Night Urban - Ambleside
Part of 2016-17 LOC Winter Night Series
Wed 7 Dec 2016
Type of event: Local, Night, Urban
Type of terrain: Parkland, Urban
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Ambleside
- Grid Ref: NY375042
- Postcode: LA22 0BZ
- Latitude: 54.43009
- Longitude: -2.96336
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
The Start and Finish are in the car park opposite the library in Ambleside.
You probably have to pay for parking up to 6.00pm. There is plenty of on-road parking around the area, although you my need a disc before 6.00pm.
Registration & Start Times
Registration will be from 17.30 - 18.15.
Runners under 16 will not be allowed except at the discretion of the organiser.
Runners using their own SI cards should bring them to registration to streamline the registration process and the information accuracy for the results.
There will be a Mass Start at 18.30.
If you really don't want to do the mass start you can start between 17.45 and 18.20.
Long course is 4.5km, Short course 3.0km. You will run further than that!
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 and preferably a spare lamp must be carried.
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.
Junior & Students: £2
This is an urban event with most of the course using roads or footpaths. There are some route choice options where trail shoes would be better than road shoes, but there should be no real need to wear studs.
No toilets in the car park.
Contacts / Officials
Planner/Organiser: Richard Lecky-Thompson
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.