At Maryport Golf Club.
The event will start once it is dark enough, probably 6.30pm.
- Long, short and novice courses will be offered, and they will be suitable for all ages/abilities.
- Long and short will cross the main road (and the cycleway), which runs straight through the map.
- Crossing points have been chosen to allow good visibility, so please take great care when crossing, and only cross at those designated points.
NOTE: There will be eighteen OOB areas! Please avoid walking on the putting greens. These are shown as 'olive green' OOB areas (roughly circular) on the map.
Extensive areas of woodland are shown as white on the map. These contain trees of various and variable age and variety. Distinct clumps are shown with vegetation boundaries.
The Night Series trophy presentation will follow the event in the club house, which has bar and restaurant facilities.
Note: It would be good to warn the staff at the golf club of possible numbers who might order food, so a quick email to Roger Jackson would be helpful.
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 6.30 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 HAVE RETURNED TO REGISTRATION BY THE COURSE CLOSE TIME, EVEN IF THEY HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE COURSE.