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Ulverston Glaxo Sports ClubWed 30 Aug

Park Series 3

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: Parkland





Sprint series after 3 events

Novice series after 3 events


It was another lovely dry evening this evening for the latest instalment in this year's Park Series and a fast and furious one at the GSK Sports club in Ulverston. We hope you all enjoyed your courses.

Many thanks to the Sports and Social Club for allowing us to use the area and also the club itself and all their help with providing tables and chairs for us on the veranda. Also many thanks to Louise, Amelia and Quinn for planning, Pete for controlling, Matt as Series Co-ordinator, Jean and Lindsay for first aid cover, Derek and Gill for helping with the activities and games and the SI Team of Ali, Gill and Roger.

Last updated: Thu 07 September, 2023


3rd of a series of four events in South Lakes parks. Two sprint races at each event plus a novice course for newcomers and younger juniors.

Location Info

Near: Ulverston
Lat,Lng: 54.18841,-3.06107
Postcode: LA12 9EG
What3Words: ///Butchers.fakes.litters

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

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Directions / Parking

The Glaxo Sports club is situated on North Lonsdale Rd Ulverston.

LA12 9DR

Parking possibly in the main GSK site car park and walk to the sports complex.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Fast fields, runnable woodland vale, foreshore, and a newly mapped extension onto the slag bank. No running across the marked football pitches.

1:4000 ISSOM 2007 2019-2 with 2.5 m contours - main site surveyed and drawn by Martin Bagness in 2017. Updated and extended by Matt Rooke in 2023.

Glaxo playing grounds is a combination of tarmac pavements, gravel path networks, playing fields, undergrowth, woodland and loose stone.

This area is parallel to a road and tidal waters, no road crossings are required during courses.

Please be mindful of other visitors to the grounds as it is widely used by walkers, inshore rescue and other athletes.

One sprint course may require you to use the Inshore rescue area please be aware this is an emergency service and may be required during your course.

One larger cliff on the island is protected via a fence however the island is surrounded by steep sided cliffs and slag-banks, the courses have been designed to avoid these but please do-not cross any fences or attempt to make any way down the steep sided banks.

Much of the grounds have tarmac pavements, loose rocks and ruts which can all be slippy please wear appropriate trail shoes/dobs.

The grounds are exposed in areas and it is advised suitable clothing for the weather is worn.

Full Leg Cover is advised for some of the sprint areas although not compulsory.

Course Information

2x sprint races with estimated winning time 12 minutes at each event, and a novice course aimed at newcomers and younger children.

All areas a traffic free and under 16s may run the sprint courses.

Sprint A 2.4 km 30 m climb 16 controls

Sprint B 2.6 km 35 m climb 16 controls

Novice 1.2 km 15 m climb 15 controls

Scale 1/4000 and 2.5 m contours.

Map last updated in year 2023.

The map will be size A4 and printed on waterproof paper.

Loose descriptions will not be available.

The map is ISSOM/ISSOM/ISSprOM 20xx-x standard.

Waterproofs may be compulsory please make sure you have these with you on the evening.

Safety bearing North will direct you back to the clubhouse and the finish area. For those who are less experienced Hoad Monument is a direct northerly direction.

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Entries are open online via SI Entries here, online entry will close at 23:59 on Sun 27th August, some entry on the day will also be available.

Entry Fees:

£6 M/W21+
£4 M/W20- and full-time students
Entries free for LOC junior members, £4 for non-LOC juniors

If entering on the day, the correct change would be much appreciated please.
A family group intending to go round this course together should just enter once. Please fill in the box for details of others in your group. You will just use one SI Card (dibber) between you but you can buy extra maps using the “extras” on SI Entries for £1.

Registration and Start times

Starts from 17:30 to 18:30. Courses close at 19:00.

Please start early if you think you will take over 30 minutes per course.

Registration will offer entry on the day (EOD) opening at 17:00, and SI cards (dibbers) and compasses will be available for those who do not have them.


Toilets and indoor space with a bar. Please support it. Children's playground.

Dog restrictions

The site has a no dog policy. Assistance dogs are permitted.

Contacts / Officials

Planners Louise, Amelia and Quinn Thompson

Controlling Pete Owens

Series Matt Rooke

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