Tech Race 3 - Eggerslack Woods

Part of LOC 2017 Tech Race series

Wed 19 Apr 2017

Type of event: Local

Info updated: Thu 20 Apr

Results

Pre Event Info

The course controls and 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 (manually) which will not be programmed in contactless mode.

There will also be SAFETY controls after the FINISH which must be punched by all runners - this is necessary to enable us to confirm that all runners have returned from the course.

Location

Nearest town: Grange over Sands

Directions / Parking

Parking for Eggerslack is at SD411783.  It's a pay and display car park on the B5271 Grange to Lindale road. £2.20 for 2 hours.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 17.00 - 18.15 in the car park.

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.

10 minute walk to the start.

Inexperienced orienteers should start before 18.00.

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

Some competitors may be asked to stay until 19.30 in case someone fails to return on time.

Course Information

A single TD5 (technically difficult) course with long and short options, and an orange TD3 course are offered.

COURSES CLOSE AT 19.30, AND PLEASE DOWNLOAD IMMEDIATELY AFTER FINISHING EVEN IF YOU RETIRE SO THAT WE CAN BE SURE ALL RUNNERS ARE BACK

Since this is a Lake District area in all runners should dress appropriately and must carry a whistle. It may be compulsory to carry a cagoule.

Remember that you orienteer at your own risk.

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

Details to follow

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Stephen Edge

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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