Night Urban 2 - Ulverston South

Part of 2019/2020 Night Event Series

Wed 13 Nov 2019

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

Info updated: Sat 26 Oct

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: Ulverston

Directions / Parking

Parking, registration & start will be in the main car park at Ulverston Victoria High School (post code LA12 0EB). Access to the car park is NOT available before 17.00. Parking is free.

All school gates will be locked promptly at 20.00. If you think you will be later then this please park outside the school grounds as access to the car park will not be possible again until early Thursday 14 Nov!

Registration & Start Times

Registration will aim to be available from 17:30 as and when the planner & SI team are ready.

To streamline the process please bring your SI card to registration, those without will be able to hire one.

Open start times will be available until 18.30. Runners should start at least 30 seconds apart.

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.

Expect kites to be collected from 19:30.

Junior runners (M/W16-) must be accompanied at all times by an adult.

Course Information

The following courses will be provided:

  • Long Course - 5.2k
  • Short course - 3.2k

The courses are two separate entities although they share some of the same controls (think Morecombe & Wise – some of the same controls, but not necessarily in the same order!). Maps will only be available after punching the start.

 

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 headlamp/torch must be carried and a spare one is strongly recommended.

Runners should be aware of and comply with the map symbols for ‘not-to-be-crossed’ features and out-of-bounds areas.

 

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

Mainly hard surfaces (pavement and street), but there will be some sections of grass. Fallen leaves may make some areas slippery. The lighting level will be variable from normal street lighting to darkness. Please take care when running down steps or over smooth surfaces, particularly if wet, as they can be very slippery.

Facilities

There are no facilities available at UVHS

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Clare Evans

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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