Turkey Race 2 - Fell Foot Park

The second of the post-Christmas events

Mon 28 Dec 2015

The terrain is a mixture of very runnable meadow (short grass), and country park with a mixture of gently sloping grassed areas and small patches of trees. There are some gravel paths. Fell running shoes recommended.

Sheep graze the meadow. Wash your hands before eating.

Type of event: Local, Social, Sprint

Info updated: Sun 14 Feb


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Newby Bridge

Directions / Parking

Parking in the north car park. Toilets are adjacent.

Course Information

A sprint style race offering a single course of 4km with 30 controls, and several forks to give route variations between the runners.

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

Registration from 10:15, also in the north car park

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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