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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Park-OColdhams CommonSat 11 January, 2020

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



We hope you enjoyed your runs on Coldhams Common today. Caroline managed to include a couple of tricky legs in her courses, to test you, even though the area is very open in the main.

We were very pleased by the turnout, and we would like to thank once again those who donated their maps for re-use when we ran short.

We look forward to seeing you again at our next Park-O, at Wimpole Hall on 22nd Feb, or at our forest events in Mildenhall Woods on 16th Feb and Rowney Warren on 8th March.

Pre Event Info

Location Info

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

First Park-O of 2020. Happy New Year!

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

Park-O How-to Guide

Read more about this series

Directions / Parking

Our welcome/registration desk will be in Abbey Sports Centre in Studio 2. Cycle parking just outside the main entrance. Car parking is in the main sports centre car park (free, 200 spaces).

Postcode for Satnav: CB5 8NT.

Grateful thanks to Cambridge City Council for letting us explore the common in this way.

Course Information

We always offer the following 3 courses at each Park-O event:

  • Short     ~ 1km Very easy   (Comparable to a "White" course at a regular O event)
  • Medium ~ 2km Easy           (Comparable to a "Yellow" course at a regular O event)
  • Long      ~ 3km Medium      

Sometimes we may add an Extra Long course, which would be similar technically to the Long course, but maybe 5km distance.

If you want to know more about how we grade courses as "Easy", "Medium" etc., look for the "Colour Coded Course Standards" section in our beginners' guide.

Entry Details

Adults (21ys+)£4
Family Groups£5
Second runs (when available)

Registration & Start Times

Park-O events are on a Saturday, and run between 1pm and 3pm. Unless otherwise specified for an event, the entry details and available courses are as shown below.