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Night Series - Noble Knott

Night Series - Noble Knott
Thu 4th Jan 2018
Suitable for newcomersNight eventDogs are not allowed


Venue:Noble Knott (Whinlatter)
Nearest town:Braithwaite
Postcode:CA12 5RG
Grid reference:NY223244
Parking information:Parking at the Noble Knott FC car park at NY223244 (CA12 5RG) on the Whinlatter pass road between Braithwaite and Lorton. .


Description:WCOC Night Series 2017-18 First night series event of 2018. Noble Knott is a mixture of forest and open fell. 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. 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:73923
Final details web page:Click here


Course description:Long ~4 km Short ~3 km Nighthawk ~3 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