Night Terrain 1 - Serpentine Woods and Golf Course
The first of the 2020 Night Terrain Event Series
Wed 8 Jan 2020
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.
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.
Some notes on using SIACs are attached.
Type of event: Local, Night
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Kendal
- Grid Ref:
- Postcode: LA9 4PQ
- Latitude: 54.32729
- Longitude: -2.75513
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Parking will be at Kendal Golf Club. Follow Golf club signs from High Tenterfell, LA9 4PQ. Park in visitors’ car park at rear of club house.
Registration & Start Times
Registration will be from 17.30 - 18.15.
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 from 18.00 - 18.30 but 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.
Please can I 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.
There will be 2 courses on offer:
- Long course - 4.9 km
- Short course - 3.3 km
The Short course will be a cut off version of the Long course. For the short course follow the dashed line from the cut-off point (named Short Only) to the control where the courses recombine.
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, a suitable lamp and a spare lamp or battery must be carried.
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: £4
- Junior & Students: £2
Hire dibbers wil be available, free of charge but with a £30 charge if lost.
It is using a new map produced by Martin Bagness scale 1:5000 with 5m contours.
The area covers all of Kendal Golf Club, and also Serpentine Woods to the east.
The map shows all 18 golf club greens, which are marked as out of bounds. The course is designed so that no green should be on the direct route to the next control.
There are toilets and showers in the golf clubhouse.There are toilets and showers in the golf clubhouse.
Competitors must carry a suitable lamp, a reserve torch and a whistle.
In bad weather waterproof jackets must also be carried or worn, in which case this will be notified at registration. Waterproof overtrousers, a hat and gloves may also be made compulsory if the weather is more extreme. Competitors are encouraged to carry a mobile telephone so that they can summon assistance in the event of an incident.
Contacts / Officials
Planner/Organiser: Jerry Purkis 07582 430008
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.