Tech Race 2 - Tarn Hows North

Part of 2016 Tech Race Series

Wed 13 Apr 2016

Type of event: Local, Training
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Thu 14 Apr


Event Report

The updated results are now include for this event. Please accept our apologies for the lack of printed splits on this occasion, it was due to a printer failure which will (hopefully) not be a problem next week. I hope it didn't spoil anyone's evening in such excellent terrain. 

Lost and found:

Some money was found in the car park area, if you think it might be yours please let me know with some information about what you are missing.

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Hawkshead

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 17.00 - 18.15

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

Starts will be from 17.30 - 18.30

There will not be a mass start and runners should not start within 30 seconds of another runner.

Course Information

A single TD5 (technically difficult) course with long (4.8km/260m) and short (2.9km/180m)options, and an orange course are offered.

Courses will close at 19.30, please return to download immediately even if you retire, but because of the shortage of daylight at these events any less experienced orienteers must start before 18.00 and undertake to get back to download by 19.00.

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

Terrain Description

Tarn Hows has some excellent areas of woodland, intricate contour detail, some steep slopes and lots of rock features; good path and wall networks.


This is an exposed area of the Lake District. All runners must dress appropriately and may be required to carry a waterproof caguole.

A whistle must be carried.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/organiser: Cliff Etherden

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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