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

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.


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.

11
Jan
2020

Central Forest Park and Surrounds Activity

11-01-2020 11:00 am -12:30 pm
Free Activity
Central Forest Park and Surrounds Activity

Come and join us for this FREE activity.

This activity is open to everyone, an ideal opportunity to come along and experience orienteering in a fun and friendly environment. Help and support will be on hand should it be required. Under 16's will need to be accompanied by adult. You can start at any time between 11am and 12.30pm.

You will need to bring a pen/pencil with you for this activity, as well as wearing something which has high viability. All controls will be marked with a letter and number. You will need to mark down the number from each control that you visit.

This is a score activity in which you have 45mins to get to as many controls as possible. First used last year, this area includes the park , extending to the surrounding streets. Mostly a grid pattern of terraced housing with tidy back alleyways, and including the open area behind the Port Vale Ground.

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.

 

 

15
Feb
2020

Apedale

15-02-2020 10:00 am -12:00 pm
£5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Apedale
02
May
2020

Berryhill

02-05-2020 10:00 am -12:00 pm
£5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Berryhill

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.

23
May
2020

Central Forest Park - Summer Parks Series

23-05-2020 10:00 am -12:00 pm
£5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Central Forest Park - Summer Parks Series

Come and join us for this Potteries Summer Parks Series Activity.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is a collection of park based events in which you can compete against others to be the proud series winner. A range of different categories exist, with competitors being required to complete in 3 of the events of this series to be eligible for a trophy.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is the ideal event for newbies or experienced orienteering to get involved with. A range of courses will exist of various distances and challenge, as well as help and support on hand from our friendly volunteers (should it be required).

Come along and try orienteering in a supportive and fun environment. We are positive that you will enjoy it!

A range of courses available (rough distances in brackets);

  • Easy (1km - 2km)
  • Medium (2km - 4km)
  • Short Hard (4km - 5.5km)
  • Long Hard (5.5km - 7.5km)

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.

 

06
Jun
2020

Tunstall and Burslem - Summer Parks Series

06-06-2020 10:00 am -12:00 pm
£5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Tunstall and Burslem - Summer Parks Series

Come and join us for this Potteries Summer Parks Series Activity.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is a collection of park based events in which you can compete against others to be the proud series winner. A range of different categories exist, with competitors being required to complete in 3 of the events of this series to be eligible for a trophy.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is the ideal event for newbies or experienced orienteering to get involved with. A range of courses will exist of various distances and challenge, as well as help and support on hand from our friendly volunteers (should it be required).

Come along and try orienteering in a supportive and fun environment. We are positive that you will enjoy it!

A range of courses available (rough distances in brackets);

  • Easy (1km - 2km)
  • Medium (2km - 4km)
  • Short Hard (4km - 5.5km)
  • Long Hard (5.5km - 7.5km)

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.

The cafe will be open at Tunstall park from 9am-2pm on the 15th June selling a range of drinks and snacks.

20
Jun
2020

Longton and Florence - Summer Parks Series

20-06-2020 10:00 am -12:00 pm
£5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Longton and Florence - Summer Parks Series

Come and join us for this Potteries Summer Parks Series Activity.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is a collection of park based events in which you can compete against others to be the proud series winner. A range of different categories exist, with competitors being required to complete in 3 of the events of this series to be eligible for a trophy.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is the ideal event for newbies or experienced orienteering to get involved with. A range of courses will exist of various distances and challenge, as well as help and support on hand from our friendly volunteers (should it be required).

Come along and try orienteering in a supportive and fun environment. We are positive that you will enjoy it!

A range of courses available (rough distances in brackets);

  • Easy (1km - 2km)
  • Medium (2km - 4km)
  • Short Hard (4km - 5.5km)
  • Long Hard (5.5km - 7.5km)

In addition to completing the entry form on the day of the event.

You can download a registration form, complete and bring with you via this link or you can complete our electronic pre-registration form simply by clicking he "Pre Register" button below. Both of these are optional as you can complete on the form on the day 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.

 

04
Jul
2020

Brough Park - Summer Parks Series

04-07-2020 10:00 am -12:00 pm
£5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Brough Park - Summer Parks Series

Come and join us for this Potteries Summer Parks Series Activity.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is a collection of park based events in which you can compete against others to be the proud series winner. A range of different categories exist, with competitors being required to complete in 3 of the events of this series to be eligible for a trophy.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is the ideal event for newbies or experienced orienteering to get involved with. A range of courses will exist of various distances and challenge, as well as help and support on hand from our friendly volunteers (should it be required).

Come along and try orienteering in a supportive and fun environment. We are positive that you will enjoy it!

A range of courses available (rough distances in brackets);

  • Easy (1km - 2km)
  • Medium (2km - 4km)
  • Short Hard (4km - 5.5km)
  • Long Hard (5.5km - 7.5km)

In addition to completing the entry form on the day of the event.

You can download a registration form, complete and bring with you via this link or you can complete our electronic pre-registration form simply by clicking he "Pre Register" button below. Both of these are optional as you can complete on the form on the day 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.

 

18
Jul
2020

Fenton Park - Summer Parks Series

18-07-2020 10:00 am -12:00 pm
£5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Fenton Park - Summer Parks Series

Come and join us for this Potteries Summer Parks Series Activity.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is a collection of park based events in which you can compete against others to be the proud series winner. A range of different categories exist, with competitors being required to complete in 3 of the events of this series to be eligible for a trophy.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is the ideal event for newbies or experienced orienteering to get involved with. A range of courses will exist of various distances and challenge, as well as help and support on hand from our friendly volunteers (should it be required).

Come along and try orienteering in a supportive and fun environment. We are positive that you will enjoy it!

A range of courses available (rough distances in brackets);

  • Easy (1km - 2km)
  • Medium (2km - 4km)
  • Short Hard (4km - 5.5km)
  • Long Hard (5.5km - 7.5km)

In addition to completing the entry form on the day of the event.

You can download a registration form, complete and bring with you via this link or you can complete our electronic pre-registration form simply by clicking he "Pre Register" button below. Both of these are optional as you can complete on the form on the day 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.

 

09
Aug
2020

Biddulph Grange Score Event and BBQ

09-08-2020 11:00 am -12:00 pm
£5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Biddulph Grange Score Event and BBQ

Come and join us for the annual Potteries Orienteering score event and BBQ!

This is a score event in which competitors have 60 mins to get to as many controls as possible within the allotted time. The aim is to get to as many controls as possible, without going over the time limit - otherwise penalties will be applied to your overall score.

This is a fun and family friendly activity which is always hugely popular.

Come along and try orienteering in a supportive and fun environment. We are positive that you will enjoy it!

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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