SEE 1 - Birkrigg
The first of the 2018 SEE series
Wed 30 May 2018
The controls, including the finish, will be enabled in contactless mode so that those with SIAC dibbers should not need to physically punch the controls.
If you are using contactless punching there is no need to touch the control boxes, and it has been noted that some runners hit them hard enough to knock them out of the ground and potentially damage the control box. Please don't do this because a failed control would disrupt the event results for all the competitors.
However, note that it will be necessary to punch the start controls which will not be programmed in contactless mode.
Some notes on using SIACs are attached.
Type of event: Local
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Ulverston
- Grid Ref: SD280748
- Latitude: 54.16289
- Longitude: -3.10448
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Parking will be at SD280748. Take the road (Prince’s St) signposted to the railway station south out of Ulverston. Keep on this road (becomes Springfield Rd then Mountbarrow Rd & White Gill Ln) until you reach the venue.
Registration & Start Times
Registration will be from 17.00.
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 17.30 - 18.30.
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.
Courses (subject to controlling):
- Long 6.5km
- Short 4km
- Yellow 1.7km
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 on the day only
Seniors - £4 with an additional £2 for non-BOF members
Junior & Students - £2
Hire SI cards will be available, no hire fee but £30 cost if lost.
Fast open fell with rock detail. Undergrowth is beginning to emerge so full leg cover is recommended.
The nearest public toilets in Ulverston.
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: Louise Dunn/Graham Capper
Controller: Hollie Orr
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.