Tech Event 2 - Stickle East

Part of the 2018 Tech Series

Wed 18 Apr 2018

This event will be a 50th Birthday Special.

Something slightly different...  This year marks Iain's 50th birthday, and to mark the event, it is a ‘50 control special’.

Prizes and cakes will follow at the end...

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. 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
Type of terrain: Fell

Info updated: Wed 18 Apr


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Broughton Mills

Directions / Parking

Car parking is at the top of the hill between Broughton Mills and the Duddon Valley.  It is pretty tight, so sharing cars would be sensible.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 17.00 - 17.45.

Mass start event at 18.00. 

Runners using their own SI cards should bring them to registration to streamline the registration process and the information accuracy for the results.



Course Information

This will be a 50 control Score event, and is suitable for all abilities - there will be a number of easy controls to make any course from Yellow upwards.  

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

  • Seniors: £4 (non-BOF members £6)
  • Juniors & students: £2

Contacts / Officials

Planner / Organiser: Iain Smith-Ward

Controller: Roger Smith

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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