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Night Series - Scale Hill

Night Series - Scale Hill
Thu 16th Nov 2017
Suitable for newcomersNight eventDogs are not allowed


Venue:Scale Hill
Nearest town:Lorton
Postcode:CA13 9UY
Grid reference:NY149215
Parking information:Parking in the Scale Hill NT car park at GR NY149215.


Description:WCOC Night Series 2017-18 Third event is on Scale Hill, just to the south of Lorton (Cockermouth) on the minor road heading out to Loweswater. The area is a mixture of woodland and open fell by the shores of Crummock Water - the first really challenging area of the series. In bad weather the open fell area can be very exposed and competitors are advised to carry a waterproof cagoule and whistle. If conditions dictate these may be compulsory. Start and finish will be a short walk from registration. 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. 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:Medium
Entry times:5:45 - 19:15
Punch type:SI
Event number:73593
Final details web page:Click here


Course description:Long (hard) = 4 - 5 km Short (medium) = 2.5 - 3.5 km Novice (easy - follows line features) = 1 - 2 km
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