Parking is on the Golf Club grounds. Turn off the B5300 (Maryport to Allonby road) onto the golf course access road at NY051386.
Note new prices: Seniors £4 Juniors £2
- Long 4.7km
- Short 3.4km
- Nighthawk 3.3km
- Novice 1.7km
Nearly all the terrain is mown grass which will provide very fast running. There is virtually no climb on any of the courses.
The long, short and nighthawk courses will cross the B5300 twice, and competitors should cross carefully as there can be fast moving traffic on this road.
The novice course does not cross the road.
If you arrive late please consider running a shorter course to ensure you have returned by course close time.
This is the final event of the night series at Maryport Golf Course.
Series prize giving will take place after the event in the golf club bar. You will be able to buy a meal here too.
WCOC Night Series 2018-19 Post Xmas…
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, as well as the usual Long (4-5 km) and Short (2-3 km) courses.
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.