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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Park-OColdhams CommonSat 03 April, 2021

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



Wasn't it nice to get out into the open air after being cooped up? We hope you all enjoyed yourself today even if we had to do a bit of quick thinking early on when it turned out the entry list that had been printed out was from a previous event! Thanks to all the helpers and we look forward to seeing you on 24th at Lammas Land

Pre Event Info

Location Info

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

An Easter Park-O, and our first event after the winter lockdown!

UPDATE (18 March 2021)

Junior training will be on offer to WAOC juniors at this event. Please contact Helen by email if you are interested: chair "at"

You MUST pre-register for this event, so that we can comply with social distancing regulations. Registration is now open at

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 enquiries/hire dibber collection desk will be in or near Abbey Sports Centre. 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

Courses available

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.

Entry Details

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 Entries are open now. We can only accept a limited number of starters in each 15 minute window.

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 at to book a start slot between 1pm and 3pm.

On the day, please plan to arrive in good time for your start, but not too early. 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

Maps will be A4 sized, printed on waterproof paper.

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


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.