Middle Distance Event - Burnt Woods

Part of the LOC 2021 May Weekend

Sat 8 May 2021

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Forest

Info updated: Mon 10 May

Results

Event Report

Thanks to Lindsey and Iain for organising and planning a good event in difficult conditions 

The results and splits are attached and the analysis links will follow, please contact us at ' if you have any comments or queries about the results.

Pre Event Info

Entries using SiEntries are now closed and the start list with times is attached as PDF here. More information is provided in the 'Registration and Start Times' section.

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.

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:

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.

Location

Nearest town: Graythwaite

Directions / Parking

Parking will be on the forest track accessed at SD361909.

Registration & Start Times

There will be NO EOD  and there will be NO Si Cards to be hired on a day basis.

Registration was by pre-entry only using SI Entries, the entries have now closed, the start list with times (showing the beginning of the 15 minute interval) is attached here.

Start times are based on the 15 minute start intervals which the runners booked from 10.30 - 13.30 using 2 starts.

Helpers should enter using one of the time slots but then agree their actual start time with the Organiser (Lindsey Bayles/ David Corp).

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

The  following courses will be offered:

Course  Distance (km)  Climb (m) Controls Start
Brown 5.9   25 1
Blue 4.7   26 2
Green 3.4   18 1
Short Green 2.6   16 2
Light Green 2.2   11 1
Orange 2.2   9 2
Yellow 2.0   9 2

The map scale will be 1:5000.

The courses will be split between 2 starts which will be within 500m from the Assembly, and the return from Finish to Download will also be about 500m.

Note that the Brown course will be a two-part course with a map exchange at control 16. and for this course only I will print loose descriptions, with no descriptions on eithrer part of the map. Brown competitors will collect their descriptions at the Start for the whole course. 

Courses will close at 15.30 and you must return to Download as soon as possible 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

  • Seniors:   £8
  • Juniors/Students:   £4

The event will be pre-entry using SiEntries only.

Terrain Description

Burnt Woods is a small area of mixed plantation and semi-natural woodland. In places it is rocky and rough underfoot with much contour detail and rock features, and boggy areas.

It was recently used for an Elite training event.

Facilities

Traders

There will be no traders or food stalls.

Toilets

There will be 2 toilets at the event.

Precautions

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

Shorts may be allowed, but 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 and Medical

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 – Furness General Barrow in Furness LA14 4LF

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

Dogs allowed?

Competitor's dogs shpould be on leads on the parking areas. 

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Lindsey Bayles/ David Corp

Planner: 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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