Night Urban - Kendal

Part of 2016-17 LOC Winter Night Series

Wed 11 Jan 2017

The controls 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 and finsh controls which will not be programmed in contactless mode.

Some notes on using SIACs are attached.

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

Info updated: Wed 11 Jan


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Kendal

Directions / Parking

Parking and registration will be in the Abbot Hall Museum car park. This is the further of the 2 car parks at this site [between Abbot Hall Museum and the Museum of Lakeland Life And Industry]. It is Pay and Display until 6pm.

PLEASE NOTE  - The back part of the Abbot Hall Museum car park will be locked at 6pm. So don't park there as your car may be locked in! Assembly will thus be in the first part of the car park.

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.

Open start times will be from 17.45 - 18.30.

There will be an optional Mass Start at 18.30 for those who prefer that format.

Course Information

2 Course will be offered:

Long course 5.4km/160m 19 controls

Short course 3.1km/70m 20 controls

The long and short courses have 2 variations created by 2 phi-loops, note restrictions for junior runners.

The start section of the short course has been planned so that it can be run as a sprint course (approx. 1k), individually or head to head around the sections of the phi-loop.

Runners running the sprint section only MUST NOT punch the normal download control, although personal results may be provided.

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
Junior & Students: £2

Because of the busy road network in Kendal, some restrictions apply for junior runners:

  • Juniors can run the short course either fully accompanied by an adult or they may run the first 7 controls by themselves (no roads are crossed), and then be fully accompanied by an adult for the rest of the course. The route to the 7th control is about 1k and is close to the start.
  • Juniors can run the long course only if accompanied for the full duration by an adult but please think about the distance before entering (short is probably more realistic).

Sprint course (only) - runners running the sprint section only MUST NOT punch the normal download control, although personal results may be provided.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Graham Capper

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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