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Evington Park

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townLeicester
PostcodeLE5 6EA
Carpark locationSouth end of park off The Common, Evington Village

Available Maps

Evington Park course is provided by Leicester City Council

Groups of beginners: Leaders should read the Leader guide and then download the star loop map pack if interested in making use of the pack. One pack is sufficient for 10 children. You will need a few copies of the loops. Control 73  is missing and temporary marker(s) will need to be put out on the road sign.  The Risk assessment guide will help you complete your assessment before bringing your group to the park. 

Controls are subject to wear and tear so if you want the latest version email the club and we will create some maps for you. Latest Leader pack 

For further information and known issues relating to controls, please see the Leicestershire Orienteering Club website

 

Map updated: Summer 2008. 

Courses:  Updated July 2020.            Posts 22 & 78 are now at head height on the fence

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Suitable for

Estimated
Time (mins)

White

7

0.6

Beginner children may need to be shadowed

Course is near Yellow standard.

8-20

 

Orange

13

1.9

Adult beginner confident junior

15-30

Light Green 11 1.7 Adult beginner confident junior 15-30
Green 18 3.8
Adult or confident junior
Beware road crossings 
45-75
Score 15  
Adult or children
Some controls are too difficult for beginners
25

Lengths of courses shown are in straight lines between controls, and the estimate of times are for someone running to someone walking. Both will vary depending on your route choice and ability.

VOC Details

Use the Maprun6 app. Maprun6 app Garmin watch owners may wish to use the sister app MaprunG, you will need a printed course map.

Your phone (watch) beeps when you get close to the feature (a virtual control detected by your GPS signal). Upload your results to see your position on the leader board.

We suggest you download a map from here but you can just use the one on your smartphone.

Courses Available
Courses

Length

(km)

controls

Expected time

(mins)

Suitable for Hazards Aids
Yellow 1.3 10 10-30 Beginners   Show me where I am facility
Light Green 3.2 14 25-60 Some experience Road Crossings  

To use the Maprun app when in the car park, start the Maprun6 app

If you are at the site or are close by, click 'Events near me' or at home, click 'Select Event' and go to the UK/Leicestershire/Evington folder to find the courses. Click the one you want. Click ‘go to Start’ when you are ready. When you get near the start your time begins once your phone beeps.

Beginners there are a couple of features to help you navigate: Before the start, the location and track are always shown. Once you pass the start the location and track disappear ... unless you have enabled 'show track' or 'show location'. These features can be enabled in 'Options and settings' before you start. For some courses, we had added a ‘show me’ feature. Where it's available there is a button on the screen but you can only use it a few times.

 

Maps Available From

Leicester City Council.

Tel: 0116 2333028

Any missing posts should be reported to Sport-on-park.

Further Information

  • Loops and stars exercises available for groups
  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers