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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Park-OCherry Hinton Hall ParkSat 12 March, 2022

Near: Cambridge
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race

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We were really pleased with the turnout today and we can't blame you, the weather was lovely. Caroline's courses again made great use of this small area and it was good to see so many smiling faces.

For the first time since COVID, the number of on-the-day entries vastly outweighed the number of pre-entries. If you can pre-enter, it will speed up registration for you next time (and makes things easier on our download team). It also helps us judge the number of maps to print; sorry if we had to take your map off you today for someone else to use.

Another 14 Park-O passports were given out today, remember to ask for your gift once you have 5 stamps. There's only 2 more Park-Os in this school year, but your number of events will carry over. When the next set of Park-Os begin after the summer, you'll get a new passport, but you'll keep the same number.

We look forward to seeing you at Coldham's Common in May.

Pre Event Info

Location Info

* Postcodes are not very precise in some areas, so don't rely on them for an exact location.

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.

Course Information

Courses available

Short     ~ 1km Very easy 

Medium ~ 2km Easy 

Long      ~ 3km Medium

Entry Details

For entry fees, See Park-O page.

In order to ensure an entry, you may pre-register to take part in this event, which you can do at WAOC entries at oentry.uk (Entries open one month before the event).

You will be allocated a hire dibber, if you do not have one, which you can pick up in the "fast-track" registration lane. No payment is required until you turn up for the event.

We will also accept entries on the day, just turn up any time between 1pm and 2:45 pm, but bear in mind it make take longer to process your entry at registration.

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

Starts will operate between 1pm and 3pm.

Registration will be open for entry on the day and for hire dibber collection, from 1pm to around 2:55pm. If you are planning to run toward the end of the start period please remember to give yourself time to register and get ready to start by 3pm absolute latest.

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.

Guidance for beginners available from Registration. First Aid will be located at Download. There are toilets available within the park.