Park Sprint Race 3 - Kendal Castle

Part of the LOC 2019 Park Sprint Race series

Sat 5 Oct 2019

The best 3 results will count to the overall series results with prize giving at the final event. For the sprint overall result both courses are to be run with total time being used for the standings at each event.

Prizes for the Mini winners M/W12-, and for the main Sprint - junior M/W16-, Open M/W 21+, veteran M/W45+, super veteran M/W 55+, ultra veteran M/W 70+.

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

Info updated: Tue 8 Oct


Event Report

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There was one item of lost property this morning - a pair of black & blue Craft running tights, size M. They will be taken to the next event at Lakeside to be returned to their rightful owner !

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Kendal

Directions / Parking

Car parking at Kendal Town Football Club, Parkside Road, LA9 7BL.

Use of this car park is conditional upon those using it leaving by 12.45 at the latest due to there being an afternoon home fixture.

Registration & Start Times

The route to Registration requires taking the main path between Parkside Road and Kendal Castle Park. Turn right once in the park, following the tapes. Registration will be open from 10:00.

Starts will be between 10:30 and 11:30.

Courses will close 12:30.

Course Information

The following course options will be offered:

  • Sprint A – 2.2km, 90m climb
  • Sprint B – 2.2km, 90m climb
  • Mini – 1km, 40m climb

Competitors entered for the combined sprint may run the courses in either order - please ensure you download after completing each course. The Mini course is intended for youngsters and beginners

You must download after doing your course, it is our main safety check method to make sure everyone has finished.

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 - £5.00
  • Juniors - £2.50

Family £12 (individual entries for two adults and two children under 18 from the same family)

Terrain Description

Kendal Castle is an ancient manor of which two towers and the wall remain. It is built on a hill that rises from 49m to 93m and it has fabulous views of the town and surrounding area. The castle itself is surrounded by parkland with open grass, a variety of trees and denser areas of vegetation. The nature of the terrain makes for interesting orienteering.

Paths, and some indistinct paths, are marked on the map, but as the park is popular with local residents, there are numerous other paths through vegetation that are not marked on the map that vary with the seasons and with local council maintenance. In addition, the undergrowth as marked on the map varies considerably and the map makes the best representation.

Although most of the area is well draining, there are some short sections that become muddier when wet, so it is important to wear suitable footwear – trail or fell shoes are advisable. Competitors are also advised to wear full leg cover.

Please also give consideration to other users of the park whilst competing

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Joanne Larty

Series coordinator: John Pullin 01524 781803

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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