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Night Series - Flat Fell

Night Series - Flat Fell
Thu 25th Jan 2018
Ennerdale Bridge
Suitable for newcomersNight eventDogs are not allowed


Venue:Flat Fell and Uldale
Nearest town:Ennerdale Bridge
Event centre:Kinniside Common
Postcode:CA23 3AQ
Grid reference:NY060138
Parking information:Parking in lay-bys and alongside the minor 'Cold Fell' road between Ennerdale Bridge and Calderbridge (just past the stone circle) at GR NY060138. Please park considerately, do not block the road and be aware of fast moving traffic along this minor road (from Sellafield).
Dog rules:On lead


Description:WCOC Night Series 2017-18 Fourth night series event of 2018. Flat Fell and Uldale are open fell areas on Kinniside Common. The area can be very exposed in bad weather, so appropriate clothing should be worn (waterproof, etc) and may be compulsory depending on conditions. 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:73929
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