Lakeland Orienteering Club

Turkey Race 3 - BirkriggWed 30 Dec

One of the 2020 Turkey Races

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: Heathland




An excellent way to finish 2020 in terms of Orienteering, thanks to Iain for the concept, planning and execution.

The preliminary results/splits direct from today's event are presented in HTML form, with a PDF document showing Iain's final results including the additional bonuses and penalties.


Some notes from Iain:

When I try to do this type of event in the future, can someone please remind me that it needs to be easy to produce a set of results! If anyone feels agrieved at their final result, please send me an email explaining why you think it needs to be changed...
The Bonus points added were for a variety of reasons - some went for visiting HAPPY first, so their final results showed HAPPY XMAS. Some went for XMAS first - not the optimum route!, but deserving of some extra points. Shortbread biscuits (for the planner) also attracted a bonus... There were a number of fancy-dress outfits which were worthy of extra points. Only 5 of you got ALL the bonuses within the allotted time - an extra 5 points for each full minute under is your prize. Matt's time of under 50 minutes was quite impressive!
We were really lucky with the weather - from the top of Birkrigg the 360° views were spectacular. We also just squeaked the event in before going into Tier 4!
From the comments afterwards it seemed that most of you enjoyed the slightly different format.
Many thanks for coming - and special thanks to Graham Farley for putting out/collecting in controls, Francis for collecting in, and our usual team of Dick/Dave/Mike/Ali on computers.
Stay Safe - have a great New Year wherever you are, and lets hope we can get back to orienteering again as soon as possible...


Please send any comments or queries about the results to me (Dave Walton) at

Last updated: Thu 28 April, 2022

Location Info

Near: Ulverston / Bardsea
Lat,Lng: 54.16244,-3.10336
OS Grid Ref: SD280746
Postcode: LA12 9QW

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

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Directions / Parking

As usual with a Turkey race planned by me, it won't be quite 'normal'... Like everything else, orienteering has been a long way from normal this year.

With 2020 being Lakeland O.C.'s 50th birthday year, wouldn't it be great to finish the year with a big party?

Basic premise is a 60 minute Score event (with a couple of twists). There will be lots of opportunities for bonus points - many discretionary ��

Fancy dress is optional (remember those bonus points!!), but will be much encouraged!! Just remember it's late December - it could well be cold!!

There will be controls/courses suitable for ALL abilities - from beginners to 21 Elites...!

Thhe parking will be at the crossroads near the big quarry. (GR 280746).

Pre-event Details

Course Information

The following courses will be available:

  • Christmas Score
  • Yellow

The score course will be designed with everyone being able to compete.

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.

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.

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Entry fees:

  • Seniors: £5
  • Juniors/Students: £3

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.

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.

Registration and 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 - 12.30 where an available entry time slot can be booked and payment made online.

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. Please check all your details and contact me ( if there are any errors or omissions.

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.



There will not be any toilets at the event site.


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

Shorts may be allowed but 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: Iain Smith-Ward

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