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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Park-OMilton Country ParkSat 14 September, 2019

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



It was great to have such a good turnout today in such lovely weather. There were lots of new things from our point of view ranging from a new computer and printer through to the introduction of the Park-O passport, so we are sorry for any delays or queues while some teething problems were sorted out. The passports proved very popular and please remember to bring your passport (or at least remember your number!) to future Park-O events; it will really speed up filling in the forms (for you) and entering the entries on the computer (for us). Plus you can carry on collecting your stamps!

Thank you to Caroline for the courses as well as all our helpers today. As the event clashed with the British Sprint Championships in Loughborough, we were slightly understaffed, so everyone put in sterling work today especially with all the new things.

The results are slightly different from normal to allow us to run a schools' league at Park-O events in this academic year. Age classes beginning with B or G are school years (e.g. B5 is a boy in year 5). Age classes beginning with W or M are standard orienteering classes (e.g. M45 is a male between 45 and 49 at the end of the calendar year and W14 is a girl aged 13 or 14 at the end of the calendar year). The Club column will either be a school code or an orienteering club. Where the competitor is a member of a club (e.g. WAOC) as well as a school child, the School column should be their school code. If the School column is empty, the Club column should contain the school code.

Pre Event Info

Location Info

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

A fun orienteering event aimed at juniors and inexperienced adults in beautiful Milton Country Park. Have a go between 1pm and 3pm. The first in our Autumn 2019 Park-O series.

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

Milton Country Park, Milton, near Cambridge.  Postcode for Sat Nav: CB24 6AZ  

From the A14: Take junction 33 signed Milton/ A10.  Take the Milton exit from the A10/A14 roundabout down into the village. At the Tesco roundabout turn right to drive through a small industrial estate.  The car park entrance can be found at the end of this road.  We will be near the café.

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 and Start Times

Registration and starts between 1pm and 3pm.

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.

Junior training will take place for WAOC juniors before the Park-O. – this is an excellent way for children to learn some introductory orienteering techniques as well as get to know other juniors starting the sport. If you would like your juniors to join in, please contact Helen on If you wish to join WAOC to take advantage of this, please see our membership section for details on how to join.

There is a Café at the visitor centre. Toilets are available near the car park. You must pay the normal car parking charge if using the car park.

Guidance for beginners available from Registration. First Aid will be located at Download.