Tech Race 4 - Claife South

Part of 2016 Tech Race Series

Wed 27 Apr 2016

This is the last of the 2016 series of LOC Tech Events.

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

Info updated: Thu 28 Apr


Event Report

Unfortunately Splitsbrowser is not available for this event.

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Hawkshead

Directions / Parking

Parking and registration will be at the disused quarry accessed a few hundred metres along the bridleway track which heads north-east from the B5285, opposite Hill Top in Near Sawrey, towards Moss Eccles Tarn. Space is quite constrained, so please park neatly, tightly and car-share where possible.

Overflow parking / parking for larger vehicles at the National Trust car park adjacent to Hill Top, GR SD 370956, then follow the bridleway track described above to registration.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 17.00 - 18.15

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 17.30 - 18.30 but it is recommended that those running the long course should start by 18.15 as it is quite long and slow-going in places.

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

Course Information

There will be single TD5 course with long (4.9km) and a shorter (3.4km) options. An orange course will also be offered.

Courses will close at 19.30, please return immediately to download, 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

An intricate area offering a range of different terrain types, ranging from (a little) runnable open fell, deciduous and coniferous woodland, to areas with marsh and intricate rock detail. The area contains a number of uncrossable fences, please use the crossing points marked on the map for affected legs.


This ia 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: Johanna Cleary

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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