Night Terrain 2 - Bethecar Moor (South)
Part of the 2018/2019 Night Terrain Series
Wed 9 Jan 2019
Type of event: Local, Night
Type of terrain: Fell
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Pre Event Info
There will be an oportunity for runners to socialise post-race in the Tea Room in the farm yard.
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.
Nearest town: Oxen Park
- Grid Ref: SD313881
- Postcode: LA12 8HW
- Latitude: 54.28361
- Longitude: -3.05620
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Directions / Parking
Parking will be at Abbot Park Farm, Bandrake Head, LA12 8HW, near Oxen Park. GR SD313881. Park neatly and tightly please. £1/£2 towards (farmer) Carole's chosen.charity
It will be signed from Bandrake Head.
Registration & Start Times
Registration will be from 17.30.
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.
Some competitors may be asked to stay until 19.30 when courses close in case someone fails to return on time.
There are 2 courses on offer:
- Long - 5.0km
- Short - 2.6km
Both courses are TD5 and challenging.
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.
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.
The area is complex moorland at the south end of Bethecar Moor.
Carole at Abbot Park Farm will be providing soup at the tearooms after running. Please could as many runners as possible take up the offer and support the tearoom.
Contacts / Officials
Planner/Organiser: Nick Howlett
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.