Night Urban 1 - Kendal West
Part of the 2018/19 LOC Night Urban Series
Wed 7 Nov 2018
If you would like to socialise after the event, I am suggesting we adjourn to the Wetherspoons pub, the Miles Thompson, on All Hallows Lane.
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.
Some notes on using SIACs are attached.
Type of event: Local, Night, Urban
Type of terrain: Urban
Please send any feedback on the results to me at ''.
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Kendal
- Grid Ref: SD513927
- Postcode: LA9 4DG
- Latitude: 54.32797
- Longitude: -2.74974
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
The start will be on the upper, open air, level of Booth’s car park, the same location as last year’s event. The nearest postcode is LA9 4DG.
Parking is free after 6pm.
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 and runners should try to maintain a 30 second start interval between starts. Runners who will find it difficult to start by 18.30 should contact the organiser (Dick Towler on ''). There will also be a mass start at 18.30 for those competitors who want head to head racing.
- Long Course - 4.2km / 205m
- Short course - 2.4km / 105m
The Short course will be a cut off version of the Long course. For the short course follow the dashed line from the cut-off point (named Short Only) to the control where the courses recombine.
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.
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 usage should be light at the time of the event but please be safe and courteous and when running around blind corners slow down and run wide to reduce the risk of a collision..
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.
- Seniors: £4
- Junior & Students: £2
Hire dibbers wil be available, free of charge but with a £30 charge if lost.
Competitors will be running on the usual urban surfaces including pavements and roads but also some cobbled and very smooth sections and the Long course has 3 controls in Serpentine Wood, where paths and steps are currently covered in fallen leaves. The lighting level will be variable from normal street lighting to darkness.
Please take care when running down steps or over cobbles or other smooth surfaces, particularly if wet, as they can be very slippery.
Urban orienteering carries a high risk of either a collision with a vehicle or the creation of an accident involving one or more vehicles. Please take great care when crossing roads. Don’t run out in front of any vehicles, including bicycles, which may be poorly lit.
YOU MUST WEAR SOME REFLECTIVE CLOTHING TO COMPETE IN THIS EVENT.
Contacts / Officials
Planner/Organiser: Dick Towler
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.