Xmas Event 2019 (and Club AGM)

Saturday 28th December 2019

Getting There

Map of St Columbs Park House 2019

The event will start from the car park of St Columb’s Park House NOT the Foyle Arena. Turn off the Limavady Road just past the Foyle Area entrance onto St Columb’s Road / Browning Drive and then turn right following signs to St Columb’s Park House. Additional parking is available adjacent to Browning Drive and at Foyle Arena.


Starts from 11:00 to 12:30


  • 4.7km linear
  • 2.8km linear (Orange standard)
  • Score (suitable for families)

In addition there will also be a Sporteering Event across the peace bridge in the city centre. Juniors under 16 years cannot compete in this event unless accompanied by an adult.


  • Score format – approx 4km if all markers visited

This is a form of orienteering which replaces traditional physical Orienteering markers and control boxes with invisible GPS checked control sites. Competitors download the Sporteering app (Android or Apple IOS) onto their phone and select the City Centre event from a menu.

Competitors are given a normal Orienteering map with overprinted course and proceed to the location of the start triangle. Once there they start their run by clicking on the phone. A GPS lookup is done and the phone confirms the start (if they are in the correct location). Similarly as they reach each control site they click their phone and there location is checked with GPS. Correctly clicking at the finish circle stops the race clock.

Please note that GPS is only accurate to few metres so a margin of error will allow control to be “punched” in the general area of the circle.

The course will remain “open” after the event – so competitors can take part at a time which suits them.


Orienteering Course OR Sporteering £5 seniors, £2 juniors

Orienteering Course AND Sporteering £7 seniors £3 juniors

Cafe in the Park / Shopping

St Columb’s Park House Cafe will be open for the duration of the event for Coffee / Tea and light meals. The “sales” are also only a short walk away over the peace bridge!

Park Run

There is also a Derry Park run on should you wish to extend exercise opportunities!

Lunch in the Cafe

Everyone attending is invited to join NWOC members for lunch. In addition to snacks, and lighter options (including vegetarian and vegan) the Xmas menu is still available at a very reasonable 2 courses £11.95 / 3 courses £13.95.  Christmas Lunch 2019 Menu

Please email anthony@nwoc.info with your choices from the link above if you plan to order from this menu.


The NWOC AGM will follow the Orienteering at approximately 1400.


Organiser: Des Fletcher

Date(s) - 28th Dec 2019
11:00 - 12:30

St Columb's Park

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