Blea Tarn (Eskdale)

Date: 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Club: 

WCOC

Level: 

D

Type: 

Night Series

Location: 

CA19 1UF

Grid Reference: 

NY146011

Terrain: 

Open fell with marsh and detailed contour

Map: 

1:7,500

Parking: 

Parking in Miterdale at usual location GR NY146011 unless signposted up track (permission sought )

NOTE: Expect to walk 1.5km 110m climb to Start / Finish.

Dogs: 

No dogs on the courses

Entries: 

Seniors £4           Juniors £2

Courses: 

  • Long 4.5 km
  • Short 2.7 km
  • Nighthawk 2.6 km (please note - you will need to be able to follow minor paths, fences, walls and broken walls, and be able to use a compass for general direction) 

If you arrive late please consider running a shorter course to ensure you have returned by course close time.

Courses: 

Long, Short & Nighthawk

Registration Times: 

5:00 - 6:45pm

Start Times: 

5.45 - 7.15pm

Courses Close: 

8.30pm PROMPT. You must report to download even if you retire.

Planner: 

David Spencer

Other Notes: 

WCOC Night Series 2018-19 - January and February:

In the New Year the venues get more technical and wilder, and so are not suitable for novice juniors at night. However, the intention is, where appropriate, to offer a lower technical difficulty (3-4 km) ‘Nighthawk’ course suitable for novice adults, 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.