provided
Question Sheet

Planner: Graham Nilsen
Controller Anna Nilsen
We are grateful to SROC for allowing us to use their map

Event 11 - Chicago - The Windy City Map 1
Map 2
Question Sheet

Planner: Bruce Metz (CAOC)
We are delighted to have a guest planner for the next in our Virtual O series. Bruce Metz, member of Chicago Area Orienteering Club has been taking part in our Virtual O Events and has kindly planned a course on his home turf for us to enjoy. Bruce's top tip is to use the Chicago overhead railroad (known locally as the "EL"), mapped with the railway line in blue, as a catching feature. Thanks to Bruce and enjoy your North American orienteering experience.
Event 10 - Bilbao Map 1: S-5 & 18-F
Map 2: 6-17
Question Sheet

Planner: Jean Payne
Controller: Jane Mockford
Event 9 - Bruges Map
Control Descriptions
Question Sheet

Planner: Jean Payne
Controller: Jane Mockford
They recommend that, like Chester last week, it is well worth going round the whole course on street view. If you aren't familiar with Bruges, it will give you a real flavour of the city. [Does that mean waffles and chips? Ed.]
Event 8 - Chester Map part 1 be patient while it loads
Map part 2 likewise. This part was originally an A3 map, but it's shown here as 2-and-a-bit A4 maps so you can print it on A4.
Question Sheet

Graham Nilsen has planned a scenic tour of Chester city centre for you

We strongly recommend that you do this event entirely on street view ie do not just drop in on the control sites. If you do the latter, you will miss the famous Chester walls, rows and other features.

It is worth taking the route along the city walls from 12-13 (see special symbol on the maps) and following the Shropshire Union canal for a while from 13-14.

You can cool down after the finish by following the road from the finish west to The Groves to enjoy the river DEE, the suspension bridge (the 1922 bridge replaced the original 1852 bridge) and the Old Dee bridge which dates from the 1350s although there was a crossing there from Roman times. There is a further bridge across the Dee in Chester (not on this map) opened in 1833. When completed, it was the longest single-span arch bridge in the world - a title that it retained for 30 years.
Event 7 - Venice Map
Question Sheet
We've splashed out on this one. International travel - no problemo.
Event 6 - Halifax Map
Question Sheet
Control Descriptions
This week's planner is Steve Ingleby and we are grateful to Jean Lochhead at East Pennine Orienteering Club for getting permission for us to use their club's map. Some DEEsiders went to this event so it will be interesting to see how well you get on......
Event 5 - Coventry Map
Question Sheet
We are heading for Coventry thanks to DEE's Jean Payne for planning and to mapper Bruce Bryant of Octavian Droobers for permission to use his map.
The event was just last year so, if you went, you may find it interesting to try a different course or you can see if you remember how you tackled the trickier controls.
In planning and controlling the course, Jean and I fell foul of the multiple versions of Street View again. Hence you will note that the questions sheets sometimes tell you which version you need to be on to find the answer.
Also please be aware that if the question says "near the control circle", the object may be some distance away.
Event 4 - Lincoln Map
RouteGadget
Control Descriptions
Question Sheet
Planner - LOG (to whom many thanks) and Norman Hall
Event 3 - Liverpool Part 1 Map
Part 2 Map
Question Sheet
Planner - Graham Nilsen
Controller - Anna Nilsen
Event 2 - Barcelona Virtual O Map
Virtual O Map Zoom Control 16-Finish
Question Sheet