Ulverston North Night Urban Event

Part of the 2021 Night Urban Series

Wed 3 Nov 2021

Type of event: Local, Night, Urban
Type of terrain: Urban

Info updated: Tue 16 Nov


Event Report

Results and analysis links (Winsplits & RouteGadget) are now available here for tonight's event.

Thank you for joining us in Ulverston on such a clear night tonight, we hope you enjoyed the event ! Many thanks to Iain for planning and Graham as Series Co-ordinator and the SI Team of Ali & Mike.

Any questions on the results, please drop us a line at 

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Ulverston

Directions / Parking

Parking in the Brewery Street Car Park (near Appleseeds and Ride Bikes). Parking charges apply until1800.

Please note there are roadworks on the A590 at the Booths roundabout for anyone approaching Ulverston from the east - they have been causing considerable traffic delays, please allow extra time to get to the event.

Registration & Start Times

Starts will be available from 1730 to 1830, Courses close at 1930. 

Hire SI cards will be available on the day for pre-entries to be collected at the event, there will be the usual £30 fee for a lost SI Card.

Course Information

There will be 2 courses available - a Long (4.7km) and a Short (3.6km) course.

The map will be A3 in size at a scale of 1:4000

A total of 8 races with 5 to count in the series. Runners at night must wear some reflective garment & carry a torch (head-torches are preferable). Runners under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times whilst out on a course. 

We encourage running in pairs, this is a must for under 16s (with an adult) but adults can also do this, it is good way to start orienteering particularly at night. Just enter either as the junior for the junior/parent pair or one adult as the adult pair.  Email your partner name to and state if you want an extra map (£1 payable on the night).

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 closed on Mon 1st Nov, but can be viewed on SI Entries here. There will be no EOD.

Entry fees will be £5 for Seniors and £3 for Juniors/Students

Terrain Description

Ulverston North - is a complex town centre and surrounding residential area and park

Contacts / Officials

Series Co-ordinator: Graham Capper

Planner/Organiser: Iain Smith-Ward

Controller: Derek Fryer

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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