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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Park-OTrumpington MeadowsSat 19 September, 2020

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.

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

Read more about this series

Directions / Parking

For those of you coming by car, we suggest you park at Trumpington Park and Ride in the corner near the John Lewis pick-up building. Then please walk from the corner of the Park and Ride near the John Lewis building, along Kestrel Rise passing by Trumpington Meadows Primary School, past the Sainsburys Local and continue straight on until you reach the edge of the park where you will see the WAOC banner. There are toilets at the park and ride.

If you are arriving by on foot or by bike, make your way to the Sainsbury's Local on Osprey Drive, CB2 9AY, from where you should be able to see our banner at the edge of the park.

Course Information

For all University students, please note that this area is under embargo for those intending to take part in the BUCS orienteering competition in March 2021. Anybody entering this Park-O event will not be able to run competitively at BUCS 2021.

Courses available

Short     ~ 1km Very easy
Medium ~ 2km Easy
Long      ~ 3km Medium

Entry Details

See Park-O page

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.

Acknowledgements

We are grateful to The Cambridgeshire Wildlife Trust for allowing us to run this event at the Trumpington Meadows nature reserve, and also to Cambridge City Council for their permission to use the Byron's Pool area.

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 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.

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.

Photography:

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.