AmblesideWed 1 Nov
1st in night urban SI series
Local level event
What does this mean?
Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.
Terrain type: Urban
Well it was a bit of a wet start to the 2023 Night Urban events, for those who did get wet tonight, we hope it didn't spoil your enjoyment of the event ! Hopefully you enjoyed the courses planned by Gav tonight.
As usual, many thanks to all from LOC involved in anyway with tonight's event - the main stars being Gav for planning, Jerry for safety controlling, Rach as Series Co-ordinator and first aid cover along with Kath, Pete, Gav, Jerry, Kath and Rach for control collecting and the SI Team of Ali, Mary and Neil.
Finally, many thanks to all the staff at the Golden Rule for allowing us to use the back room at the pub tonight, it was great to see so many folks making use of the facilities and enjoying the chance to socialise together after their runs.
Near: Ambleside Lat,Lng: 54.42934,-2.96322 Postcode: LA22 0EB
The pins on the maps show the location of the parking, the start may be some distance away
Directions / Parking
Registration and Download will be located in the Golden Rule pub on Smithy Brow LA22 9AS
Courses will start from the southern side of Rydal Road car park, Ambleside LA22 9AN. (pay and display). Most roadside parking in Ambleside is unrestricted after 6pm.
Map / Terrain
Urban. Almost all of the running surface is tarmac/hard surface. Some paths are steeply stepped and some may be slippy. The courses will cross several busy main roads, so competitors should be prepared to wait to cross safely.
Juniors under 16 MUST run with an adult
All participants must wear a headtorch and high visibility clothing.
Full leg cover is not compulsory.
If the weather is bad you may be required to carry a hooded waterproof jacket,
Scale 1:4000 and 5 m contours.
Map last updated in year 2020
The map will be size A3 (long) and A4 (short) and printed on waterproof paper.
Distance to start 150m and climb 0m
Distance from finish 10m
Course closing time 19.30
Long 4.3 km 105 m climb 21 controls
Short 3.0 km 85m climb 16 controls
NB these are straight line distances – actual running distance will be more!
Entries are open online via SI Entries here, online entry will close at 23:59 on Sunday 29th October, some entry on the day will also be available.
£4 M/W20- and full time students
Entry is free for LOC Juniors
If entering on the day, the correct change would be very much appreciated please !
We encourage running in pairs – this is a must for under 16s (with an adult) but adults can also do so. It is good way to start orienteering, particularly at night. To do this, enter the event using one person’s name (the junior in a junior + adult pair, or one adult of an adult pair) and please add the names of everyone accompanying in the ‘Additional names and ages’ box when you enter. You will just use one SI Card (dibber) between you but you can buy extra maps using the “extras” on SI Entries for £1
Registration and Start times
Registration from 5:00pm
Starts 17.30 until 18.30
Toilets also available in the Golden Rule pub and public toilets are also available in Rydal Road car park.
Please support the Golden Rule with after-run refreshments.
Dogs on leads allowed
Contacts / Officials
Series coordinator : Rachel Stavert
Planner : Gavin Pattison
controller/mentor: Jerry Purkis
Nearest A&E Hospital
Westomorland small injuries Kendal open until 10pm
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