Aykley Heads 21 May 22

Come and Try It event

Final Details

Covid-19: This event has been organised to comply with current guidance from the Government and BO with respect to the ongoing COVID-19 problems. Please follow any notices and directions from club officals, but more importantly try to keep in mind sensible social distancing, both in the parking area and also whilst competing.
Additional information is required of competitors to allow NHS Test and Trace if a problems arises from the event. Pre-entry requires entrants to acknowledge that they must not attend if they or a member of their household has COVID-19 symptoms, or if they have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace, and that they will abide by the Participant Code of Conduct at all times.

Info: The event will be the first in a Summer Series of 3 “Come And Try It” events to be held over 3 consecutive months.

Travel: The area is located in Durham City, adjacent to County Hall. It is on the A691 leading into the centre of Durham and is within easy access of both the A1(M) and the A167. The area is serviced by several public transport options: bus routes X5, X20, X21. Durham railway station is a 5 minute walk from the registration area.

Parking: Provisional parking has been planned to utilise the DLI car park at grid ref NZ271432, nearest post code DH1 5SX, ‘what3words’ – ///given.axed.trick.

Entries: Enter on the day. Please bring the correct change.
Those entering the Novice course are welcome to try out the Intermediate course after their first run.

Registration: Opens at 9:45am

Fees: Seniors – £2, Juniors £1.

Start: Competitors can start from 10:00am. Last start 11:15am.
Course closing time 12:15

EPS: EMIT electronic punching will be used. E-tags will be available free of charge on the day, but competitors will be charged for any loss. There is no clear station for this system but the E-tag is cleared at the start control and stopped at the finish. There will be a sample control near registration for you to see the E-tag in action and instruction in the use of the system will be available on the day. Lost or non-returned E-tags will be charged at £55.

Map & Area: Aykley Heads – Scale 1:7500, 5m contours, produced from OCAD. The area comprises a network of footpaths, wooded areas with a steep wooded section to the south east of the area.

Control descriptions: will be on the map. There will be no paper copies available on the day.

Facilities: There will be no toilets at the event. The nearest toilets are located at Durham railway station or in Wharton Park. Sorry there will be no water at the finish, please bring your own supply.

Dogs: Dogs will be allowed, but please clean up after your dog.


  • Organiser – Debby Warren email
  • Planner – Barney Warren
  • Controller – Julian Warren (NN)

Novice (Yellow): a short 1.5 – 2km course with controls located mainly on or just off line features/paths.

Intermediate (Orange): a medium length, more challenging 2 – 3km course with controls accessed from line features/paths.

Advanced (Long Orange): a 5km course making use of all features on the map.

For safety it is recommended that Junior novices should be accompanied/shadowed on the course by a parent/guardian.

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