High Park & Melbreak North

Date: 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Club: 

WCOC

Level: 

D

Type: 

Night Series

Grid Reference: 

NY149215

Parking: 

Parking & Registration will be at the Scale Hill NT car park (GR NY149215, post code CA13 9UY)

Facilities: 

NO VOTING FACILITIES HERE - PLEASE VOTE BEFORE OR AFTER ATTENDING THE EVENT

Dogs: 

No dogs on the courses

Entries: 

Enter on the day

Seniors £4     Juniors £2

Our events are open to non-members. Non-members will be covered by public liability for 3 events. If you’ve enjoyed three events we’d love you to join us by following this link https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/join

Courses: 

Long 4.7km
Short 3.0km 

Novice ~1.3km
Long and Short start is at the Crummock pump house NY 15105 20490), which is ~1 km from registration around the lake.

Novice start/finish is adjacent to parking (in Scale Hill)

Routes: 

For this week, the easy running fields of High Park are rapidly left behind, with Long and Short courses venturing onto much steeper, wooded and rough terrain around the lower slopes of Melbreak. The Long course will also cross Mosedale Beck and explore the Hen Combe side of the valley. The river crossings will be assessed on the day of the event and if necessary, shorten wet-weather courses will apply.

Start Times: 

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Planner: 

Mike Harrison

Other Notes: 

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!


WCOC Night Series 2019-20

The format is the same as previous years with the events before the New Year being on easier terrain offering a Novice course (1-2 km) for those new to night orienteering as well as the usual Long (4-5 km) and Short (2-3 km) courses.

In the New Year the venues get more technical and wilder, and so are not suitable for novice juniors at night. However, the intention is, where appropriate, to offer a lower technical difficulty (3-4 km) ‘Nighthawk’ course suitable for novice adults.

You will need a good lamp or light, preferably a headtorch to leave your hands free for the map and compass! The events really are great fun, and because you have to be sure of your location at all times, your orienteering skills will improve no end.

The weather will generally be cold and wet, with underfoot conditions muddy, icy, or if we're very lucky snowy! The conditions will dictate the safety requirements. Clothing suitable for the terrain and conditions should be worn, so come prepared.

It is recommended that you carry a whistle and spare batteries/torch. It is also advised that you wear some form of reflective clothing in the unlikely event of a search for a competitor who is hurt, unable to walk or is concussed). This shouldn’t be too difficult as most modern clothing, shoes, back packs or bum bags have some reflective sections or flashes. However, some reflective armbands will also be available at registration.

Starts are from 5.30 – 7.00 pm and courses will close promptly at 8.30 pm (unless otherwise indicated at registration). Earlier starts may be allowed if the planner is ready to go. ALL COMPETITORS SHOULD ENSURE THAT THEY REGISTER BEFORE RUNNING AND HAVE RETURNED TO REGISTRATION BY THE COURSE CLOSE TIME, EVEN IF THEY HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE COURSE.If you arrive late please consider running a shorter course to ensure you have returned by course close time.