Cunswick ScarWed 19 Apr
Spring series 1
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
Many thanks to all of you for joining us for the first event in this year's Spring Series on Cunswick Scar tonight ! It was a beautiful, dry sunny evening with amazing views, we hope you enjoyed the courses. Thank you to everyone who car shared tonight too.
Results, Winsplits and Routegadget are now available here.
As always, many thanks to all the LOC helpers who assisted in anyway with tonight's event - Alan and Deyna for planning, Rachel for safety controlling, Alan and Gill as Series Co-ordinators, Gill, Eve, Deyna, Kath, Lindsey, Jane for car parking and newcomer welcome, the control collectors of Ellie and Jamie, Loz and the SI Team of Ali, Mike, Janet and Andrew.
Near: Kendal Lat,Lng: 54.32476,-2.78864 Postcode: LA8 8HB What3Words: ///using.copper.ramp
The pins on the maps show the location of the parking, the start may be some distance away
Directions / Parking
Parking will be at the high point of the unnumbered road between Kendal and Underbarrow, shown on OS map as Underbarrow Road. There are two car parks on the north side of the road. You may park in either, but Registration and Download will be in the EASTERN one. i.e. on the Kendal side.
Please note, due to a very high pre entry, parking will be tight, can we please ask that you car share as much as possible. There are 2 car parks - registration and download will be sited in the eastern car park, there is a possibility some of you will need to find parking on the road. If you park in the western car park, you will need to visit registration to collect a hire dibber before running if you have requested one and also to download after running - please make sure you do so. Please make sure you return to download in the eastern car park whether you complete your course or not - this is just so we know you have returned safely and don't send out a search party for you.
Map / Terrain
An open area on a limestone ridge top lying just east of Kendal, with a fast path network, some gorse patches, and some technical terrain towards the north end. Courses are on the long side because of the easy underfoot conditions, and lack of major hills.
Full leg cover isn’t compulsory unless weather is bad.
The area is exposed and if the weather is bad you may be required to carry a hooded waterproof jacket. You should bring one to the event and notices will be displayed in the car park and at the start.
You must carry a whistle
Long Technical 5.4km 110m climb 15 controls
Short Technical 4.3km 70m climb 13 controls
Yellow 2.4km 50m climb 11 controls
White 1.9km 40m climb 11 controls
Scale 1:7500 and 5m contours.
Map last updated in year 2019, minor updates for this event in March 2023
The map will be size A4 and printed on waterproof paper.
Distance to start 350m level
Distance from finish 200m level
Course closing time 7.30 pm
Pre-entries via SI Entries
Entries free for LOC junior members, £4 for non-LOC juniors, £6 for adults.
Entries are open online via SI Entries here, online entry will close at 23:59 on Sun 16th April.
Entry on the day is possible for the Yellow and White but you can also pre-enter.
A family group intending to go round Yellow or White together should just enter once. Please fill in the box for details of others in your group.
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
Starts 17.30 until 18.30. It may be possible to start earlier if everything is ready.
Registration for the Yellow and White courses, which are particularly aimed at families, juniors and novice runners, will be available by entry on the day (EOD), opening at 17.00. SI cards (dibbers) and compasses will be available for those who do not have them.
No toilets on site (nearest Kendal)
No dogs on courses. Dog walking when not orienteering is possible
Contacts / Officials
Planner Alan Heppenstall & Deyna Hirst
Safety Coordinator Rachel Stavert
Series Coordinaror Alan Heppenstall and Gill Browne
Nearest A&E Hospital
Westmorland Small Injuries Burton Road Kendal LA9 7RG
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