Lakeland Orienteering Club

The HelmWed 10 Apr

Spring Terrain 1

Local level event

What does this mean?

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.

Terrain type: Fell





Series Results after 1

Series Novice after 1


Many thanks to you all for joining us for the first event in this year's Spring Series, even if the weather was less than spring like! We hope those of you on the Orange and Yellow courses weren't affected by control 191 too much, it had blown off the top of the trig point, but was found again !

Thanks also tonight to Nick for planning, Chris P as Series Co-ordinator, Rach for first aid cover, Isobel and Charlie for newcomer welcome and the SI team of Ali, Michael and Roger. Also many thanks to the Station Inn for hosting us, it's always very social when we can gather inside on a night like tonight !

Last updated: Thu 11 April, 2024

Location Info

Near: Kendal
Lat,Lng: 54.30321,-2.71534
Postcode: LA9 7RB
What3Words: ///divide.moss.lucky

The pins on the maps show the location of the parking, the start may be some distance away

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Directions / Parking

Parking at The Station Inn, Oxenholme.

LA9 7RFSD 536900W3W
Thankyou to the Station Inn for hosting us again. Please buy a drink after your run to support the pub

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

The Helm is a great area for an evening event - a mixture of grazed open, rough open, and areas of forest, with a complex path network.

A couple of planner warnings:-

The paths can be really slippery, so take care.

Think carefully before venturing into the areas of undergrowth overprint - though the bracken will still be low for the event, there are extensive runner-eating brambles.
You must obey not-to-cross purple wall overprints.

Yellow and orange runners need to watch out for gaps in this overprint which they are allowed to use.
Please take care on all courses to follow the correct control order. Long and short have a butterfly loop at the southern end of the map. Don't miss out control 10!
Finally yellow and orange runners will be heading to the summit of the Helm, so bring your climbing legs :)

Course Information

Long 4.9km 200m 1:7500

Short 3.3km 165m 1:7500

Orange 2.8km 140m 1:5000

Yellow 2.6km 100m 1:5000

Start and finish are very close to parking.

Follow yellow tags to the start.

Download will be in the pub

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Entries are open online via SI Entries here, online entry will close at 23:59 on Sunday 7th April, some entry on the day will also be available.

Entry Fees:

Online - £6 M/W21+

£4 M/W20- and full time students

Entry on the day - £7 M/W21+

£4 M/W20- and full time students

Entry is free for LOC Juniors

If entering on the day, the correct change would be very much appreciated please !

Registration and Start times

Registration from 5pm

Starts 5.30 to 6.30

Last finish 7.30pm

Contacts / Officials

Planner : Nick Howlett

First aid : Rach Stavert

Series : Chris Pearson

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