SEE 1 - Newton Fell (TBC)

Part of the LOC 2021 Summer Evening Series

Wed 2 Jun 2021

More details about the Covid precautions will follow soon.

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Fell

Info updated: Fri 12 Mar

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: High Newton

Directions / Parking

Parking will be at <GR>, signed from <??>.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will aim to be available from 17:00 as and when the planner & SI team are ready.

The registration process will depend on the Covid situation at the time of the event, but will probably still be using pre-entry - confirmation to follow.

Open start times will be available until 18.30.

Courses close at 19:30.

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:

Course Distance (km) Climb (m) Controls
Long      
Short      
Orange      

Courses will close at 19.30.

There will be a safety control after the Finish, please punch there as you go past as it is an important part of our safety strategy.

The Start will be <xxm> from assembly and the Finish will be <xxm> from assembly.

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

The registration method (pre-entry / dibber entry) will be defined in the near future.

Terrain Description

Some open areas with a more complex area of rocks, crags and undergrowth.

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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