Night Terrain - Sizergh

Part of 2016-17 LOC Winter Night Series

Wed 30 Nov 2016

Details to follow.

Type of event: Local, Night

Info updated: Wed 30 Nov


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Kendal

Directions / Parking

Parking and registration at Helsington Church GR SD489889 signed from Brigsteer Road at GR SD487893.  Please drive with care after leaving Brigsteer Road as runners will cross the road to the church from both directions.

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 - 18.30. 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

There will be 2 courses:

 - Long - 5.0km/145m

 - Short - 3.1km/100m (this is a subset of the long course)



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

Sizergh is a mixture of open parkland with small wooded areas to the south and sloping open rough pasture and a hill with contour detail to the north.  Sheep and cattle graze throughout the area, therefore please take normal hygene precautions before handling food.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: John Pullin

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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