Night Urban - Grange over Sands

The third of the 2016-17 LOC Winter Night Series

Wed 23 Nov 2016

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

Info updated: Fri 30 Dec


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Grange-over-Sands

Directions / Parking

Parking and registration will be in the Promenade car park with entrance off Kents Bank Road. It is Pay and Display until 6pm.  NB This is not the same car park used on recent Grange events

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 17.30

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 NOT be a mass start. Competitors may choose when to start between 17:45 and 19:00 but please don’t start within 30 seconds of anyone else. Punch start and then pick up a map.

Course Information

There are 2 courses - long 4.9 km and short 3.1 km. The courses are printed separately so please make sure you pick up a correct map.  Competitors are likely to run about a third longer than that on the course. Both courses have butterfly loops, so other runners may not be looking for the same control sequences. 

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.

Entry Details

Seniors: £4 (with an additional £2 for non-BOF members
Junior & Students: £2

Terrain Description

Varied urban terrain including some small areas of woodland and minor paths,  steep steps, and wet autumn leaves. These areas may be particularly slippy, and you should take appropriate care.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Derek Fryer

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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