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Dusk event at Redmires

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Wed 9th Oct 2019 Start Times 17:30 - 18:45

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21:45 10/10 results updated, including reinstating runners on the Yellow course who didn't find 4, which wasn't in the right place.

We hope you all enjoyed last night's event. Sorry things didn't all run as smoothly as we would have liked (we had some last minute personnel changes so thanks very much to  Lucy, Jacky & Peter for stepping in last minute). Well done to those that completed their first night event - the next one is on Sat 2nd November at Loxley.

Results, Splitsbrower ("Splits Analysis") adn Winsplits ("Other") now available above.  Sorry printed splits were not available at the event for most.

Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a map by 12 noon on Tuesday 8th October

A dusk event suitable for all overlooking Redmires Reservoir. The area of intricate contours in the open moorland combined with wonderful runnable woodland offer an interesting challenge to experienced orienteers whilst the clear paths cater to beginners and younger juniors. 

Redmires aerial

Car Parking

Almost at the end of Redmires Road in the public car park, S10 4QZ. On the road when full. Be careful to avoid areas where work is being conducted on the reservoir.


In the car park from 5.15pm


Adults £5 (£4 members), Juniors & Students £3. If you enter as a pair or group you just pay 1 entry fee. Extra maps £1.

Start and Finish

Adjacent to car park. Starts from 5.30pm – 6.45pm
Courses close 7.45pm   Controls will be progressively collected after 7.00pm

Sunset is 6.24pm. Early starters should finish in the light, later starters will need a headlight. Primary aged children who are running unaccompanied should start by before 5.45pm. 

Dogs are NOT allowed.


SI – dibbers available for hire free of charge.


Yellow: 1.8km, stays in the open area, on the easy side for a Yellow. Good for junior beginners.
Orange: 2.2km, mix of forest and open area. Good for improving juniors and beginner adults.
Green: 3.4km, mix of forest and open area. Technically hard.
Blue: 4.8km, mix of forest and open area. Technically hard.

Distances subject to final controlling. Please observe marked “out of bounds area”. The road is also out of bounds.


Scale: 1:7,500   5 metre contours. Printed on waterproof paper. Control descriptions on the map. No loose descriptions.

 Redmires map extract


There will be a post event social from 7pm at the Three Merry Lads. You are welcome to join us for food (just order from the main menu at your own convenience) or a drink.



Venue Details

Redmires Woods are the woodlands west of the three Redmires reservoirs.    Most of the map is mature coniferous woodland with minimal undergrowth providing superb running, but at the northern edge it opens out to moorland sheep pasture.  There are few paths.  The area is dotted with quarry /mining workings, some of which provide excellent technical orienteering.

Safety & 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. If a competitor has a pre-existing medical condition that they think should be declared, please complete a medical form at enquiries. The sealed envelope will only be opened in an emergency.


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