Lakeland Orienteering Club

Ash Bank SprintSat 19 Mar

Duddon Spring Weekend

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: Fell





Results are now available here for today's event, analysis links (Winsplits & RouteGadget) to follow.

Thank you for joining us on a beautiful day in the Duddon Valley, we hope you enjoyed the event ! Many thanks to Martin for planning and Jerry as Controller, Gill the Organiser and the SI Team of Ali & Mike, and all other helpers.

Any questions on the results, please drop us a line at

Last updated: Fri 29 April, 2022


Ash Bank is knolly open fell terrain, with fast running but with some rocky ground.

Location Info

Lat,Lng: 54.35354,-3.19318
Postcode: LA20 6ED

The pins on the maps show the location of the parking, the start may be some distance away

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Directions / Parking

Parking will be in the same location on both days at the Newfield Inn

Grid ref: SD 228 960

Post code: LA20 6ED

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£1 per car will be collected on entrance to the parking field.

Parking is in a gently sloping field behind the Newfield Inn. Apologies but due to access difficulties larger camper vans and motorhomes cannot be accommodated in the parking field. Please note there will be NO overnight camping/parking allowed in the parking field.

There is only one entry/exit gate and there is no exit before 12noon.

Dogs must be kept on a lead in the car park.


There are two timber piles near the parking field entrance. These should not be climbed on. There is also a small river running down the side of the field, please keep out and parents/carers be vigilant with children.

Whistles are compulsory and cagoules are advised and may be mandatory. This will be at the organisers’ discretion based on the weather conditions. If required notices will be posted at the event.

Please note course closure times for each race and aim to finish your course or report to download by that time.

Parish Hall.

The Parish Hall is located approx 200m along a quiet road. Although there is very little traffic please walk to the side of the road, supervise small children and allow vehicles to pass. We are fortunate to be able to have access to this indoor facility. Whilst it may be tempting to use it as a congregation point (especially if the weather isn’t being kind to us) please avoid doing so. We want to avoid too many people gathering together and encourage everyone to be respectful and where possible maintain social distancing. Anyone who has cycled to the event can leave their bags in the hall whilst they are competing.

Please remove muddy shoes and shoes with dobs before entering the hall.

Enquiries, toilets, download, cake stall, first aid, and assistance for beginners and newcomers are all located at the Parish Hall.


Please remember to download even if you retire. Be aware that on Saturday there will be two downloads. One for the sprint course and the other for the Middle Distance race. Check before downloading that you are using the correct download.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Ash Bank is knolly open fell terrain, with fast running but with some rocky ground.

Course Information

Map scale: 1:2000. Contours 2m.


LONG 2.0 75

SHORT 1.3 50

Runners should collect their sprint maps at the Parish Hall BEFORE setting off to the competition area. These will be folded and taped closed with the race map inside and a map showing routes to the area, for foot and bike, visible on the outside. The routes will not be taped. There will be no maps at the start.
Start and finish will not be manned and competitors are asked to arrange their own buddy system for safety purposes. That means ensuring someone knows which course you are running and when you start. If you are a lone traveller please notify download team before you run.
There will be two courses available throughout the day to allow competitors to run at a time to best fit with their middle distance start time

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Entries via SI entries: £5 adult. £3 student/junior

Registration and Start times

10am to 4pm

Course closing time 4.30pm

It is a punching start. All other controls including the finish will be SiAC enabled.

Splits printouts will be provided at Download but there will be no results on display at the event. The results will be on the LOC website asap after the event.


First Aid

A first aid kit will be available at enquiries. A first aider will be present but in the first instance people will be asked to administer their own treatment. In the event of more serious injuries an emergency department can be found approx 40minutes travel distance away at Furness General Hospital Dalton Lane Barrow-In-Furness, LA14 4LF

There is a defibrillator located on the front wall of the building next to the Newfield Inn.


We are grateful to the owners of the Newfield Inn for allowing use of their field for parking. Please consider visiting the Inn for drinks or food.

Cake Stall.

Please bring cash and support the cake stall. All proceeds will go to support the North West Junior Squad.

Dog restrictions

<p>Dogs will be allowed in the parking field.</p>

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Martin Bagness

Organiser: Gill Browne

Safety: Jerry Purkis

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