Sutton Park - WML and OD Club Championships

OD Level C WML
  Sun, 10 Dec 2023 10:30

  Sutton Park - Boldmere Gate

A WM League event at Sutton Park (South), including OD Club Championships, suitable for everyone from the absolute beginner (help and advice available) to the experienced orienteer.

Location : Sutton Park (South), Boldmere Gate, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6LH

OS grid reference SP 105955
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Car parking: Boldmere Gate car park Parking for orienteers will be in the extended car park which is accessed through the public car park on the left once through Boldmere Gate. (NB. This is beyond the access to Miller and Cartier).

Assembly: is to the right of the Sutton Park access road in a scout hut. The hut will house toilets; eod registration; download; WMOA Junior Squad cake sales. Podium Catering will be outside the hut.
No muddy shoes or shoes with metal studs in the hut please.

Current members of British Orienteering: are encouraged to pre-enter using Fabian4
Newcomers and non-members: can enter using Fabian4, but can also reserve an entry by emailing or can enter on the day at the event.
Those who pre-enter are guaranteed a map for their chosen course. We do print extra maps, particularly for courses suited to newcomers.

Start times: 10:30 to 12:30 Please note that daylight will start fading around 3:00pm on 10th December and this will be especially notable in the wooded areas. For this reason all courses will close at 2:00pm prompt, and control collection will begin immediately. If you think that you will take longer than 90 minutes then please have an early start.

Maps have now been sent for printing and Entry Limits set for each course. See the course table...

Late Pre-entry: Enter by Friday 8th December. Pre-entry for some courses may become restricted by the availability of printed maps. 

Senior British Orienteering member £12 (Non-Member £14)
Juniors £4 (including full-time students)
SI card hire £1 (Non SIAC)

EOD (Entry on the Day) Some courses may be restricted by the availability of printed maps but we do print extra maps for courses suitable for newcomers.. 

Senior British Orienteering member £12 (Non-Member £14)
Juniors £4 (including full-time students)
SI card hire £1 (Non SIAC)

Courses: White to Brown  

Note that WML and OD Club Champs courses differ for some classes... Please check which course you want to run before entering.

Links to course allocations:.  

A pdf with additional details - including WML League / OD Club Champs courses & Map and Course notes - can be found in the attachment at the foot of this page. Revised 04/12/23

Final Course details:

 White  1.4km  30 m  10 controls (text descriptions)  Entry Limit: 6 maps
Yellow  2.1 km  30 m  11 controls (text descriptions)  Entry Limit: 15 maps
Orange  3.2 km  45 m  11 controls  Entry Limit: 15 maps
Light Green  3.6km  55 m  12 controls  Entry Limit: 15
Short Green  3.4 km  55 m  10 controls  Entry Limit: 80
Green  5.0 km  75 m  11 controls  Entry Limit: 70
Blue  6.7 km  100 m  17 controls  Entry Limit: 55
Brown  9.5 km  150 m  21 controls (double-sided map)  Entry Limit: 28 (revised from 25)

Start: 200 m from the edge of the car park Finish: 300 m from the car park (in a diffferent direction). The distance between the Start and the Finish is 150m.

Safety Bearing: - if lost head south and ask for directions to Boldmere Gate


  • Planner - Andy Emmerson
  • Organiser - Bob Brandon (bob.brandon42(at)
  • Controller - Andy Hemstead (HOC)

COVID:  Please do not come if you have symptoms of Covid-19, or suspect you may have it.

Safety and Risk:
A 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 you have a high-risk medical condition you want organisers to be aware of please leave details at enquiries in a sealed envelope with your name on it. You can use this medical form. Envelopes will only be opened if required for a medical emergency. Unopened envelopes should be collected after the event. Any unclaimed envelopes will be destroyed after the event.
An emergency number for the day is printed on the map. First aid and details of the nearest A&E hospital will be available in the assembly area.

British Orienteering has an agreed national guidance policy on the taking of photographs at events. If you are unsure about the agreed acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser.

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 trace missing runners and hired SI cards.


Sutton Park - Boldmere Gate car park



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  • Sun, 10 Dec 2023 10:30

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