CompassSport Heat - Satterthwaite

Sun 15 Mar 2020

This event is the first round of the Compass Sport Cup and Trophy competitions with entries being through the Club Captains for each Club involved. The Cup and Trophy Competitions will be considered separately in terms of results.

The controls, including the finish, will be enabled in contactless mode so that those with SIAC dibbers should not need to physically punch the controls.

If you are using contactless punching there is no need to touch the control boxes, and it has been noted that some runners hit them hard enough to knock them out of the ground and potentially damage the control box. Please don't do this because a failed control would disrupt the event results for all the competitors.

However, note that it will be necessary to punch the start controls which will not be programmed in contactless mode.

Some notes on using SIACs are attached.

There will also be SAFETY controls after the FINISH which must be punched by all runners - this is necessary to enable us to confirm that all runners have returned from the course.

Type of event: National
Type of terrain: Forest, Woodland

Info updated: Fri 24 Jan

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Satterthwaite

Registration & Start Times

Enquiries for pre-entered runners through the Club Captains will be open for any changes for the competition courses. Any competitor who has hired a SI card should collect it from Enquiries.

Registration for EOD entries for the Light Green, Orange and White courses will be available. 

Hire SI Cards will be available at a cost of £1, although there would be a charge of £30 for a lost SI Card.

Course Information

The courses normally offered for the Compass Sport Cup and Trophy, as described in the PGO 2020 Compass Sport Cup rules, will be offered as below. Competitors should enter the correct course for their age class to be competitive in the Cup and Trophy (as specified in section 4.1.1 of 'Compass Sport Cup Rules 2020':

No Course Class





1 Brown Men Open      
2 Short Brown M40+, M20-      
3 Blue Women Women Open      
4 Blue Men  M50+      
5 Green Women W45+, W20-      
6 Green Men M60+      
7 Veterans (Short Green) M70+, W60+      
8A Junior Men (Green) M18-      
8B Junior Women (Short Green) W18-      
9A Orange Men M14-      
9B Orange Women W14-      
10 Super Veterans Short Green M80+, W70+      

Courses 1-10 can only be entered through the Club Captain for each Club and the results from the Cup and the Trophy competitions will be calculated separately.

Courses 11-13 will not be competitive in the Cup and Trophy competitions and can only be entered on the day.

No Class


Course Class





11 Light Green        
12 Yellow        
13 White        

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.



The event takes place in a Lake District area in winter so if the weather is poor waterproof jackets must also be carried or worn, in which case this will be notified at registration. Waterproof overtrousers, a hat and gloves may also be made compulsory if the weather is more extreme.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Christine Robinson

Planner: Andy Robinson

Controller: Eddie Speak

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser.

Runners MUST download even if they retire so we can be sure everyone is back and that we do not need to start a search and rescue.

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Help and Information: Anyone needing any advice about Orienteering should talk to the Organiser.

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