Directions / Parking
At the Great Lyde pub car park. There is also plenty of parking on the residential streets adjacent, especially immediately south of the pub.
Two courses are offered, Long and Short, using exactly the same controls.
Both are "Score" courses, meaning there isn't a set order to the controls you visit.
Short Score- the order of the controls you want to visit is entirely up to you.
Long Score- odds and evens format used. That is, there are two sets of controls, odd numbered controls and even numbered ones, one set tackled after the other. Once you switch to the second set, you cannot go back to the first set. The control circles on the map are coloured red on one set and blue on the other. The colours are meaningful only for the Long score.
The optimum routes are typically between 7.5 and 10 km for the long and 6 to 7.5 km for the short.
Each course has a time limit of 50 minutes.
Points will be deducted at a rate of 30 points per minute for each minute or part minute you're late back.
Points values for controls are variable and denoted by the first number of the control, e.g. 62 scores 60 points.
For those who took part in our QOADs series, the Long score uses essentially the same scoring system.
Link: more on the scoring systems
Please print off and fill in our standard registration form in advance (or email it to us) as we are trying to keep the event organisation low key.
Filling out a Registration form (link)
Ignore the boxes about 'SI' unless you are hiring a club phone, in which case fill in the details we usually request off those hiring SI dibbers.
£5 - for both adults and juniors with accompanying adult.
Headtorch hire (if required)- £1
Registration & Start Times
Start times from 17.00 to 19.00.
You effectively have a choice between running in partial daylight or in the dark.
Courses close at 20.00.
Good technical urban orienteering, with a proliferation of paths and parkland throughout.
Steps to the south.
Running shoes with a decent grip recommended. Only two controls located on grassy areas though (these are worth 70 points in total).
Gathering in the Great Lyde pub afterwards. It takes food orders up until 8.30pm and the kitchen closes at 9pm. There's no need to book a table. According to the pub manager Mike, the most reliable way to place order an order in advance is via a Facebook message.
More details about the map and photos of the Lyde area
Contacts / Officials
Planner & organiser: Jeff Pakes 01823 321900 website@