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SROC 23rd New Year Cracker

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Monday 1st January 2024

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Thursday 30th November 2023
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Sunday 31st December 2023 at 22:00
New Year Cracker odds and evens score; Classic score
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141 Participants
Entry Fees
Senior Member   £7.00   
Senior Non-Member   £8.00   
Junior / Student Member   £3.00   
Junior / Student Non-Member   £3.00   
Chris Roberts


Pre-entries are encouraged and will remain open on-line until close to the event. There may be some maps left, which will be available on the day. However to be sure of a map please enter in good time. Entry fees are £7 for adults, £3 for juniors (under 21) and students.  Please note, these fees are the same for individuals, pairs or small groups. e.g. two adults running together would pay just £7 not £14. Runners who are not members of British Orienteering are charged £8. SROC junior members may enter for free and should contact Martyn Roome for the discount code.

We encourage running in pairs, it is good way to start orienteering. To do this, enter the event using one person's name (the junior in a junior + adult pair, or one adult of an adult pair) and please add the names of everyone accompanying in the 'Additional names and ages' box when you enter.

If you are a newcomer to the sport and do not have a an orienteering dibber (to record visiting the controls, also called an SI-Card) then please indicate that you need to borrow an SI-Card. 


Classic Score (visit as many in any order within time limit)

Odd & Evens Score (visit either odd or even numbered controls first, when switch, at any time, can’t then record from previous group)

The Classic score is open to all, suitable for experienced orienteers, beginners and families where pairs or groups may prefer to go round together (this is also the only option for U16 orienteers wishing to run unaccompanied). 

The Odds and evens is a significant level up in difficulty and will provide challenge for experienced orienteers. On this course you pick whether to start collecting odd or even numbered controls, once you have collected as many of these as you choose you switch to collecting evens or odds anywhere on the course. Picking when and where to switch can prove critical.

For both courses, all controls punched within the 60 minute time limit score 10 points, with penalties of 10 points per minute or part minute over the limit. Also, any controls punched after 60 minutes will score zero!


Map A4 5m contour.  Scale 1:10000

A mixture of mature woodland, some quite steep, and fast open areas.


There will be a mass start, for both courses, at 11 am. Please be ready to start at 10.45 to allow time for map issue, clearing and checking etc.


  • Please move away from the Finish quickly, and proceed directly to download forming a queue if necessary. You must report to download even if you abandon your run.
  • Take the splits – these are pre cut. Please move away from download quickly.

Results will not be displayed during the event but will be on the website in the evening.


First Aid – a first aid kit will be available at download for people to self administer.

Toilets in the NT cafe

Travel Directions/parking:

Follow brown tourist signs to Sizergh Castle. Parking is on the main NT car park. NT members park free, pay and display for non-members.


Dogs are allowed on leads, but not on courses.


Event Officials & Thanks:

Planners Cate and Tom Matthew SROC

Organisers Graham Capper and Louise Dunn SROC 

As a newcomer, if you have any questions prior to the event, either about orienteering or the entry process please contact Martyn Roome on


 Come prepared for the expected weather conditions and please note that waterproof jackets may be made compulsory. All runners should carry a whistle

You must report to the finish and download after the event, even if you retire.

We will be following BOF’s current COVID guidelines but trust everyone will be using their common sense to ensure that all competitors and the public are as safe as possible. Please maintain social distancing and adhere to the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct.


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Event Location:
Sizergh Castle