SEE #7 - Simpson Ground

Part of the 2017 LOC Summer Evening Event Series

Wed 5 Jul 2017

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Forest

Info updated: Thu 6 Jul


Event Report

Please note that some runners did not register with the computer team, all except one of them has been corrected but the information to correct the outstanding entry is not available.

This has also delayed the results tonight so would it would be greatly appreciated if all runners do register with computer team at future LOC events as described in the website information.

Pre Event Info

The course controls and the finish 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 controls (manually) which will not be programmed in contactless mode.

There will also be SAFETY controls after the FINISH which must be punched by all runners - this is necessary to enable us to confirm that all runners have returned from the course.


Nearest town: Newby Bridge

Directions / Parking

Parking will be on the forestry road at GR SD389862 approached via the Chapel House FC car park at GR SD381851.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 17.30.

Runners using their own SI cards are requested to bring them to registration to streamline the registration process and optimise the information accuracy for the results.

Starts will be from 18.00 - 19.00.

Both courses will have a punching start and there will not be a mass start, runners should not start within 30 seconds of another runner.

Less experienced orienteers must start before 18.30

Course Information

Score format course options will be offered for the main course:

  • Odd/even score - 60 minutes, 20 Controls + transition.
  • Easy score - 60 minutes, 10 Controls, uses ODD numbers only
  • Harder score - 60 minutes, 10 Controls, uses EVEN numbers only
  • A Yellow course will also be offered (approximately 1.8km).

On the Yellow course - competitors should expect to follow a range of line features inc. paths, streams and walls plus a tapped section.

For the Odd/even score - a competitor starts by visiting only odd or only even numbered controls, then after visiting a transition control, switches over to the other type, i.e. even or odd controls. Competitors can visit as many odd or even controls as they like before switching over. Competitors don’t have to switch over, but, once they have switched over, by punching the transition control, they can’t switch back. Each control visited scores 10 points and 5 points are deducted for each minute, or part minute, that a competitor is back after the 60 minutes time limit. 

The controls will have a TD3-TD5 mix.

For all score courses – competitors should aim to visit each control in numerical order (Odds: 1-3-5….), (Evens: 2-4-6….) but, like a normal score, any number of controls may be missed out of the sequence.

Courses will close at 20.00, please return to download immediately after finishing even if you retire.

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 with an additional £2 for non-BOF members
Junior & Students - £2

Terrain Description



This is an exposed area of the Lake District. All runners must dress appropriately and may be required to carry or wear a waterproof caguole.

A whistle must be carried.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/Planner: Mark Simmonds

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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