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Night Series - Holme Wood

Night Series - Holme Wood
Thu 7th Dec 2017
Loweswater
WCOC
NWOA
Local
Suitable for newcomersNight eventDogs are not allowed

Location

Venue:Holme Wood
Nearest town:Loweswater
Postcode:CA13 0SU
Grid reference:NY118225
Parking information:Parking will be in the lay-by (by the phone box) at Waterend on the minor road between Loweswater and Mockerkin at NY117224. Please take care when parking, registering and downloading as there is fast moving traffic on this road. There will be a ~1 km walk to the start on easy footpaths and farm track to the North gateway into the wood at NY118218.

Details

Description:WCOC Night Series 2017-18 Sixth event is at Holme Wood on the south shore of Loweswater. Parking will be in the lay-by (by the phone box) at Waterend on the minor road between Loweswater and Mockerkin at NY117224. There will be a ~1 km walk to the start on easy footpaths and farm track to the North gateway into the wood at NY118218. Holme Wood is a small woodland area, with some open fell above the trees. In bad weather, it can be exposed and competitors are advised to carry a waterproof cagoule and whistle. If conditions dictate these may be compulsory. 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:Hard
Entry times:17:45 - 19:15
Punch type:SI
Event number:73668
Final details web page:Click here

Courses

Course description:Long = 4.0 km, 220 m climb Short = 2.4 km, 165 m climb Novice (easy - follows line features) = 1.9 km, 50 m climb
 
XS
0-2.5km
S
2.6-5.0km
M
5.1-7.5km
L
7.6-10km
XL
10.1km +
Very Easy
Easy
Medium
Hard
Very Hard
Course Technical Difficulty and Length (Km) are a guide to the standard of the courses offered.

Entry

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

Contact us

Club:WCOC
Association:NWOA
Contact:Mike Harrison
Email:miketharrison@yahoo.co.uk