Middle Event 5 - Haverigg

Part of LOC Middle Event series

Wed 3 Jul 2019

The concept of the Middle-Distance Series is to help runners prepare for the technical challenges of the Middle-Distance championships such as the British & JK through a set of specific races.

Type of event: Local

Info updated: Thu 4 Jul

Results

Pre Event Info

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.

Location

Nearest town: Millom

Directions / Parking

Parking is at Millom RUFC  - please park neatly as directed

Registration & Start Times

Registration will aim to be available from 17:00 as and when the planner & SI team are ready.

Runners using their own SI cards should bring them to registration to streamline the registration process and the information accuracy for the results.

Open start times will be available until 18.30.

Runners who will find it difficult to start by 18.30 should contact the organiser. There is no mass start, and runners should start at least 30 seconds apart.

Courses close at 19:30, you should have reached the finish (not download) by then.  Expect kites to be collected from 19:30.

Some competitors may be asked to stay until 19.30 when courses close in case someone fails to return on time.

Course Information

There will be 3 courses on offer:

  • Long - 4.3 km
  • Short - 3.3 km
  • Orange - 1.9 km

The Long and Short courses will be printed on separate maps and both will be designed to be TD5 standard. 

The Orange course will be suitable for novice runners.

Map scale 1:7500 with 2.5m contour interval.

The start is 5 minutes from registration and the finish is adjacent to the clubhouse.

A barbed wire fence marked on the map with purple overprint is not to be crossed. The courses use a stile and a gate at each end of the fence. Please close the gate to ensure cattle don’t get out. The cattle, including a bull, are very docile.

Courses will close at 19.30 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. A whistle must be carried. 

There may 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.

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: £4
Junior & Students: £2

Hire dibbers wil be available, free of charge but with a £30 charge if lost.

Terrain Description

Intricate sand dunes with few line features. Significant gorse vegetation in some parts with indistinct boundaries. Paths tend to be intermittent and variable due to the nature of the ground. Map last updated in 2016

Facilities

Please remember that if the weather conditions are poor the organiser might require all runners to wear or carry a watrproof jacket. It is also recommended to carry a whistle.

Ticks are prevalent in the area - full leg cover should be worn, and runners should check themselves carefully after their run.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Derek Fryer

Series coordinator: Graham Capper

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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