Lowick CommonWed 17 May
Spring series 4
Local level event
What does this mean?
Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.
Terrain type: Heathland
Thank you to everyone for joining us tonight for the latest event in this year's Spring Series ! We hope you enjoyed the area and your courses and the lovely bluebells.
Many thanks to all the volunteers from LOC who helped tonight - there were more than usual for an evening event, but especially Claire for planning, Alan as series co-ordinator, David for safety controlling and the SI Team of Ali, Mike and Charlotte.
Apologies to anyone who started really early when control 1 on both the short and long courses hadn't yet been placed - both have been made optional in the results. Also control 4 on the short course has been made optional, we hope this didn't affect your enjoyment of the course.
This event is being held on Lowick Common, a beautiful area of open fell with stunning views and interesting terrain to explore and enjoy.
Near: Lowick Green Lat,Lng: 54.25419,-3.08569 Postcode: LA12 8EA What3Words: ///smokers.lines.limelight
The pins on the maps show the location of the parking, the start may be some distance away
Directions / Parking
Roadside parking on minor road. Please approach parking from north, junction with A5092 at Lowick Green.
GR SD 293 848.
Map / Terrain
A complex open fell area with a good path network for easy courses and complex contour detail to challenge those on technical courses. Significant parts of the area are currently covered by dead bracken, which can be walked/ run through, but is scratchy! Small areas of denser vegetation are shown on the map and can be avoided.
There may also be a risk of ticks.
Therefore full leg cover is compulsory.
The area is exposed and if the weather is bad you may be required to carry a hooded waterproof jacket, and potentially hat, gloves and waterproof trousers. You should bring these to the event and notices will be displayed in the car park and at the start.
Also remember sun-block and consider a head covering if weather is hot and sunny.
You must carry a whistle.
Scale 1:7500 and 5 m contours.
Map last updated in year 2022
The map will be size A4 and printed on waterproof paper.
Long 4.7 km 150 m climb 18 controls
Short 3.0 km 90 m climb 12 controls
Yellow 2.2 km 70 m climb 9 controls
White 1.4km 45m climb 9 controls
Start and finish are adjacent to parking
Course closing time 19.30
Entries free for LOC junior members, £4 for non-LOC juniors, £6 for adults.
Entries are open online via SI Entries here, online entry will close at 23:59 on Sun 14th May, some entry on the day will also be available.
White/Yellow please pre-enter if possible, you can pick up hire dibbers on the day at the registration car. SOME EOD may be available, first-come first served until maps run out.
A family group intending to go round this course together should just enter once. Please fill in the box for details of others in your group.
You will just use one SI Card (dibber) between you but you can buy extra maps using the “extras” on SI Entries for £1.
Registration and Start times
Starts 17.30 until 18.30
Registration for the Yellow/ White courses, which are particularly aimed at families, juniors and novice runners, will be by entry on the day (EOD), opening at 16.45, and SI cards (dibbers) and compasses will be available for those who do not have them.
Roadside parking. No toilets available.
On leads in the car parking area.
Contacts / Officials
Claire Heppenstall Planner
David Downes Safety Coordinator