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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Park-OTrumpington MeadowsSat 22 October, 2022

Near: Trumpington
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

A fun orienteering event aimed at juniors and novice adults. Held on Trumpington Meadows and also using paths in the adjacent woodland of Byrons Pool Nature Reserve. Starts will run between 1pm and 3pm.

To book a pre-entry, go to oentry.uk (no payment necessary until you turn up on the day). Pre-entry is now open for this event. Entry on the day will also be available.

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

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, and then the Sainsbury's Local. When you reach the park, turn right and head north along the edge of the park until you reach the path heading west (left) toward Byron's Pool.   You should see our banner and tents just in front of the wooded area.

There are toilets at the Park and Ride.

If you are arriving by on foot or by bike, from the main road into the Trumpington Meadows estate, follow the brown pedestrian signs to Trumpington meadows, along Consort Ave and then Charger Road. When you reach the park keep on along the path then turn left towards Byrons Pool and you should see our banner. 

Course Information

Courses available

Short     ~ 1km Very easy 

Medium ~ 2km Easy 

Long      ~ 3km Medium

Entry Details

For entry fees, See Park-O page.

In order to ensure an entry, you may pre-register to take part in this event, which you can do at WAOC entries at oentry.uk (Entries open one month before the event date).

You will be allocated a hire dibber, if you do not have one, which you can pick up in the "fast-track" registration lane. No payment is required until you turn up for the event.

We will also accept entries on the day, just turn up any time between 1pm and 2:45 pm, but bear in mind it make take longer to process your entry at registration.

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

Starts will operate between 1pm and 3pm.

Registration will be open for entry on the day and for hire dibber collection, from 1pm to around 2:55pm. If you are planning to run toward the end of the start period please remember to give yourself time to register and get ready to start by 3pm absolute latest.

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

Course maps are A4 size, printed on waterproof paper.

Please park in Trumpington Park and Ride car park.

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.

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.