Night Urban - Windermere

Part of the 2016/2017 Night event series

Wed 8 Feb 2017

Type of event: Local, Night, Other, Urban

Info updated: Wed 8 Feb

Results

Pre Event Info

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.

Location

Nearest town: Windermere

Directions / Parking

Parking, registration, start and finish will all be in the public car park on Broad St, there is a charge for parking before 6pm.

The postcode given is for the Marchesi Centre next to the car park  area

Please note the Road Closure between Newby Bridge and Windermere (A592).A suggested alternative is to take Gummers How road and turn L along A5074.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 17.30 - 18.15.

Runners under 16 will not be not be permitted unaccompanied.

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.

Course Information

Long Course : 5k

Short Course : 3k

Parts of both courses are ‘off-road’ and flat road shoes are not advised

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

Terrain Description

Urban - a combination of streets and parkland

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/planner: Selwyn Wright

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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