Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race
What a great turnout we had today even though the weather wasn't brilliant. We chose to increase the number of entry slots (we were limited by the number of dibbers) in the last couple of days and that was a good decision with a late surge of entries (with two within 45 minutes of closing at midnight).
The longer of Caroline's courses were surprisingly challenging in such a small area with a few controls on the Long being particularly well-hidden.
We hope to see you all at our final Park-O event at Hinchingbrooke Country Park on 26th June. Keep an eye on our site for the dates of our 2021-2022 Park-O series.
Pre Event Info
- Postcode: CB1 8DW *
- Lat,Lng: 52.18458,0.16776
- Grid Ref:
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
* Postcodes are not very precise in some areas, so don't rely on them for an exact location.
Park-O Series Info
Our Park-O events are an easy way for juniors and adults to try orienteering. Based in parks around Cambridge, each Park-O takes place on a Saturday afternoon 1pm-3pm once a month during the school year.
What happens at Park-O? Click here to find out
Directions / Parking
There is a small, free car park at the entrance to the park. If you live locally, it would be helpful if you could walk / cycle / catch the bus.
In case the car park is full, parking is also available on the residential streets nearby.
Registration will be close to the car park.
Nearest Postcode: CB1 8DW.
Short ~ 1km Very easy
Medium ~ 2km Easy
Long ~ 3km Medium
Please maintain social distancing throughout the event, moving away from controls as soon as you have dibbed and waiting for others to move away from the controls before you dib.
For entry fees, See Park-O page.
You must pre-register to take part in this event, which you need to do at WAOC entries at oentry.uk. Entries will open a few weeks before the event.
You will be allocated a hire dibber, if you do not have one, and you may choose your preferred start block time. No payment is required until you turn up for the event.
We cannot accept entries on the day due to the need to comply with coronavirus distancing guidelines and British Orienteering policy.
If you haven't been before, please read the information on our Park-O page so that you know what to do - we will have officials around to help if needed.
Registration and Start Times
We cannot accept entries on the day. You must pre-register on-line to book a start slot between 1pm and 3pm.
You will need to allow enough time before your start time to collect your dibber and pay, and get ready- probably about 20 minutes before you start.
Starts will operate between 1pm and 3pm but please only come to the start in your 15 minute window.
Please note that courses close at 3:30pm. If you wish to do the long course, you need to start by 2:30pm, unless you have sufficient experience that you will be able to finish before 3:30pm
Terrain and map details
Courses are within the parkland surrounding the hall. Map scale is 1:2500. Maps are A4 size, professionally printed on waterproof paper. Control descriptions on maps only.
There are public toilets situated near the paddling pool.
More about Park-O
Our Park-O events are an easy way for juniors and adults to try orienteering. Based in parks around Cambridge, each Park-O takes place on a Saturday afternoon 1pm-3pm once a month during the school year. It’s a great way to enjoy the local parks and our friendly volunteers will help you choose the course right for you and get you started. Read more at https://www.waoc.org.uk/events/parko
People should NOT attend any this or any orienteering event:
- If they are unwell with a cough, fever or other respiratory symptoms.
- If they have been in close contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 until they have completed the prescribed quarantine period, even if they are completely symptom free.
- If they have returned from any overseas country until they have completed the self-quarantine period for 14 days, even if they are symptom free.
- If they are undergoing COVID-19 testing, until they have received negative results and are symptom free.
- If they have been advised to stay at home by a health professional.
If you have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace because you are a contact of a known COVID-19 case, do not exercise outside your own home or garden and do not exercise with others. We also advise competitors who fit within the higher at-risk groups to take particular care and/or make decisions on attendance with due consideration to the risks associated with COVID-19.