Night Terrain 2 - Birkrigg
Part of the 2021-22 LOC Night terrain series
Wed 12 Jan 2022
We will use EOD and dibber entry for these Night events - see 'Registration and Start Times'.
All the controls including the Finish will be SiAC enabled as normal for LOC events.
We advise a sensible approach to covid restrictions with social distancing & use of hand sanitisers & to respect the concerns of other competitors.
Type of event: Local, Night
Type of terrain: Heathland
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Ulverston
- Grid Ref:
- Latitude: 54.16337
- Longitude: -3.10507
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
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Registration & Start Times
We will use EOD and dibber entry for these Night events.
Runners using their own registered SI cards should bring them to registration to streamline the process and the information accuracy for the results. All runners must also provide safety and contact information as well.
Registration will be from 17.30 - 18.30.
Open start times will be from 18.00 - 18.30 but runners who will find it difficult to start by 18.30 should contact the the series coordinator (Dick Towler). There is no mass start, and runners should start at least 30 seconds apart.
Please can we have a couple of volunteers to collect controls after the event and some competitors may be asked to stay until 19.30 when courses close in case someone fails to return on time.
The following courses will be availsble:
- Long -
- Short -
The Long and Short courses will be technical (TD5).
There will be a safety control after the Finish, please punch there as you go past as it is an important part of our safety strategy.
The Start will be xxxm from parking and it will be xxxm from the Finish back to Download.
Course will close at 14.30.
Please remember to return to Download as soon as possible when you have finished your run.
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.
- Seniors: £5
- Junior & Students: £3
Please bring the correct cash for your entries in a sealed envelope with your name(s) and entry fee(s) written on the front. No change will be given.
Hire dibbers wil be available, free of charge but with a £30 charge if lost.
Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.
Runners must carry a lamp suitable for navigation and a backup lamp.
Whistles will be compulsory.
Since this is a Lakeland area on a Winter night please remember that you may need to wear or carry appropriate clothing. Full lower leg cover is required. If the weather is inclement, cagoules may be compulsory, make sure you bring one to the event.
There will be no traders or food stalls.
There will be no toilets at the event.
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 Hospital (A&E)
Dalton Lane , Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 4LF (01229 870870)
Minor Injuries only - Westmorland General Hospital
Burton Road, Kendal, LA9 7RG. (01539 732288)
Contacts / Officials
Planner/organiser: Amelia Thompson
Series Coordinator: Dick Towler
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.