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Orienteering Events

We are planning a series of mostly park-based events on Thursday evenings starting on 8 July and are aiming, subject to permissions, for at least six events running into early September. Watch this space!

Nine MapRun courses are still abailable for you: Caldy, Snidley Moor (the non-steep part of Frodsham Hill), Thurstaston, Runcorn Hill, Eastham, Ainsdale, 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
Thursday
12 August
2021
Stadt Moers Park, Whiston

Thursday Summer Evening Two-Part Sprint

Organiser: Graham Nilsen ()

First run starts 18:00-18:45

Full event details here.

British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct here

Entry Form here. Please complete, save, and send as attachment to Graham Nilsen ()

Saturday
21 August
2021
Skelmersdale

British Sprint Relay Championships

Day 1 of the British Sprint Championships Weekend

Organiser: Norman Hall () tel. 01695 422919

Starts from 13:00. Norman will need helpers:

  • From 9.00am on the day for the early jobs which involve arena and car park setup (put up tents, taped fencing, signage, etc).
  • Running the event - Bib and dibber Issue, Map Issue and Punch Entry Check. Lane, Handover, Finish and Map Collection Marshals.
  • Parking Marshals will be needed as we are using a grassed area adjacent to the Event Arena.
  • We will also require helpers willing to be out on the courses to patrol control points for security.

For those wanting to run in a team at the event, there will always be jobs available for runners to do before or after they have run. If you want to run in a DEE Sprint Relay Team, please contact Club Captain Mike Smithard () .

If you are able to help at this event, or at the Individual Sprint Championships on Sunday, please contact Norman () tel. 01695 422919 as soon as possible.

Sunday
22 August
2021
Skelmersdale

British Sprint Individual Championships

Day 2 of the British Sprint Championships Weekend

Organiser: MDOC

Saturday
9 October
2021
DEE Urban Weekend Park Sprint

Queen's Park, Crewe

Saturday
9 October
2021
DEE Urban Weekend Night Sprint

Reaseheath College nr Nantwich

Sunday
10 October
2021
DEE Urban Weekend Urban Race (UKUL)

Northwich

Self-timed orienteering in terrain
Delamere Barnes Bridge

Covid Alert Level:
National lockdown rules

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

Covid Alert Level:
National lockdown rules

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

Covid Alert Level:
National lockdown rules

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

Covid Alert Level:
National lockdown rules

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

Covid Alert Level:
National lockdown rules

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

Covid Alert Level:
National lockdown rules

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 12 April 2021 Ainsdale Dunes

Covid Alert Level:
National lockdown rules

Revised maps uploaded Sunday 16:10 !!!

Long course 1:7500 map 5.3km
Short course 1:7500 map 2.5km
Long course 1:10000 map 5.3km
Short course 1:10000 map 2.5km
Event Details

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

Questions about the event to Norman Hall

from 5 April 2021 Runcorn Hill

Covid Alert Level:
National lockdown rules

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

Covid Alert Level:
National lockdown rules

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

Covid Alert Level:
National lockdown rules

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

Covid Alert Level:
National lockdown rules

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

Covid Alert Level:
National lockdown rules

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

Covid Alert Level:
National lockdown rules

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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

Covid Alert Level:
National lockdown rules

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

Covid Alert Level:
National lockdown rules

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

Covid Alert Level:
National lockdown rules

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

Covid Alert Level:
National lockdown rules

Activity details here
Map here
Question Sheet here

Frodsham Streets Activity

Covid Alert Level:
National lockdown rules

Activity details here
Map here
Question Sheet here

Chester NNE Streets Activity

Covid Alert Level:
National lockdown rules

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