Night Urban 3 - Grange-over-Sands
Part of 2019/2020 Night Event Series
Wed 20 Nov 2019
Event three of the Urban Night Series, point to be awarded over the series with the best four to count towards the final standings.
Type of event: Local, Night, Urban
Type of terrain: Urban
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Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Grange-over-Sands
- Grid Ref: SD404772
- Postcode: LA11 7DQ
- Latitude: 54.18747
- Longitude: -2.91390
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Parking will be in the Berners Close car park, which is the one behind Grange Medical Centre. Parking charges apply until 18.00, free after this time. The cost is £1.20 for an all day ticket.
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.
The following courses will be provided:
- Long Course - 5.3km, 210m climb
- Short course - 3.7km, 150m climb
The Short course is a cut off version of the Long course, with one unique control, follow the dashed line from the cut-off point (named Short Only) to the control where the courses recombine.
The Long course crosses the railway twice and the Short course once. Runners MUST only cross using the shown crossing points, which are either underpasses or overpasses. Do not, under any circumstance try to cross the railway line anywhere else.
Course lengths allow for the fact that it will sometimes be necessary to deviate from the straight line to reach the railway crossing points. Otherwise straight line distances between controls have been used.
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.
- Seniors: £4
- Junior & Students: £2
Hire dibbers wil be available, free of charge but with a £30 charge if lost.
Mainly hard surfaces (pavement and street) but there will be some short sections of grass.
Contacts / Officials
Planner/Organiser: Alan Heppenstall
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.