Turket Race 2 - Hollin House Tongue

One of the 2020 Turkey Races

Mon 28 Dec 2020

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Fell, Forest

Info updated: Tue 29 Dec


Event Report

We hope you enjoyed the challenging new area today, if you have any comments or questions about the results please send them to Dave Walton at .

Pre Event Info

This will be PRE-ENTRY only using 15 minute time blocks - see 'Entry Details' section.

Entries will open on the 4th December.

Since there is a revised tier definition after the current lockdown ends on the 2nd December we respectfully request that competitors from tiers 3 and 4 areas do not enter the event in the interest of reducing the risk of transmission.

Splits printouts will be provided at Download but there will be NO results on display at the event. The results will be presented on the LOC website ASAP afterwards as usual.

The Start list including times is now included in the 'Registration & Start Times' section.

As usual the controls including the Finish will be SiAC enabled.

Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Remember that we must operate under the BOF and Government guidelines in terms of Coronavirus (COVID 19) so please consider the following before entering and note that it is important that everyone observes the restrictions.

Fitness to Attend

Competitors must not attend the event if any of the following apply and will be asked to sign tto that effect as part of entry process:

They or someone in their household have displayed symptoms of Covid-19 in the past 14 days
They or someone in their household has been tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 14 days
The test and trace service has asked them to self-isolate at the present time
A medical professional has advised or asked them to self-isolate in the past 14 days

Social Distancing

We will be following BOF’s Covid guidelines but trust everyone will be using their common sense to ensure that all competitors are as safe as possible.

We insist that the number and mix of people in any single group must not break the Government and BOF rules and Guideline. This includes the parking field, the Start, Finish and Download.  

To prevent transmission of the virus hand sanitiser must be used where provided, particularly before Registration, map pickup (at the Start) and Download and we request that you wear a face mask at Registration and Download.

We respecrfully ask you to arrive just before you need to go your start  for your start time, and to leave the event as soon as possible after you have finished and downloaded – there can be no comparing of route choices and splits discussion in the car park.

Anyone coming will be expected to adhere to social distancing measures at all times, only travelling to the event with members of their own household or bubble, keeping 2 metres apart whilst attending and using hand sanitiser/washing their hands as appropriate, particularly at the Start and Download.


Nearest town: Seathwaite

Registration & Start Times

There will be NO EOD  and there will be NO Si Cards to be hired on a day basis.

Registration will be by pre-entry on the Si Entries website with 15 minute start blocks from 10.30 - 12.00 where an available entry time slot can be booked and payment made online.

However, we would prefer that the yellow course runners use the 1st two time slots, i.e. 10.30-10.45 or 10.45-11.00, if possible.

Pre-entries and on-line editing has now closed and the start list is here, the time given is the first minute of the 15 minute time slot.

In order to manage the flow of runners through the start all runners must use the selected start window if possible. 

 Any entry queries which cannot be sorted out on the Si Entries website should be addressed to  before the event, or at Download on the event day before you go to the start.

Unless they have any queries about their entry competitors should go directly to the Start for their booked start time, they should come to the event changed ready to run and to leave after downloading before changing.  

Any LOC members who DO NOT own an Si Card and would like to enter this or any of the possible events in the near future can borrow one (Si Card 5) until the crisis is over, please e-mail  with your name, Ageclass/gender, Year of Birth, BOF no., and I will arrange that one can be collected at the first event you attend. There will be the usual £30 fee for a lost SI Card.

Course Information

The following courses will be available:

  • Long - 4.3km / 300m / 22 controls
  • Short - 2.9km / 140m / 10 controls
  • Yellow - 1.4m / 8 controls

The first use of a brand new, excitingly rugged area. Lidar map, 2020.

The Long and Short courses are technical (TD5), and the controls on the Yellow course are on line features.

There will be a safety control after the Finish, please punch there as you go past as it is an important part of our safety strategy, and it

The Start will be 250m from the Newfield Inn and it will be 250m from the Finish back to Download.

Course will close at 14.30.

Please remember to return to Download as soon as possible when you have finished your run but please move away from the Download area after downloading.

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 fees:

  • Seniors:   £6
  • Juniors/Students:   £3

Pre-existing medical conditions which may be relevant during the event should be declared when you enter or written down and handed into Enquiries in an envelope. 

The start times will be available on the Si Entries event page showing the time window format or in PDF form here showing the first time within the 15 minute start window after entries close. Helpers should ignore the time slot entry on the Si Entries in favour of agreeing their start time with the Organiser.

Terrain Description

Care will be needed with some dangerous features. There are crags everywhere, of all sizes from 1m to 50m! Runners on Long and Short courses should watch where they are going at all times!

The area is quite tough and hilly, with plenty of rocks and Duddon tussocks.

Walls highlighted in pink may only be crossed at the marked points, which are places where the wall is broken.

The route back from the finish crosses a footbridge deemed unsafe by the council due to a missing handrail - take care!





Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. 

If the weather is inclement it may be necessary to wear/carry appropriate clothing, e.g. a cagoules may be advisory. A whistle must be carried on the course. 

There are a few public footpaths through the completion areas – please avoid contact with the public!

First aid

First aid will be available at the finish but please DIY if at all possible to avoid unnecessary contact.

Companions will be asked to take injured people to hospital if needed. 

Local Accident and Emergency – Furness General Barrow in Furness LA14 4LF


Contacts / Officials

Planner/organiser: Martin Bagness (Warrior)

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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