Sprint Race 3 - Brockhole

Part of September 2021 Sprint Series

Wed 29 Sep 2021

Type of event: Sprint
Type of terrain: Parkland

Info updated: Thu 30 Sep


Event Report

Results and analysis links (Winsplits & RouteGadget) are now available here for tonight's event.

Thank you for joining us at Brockhole & Cragwood tonight, we hope you enjoyed the event ! Many thanks to Iain for planning and Graham as Series Co-ordinator and the SI Team of Ali & Mike.

Final Series Table also now attached, Prizes for the age category winners (in bold) can be collected from Graham at a future event.

Any questions on the results, please drop us a line at 

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Ambleside/Windermere

Directions / Parking

Car Park is ‘brown’ signed off the A591 between Windermere & Ambleside. 

Please pay for parking at the machine. 

Registration & Start Times

Start time 17.00-18.15. Courses will close at 18.30

Course Information

There will be 2 sprint courses of 1.5 - 2km plus a course suitable for beginners. You can run either of the sprint courses or both, times will not be combined for both.

Map scale is 1:2500

If you are likely to to take 20 mins + on either Sprint course, please do enter in the first start block once entries open.

Comments from the Planner Iain - two contrasting courses, some really different control sites, and a visit to Peter Rabbits garden - plus great views of the lake and Langdale Pikes... what's not to like!

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

Entries closed on the 26th September, you can check your entry and start block via SI Entries here.

Terrain Description

Open lakeside parkland with a wooded hill and buildings with gardens. 


Toilets might be open at the right hand side of the 'Tree Tops' office building adjacent to the car park.

Dogs allowed?

Dogs on leads in the car park only please.

Contacts / Officials

Coordinator: Graham Capper

Planner/Organiser: Iain Smith-Ward

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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