Night Terrain 1 - Kendal Golf Course and Serpentine Woods

Part of the 2018/19 LOC Night Urban Series

Wed 12 Dec 2018

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

Info updated: Thu 13 Dec


Event Report

Please send any comments or queries about the results to me (Dave Walton) at .

Pre Event Info

This is the first of the Night Terrain League events.

The prizegiving for the Night Urban Series will be done at the Kendal Golf Club after the event there.

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.

There may also be SAFETY controls after the FINISH which must be punched by all runners - this is necessary to enable us to confirm that all runners have returned from the course.


Nearest town: Kendal

Directions / Parking

Parking will be at Kendal Golf Club. Follow Golf club signs from High Tenterfell, LA9 4PQ. Park in visitors’ car park at rear of club house.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 17.30 - 18.15.

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. 

Kendal Golf Club will be providing  a “Christmas Meal” for everyone who has replied to Dick Towler with their menu choices, from 8pm.

Please can I have a couple of volunteers to collect controls so that we can all be ready in time.

Competitors must carry whistle and backup torch.

Course Information

This is a new area.

There will be 2 courses on offer:

  • Long course 4.3 km
  • Short course 2.9 km

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. A whistle, a suitable lamp and a spare lamp or battery must be carried. 

A whistle, a suitable lamp and a spare lamp or battery must be carried. 

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

It is using a new map produced by Martin Bagness scale 1:5000 with 5m contours.

The area covers all of Kendal Golf Club, and also Serpentine Woods to the east.

The map shows all 18 golf club greens, which are marked as out of bounds. The course is designed so that no green should be on the direct route to the next control.

Please do NOT cross any of the greens.


There are toilets and showers in the golf clubhouse.

The Christmas meal will be taking place in the clubhouse from 8pm.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Jerry Purkis 07582 430008

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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