Turkey Race 2 - Stony Hazel

One of the 2021 Turkey Races

Tue 28 Dec 2021

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

Info updated: Wed 29 Dec


Event Report

Thanks for coming to the Stony Hazel event today, an interesting course design in a woodland area which can be quite challenging. The Results/Splits and the Winsplits link are attached, although Routegadget is not practical for this one. Please send any questions or comments on the results to ''.

Planning and Organising by Iain Smith Ward, Results support by Mike and Dave.

There's another really good woodland opportunity before New Year on Thursday at Rusland Beeches, hopefully we'll see you there.

Found at the event - black buff with white patterning, please ask at Rusland Beeches on 30th December or e-mail ''.

Pre Event Info

Entry for the all courses was open on SiEntries but for the Yellow course there will also be some EOD particularly aimed at newcomers and families - see 'Registration & Start Times' section.

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 start times is now included in the 'Registration & Start Times' section.

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


Nearest town: Rusland Cross

Directions / Parking

Parking will be on the roadside around the chuch at GR SD 338 897. 

Since the parking is limited please follow the instructions of the Parking Officials and if possible please share vehicles.

Registration & Start Times

Entry for the all courses must be made on SiEntries (now closed) with 15 minute start blocks from 10.30 - 12.00 where an available entry time slot can be booked and payment made online. 

The start list will is now here . Please check all your details before the event and let us() know if there are any errors or omissions either by e-mail or at Registration at the event.

Helpers should contact the Organiser before entering to get the helper code to reduce the cost of entry.

Additionally, for the Yellow course only there will also be some EOD particularly aimed at newcomers and families, please contact Carol McNeill () for these courses. 

Hire Si Cards will be available free of charge at the event but there will be the usual £30 fee for a lost SI Card.

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 can go directly to the Start for their booked start time.  

Course Information

The following courses will be available:






Long     26
Short     14
Yellow     10

The map scale will be 1:5000 for all courses.

The Long course will be TD5 a course made up of a combination of 2 linear sections and a groups of controls which can be taken in any order. 

The Short courses will also be technical (TD5) but will be a linear course.

The maps for the Long and Short courses will be at the event start.

The Yellow course  is TD2, and this is intended for juniors or inexperienced adults interested in taking up the sport. Runners including pre-entries should pick up their Yellow course maps at the EOD point. Juniors can be shadowed if appropriate provided that the shadower runs their own course before they shadow. 

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.

The distance from the Download to the start will be xxxm and xxxm from the finish back to the Download.

Course will close at 14.30.

Please remember to return to Download as soon as possible when you have finished your run.

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

Terrain Description

The terrain area is deciduous woodland with great contour and rock detail and reasonable undergrowth but some tough remaining bracken. Ground can be soft and marshy or rocky underfoot.

The area is bounded by a beck to the west and a major walled track to the east.

Walls in the terrain are partially intact. Broken areas are indicated by a gap in the wall on the map: please use these as crossing points where necessary.



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

Whistles will be compulsory. 

Since this is a Lakeland area in Winter please remember that you will need to wear or carry appropriate clothing. Full lower leg cover is required. If the weather is inclement, cagoules may be compulsory, make sure you bring one to the event.


There will be no traders or food stalls.


There will not be toilets at the event.

First aid and medical

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 Hospital (A&E)

Dalton Lane , Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 4LF (01229 870870)

Minor Injuries only - Westmorland General Hospital  

Burton Road, Kendal, LA9 7RG. (01539 732288)


Contacts / Officials

Coordinator: Iain Smith-Ward

Planner/Organiser: Iain Smith-Ward

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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