POTOC Events

POTOC host a range of local events throughout the year. These events are perfect for beginners and club orienteers of different standards.

The events listed below are open to everyone, so why not come along and give orienteering a try? There are always plenty of people who will be on hand to offer advice and support should it be required.

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Event details for the calendar year are shown below.


Leek - Late Summer Urban Series

Leek UrbanDate : Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Time : 18.30ish to 19.15

Post Code : ST13 5DS (Meet on the Market Street car park)

https://goo.gl/maps/httTGkGMFn72 - Google Maps Link

Format: 45 min score event, with 10 points for each control located. Control Sites are located at a feature on the map , eg Road Junction and will be positioned where a lamp post is located. This event will use an OCAD urban map and existing numbers on lamp post. This is a chance to get some map practice before the Hanley Urban event. The competitor has to note down the NUMBER each time a control is located. This will be on the back of the map next to the Control Descriptions. Registration will be from the planners vehicle, with the Start and Finish very close or at the Vehicle .

Cost : Free

Event Information : These activities are FREE to enter and open to everyone. Close to the date please let the club know if you intend to attend . Notification will reserve a map , however a few spares will be printed. You can do this via our contact page or via the Facebook event for this activity. Under 16's need to be accompanied by an adult. Participants will be expected to bring a pen and wear a High Viz top. No results will be published to conform with BOF rules, however an informal list of scores will be shared post event.


Burslem Park - Late Summer Urban Series

Date : Wednesday 29th August 2018

Time : 18.30ish to 19.15

Post Code : ST6 1JA (Start from the South part of Park Road)

https://goo.gl/maps/m9T7d2NFxsS2 - Google Maps Link

Format: 45 min score event, with 10 points for each control located. Control Sites are located at a feature on the map , eg Road Junction and will be positioned where a small bright sticker can be attached on a prominent feature such as a Lamppost .Each sticker will have a control Identification LETTER and code NUMBER. The competitor has to note down the NUMBER each time a control is located. This will be on the back of the map next to the Control Descriptions. Registration will be from the planners vehicle, with the Start and Finish very close or at the Vehicle .

Cost : Free

Event Information : These activities are FREE to enter and open to everyone. Close to the date please let the club know if you intend to attend . Notification will reserve a map , however a few spares will be printed. You can do this via our contact page or via the Facebook event for this activity. Under 16's need to be accompanied by an adult. Participants will be expected to bring a pen and wear a High Viz top. No results will be published to conform with BOF rules, however an informal list of scores will be shared post event.


Biddulph - Late Summer Urban Series

Date : Wednesday 5th Sept 2018

Time : 18.30ish to 19.15

Post Code : ST8 6AG (Meet on the Town Centre car-park adjacent to Home Bargains)

https://goo.gl/maps/zQNtVnmnM8H2 - Google Maps Link

Format: 45 min score event, with 10 points for each control located. Control Sites are located at a feature on the map , eg Road Junction and will be positioned where a small bright sticker can be attached on a prominent feature such as a Lamppost .Each sticker will have a control Identification LETTER and code NUMBER. The competitor has to note down the NUMBER each time a control is located. This will be on the back of the map next to the Control Descriptions. Registration will be from the planners vehicle, with the Start and Finish very close or at the Vehicle .

Cost : Free

Event Information : These activities are FREE to enter and open to everyone. Close to the date please let the club know if you intend to attend . Notification will reserve a map , however a few spares will be printed. You can do this via our contact page or via the Facebook event for this activity. Under 16's need to be accompanied by an adult. Participants will be expected to bring a pen and wear a High Viz top. No results will be published to conform with BOF rules, however an informal list of scores will be shared post event.


POTOC Hanley Urban Orienteering EventHanley Urban Event – A Regional Event being part of the 2018 UK Urban Orienteering League

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[Click Here to Enter Online Via Fabian4]

Date : Sunday 9th September

Registration Time : 10am - 12pm

Start Time : 10.30am - 12.30pm

Post Code : ST1 6BB

Typical Courses Available: Seven Courses based on the normal UKUL age classes

Cost :

Pre-Entry via Fabian4

Seniors £8 (+£2 for non-BOF members)  Juniors £2.50

EOD

Seniors £10 (+£2 for non-BOF members)  Juniors £3

Event Information :

Parking and Assembly is in Central Forest Park, Hanley

Start times are not being allocated and competitors go to start when ready

The main start is 500m from car Park, and Juniors adjacent to car park

Directions:

From City Centre, take the B5047 Town Road off the A50 Potteries Way towards Smallthorne, Central Forest Park is a short way on the left. It can easily be reached on foot from the City Centre or by one of the many buses that run along Chell Street. The park has National Cycle Network Route no. 55 running through the centre, and links with the Burslem to Cobridge greenway to the North and the NCN Route 5 to the South. There is a car park off Chell Street, by the lake. Grid Ref=SJ887481 (Sheet 118)

Bus services:
6, 6A every 10 minutes.
8, 8A every 10 minutes.
18 every 20 minutes.

Junior Courses – M/W 10, 12, 14 and 16 will be entirely within Central Forest Park and therefore traffic free.

Entry:

Pre-entry via www.fabian4.co.uk  Entries will close at midnight on Sunday 2nd September.

Limited entries on the day (at a premium rate) whilst map stocks last.

Controls will be enabled to work with touch free (SIAC) dibbers as well as the standard punching variety.

Planners : Martin Pigott and Brenda Morgan

Organisers : John Heaton and John Pigott


Berryhill Fields (TBC)

Date : Saturday 13th October 2018

Time : 10am - 12pm

Post Code :

Typical Courses Available: Easy, Moderate, Short Hard, Long Hard

Cost :

£5 adults, £2.50 concessions

(£1 discount for POTOC members)

Event Information :

You can download a registration form, complete and bring with you via this link. This is optional as you can complete on the form at the event should you wish.


Stone or Downs Banks

Date : Saturday 10th November 2018

Time : 10am - 12pm

Post Code :

Typical Courses Available: Easy, Moderate, Short Hard, Long Hard

Cost :

£5 adults, £2.50 concessions

(£1 discount for POTOC members)

Event Information :

You can download a registration form, complete and bring with you via this link. This is optional as you can complete on the form at the event should you wish.


 

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Leek - Late Summer Urban Series

Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Sat Nav: ST13 5DS

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Permanent Courses

Why not try out orienteering at one of our permanent courses?

We have courses at:

  • Apedale
  • Bathpool Park
  • Biddulph Grange
  • Brough Park
  • Downs Banks
  • Ladderedge
  • Hanley Forest Park

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