Night Urban 5 - Windermere

Part of the 2018/19 LOC Night Urban Series

Wed 5 Dec 2018

This was the final event in the 2018-19 Night Urban League, and the table of points is attached. The prizegiving will be done at the Kendal Golf Club after the event there on the 12th December.

The Night Terrain League will start next week with the Kendal Golf Club and Serpentine Woods event, we hope to see you there.

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

Info updated: Thu 6 Dec


Event Report

Please send any comments or queries about the results to . The points table for the complete Night Urban Series is attached.

Also note that it is the responsibility of the runners to check the accuracy of the data we have used in the results, e.g. club, age class, and that our source for those with their own SI cards is the Sportident SI card registration database.

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.

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.


Nearest town: Windermere

Directions / Parking

The start and finish will be in the Broad Street car park (LA23 2AB), charges apply until 20.00.

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

Course Information

  • Long Course - about 4.3km
  • Short course - about 3.3km

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.


The Long course includes some controls located in tree-covered parkland with a fairly complicated path network (not all of it mapped). These controls are not necessarily on line features and require confidence using a compass in the dark to locate them. Those unused to this type of orienteering might like to consider doing the Short course.

The Short course does go into some adjacent parkland, but the two controls located there are on line features, so should be straightforward to find if you follow the correct linear features.

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.

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

Mainly streets and ginnels but both courses contain some parkland (see Courses above).

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Jo Cleary

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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