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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Park-OMilton Country ParkSat 10 October, 2020

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



Wow. Sorry for the delay uploading the results, but the later starters will understand why. It was torrential. The computers had to be packed up before everyone had returned and then needed to be dried out thoroughly before downloading the final few dibbers. Thank you so much to our brilliant helpers today under challenging circumstances.

We hope you all enjoyed your runs today. Caroline's courses took full advantage of the area and people running the Long course will have found it quite a bit more challenging than our previous Park-O at Trumpington. While there are some very fast times, newcomers should remember that, because there are so few events at the moment, there are quite a lot more experienced orienteers coming to Park-O just to to get the opportunity to run. Bearing that in mind, it is great to see so many Park-O regulars coming with their passports and getting some really good times.

Because of Park-O being so popular at the moment, our next event at Therfield Heath on 21st November has been extended to include a full range of courses for beginners through to experienced orienteers (including some significantly longer than those seen at Park-O). This is very much still a Park-O event though and we hope to see our regulars (and any newcomers!) travelling to Royston to take part.

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. Starts will run between 1pm and 3pm.

You must pre-register - there will be NO entry on the day.

To book a start time, go to Entries are now open.

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

Courses available

Short     ~ 1km Very easy 

Medium ~ 2km Easy 

Long      ~ 3km Medium

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

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.

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.

Registration and Start Times

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.


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.


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.

We expect you to abide by British Orienteering's Code of Conduct for Participants.