LOC Weekend Day 2 - Stickle Pike Middle Distance

Part of the 2019 LOC National Weekend

Sun 19 May 2019

This is part of the LOC National Weekend, following the event at Caw on the 19th May, entries is available in a combined entry form at Fabian4, now open.

The Preliminary Description for the Event is now avalable.

The controls, including the finish, will be enabled in contactless mode so that those with SiAC dibbers should not need to physically punch the controls.

If you are using contactless punching there is no need to touch the control boxes, and it has been noted that some runners hit them hard enough to knock them out of the ground and potentially damage the control box. Please don't do this because a failed control would disrupt the event results for all the competitors.

However, note that it will be necessary to punch the start controls which will not be programmed in contactless mode.

Some notes on using SIACs are attached.

There will also be SAFETY controls after the FINISH which must be punched by all runners - this is necessary to enable us to confirm that all runners have returned from the course.

Type of event: National
Type of terrain: Fell

Info updated: Sat 13 Apr

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: Seathwaite, Dunnerdale

Directions / Parking

Parking and Assembly is the same for both days. 

All vehicles must access the event as signed from the A590 at Duddon Bridge traffic lights 1 mile west of Broughton-in-Furness. It is important that all competitors enter from the same direction.  Cars must be in the car park before 12noon and cars departing the event should not exit before 12.15pm.

Parking will be signed from the Ulpha Road at Dunnerdale (SD213953) and will be in adjoining fields beside the narrow road used as the route to the start.

Due to the narrow access roads there is NO access or parking for coaches, larger camper vans or caravans.

There is very limited parking for minibuses and small camper vans. Anyone wishing to bring a minibus or small camper van MUST email the entries secretary before the event to request a parking space.  Requests will be dealt with on a first-come-first-served basis.

Assembly is in a field adjacent to the car parking. 

Registration & Start Times

Enquiries and EOD registration from 10.00 – 12.00.

Starts will be between 10.30 and 12.30 and there will be two starts:  

  • White Start (W) - this will be1.5km and 140m climb from Assembly.
  • Red Start (R) - this will be 2.5km and 230m climb from Assembly.

The route to the starts is mainly up a very narrow but quiet road. Children should be accompanied.

There will be a clothing dump at the White start.

The finish is close to the White start, and the route to Assembly will be the reverse of the route to the start.

Courses close: 3pm

Course Information

The courses, subject to final controlling, on offer will be:

Course Map Scale TD

Distance

(km)

Start

Men's

classes

Women's

classes

Black 1:10000 5 6.0 R M21 M35 M40 M18 M20  
Brown 1:10000 5 5.0 R M45 M50

W21 W18 W20

Blue 1:10000 5 4.4 R M55 M60 M16 W35 W40
Green 1:7500 5 3.4 R M65 M70 W16 W45 W50
Short Green 1:7500 5 3.0 R M75 M80 M85 W55 W60 W65
Very Short Green 1:7500 5 2.3 W   W70 W75 W80 W85
Light Green 1:7500 4 2.5 R M14 W14
Orange 1:7500 3 1.8 W M12 W12
Yellow 1:7500 2 1.6 W M10 W10
White 1:7500 1 1.3 W    

Course lengths are shorter than might be expected to account for the amount of climb. 

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 via Fabian4. www.fabian4.co.uk, see the Preliminary Details for more information. 

Please check the age class information for each course prior to starting the entry process. and for further queries regarding entries contact (01539734184).

There will be limited EOD for all courses but this will be dependent on the numbers of pre-entries on courses and the availability of time slots and maps.

Terrain Description

Stickle Pike is an open area. It is mainly runnable but technically and physically very challenging. There are intricate rock and contour details and few line features.

Facilities

A BBQ, cake stall and tea/coffee will be provided by the Lakeland Orienteering Junior Squad.

Other traders/caterers - TBC

Toilets will be located in the assembly field.

Safety

This is an exposed Lake District area so please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. If the weather is poor it might be compulsory to wear or carry a suitable waterproof jacket.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Gill Browne

Planner: Steve & Judy Burge

Controller: Nick & Jane Campbell (DEE)

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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