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*SPUNCH* NorthwichWdlands FINAL DETAILS

Saturday 11th May 2024

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Thursday 11th April 2024
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Saturday 11th May 2024 at 14:00
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Score Course 60/90/120mins (choose on the day)
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THE FINAL DETAILS HAVE NOW BEEN ISSUED BY EMAIL TO ALL THAT HAVE ENTERED.  THEY ARE ALSO AVAILABLE USING THE FINAL DETAILS BUTTON ABOVE.

WE DO HAVE A NUMBER OF MAPS AVAILABLE FOR LATE ENTRIES AND ENTRIES ON THE DAY (UNTIL THEY RUN OUT!)

IT IS STILL BEST TO USE THIS ON LINE ENTRY SYSTEM EVEN IF ENTERING ON THE DAY!   ON LINE ENTRIES REMAIN OPEN ONLY UNTIL THE MAPS RUN OUT.

Can be done solo, in a pair, or as a group of 3 or more.  Each participant needs to put in an individual entry EXCEPT Under 16s who go for free with a paying adult.

Juniors aged under 16 go for free but must run with a parent or guardian over 21.

A waterproof map of the course is provided to ALL participants.  Entry fee also includes Cookie n Cordial for all finishers.  

Age 16+ £6 early bird until 26 April
£7 standard until 8 May
£9 late after 8 May & on the day
Junior age under 16 FREE must go with a paying parent or guardian over 21

 

Contact
Spunch Man - Andy Thornton
Phone
07751932749

A Saturday afternoon Spunch Event in collaboration with DEEside Orienteering Club, based in the beautiful Northwich Woodlands.  60/90/120min score course options in a countryside & woodland setting, navigating with an enhanced hybrid map.  Registration, Loos, Start, Finish, and refreshments all the Marbury Country Park Visitor Centre, Northwich CW9 6AT.  About 5k / 10mins drive north of Northwich.

Just 10mins from M56 J10 (Stretton), 15mins from M6 J19 (Knutsford).

Discover the amazing Northwich Woodlands!  A fantastically diverse area including, country parkland, woodland, river & canalside paths, lakes, flora & fauna - and all at its very best at this time of year.  Gently undulating, the diverse network of paths, tracks and public access land makes for a highly enjoyable afternoon's Springtime Spunching whatever your pace.  

Plentiful soft drink & a cookie (included in the entry fee) will be available at the event centre after your outing.  A great opportunity to refuel, compare routes and chat with friends & rivals old and new in this lovely setting.

For something more substantial, there is the commercial Park n Perk coffee & cake van on site, or two good pubs within 5 mins drive (The Spinner & Bergamot at Comberbach and The Stanley Arms at Anderton).  OR....if the weather is nice, then bring a picnic and enjoy it on the huge lawned areas immediately adjacent to the event centre and just a couple of minutes from the car park.

Run, jog or walk - suitable for road runners, trail runners, park runners, adventure racers, orienteers, walkers, and newcomers alike.  Great for families and friends to do together.  Suitable for all ages and all abilities - lots of help available for newcomers.  Four legged friends are welcome too, but must be kept under control and on a lead at all times.

Start anytime between 1pm and 2pm.  Registration open from 12:30pm.

Over 50 Spunchpoints to choose from, spread out throughout this very green area.  You will find lots of varied route choice using the many paths & tracks, plus the opportunity to venture off piste in some areas to find some more technically tricky control points.  The area of about 8 sq km is gently undulating meaning fast running for those with speed in mind, or a fairly gentle outing for those prefer to take in the sights, birdlife & bluebells.  2k to 22k, the choice is yours!  

Visit as many checkpoints as you can in the time available, S-punching using the MapRun app on your smartphone, Garmin or Apple Watch.

Will you wander through the flowery woodlands or marvel at Marbury's majestic avenue of Lime Trees?  Hopefully both!

Hope you will come along and give it a go! 

A big thank you to Cheshire West & Chester Council, The Friends of Marbury & Anderton (FOAM), DEEside Orienteering Club and especially to Mel Bradley the Countryside Officer for helping to make this event possible.

More details about FOAM and the work they do can be found here: foam.merseyforest.uk

More details of DEEside O Club can be found here: DEE

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Event Location
Marbury Country Park, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6AT
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