Night Urban 4 - Kendal East

Part of the 2017/18 LOC Night Event Series

Wed 10 Jan 2018

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

Info updated: Wed 10 Jan


Pre Event Info

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. However, note that it will be necessary to punch the start controls which will not be programmed in contactless mode.


Nearest town: Kendal

Directions / Parking

Parking and registration are located at Heron Hill Primary School, Hay Fell Ave, Kendal LA9 7JH.

£1 parking charge per vehicle towards latest school project.  We do not have internal access to the school buildings, please do not enter even if the doors are open for after school hours activities.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 17.30 - 18.15.

Runners under 16 must run with an adult

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 will also be a mass start at 18.30 for those competitors who want head to head racing.

Course Information

There is a single course (5.8km), with a cut off to give a shorter version (3.5km). For the short version please remember to follow the dashed line at the cut-off point (this is typically named 'Short only' on the map) to rejoin the longer course at a later control. 

Courses will close at 20.00 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.

Please note that for the urban events runners will be using streets where there will also be pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles, runners should be considerate and carry some visible reflective material for safety. Traffic and other user usage should be light at the time of the event but please be safe and courteous.

A suitable lamp must be carried and a spare lamp is strongly recommended.

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

This is a new map (1:5000) of a mostly unused area.  The course covers modern urban housing estate linked by numerous passages with some maintained and rough parkland.  Road shoes recommended though runners will cross some grassed areas. There is a water course that crosses the map, in places it has a steep bank, typically with heavy undergrowth, do not cross this except at the numerous bridges.  


There are no available toilets on the parking site, the nearest possible are at kendal leisure centre.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Graham Capper

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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