Junior Selection Sprint Race

Fri 28 Aug 2020

Welcome to the Sprint Race of the Junior Selection Weekend, in Windermere, held in conjunction with West Cumberland Orienteering Club and British Orienteering.

Type of event: Local, Sprint

Info updated: Wed 2 Sep


Event Report

Apologies for the lack of SI formating in the results, this will be corrected soon.

Many thanks to everyone who made the journey to the Lakes for this selection weekend and everyone involved from LOC, WCOC and BOF for managing to arrange all three events in such a short period of time. Thanks also to Will Heap for sharing his photos.

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Windermere

Directions / Parking

Suggested parking is in the pay and display car park on Broad Street, approx 50m from registration.

Registration & Start Times

Event is Pre-entry only for Juniors (M/W 16/18/20) 

Start times will be between 1600 - 1830

Start is approx 400m from registration next to the Marchesi Centre, Holly Road.

Course Information

There are four courses: 1 - M16; 2 - W16; 3 – M18/20; 4 – W18/20. Estimated winning times for M/W16 should be 10-12 minutes and for M/W18/20 be 12-15 minutes.

M16 - 14 controls, 1.8k, 45m
W16 - 13 controls, 1.7k, 40m
M18/20 - 18 controls, 2.6km, 55m
W18/20 - 17 controls, 2.3km, 50m

Distances quoted are straight line NOT the optimum.

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

Final Details are available here.

Start List is available here.

Terrain Description

Courses are run on a mixture of tarmac, mown grass and mixed woodland terrain and the recommended shoe is one with a mixture of grip and cushioning. Dobs/spikes are not permitted.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Paul Mugartroyd

Organiser: Lynne Thomas

Controller: Roger Thomas

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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