Turkey Trot 3 - Birkrigg
One of the 2020 Turkey Races
Wed 30 Dec 2020
This will be PRE-ENTRY only using 15 minute time blocks - see 'Entry Details' section.
Entries will open after lockdown ends.
Since there is a revised tier definition after the current lockdown ends on the 2nd December we respectfully request that competitors from tier 3 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 will be included before the event day.
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
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.
Type of event: Local, Score
Type of terrain: Heathland
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Ulverston / Bardsea
- Grid Ref:
- Latitude: 54.16244
- Longitude: -3.10336
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
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 - 12.30 where an available entry time slot can be booked and payment made online.
Pre-entries will be open soon and will close on the 22nd December when on-line editing will also close. Entries can be edited by the person who placed the entry on that website.
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.
The following courses will be available:
- Christmas Score
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.
The Starts will be <..> from parking.
It will be <..> from the Finish back to Download and parking.
Course will close at 14.30.
Please remember to return to Download as soon as possible when you have finished your run.
Explanation of Score courses
You don't have to visit all the controls! There is usually a time limit, instead of a set course. Points are scored for visiting controls, and deducted for finishing over the time limit. You decide which controls to visit, and in which sequence. Sometimes controls have different points values. You will need to carry a watch or phone, so you know how long you have been out.
- Seniors: £5
- 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 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.
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 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
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.