LOC Club Champs - Haverthwaite Heights

A closed event for LOC members only

Sun 17 Jan 2021

The club champs event is open to LOC members, who are invited to join us at Haverthwaite Heights on Sunday 17th January 2021. However, it is limited to LOC members only.

Entry is again free to LOC members but the format will be different from normal this year since there have been almost no ranking events this year to use for setting the start times so you will be able to choose your start time based on 15 minute start intervals within the overall start window. We have an alternative method of competitively establishing the overall winner who will be the Senior and Junior Club Champions for 2021. 

Entries will be taken using Si Entries and will open soon. The course details are in the 'Course Information' section. 

Because of the COVID virus we cannot have the usual Club gathering, meal and presentation but we propose to have a Zoom conference in the evening where all the usual presentations, etc. can be made online.

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 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 the number and mix of people in any single group must not break the Government and BOF rules and Guideline. This includes the parking field, the Start, Finish and Download.  

To prevent transmission of the virus hand sanitiser must be used where provided, particularly before Registration, map pickup (at the Start) and Download and we request that you wear a face mask at Registration and Download.

We respecrfully ask you 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 the event 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, Social
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Thu 26 Nov

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: Haverthwaite

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 hh.mm - hh.mm where an available entry time slot can be booked 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

Courses on offer are as follows:

  • Blue - <length>
  • Green - <length>
  • Short Green - <length>

  • Light Green - <length>
  • Orange - <length>
  • Yellow - <length>

The Blue, Green and Short Green will be TD5 grade and will be used to establish the Senior 2021 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 eligable 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 <xx m> from Registration to the Start, and <xx m> back from the Finish to the Download.

The courses will close at hh.mm, 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

Entries will be limited to LOC members only, but entries will be free. 

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.

Facilities

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, 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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