Keltontop Fell, Leaps

Date: 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Club: 

WCOC

Level: 

D

Type: 

Night Series

Location: 

CA14 4SH

Grid Reference: 

NY086185

Parking: 

Please park considerately along the road or in the usual Leaps laybys.
Registration will be at the high point of the Kirkland to Leaps Road at NY 083 180.
Note that runners will also be using this road – take care.

Dogs: 

No dogs on the courses

Entries: 

Seniors £3.50                   Juniors £2

Courses: 

This event will be using a new area in addition to the usual Keltonfell Top. 
The long and short courses will have a 400m road run, through the parking area.  Please be very careful – and don’t blind drivers with your lights!
The novice course will be entirely within the Keltonfell Top fields.

  • Long      4.1km    110m climbing
  • Short     2.9km    90m climbing
  • Novice 1.1km    30m climbing

If you arrive late please consider running a shorter course to ensure you have returned by course close time.

 

Start Times: 

5.45 - 7.15pm

Courses Close: 

8.30pm prompt. You must report to download even if you retire.

Planner: 

Pete Nelson

Other Notes: 

WCOC Night Series 2018-19

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 5.45 – 7.15 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.