Middle Distance level B - Tarn Hows

Part of the LOC April weekend

Sat 2 Apr 2016

An updated version of the final details for the event are provided in the attached PDF.

The start times are now available on the Fabian website.

Type of event: National
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Thu 14 Apr


Event Report

Lost and found Property

The following items were left after the event:

  • SI card 41329 from the white course. Competitor 1090 - unnamed but completed the course. This is an unregistered SI card?
  • Black hat
  • Black gloves
  • Control description holder, yellow course
  • Reading glasses

Also, did anyone find a Silva field compass (blue bezel) or a plain map clip compass, if so please let me know ().

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Coniston / Hawkshead

Course Information

Courses will be offered for all British Orienteering Age Classes as described in the attached Final Details document. We are planning to offer a string course at this event.

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.

Terrain Description

Tarn Hows has some excellent areas of woodland, which we will be using for this event, along with some open fell to the south of the tarn. Intricate contour detail, some steep slopes and lots of rock features; good path and wall networks.

Contacts / Officials

Oganiser: Dick Towler (LOC)

Planner: Derek Allison (LOC)

Controller: Eddie Speake (MDOC)

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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