Park Race 2 - Fell Foot

Part of LOC Park Race Series

Sat 15 Oct 2016

The final details are available in downloadable PDF form here.

Type of event: Local, Other
Type of terrain: Parkland

Info updated: Sun 16 Oct

Results

Pre Event Info

There shall be prizes for the overall series.The best three of the four races will count with the winner being the person with the highest number of points after the fourth race.

200 points will be awarded to the winner of each race, 199 for second, and so on.

Prizes will be awarded to top male and top female in each of the following classes using British Orienteering age classes:

  • Open
  • Veteran (50+)
  • Junior (16-)
  • Prizes will also be awarded to the best family group (consisting of at least one adult 18+ and one child 16-) and the best independent (not a member of an orienteering club). Independent eligibility will be determined by the competitor’s status at the first race in which they complete. They may join a club after their first race without affecting their ability to win this prize in the 2016 series.

SportIdent electronic punching will be used. SIAC cards will not work in contactless mode. Hire of SI cards is free if you don’t have your own. Cards lost or not returned will be charged at £35. If you are unfamiliar with SportIdent ask for a demonstration at registration.

Location

Nearest town: Newby Bridge

Directions / Parking

Fell Foot is located on the A592 1 mile NE of Newby Bridge. There will be an orienteering sign at the park entrance.  Do not attempt to access the southern carpark directly from the A592.  This gate is for exit only.

Use the southern carpark.  Parking is free for NT members.  Non-members should pay on arrival at the NT landrover in the northern carpark as they pass through it.  Fees are 1hr £3, 2hr £4, 4hr £7, all day £9.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will in the National Trust South car park and will open at 10.00.

The start is at the southern end of the south carpark 100 m from registration.  Start anytime between 10:30 and 11:30 leaving a 30 second gap between starters. The course includes butterfly loops so the person starting either side of you will not be visiting the controls in the same order as you.

The finish is next to registration.

Course Information

There is a single course 4.3km long with 80m climb. The course is in 2 parts with the maps printed back to back, with a 'map exchange' where the map must be turned over.

The map scale is 1:5000 for part 1 and 1:2500 for part 2 both with 5 m contours.

There is a butterfly loop in each part.  This means that you will visit the same control several times but loops from and returning to that control will be completed in different sequences depending on which map you have.

After completing part 1 turn the map over at the map exchange control and continue with part 2.  The distance and climb information shown on part 1 is that for the whole course.

There is a limited legend on the map. Please pay attention to features which are forbidden to cross or out-of-bounds. Violating the rules will result in disqualification. A full legend is available at registration. If you are not familiar with ISSOM please review this guide www.maprunner.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/resources/Maprunner-sprint-map-symbols.jpg.

Special control description symbol O indicates a man-made object mapped with the boulder symbol.

Descriptions are on the map in symbol form only. Loose copies of text descriptions will be available for anyone not familiar with symbolic descriptions.

You must report to registration after finishing or when retiring to download your SI card.

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

Entry on the day only

Seniors - £4 (there is no surcharge for non-BOF members)
Junior & Students - £2

Terrain Description

The terrain is a mixture of very runnable meadow (short grass), and country park with a mixture of gently sloping grassed areas and small patches of trees. There are some gravel paths. Please DO NOT CROSS any walls, fences or newly planted hedges except at marked crossing points.

Sheep graze the meadow. Wash your hands before eating.

Facilities

Safety - The lake is OUT OF BOUNDS during the competition. The lake at normal water level is marked as an uncrossable body of water. Anyone entering the water during their run will be disqualified.

Any sensible shoes may be worn.  Shorts are permitted.  Competitors shouldn’t encounter any vehicles during their run but take care if using the park road to access the toilets in the northern carpark.  There are some steps and small slopes that might be slippery.

There are toilets in the northern car park.  The facility would best be used on arrival before continuing to the southern carpark.  Other toilets next to the café available after your run.

Fell Foot has a café, children’s playground and easy access to the lake for swimming and boating.  https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fell-foot

Contacts / Officials

Planner: John Pullin

Series coordinator: Matt Rooke 07969402851

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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