Night Urban 6 - Bowness

Part of the 2017/18 LOC Night Event Series

Wed 7 Feb 2018

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

Info updated: Wed 7 Feb


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: Bowness

Directions / Parking

Free roadside parking is available along Glebe Road from registration (SD398965) heading south-east.  Glebe road is one way in an anti-clockwise direction, enter near the ferry pier.  Note that the main Glebe Road car park is currently closed.

Registration & Start Times

Registration and start will be from 17.30 - 18.15 on Glebe Road at SD398965.

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 1 course (4.7km), with a cut off to give a shorter version (3.4km).  The short course will have a cut-off to a different last control (after control 15), this will be named 'Short only' on the map.  This must be punched before continuing to the common finish.

There is a new fence along the SW boundary of the pitch and putt area bordering Glebe Road. There are several new gates along its length.  These gates are not shown on the map and the fence is marked as not to be crossed.  Please do not use these new gates.  Where the long course crosses the pitch and putt area please try to avoid running across the greens which are marked on the map.

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.

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

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

The long course will have a 75 / 25 mix of on-road / off-road. The short will have a 85 / 15 mix of on road / off-road. One  wooded area is quite steep and the paths may be slippery if wet.  Shoes with some grip are recommended.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: John Pullin

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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