LOC North West Night League - Haverthwaite Heights

Part of the North West Night terrain series

Sat 15 Jan 2022

Type of event: Regional, Night
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Mon 17 Jan

Results

Event Report

Thanks to all the runners who took part tonight in the LOC  North West Night League event, and we hope that you enjoyed it.

The area was physically and technically challenging and the planning by Matt Rooke was excellent. Iain Smith-Ward organised the event.

The results and splits are here, please contact us at '' if you have any comments or queries on the results. Dick and Dave supplied the results support.

Our next night event will be on the 26th January at Stony Hazel, the details are on the LOC website event list.

Pre Event Info

This is the LOC round of the 2021/2022 North West Night League.

The Entry List is now attached in the 'Registration & Start Times' section.

As usual the controls including the Finish will be SiAC enabled.

Covid considerations

We advise a sensible approach to covid restrictions with social distancing & use of hand sanitisers & to respect the concerns of other competitors, but due to the recent developments and restrictions it is important the guidelines are followed.

Location

Nearest town: Haverthwaite

Directions / Parking

Parking is at Lanes End on the old main road.

W3W - ///plodded.sleep.beads

Registration & Start Times

There will be no EOD at the event.

Hire SI Cards will be available (SICard5) but there will be the usual £30 fee for a lost SI Card.

Pre-entry registration has closed on the SiEntries website and the start list is here with 15 minute start blocks from 17.30 - 19.00 where an available entry time slot has been booked and payment made online.

Runners should please check all the details in the Start List and either let me () know before the event or at Download at the event before they run if there are any errors.

In order to manage the flow of runners through the start all runners should 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.  

Some competitors may be asked to stay until 20.00 when courses close in case someone fails to return on time.

Course Information

The courses on will be offer: 

Course Distance (km) Climb (m) Controls
Blue 4.2 280 16
Green 3.5 250 15
Orange 2.0 110 10

The Blue and Green courses will be TD5 but the Orange course will be suitable for novice night runners.

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

It will be 300 - 500m from Registration to the Start, and 400 - 600 m back from the Finish to the Download, depending on where on the road you park. The route from the finish is along a minor road that will be used by vehicles attending the event. Please walk and drive carefully. 

Courses will close at 20.00 and you must return to DOWNLOAD as soon as possible after this 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 costs:

  • Seniors - £6
  • Juniors - £3

Entries will be available via SiEntries soon.

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 visit this section of the woodland.

Facilities

Precautions

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

A suitable lamp, a reserve torch and a whistle must be carried on the course. 

In bad weather waterproof jackets must also be carried or worn, in which case this will be notified at registration. Waterproof overtrousers, a hat and gloves may also be made compulsory if the weather is more extreme. Competitors are encouraged to carry a mobile telephone so that they can summon assistance in the event of an incident.

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: Matt Rooke

Organiser: Iain Smith-Ward

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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