Night Terrain - Dockney Parrock

Part of the 2016/2017 Night event series

Wed 1 Feb 2017

Type of event: Local, Night
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Wed 1 Feb

Results

Pre Event Info

The controls will be enabled in contactless mode so that those with SIAC dibbers should not need to physically punch the controls. However, note that it will be necessary to punch the start and finish controls which will not be programmed in contactless mode.

Some notes on using SIACs are attached.

Location

Nearest town: Colton

Directions / Parking

Parking next to Colton Church Course (SD318869).

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 17.30.

Runners under 16 will not be allowed except at the discretion of the organiser.

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 17.45 - 19.00. There is no mass start, and runners should start at least 30 seconds apart.

Some competitors may be asked to stay until 20.00 in case someone fails to return on time.

Course Information

Course details: One technical course with a cut off to provide a shorter alternative

  • Long - 3.7km
  • Short - 2.7km

COURSES CLOSE AT 20.00.

PLEASE DOWNLOAD EVEN IF YOU RETIRE SO THAT WE CAN BE SURE ALL RUNNERS ARE BACK

Since this is a Lake District woodland area in winter all runners should dress appropriately and must carry a whistle, should carry a mobile phone and it may be compulsory to carry a cagoule.

All runners must carry a suitable lamp and should also carry a backup lamp.

Remember that you orienteer at your own risk.

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

Terrain Description

Mainly deciduous woodland with many paths (small paths are not all mapped). Some semi open with contour detail.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Steve & Judy Birge

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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