Enter the University campus via the south gate from University Boulevard A6005. NB This entrance is only accessible from the eastbound side of the road. If travelling westwards from the ring road / city you must turn left at traffic lights following the signs for the Tennis Centre then right to cross back onto the eastbound carriageway.
Nearest Postcode for SatNav: (of necessity may not be very close)
Follow orienteering signs to park in one of the University car parks as directed by NOC helpers. Only event officials will be allowed to park in the car parks close to the Lakeside Arts Centre so that public users of the park may use these parking places
Beginners: ... help here
This event is suitable for beginners.
Beginner courses are always Entry-On-Day - there is no pre-booking.
You only need to come prepared for a walk or run in the park/woods.
We like to help newcomers to get started. Please email to let us know
that you are coming and we will allocate someone to help you.
Courses are in accordance with the EMOA Urban League 2019. Adult participants may run any course but will only be competitive for the Urban League if they run the course for their age class.
Course 1: M Open
Course 2: M Vet 40+; W Open
Course 3: M Supervet 55+; W Vet 40+
Course 4: M Ultravet 65+; W Supervet 55+
Course 5: W Ultravet 65+
Course 6: M & W 16-
Course 7: M & W 12-
10.00 to 12.00
10.30 to 12.15
Courses close 2.00pm
Leafy University campus with adjacent inner city parkland. More grass underfoot than hard surface.
Timing is by SportIdent
Contactless punching is enabled for those with SIACs.
Everybody must punch conventionally at the Start and Finish.
Courses Overprinted on Waterproof paper
Permitted but must be kept on a lead around the registration area
Toilets available within site buildings
You must follow the orienteering signs to the parking area and then follow the taped route to Registration near the Lakeside Arts Centre. Please do NOT park elsewhere or you may be in the competition area and be disqualified.
Registration, start and finish are close to the Lakeside Arts Centre where there are toilets and a café. A children’s play area is close by.
Courses are likely to cross steep slopes, woodland and more than 75% on grass so shoes with good grip (e.g. fell type shoes) advised but no dobs or spikes.
Traffic speed on the campus is restricted but take care crossing roads and parking areas.
Watch out for bikes, especially on hilly paths where cyclists may go quickly.
Some of the lake is not fenced; children should stay on the paths.
There are some large crags and impassable walls which are marked on the map with thick black lines. These are fenced along the top.
Please check that you know the symbols for areas / features which you are not allowed the cross. There will be a poster in the start area to show these symbols.
Competitors take part at their own risk.
It is recommended that whistles are carried.
Once you have started a course it is a rule that you don't leave the event without reporting to a download official even if you retire.
The Competitor Safety Slip can be downloaded and brought to registration
if you wish to leave medical or emergency contact details. You may place in a sealed envelope. The slip will be only accessible to the organiser or first aiders and will be destroyed after the event.
Adults - £7
Students - £3
Juniors - £3
SportIdent Hire - £2 for SIAC
- Hilary Palmer
- Richard Robinson
- Paul Morris