Upcoming 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.

New to Orienteering? Want to know more? Click Here to learn more about the sport and how to get involved.

 

Event details for the calendar year are shown below

22
Sep
2019

Whitfield Valley (Relays)

22-09-2019 10:00 am -12:00 pm
See Attachment
Whitfield Valley (Relays)

This years Relays are being held on 22nd September at Whitfield Valley, Stoke-on-Trent.

The entries as usual will be through the Club Captains. The Postcode of the Car Park and closest one to assembly area is ST6 1NG.

The area is close to A53 , 9 Miles from J15 of M6. Courses as per WMOA rules, found on WMOA website.

Final details and how to register can be found in the attachment below.

Download Final Details

12
Oct
2019

Westport Lake MapRun

12-10-2019 10:00 am -12:00 pm
FREE
Westport Lake MapRun

Come and join us for this FREE MAPRUN event!

Maprun Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire offers a new dimension to running – getting you out and about and exploring the towns throughout the county and beyond. Rather than running the same route every day, challenge yourself to visit any number of checkpoint locations and return back to the starting point as quickly as you can! Our free smartphone app will automatically record each site you visit, and at the end will upload your result so you can compare your performance against everyone else. Come back again and try a different route next time to optimise your time!

Maprun has no infrastructure on the ground – all you need is a smartphone and perhaps a print of the map; it’s a time trial rather than a race so you can run any course, any time you want!

Maprun is a run where you decide the route!

  • You have 45 minutes, and a map upto 30 checkpoints to visit.
  • Your goal: to score points by visiting checkpoints. Score as many points as you can, and get back to the start within the time limit.
  • You can choose which checkpoints to visit, in any order, via any route.

Speed is an advantage, but the fastest runner won’t necessarily come out on top. It’ll take smart planning to find the shortest route worth the most points.

How does it work?

Your route is recorded by the free Maprun app, available for Android and iPhone.

  • The app automatically records each checkpoint you visit: it will bleep to tell you it has registered.
  • You can use the map provided on the app, or print a paper map and store your phone away.
  • Once you’ve finished, the app will upload your route, so you can compare your results with everyone else.

See MAPRUN Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire page for help setting yourself up and how to download the MAPRUN app.

YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR THIS ACTIVITY VIA THE FORM BELOW. REGISTRATION IS FREE AND ENABLES US TO ENSURE THAT A MAP IS PRINTED OFF FOR YOU*. IT IS A REALLY QUICK AND EASY REGISTRATION FORM.

*The MAPRUN app is best used to record your route, controls visited and overall time and score. We recommend placing your phone in your pocket or holder and run following a paper map. It is possible to run following the digital map on screen, if you prefer this option.

19
Oct
2019

Tunstall Town Centre MapRun

19-10-2019 10:00 am -12:00 pm
FREE
Tunstall Town Centre MapRun

Come and join us for this FREE MAPRUN event!

Maprun Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire offers a new dimension to running – getting you out and about and exploring the towns throughout the county and beyond. Rather than running the same route every day, challenge yourself to visit any number of checkpoint locations and return back to the starting point as quickly as you can! Our free smartphone app will automatically record each site you visit, and at the end will upload your result so you can compare your performance against everyone else. Come back again and try a different route next time to optimise your time!

Maprun has no infrastructure on the ground – all you need is a smartphone and perhaps a print of the map; it’s a time trial rather than a race so you can run any course, any time you want!

Maprun is a run where you decide the route!

  • You have 45 minutes, and a map upto 30 checkpoints to visit.
  • Your goal: to score points by visiting checkpoints. Score as many points as you can, and get back to the start within the time limit.
  • You can choose which checkpoints to visit, in any order, via any route.

Speed is an advantage, but the fastest runner won’t necessarily come out on top. It’ll take smart planning to find the shortest route worth the most points.

How does it work?

Your route is recorded by the free Maprun app, available for Android and iPhone.

  • The app automatically records each checkpoint you visit: it will bleep to tell you it has registered.
  • You can use the map provided on the app, or print a paper map and store your phone away.
  • Once you’ve finished, the app will upload your route, so you can compare your results with everyone else.

See MAPRUN Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire page for help setting yourself up and how to download the MAPRUN app.

YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR THIS ACTIVITY VIA THE FORM BELOW. REGISTRATION IS FREE AND ENABLES US TO ENSURE THAT A MAP IS PRINTED OFF FOR YOU*. IT IS A REALLY QUICK AND EASY REGISTRATION FORM.

*The MAPRUN app is best used to record your route, controls visited and overall time and score. We recommend placing your phone in your pocket or holder and run following a paper map. It is possible to run following the digital map on screen, if you prefer this option.

03
Nov
2019

Leek Urban

03-11-2019 10:00 am -12:00 pm
£8.50 Seniors, £2.50 Juniors
Leek Urban

Leek Urban Race

Level C

Sunday 3rd November 2019

 Potteries Orienteering Club invites you to an urban race in the historic market town of Leek. This will be event 5 of the 2019 West Midlands Urban League. Leek is described glowingly as the ‘Queen of the Moorlands’ and sits on the edge of the Peak District.

Location:     Brough Park, Leek, Staffordshire,

                      ST13 6AT.

 

Directions:   From Stoke follow the A53 to Leek. Go straight through the town centre and 3 sets of traffic lights into Ball Haye Road. At the bottom of the hill turn left into Vicarage Road car park which is free on Sundays. Registration is a short walk from parking at the 5th Leek Scout HQ, adjacent to the leisure centre.

 

Car Park:     Vicarage road car park. Hard standing. No fee. Google Maps Link

 

Courses:      Standard range of 7 courses for the WM Urban League. Junior courses will remain mostly in Brough Park with a few controls in the adjacent housing estate.

 

Terrain:        Typical urban mix of tarmac and grass surfaces.

 

Map:            A3 1:5000 , Junior A4 1:5000.

 

Punching:    Sportident. Controls will be enabled to work with touchfree (SIAC) dibbers as well as standard ones. Standard only SI card hire £1. Lost hire cards charged at £30.

 

Entries:        Pre-Entry via www.fabian4.co.uk. Entries will close at midnight Thur 31st October.

 

Fees:            Pre-Entry: Seniors £8.50 (+£2 for non-BOF members) Juniors £2.50

                    EOD : Seniors £10.00 (+2 for non-BOF members) Juniors £3.00

 

Times:         EOD Registration from 10:00.  Starts 10:30 - 12:30.

 

Assembly:   Enquiries, Registration, Download, all inside Scout HQ. Toilets in leisure centre.

 

Start:           Short walk from leisure centre.     Finish: Short walk from leisure centre.

 

Safety:         Competitors take part at their own risk.  Whistles must be carried.

 

Organiser:   Graham Pigott (POTOC)

Planner:       Martin Pigott (POTOC)

Controller:   Clive Richardson (WRE).

 

Website:      www.potoc.co.uk

23
Nov
2019

Downs Banks

23-11-2019 10:00 am -12:00 pm
£5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Downs Banks

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.

POTOC members receive a £1 discount on the event advertised cost. You can find out how to Become a POTOC Member here.

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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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