Kirkby Lonsdale Night Urban Event

Part of the 2021 Night Urban Series

Wed 1 Dec 2021

Type of event: Local, Night, Urban
Type of terrain: Urban

Info updated: Mon 6 Dec


Event Report

Results and analysis links (Winsplits & RouteGadget) are now available here for tonight's event.

Thank you for joining us on a new area in Kirkby Lonsdale tonight, we hope you enjoyed the event ! Many thanks to Nick for planning and Graham as Series Co-ordinator and the SI Team of Ali & Mike. Also many thanks to Mike Brooks from the Queen Elizabeth School for allowing us to use the school.

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

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Kirby Lonsdale

Directions / Parking

Parking is at the Queen Elizabeth School playing fields (by their astro pitch). Turning off the A65, this is just after the turning into the new housing development, on the left - it is I think signed as QES visitor and staff parking. If you get to the turning circle + parking outside the school, you need to turn round and go back about 100 metres.

Registration & Start Times

Starts will be available from 1730 to 1830, Courses close at 1930. 

Start and finish are at opposite ends of the car park.

Hire SI cards will be available on the day for pre-entries to be collected at the event, there will be the usual £30 fee for a lost SI Card.

Course Information

There will be 2 courses available - a Long (5.0km) and a Short (2.9km) course.

The main map is at 1:4000. Courses pass through Queen Elizabeth School twice, and extracts of these sections of the course will be on the rear of the map at 1:2000. Take care with control numbers in the school.

A total of 8 races with 5 to count in the series. Runners at night must wear some reflective garment & carry a torch (head-torches are preferable). Runners under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times whilst out on a course. 

We encourage running in pairs, this is a must for under 16s (with an adult) but adults can also do this, it is good way to start orienteering particularly at night. Just enter either as the junior for the junior/parent pair or one adult as the adult pair.  Email your partner name to  and state if you want an extra map (£1 payable on the night).

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 will be online using SI Entries here. Entries close on Monday 29th November, there will be no EOD. 

Entry fees will be £5 for Seniors and £3 for Juniors/Students

Terrain Description

A brand new area. Courses may include streets, car parks, parkland, playing fields, riverside path, and complex secondary school grounds, depending on route choice.

Controls marked as road edges are all on lamp-posts.

Some competitors may opt to take a route along the edge of the A65. There is a good pavement, and this is a valid route.

All other roads should be fairly quiet.

Many thanks to Queen Elizabeth School for allowing us access to their grounds. Particular thanks to Mike Brooks, who has been our contact at the school.

The long course also visits St Mary's Church. Please note that grassed areas are out-of-bounds so stay on the paths.

Contacts / Officials

Series coordinator: Graham Capper

Planner/organiser: Nick Howlett

Controller: Graham Capper

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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