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Night Series - Broom Fell (South)

Night Series - Broom Fell (South)
Thu 15th Feb 2018
Suitable for newcomersNight eventDogs are not allowed


Venue:Broom Fell (South)
Nearest town:Cockermouth
Postcode:CA13 9UE
Grid reference:NY195256
Parking information:Parking along the forest road from Darling How signposted from GR NY181254 (on the west side of the Whinlatter pass road towards Lorton).
Dog rules:No dogs


Description:WCOC Night Series 2017-18 Penultimate event of 2017-18. A new area accessed from Darling How on the south slopes of Broom Fell and Lords Seat. The area can be exposed in bad weather, so appropriate clothing should be worn (waterproof, etc) and may be compulsory depending on conditions. Courses close at 8.30 pm. The format is the same as previous years with the events after New Year being on harder terrain offering a Nighthawk course (3-4 km) on line features for adults new to night orienteering as well as the usual Long (4-5 km) and Short (2-3 km) courses. Courses close at 8.30 pm. 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.
Type:Cross Country
Physical difficulty of terrain:Hard
Entry times:17:45 - 19:15
Punch type:SI
Event number:73933
Final details web page:Click here


Course description:Long ~4 - 5 km Short ~3 - 4 km Nighthawk ~3 - 4 km (easy)
10.1km +
Very Easy
Very Hard
Course Technical Difficulty and Length (Km) are a guide to the standard of the courses offered.


Payment dateJunior/studentSeniorFamily/group
£2.00 (£2.00)£3.50 (£3.50)£0.00
Non-member fees shown in brackets

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Contact:Mike Harrison