Skip to Content

West Anglian Orienteering Club

Park-OColdham's CommonSat 04 February, 2023

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

Location Info

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

Summary

Details will be posted here nearer the event date. In the meantime you can scroll down, to see some photos from our last Park-O here.

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


Entry Details

For entry fees, See Park-O page.

Entry on the day will be available, but it helps us if you pre-register (no payment is taken until you turn up on the day). To register, go on-line to WAOC entries at oentry.uk. Entries open one month before the event date.

If you haven't been to a Park-O 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

Please pre-register on-line at http://oentry.uk. Entries open one month before the event date. Entry on the day will also be available (subject to us having enough spare maps).

Payment is taken on the day, by cash or by card reader which accepts credit & debit cards, Apple Pay etc.

Starts will operate between 1pm and 3pm but please leave time to register and pay, and get ready, before going to the start.

Please note that courses close at 3:30pm. If you wish to do the long course (or extra-long), 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

Course 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 https://www.waoc.org.uk/events/parko

COVID-19

People should NOT attend any this or any orienteering event:

  • If they are unwell with a cough, fever or other respiratory symptoms.
  • If they are undergoing COVID-19 testing, until they have received negative results and are symptom free.
  • If they have been advised to isolate by a health professional.


Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A risk assessment is carried out by the organiser in advance of each event, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Insurance: Please note that if you have participated in three orienteering events/activities and not joined an orienteering club that is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

Privacy: 

WAOC process entrant information on the basis of legitimate interest to produce competition results, to provide participation and results information to British Orienteering, and we retain details for a period to meet our insurance requirements.  Published results may include (but not limited to) name, any club affiliation, race times and age group. Read our data protection page for further information about how we look after your personal information.

Taking Photographs:

In line with the policies of British Orienteering, the organisers of this event request that any person wishing to take photos or videos showing children should register their details with event volunteers before taking any such photos or videos. The event organisers reserve the right to ask people to refrain from taking photos or videos and may, if such warnings are ignored, refer the matter to the police.

Club's use of Images:

We may sometimes publish photographs of event participants in news items or publicity.  At events where we have arranged for photography we will advertise this at the event and in advance in the event details.  

We aim always to obtain the permissions of parent or responsible adult before we publish any picture showing a junior participant as the main focus. Although we cannot guarantee that an event photographer will not take photographs of any given individual, we will do our best to avoid publishing images of individuals who have told us they do not wish to be photographed.

Read our data protection page for further information about our policy on photography and use of images.

Photo Galleryclick/tap photos for a larger version