Summer Evening Event 2 - Thwaite Head

Part of LOC Summer Evening Event series

Wed 1 Jun 2016

Type of event: Local, Score
Type of terrain: Forest, Woodland

Info updated: Thu 2 Jun


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Graythwaite

Directions / Parking

Parking will be at SD361909, the space is very limited so please share transport if possible.

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

A 60 minute odds/evens score course with each loop being about 3km.

Also, a yellow/orange linear course with length 1.96km is offered.

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

For the odds/evens score course:

  • All controls will have the same points value (10 points) except the transition which has a zero points value.
  • Runners should decide whether they want to do odds or evens first, only that set of controls will carry a score, then at some point can change to the other set by punching the transition control. Any controls from the set initially punched will not carry a value after the transition.
  • Penalties of 5 points per minute or part of minute will be incurred after 60 minutes from starting.
  • The controls will be of mixed technical difficulty (TD2-TD5).

Explanation of Score courses

You don't have to visit all the controls! There is usually a time limit, instead of a set course. Points are scored for visiting controls, and deducted for finishing over the time limit. You decide which controls to visit, and in which sequence. Sometimes controls have different points values. You will need to carry a watch or phone, so you know how long you have been out.

Entry Details

Entry on the day only

Seniors - £4 with an additional £2 for non-BOF members
Junior & Students - £2

Terrain Description

The area includes a very varied mix of terrain with mature pine with bilberry underneath, some partially windblown mature slopes, cleared fell with interesting contour detail, mature plantation with a multitude of rides, stone walls and rock & contour features.

Something for everyone.


All runners must dress appropriately and may be required to carry a waterproof caguole.

A whistle must be carried.

Contacts / Officials

Planner / organiser: Richard Tiley 01229 587457

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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