NIOA Score Champs

Venue Parkanaur Forest
Date Sat, 29th May 21
Starts 11:30 to 13:30
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Event Description

Final details, added Fri 28 May 2021
Some final details for the Score Championship…
  • Controls must be punched (SI-AIR is not in operation).
  • The forest is wet and the undergrowth is thick in parts.
  • Recent rhododendron clearance has left slippery brashings – please take care.
  • Don’t forget to bring a watch – 10 point penalty for every minute late.
  • A coffee van will be in the park – with teas, coffees and light bites.
  • Have a good run!
Entry details
  • Online entry only at
  • Entries go live on Thursday 20th May 2021 at 18:00. Entries close on Thursday 27th May 2021 at 18:00.
  • Entry is limited to 84 NIOA and BOF members, so please get your membership up to date!
Entry Fees
  • Senior (Age class 21 and over) £10
  • Junior / Student £5
  • Maximum charge for a family £25
    • If you are entering a family and it comes to more than £25 then please contact the organiser after you have paid for the individual Senior, or Junior/Student entries and we will arrange refund of the difference. Parents accompanying children go free.

SI timing card hire is free but is charged at replacement cost £30 if lost.

Parking is free at Parkanaur.

Registration – Not required if using own SI Card – proceed directly to start. Hire cards can be collected from the Organiser at the download car. Registration and download are from a Mazda car, there will be no LVO MOO.

There will be two courses

  • Senior course 45 minutes, 30 controls, values 10 and 20 points each.
  • Junior course 45 minutes, 20 controls, values 10 and 20 points each.

Penalty 10 points per minute, or part minute, late. Objective: to score as many points as possible.

Course Safety
It is advisable to wear full body cover including gaiters or bramble bashers. In places there are extensive areas of brambles, rhododendron, nettles and brashings, for which you will appreciate the cover they provide. Other parts of the woodland are beautifully runnable.

Parts of the course can be very muddy. There are some steep slopes. There are also some deep ditches which might need to be crossed. They can be wet.

If crossing the deer park (the large open area on the southern side of the map) please remember to close the gates behind you.


  • 1:7,500 with 5m contour intervals.
  • There are many mountain-bike tracks; some unmapped.

Starts – Due to coronavirus restrictions there will be no mass start. Start times will be pre-allocated with one minute between starts. Start times are in 15min blocks with up to 14 runners at each start area. There will be two start lines (Senior and Junior) approx. 5m apart. The starts are adjacent to the car park.

Finish & Download: After finishing proceed to the download car and then, due to coronavirus measures, go home. Please do not loiter.

Parkanaur has a coffee cart in the car park. There is also a toilet available in the courtyard to the Parkanaur manor house.

Coronavirus Safety Measures
A number of measures have been put in place to provide for 2m Social Distancing and ensure your safety throughout this activity. Here is a link to the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct which all participants are expected to have read beforehand and adhere to.

The main aspects for this event we would like you to pay attention to are:

  • Start Times are pre-allocated in 15min blocks so that we can minimise the number of people at the various stages of the event. Please time your arrival so that you can get to your start just in time
  • During the event please use the hand sanitisers provided to maintain hygiene
  • Do not touch the SI Control boxes except with the SI Card
  • During the race please be aware of who is around you and try to maintain distance especially when approaching Controls
  • As we are using public parks please be mindful of other park users and give them space
  • Please minimise pre and post-activity socialising and maintain your distance
  • Car sharing (except for household bubbles) is not permitted to and from the event

IMPORTANT You MUST NOT attend the activity if:

  • You are unwell with a cough, fever or have had other Covid symptoms or tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 10 days
  • You have been in close contact with anyone who is suspected of or confirmed as having Covid-19 in the 10 days before this event
  • You are supposed to be Self Isolating or are undergoing testing for suspected Coronavirus
  • You have been outside of Northern Ireland within the last 10 days **EXCEPT from exempted countries  – See for the current rules .

If you have a condition that makes you Clinically Vulnerable, please follow current government and medical advice before registering.

If you need to withdraw your entry due to Coronavirus restrictions we will refund your entry fee on request.

In the the event that regulations change and we have to cancel the event we will refund entry fees.


Parkanaur Forest
Old Ballygawley Road
BT70 3AA

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