Local event - Blawith Fell

Sun 29 Nov 2020

It will be PRE-ENTRY only using 15 minute time blocks - see 'Entry Details' section.

Splits printouts will be provided at Download but there will be NO results on display at the event. The results will be presented on the LOC website ASAP afterwards as usual.

The Start list including times will be included in the 'Entries' section before the event day.

As usual the controls including the Finish will be SiAC enabled.

Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Remember that we must operate under the BOF and Government guidelines in terms of Coronavirus (COVID 19) so please consider the following before entering and note that it is important that everyone observes the restrictions.

Fitness to Attend

Competitors must not attend the event if any of the following apply and will be asked to sign tto that effect as part of entry process:

  • They or someone in their household have displayed symptoms of Covid-19 in the past 14 days
  • They or someone in their household has been tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 14 days
  • The test and trace service has asked them to self-isolate at the present time
  • A medical professional has advised or asked them to self-isolate in the past 14 days

Social Distancing

We will be following BOF’s Covid guidelines but trust everyone will be using their common sense to ensure that all competitors are as safe as possible.

We insist that there should be no more than 6 people together anywhere at any one time. This includes the parking field, the start, the finish and download.  

This will mean you will be asked to arrive just before you need to go your start  for your start time, and to leave the event as soon as possible after you have finished and downloaded – there can be no comparing of route choices and splits discussion in the car park.

Anyone coming will be expected to adhere to social distancing measures at all times, only travelling to Rusland/Graythwaite with members of their own household or bubble, keeping 2 metres apart whilst attending and using hand sanitiser/washing their hands as appropriate, particularly at the Start and Download.

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Fell

Info updated: Wed 23 Sep

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: Torver

Directions / Parking

Parking will be at Blawith/Torver, details TBC.

Registration & Start Times

There will be NO EOD  and there will be NO Si Cards to be hired on a day basis.

Registration will be by pre-entry on the Si Entries website with 15 minute start blocks from 10.30 - 12.30 where an available entry time slot can be booked and payment made online.

In order to manage the flow of runners through the start all runners must use the selected start window if possible. 

Any entry queries which cannot be sorted out on the Si Entries website should be addressed to  before the event, or at Download on the event day before you go to the start.

Unless they have any queries about their entry competitors should go directly to the Start for their booked start time, they should come to the event changed ready to run and to leave after downloading before changing.  

Any LOC members who DO NOT own an Si Card and would like to enter this or any of the possible events in the near future can borrow one (Si Card 5) until the crisis is over, please e-mail  with your name, Ageclass/gender, Year of Birth, BOF no., and I will arrange that one to be collected at the first event you attend. There will be the usual £30 fee for a lost SI Card.

Course Information

The following courses will be offered:

Course Length (km) Climb (m) Controls
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

There will be a safety control after the Finish, please punch there as you go past as it is an important part of our safety strategy.

The Start will be <Distance/climb> metres from parking.

It will be <Distance/climb> metres from the Finish back to parking.

Please remember to return to Download as soon as possible when you have finished your run.

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.

Entry Details

Entry fees:

  • Seniors:   £6
  • Juniors/Students:   £3

Pre-existing medical conditions which may be relevant during the event should be declared when you enter or written down and handed into Enquiries in an envelope. 

Pre-entries will be open soon and will close on the 25th November when on-line editing will also end. Entries can be edited by the person who placed the entry on that website.

The start times will be available on the Si Entries page showing the time window format or in PDF form here showing the first time within the 15 minute start window. Helpers should ignore the time slot entry on the Si Entries in favour of agreeing their start time with the Organiser (Judy Filmore)

Terrain Description

The area is open lakeland fell.

Facilities

Traders

There will be no traders or food stalls.

Toilets

We will be able to use the toilets which are part of Birchbank campsite facilities - no campers will be present.

Precautions

Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. 

Full lower leg cover is required, and, if the weather is inclement, cagoules may be advisory.

Since this is a Lakeland woodland area please remember to wear or carry appropriate clothing.

A whistle must be carried on the course. 

There are a few public footpaths through the completion areas – please avoid contact with the public!

First aid

First aid will be available at the finish but please DIY if at all possible to avoid unnecessary contact.

Companions will be asked to take injured people to hospital if needed. 

Local Accident and Emergency – Furness General Barrow in Furness LA14 4LF

https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/visiting-our-hospitals/parking-facilities/westmorland-generalhospital

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Judy Filmore

Planner: Simon Filmore

Controller: Roger Smith

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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