Perry Wood Summer Series event

Sun 15 Jul 2018

First of the summer 'foot O' events for all

Type of event: Local, Score
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Sun 17 Jun

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Selling

Directions / Parking

Perry Wood car park. Postcode ME13 9RN is just west of the crossroads at the centre of the Wood. The car park is a few metres east of the crossroads.

Registration & Start Times

Registration 10.00-11.00

Mass start of score event at 11.30

Courses close at 1pm - you must report back by this time.

Course Information

45 and 60 minute 'score' course. Visit as many of the controls (check points) as you can in the time allowed. 

At this series of events we are offering free coaching before the event starts from 10.15-11.00. People wanting to take advantage of this to register close to 10 so they can get to coaching point ready to start the session. Beginners and improvers welcome.

Course info

20 controls (checkpoints) will be positioned on features in the Wood - paths, depressions, earthwalls etc. These will be marked on the map supplied, with a description of the feature each control is on.

45 minute ‘Score’ format for beginners and improvers – How many can you find in 45 minutes? No worries if you can't locate a control - move on to another one. Controls can be visited in any order. No lateness penalty.

60 minute ‘Score’ race for experienced orienteers – 10 points per control. Controls may be taken in any order, but note the Bonus points opportunity! 10 Bonus points when consecutive controls are on the same feature, eg. control sequence 96(depression)-97(depression)-95(depression) scores 50 points (3 x 10 points plus 2 x 10 points bonus). Lateness penalty 10 points per minute/part-minute beyond 60 minutes

Courses close at 1pm - you must report back by this time, so we know everyone has returned.

Explanation of Score courses

You don't have to visit all the controls! There is usually a time limit, instead of a set course. Points are scored for visiting controls, and deducted for finishing over the time limit. You decide which controls to visit, and in which sequence. Sometimes controls have different points values. You will need to carry a watch or phone, so you know how long you have been out.

Entry Details

Entry on the day only. Please let the organiser know if you are coming and if you want to take part in the coaching session so we can print sufficient maps.

Individual adults £5

Individual juniors £2

Dibber hire £1

If you take part as a group (2 or more) £10. This will include a map for every member of the group plus dibber (recording chip) hire

Coaching is free.

Terrain Description

Perry Wood has undulating terrain, with natural and man-made contour features, and a network of paths. Mixed forest types – note that in the summer, bracken and other undergrowth is present. Full leg covering (eg tracksters, jogging bottoms) strongly recommended.

Dogs allowed?

Dogs allowed under control in the woodland

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Mark Glaisher

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, 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 competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance

Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.

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