SEE 1 - Newton Fell

Part of the LOC 2021 Summer Evening Series

Wed 2 Jun 2021

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Fell

Info updated: Wed 2 Jun

Results

Event Report

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Pre Event Info

This was by PRE-ENTRY only using SIEntries based on 15 minute time blocks but is now full so entries have now closed for Long and Short courses - see 'Registration & Start Times' section. The start list is attached here.

Splits printouts will be provided at Download but there will be NO results on display at the event. The results will be presented on the LOC website ASAP afterwards as usual.

The Start list including times will be included after the pre-entry closes in the 'Registration & Start Times' section.

As usual the controls including the Finish will be SiAC enabled.

Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Remember that we must operate under the BOF and Government guidelines in terms of Coronavirus (COVID 19) so please consider the following before entering and note that it is important that everyone observes the restrictions.

Fitness to Attend

Competitors must not attend the event if any of the following apply and will be asked to sign to that effect as part of entry process:

They or someone in their household have displayed symptoms of Covid-19 in the past 14 days
They or someone in their household has been tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 14 days
The test and trace service has asked them to self-isolate at the present time
A medical professional has advised or asked them to self-isolate in the past 14 days

Social Distancing

We insist that everyone follows the Government and BOF’s Covid guidelines but trust everyone will be using their common sense to ensure that all competitors are as safe as possible. This includes the parking field, the Start, Finish and Download.  

To prevent transmission of the virus hand sanitiser must be used where provided, particularly before Registration, map pickup (at the Start) and Download.

We respectfully ask you to arrive shortly before you need to go your start  for your start time, and to leave the event shortly after you have finished and downloaded. 

Anyone coming will be expected to adhere to social distancing measures at all times, only travelling to the event with members of their own household or bubble, keeping 2 metres apart whilst attending and using hand sanitiser/washing their hands as appropriate, particularly at the Start and Download.

Location

Nearest town: High Newton

Directions / Parking

Parking will be in the field at SD407832, signed from the road junction at SD405832 300m SW of the parking.

Registration & Start Times

Registration has been by pre-entry only using SIEntries based on 15 minute time blocks but is now full so it has closed for Long and Short courses.

Start times will be available from 16.45 until 18.30, there will be a limit of 105 runners. The start list is attached here.

In addition families, juniors and novices can get 'Entry on the day' on the Orange course by e-mailing Carol McNeill <>. These runners will be offered start times from 16.45-17.45.

Some competitors may be asked to stay until 19.30 when courses close in case someone fails to return on time.

Course Information

3 courses will be offered, subject to final checking:

Course Distance (km) Climb (m) Controls
Long 4.7 300 17
Short 3.1 155 10
Orange 1.7 75 11

There is a taped route from control 3 to 4 on the Orange course and Orange maps will be handed out as runners leave the parking field to go to the start.

The Short course is not a cut-off from the Long course. 

Long and short have a high wall to cross with a control at the crossing point

The Start is 200m away from parking with 25m climb and the Finish adjacent to parking.

Courses will close at 19.30.

Please remember to return to Download as soon as possible when you have finished your run.

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
  • Juniors/Students:   £3

Terrain Description

Newton Fell is an open ridge with the highest point around 200m, used for rough grazing for sheep and cattle. There may be stock in the fields during the event. There may be ticks present and competitors should check themselves after the event. The area is divided by uncrossable walls or fences into three parts.

The northernmost part, used by all courses, is mainly grassy or short vegetation, with plenty of contour detail. 

One compulsory crossing points must be used to reach the middle area used by the courses. This area has more complex contour features, including an area of former quarrying. The going is generally slower with several crossable marches. The eastern part of this area slopes down through bracken, bramble and scrub slopes with complex vegetation changes.

Facilities

Precautions

Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. 

Whistles will be compulsory. 

Since this is a Lakeland woodland area please remember that you need to wear or carry appropriate clothing. Full lower leg cover is required. If the weather is inclement, cagoules may be advised on the day.

There are a few public footpaths through the completion areas – please avoid contact with the public!

Traders

There will be no traders or food stalls.

Toilets

There are no toilets.

First aid and medical

First aid will be available at the finish but please DIY if at all possible to avoid unnecessary contact.

Companions will be asked to take injured people to hospital if needed. 

Local Accident and Emergency – Westmorland General Hospital,  

Burton Road, Kendal, LA9 7RG. (01539 732288)

https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/visiting-our-hospitals/parking-facilities/westmorland-generalhospital

Contacts / Officials

Planner/organiser: Andy Robinson

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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