Night Terrain - Thwaite Head

Part of the 2016/2017 Night event series

Wed 15 Feb 2017

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

Info updated: Wed 15 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 finsh controls which will not be programmed in contactless mode.

Some notes on using SIACs are attached.

Location

Nearest town: Graythwaite

Directions / Parking

Car Park on the forest road, with the entrance at Grid Ref SD361909

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 options:

  • Long course 4.1km
  • Medium course 3.2km (cut from 12 to 16)
  • Short course 2.4km (controls 1 - 9 only)

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

Hire dibbers wil be available, free of charge but with a £30 charge if lost.

Terrain Description

The first part of the course are in mainly deciduous areas, with the second half mixed with more conifer and typical Lake District underfoot conditions, i.e. rocky, plenty of marsh, some steep sections and some small areas of brashings.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Derek Allison

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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