LOC Club Champs - Haverthwaite Heights

A closed event for LOC members only

Sun 16 Jan 2022

Type of event: Local, Social
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Mon 17 Jan

Results

Event Report

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

Thank you to all members who joined us on a lovely day for some technical and challenging courses for the LOC Club Champs 2022, we hope you enjoyed the event !

Club Champions have now been calculated, congratulatioins to the following:

 

Senior Champion 2022 - Heather Heppenstall

2nd                                - Carol McNeill

3rd                                 - Anne Edwards

 

Best Senior Man (8th overall) - Derek Fryer

Junior Champion 2022 - Sam Osborne

Best Junior Girls (2nd overall) - Ellen Douglas

 

Many thanks to Matt for planning and for making some very last minute changes due to Storm Arwen and the SI Team of Ali & Mike. 

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

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: Haverthwaite

Directions / Parking

Leven Valley Primary School
Backbarrow LA12 8QF

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Registration & Start Times

There will be no EOD but Si cards (dibbers) will be available for free hire at the event, but there will be the usual £30 fee for a lost SI Card.

Registration closed at midnight on Weds 12th Jan. The course details are in the 'Course Information' section, 15 minute start blocks from 10.30 - 12.00 are available.  

The Start list including times is now available here.

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 Everbrite 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.  

Course Information

Courses on offer are as follows:

  • Blue - 4.4km
  • Green - 3.9km
  • Short Green - 2.8km

  • Light Green - 2.4km
  • Orange - 1.6km
  • Yellow - 1.4km

Map scale for Light Green and above will be 1:7,500 and for Orange and Yellow 1:5,000

The Blue, Green and Short Green will be TD5 grade and will be used to establish the Senior 2022 Club Champion. This will be for all age classes except MW/10, M/W12 and M/W14, and runners can enter whichever course they wish. To do this we will process the event results using age and course length correction.

The Junior Club Champion will be found from the combination of the Light Green, Orange and Yellow courses using a similar method. To be eligible for the Junior Club Championship the juniors must enter the correct courses, as follows:

Ageclass Course
M/W10 Yellow
M/W12 Orange
M/W14 Light Green

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.

It will be 500m from Registration to the Start, and 700m back from the Finish to the Download, crossing the road through Backbarrow. Please supervise young children.

The courses will close at 13.30, please return to the Download as soon as possible after that time even if you retire to avoid the event team having to initiate a search at the end of the event.

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 free to LOC members as usual.

Terrain Description

This is a plateau-like area with steep slopes to the south and east, some forested, some rough open. It all contains intricate contour detail with many crags, especially on the steeper slopes.

The northern part of the area must only be accessed using the marked crossing points. One is a gate. The others are gaps in the wall marked with red/white tape. There is a ruined barbed wire fence running along the wall and it will be covered over with carpet at these locations. The wall is over-printed in purple and must not be crossed even if you find an apparently suitable gap - it is dangerous and will threaten future use of that part of the area. Only Blue and Green and Short Green visit this section of the woodland.

Facilities

Toilets will be available at the school. Please note - no shoes with spikes or dobs to be worn inside the school building.

Precautions

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

If the weather is inclement it may be necessary to wear/carry appropriate clothing, e.g. cagoules may be advisory. 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 Services

Westmorland General Hospital (Minor Injuries only), Burton Road, Kendal, LA9 7RG. (01539 732288)

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

Furness General Barrow in Furness LA14 4LF

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

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Matt Rooke

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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