SEE 6 - Haverigg

Part of the LOC 2021 Summer Evening Series

Wed 7 Jul 2021

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Heathland

Info updated: Wed 7 Jul

Results

Event Report

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Thanks to Gill for some great courses tonight in a lovely area, we hope you enjoyed the event. Thanks also to Carol for the Orange/Yellow registration organisation and the SI Team of Mike and Ali.

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: Millom

Directions / Parking

Parking will be at the Haverigg RUFC, GR SD157784

There will be a parking fee of £1, collected on the day, exact change if possible please !

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be by pre-entry only using SIEntries based on 15 minute time blocks for the Long and Short courses. Entries closed on the 4th July. The final start list is available here There will be a limit of 105 entries on these courses.

Start times for the Long and Short courses will be available from 16.45 until 18.30.

Registration for the Orange & Yellow courses, which are particularly aimed at families, juniors and novice runners, will be by entry on the day (EOD), opening at 16.45, and SI cards (dibbers) and compasses will be available for those who do not have one. However, these competitors must register by e-mail to Carol McNeill by e-mail <> in order to book an entry and we request that novice runners should start by 17.45 at the latest. Entries on the Orange & Yellow courses must go to the separate Orange/Yellow Registration Point.

The Start is approx 350m and the Finish is adjacent to the parking area.

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

Course Information

4 courses will be offered:

Course Distance (km) Climb (m) Controls
Long 6.2   16
Short 4.0   11
Orange 3.3   14
Yellow 2.3   10

There will also be 3 taped routes on the Orange course and 2 on the Yellow course. 

Map Scale 1:10,000 for the Long Course and 1:7,500 for the Short, Orange and Yellow Courses.

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

The area is made up of intricate sand dunes with salt flats. 

There has been some recent excavation work in removing gorse resulting in some vehicle tracks & there are also numerous 'dog walking' tracks. These have not been mapped apart from a few to aid navigation on the Orange course. 

There is a linear fence which runs parallel to the beach. There are a few marked crossing points but the fence can be crossed at any point along its length. However there is a barbed wire strand along the top so care should be taken

The main track [which is marked on the map] is used by the Orange & Yellow courses en route to the finish. It is used by occasional cars so please be aware.

There are cattle grazing in the competition area. They are docile but can be inquisitive. There are also a couple of gates which MUST be closed after use.

Do not rely on the gorse for navigation.

There is a naturist site at the north end of the area. The residents have been informed of our event & will be suitably clothed. Only the Long course will enter the area & the controls will be positioned to avoid the sensitive areas.

Facilities

Safety

Whistles are compulsory. 

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

Traders

There will be no traders or food stalls.

Toilets

Toilets will be available in the RUFC Clubhouse.

First aid and medical

First aid equipment 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. 

Nearest local hospitals are:

Furness General Hospital, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 4LF. Phone: 01229 870870. Open 24 hours.
Westmorland General Hospital, Burton Road, Kendal LA9 7RG has an urgent treatment centre, which operates from 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. Phone: 01539 715577.

Dogs allowed?

Dogs allowed on leads in RUFC (not on the pitches please) and can be walked on the dunes.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/organiser: Gill Browne

Safety Officer/Controller: Derek Fryer

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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