Event Details

Saturday 3rd February 2024
Winter League 7 Abbey Park
Postcode LE4 5AQ
Northeast of the park, just off Abbey Park Road - Pay & Display. view in Streetmap or Google Maps
Grid Reference SK589057
Beginners welcome, help and advice available.
For more information about what to expect at an orienteering event, please follow the link to the webage - Your First Event
  • Event Type - Sprint; City Park;

  • Registration Times
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
  • Start Times
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
  • Course Closing Time
  • 13:00
Event Level - Local

Courses Available
Short, Medium, Long
Pay via The Start Kite: Seniors £5, Non-BOF Senior £6, Full-time students &; working-age unwaged £2.50, Juniors (or Family group shadowing their juniors) £1.50. Seniors on the Short Course £1.50.
Electronic Punching
SI Dibber Hire: £1.00, SIAC Dibber Hire: £2.00 - Contactless SIAC available

Start and finish: Close to car park

Terrain: City park with grassy fields, ornamental gardens, historic ruins and wide tarmac paths. May be very muddy and slippery in parts after all the recent bad weather. Footwear with more grip than typical road shoes recommended. Negligible climb.

Entry: via The Start Kite. Entries will open 3 weeks before or earlier.
Student/unwaged discount code: R483.
Enter 3 days before the event to guarantee a map. Pay the entry fee to The Start Kite (account details will be displayed on screen when you confirm your entry).
Late entries and Entry on the Day: This is possible via The Start Kite depending on map availability. No cash entry on the day.

New to Orienteering? If you are new to orienteering, please make yourself known to the organiser at registration and advice will be available.

Course Optimal distance Controls
Sprint A1.8km 11
Sprint B2.0km 9
Sprint C2.4km 9
Short1.8km 12

Medium course comprises sprints A and B.
Long course comprises sprints A, B and C.

Control Collection: Volunteers willing to collect in a few controls each after the courses close would be much appreciated.

Safety: A risk assessment has been carried out by the Organiser and all reasonable care has been taken to ensure the safety of competitors. However, participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
There is likely to be many other park users, including dogs and cyclists.

Privacy & Personal Data: When entering events your personal details (name, age, gender, club) will appear in the results section on this website. It may also be used to contact you regarding this event including to trace missing runners and hired SI cards.

Winter League
The 2023/2024 LEI Winter League consists of 8 events taking place from November to February. They include night and daytime events, urban and woodland events. See Winter League for the full list of fixtures and points system.

Next Winter League Event: Saturday 17th FebruaryFosse Meadows (resche­duled)

Organiser - Jane Dring-Morris
Page Updated 02-02-2024
  • Planner - Andy Nicholls

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  • Toilets None
  • Large Groups Not suitable for large groups.
  • Dogs On lead only.