SEE 5 - Caw

Part of 2018 SEE Series

Wed 27 Jun 2018

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Fell

Info updated: Thu 28 Jun

Results

Pre Event Info

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.

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.

Location

Nearest town: Broughton Mills

Directions / Parking

Enter Broughton Moor forest at the gate (SD 243 945) to the western edge of the forest SD238 923, follow directions to parking at SD242 941 (LA20 6BB). Please park allowing for early finishers to exit.

There will be a £2 parking fee. 

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.

The start and finish near to Natty Bridge where the path exists Broughton Moor forest, approx 10 mins walk from parking

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

Course Information

The following courses will be available:

  • Long course - 6.1km / 225m
  • Short course - approx 5km / 190m
  • Yellow/Orange course - 1.5km

It is recommended that runners who normally run Yellow/Orange courses should run in pairs or be shadowed by an experienced adult because this is mountain country. Light Green standard runners should also consider doing the Orange course if the weather is inclement or doing the short 4km course as a pair.

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

Hire SI cards will be available, no hire fee but £30 cost if lost.

Terrain Description

This is exposed mountain terrain, all above 1000 ft/300m, tussocks, rocks, bracken and steep hillsides. Courses have been planned to avoid the bracken as much as possible.

Facilities

No toilets, nearest at Broughton -in-Furness or Coniston

Safety:

This is a very exposed area, competitors must be prepared to carry/wear windproof and waterproof gear, whistles will be compulsory.

Note that there have been a few days recently where the event would have to be postponed due to visibility being down to 20 metres and the area having no safety catchment features ie walls, streams, paths.

PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE IF INCLEMENT WEATHER FORECAST.

Dogs allowed?

No loose dogs on the hills please because of sheep.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Derek Ratcliffe

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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