THE LAKELAND WARRIOR ELITE RACING WEEKEND
5-6Th FEBRUARY 2022
Watch this space for confirmed details! Covid / snow / acts-of-god - Check emails / website just before each race – details may change!
Entries now open to local club runners via SI Entries.
Another weekend of high quality but low-key Elite racing organised by Lakes locals in association with Masterplan Adventure.
Many thanks to the usual team of specialist helpers and to LOC for use of areas and help with access.
As before, these races will be very much barebones. We are all in it together, so please muck-in if you see anything that needs sorting. The emphasis of the weekend will be on quality terrain, maps and courses.
These races are part of the GB Performance / Development squads training camp, 3rd-6th Feb.
Coaches / parents / travelling companions – Can you help? Subject to space you will be able to have a run.
All competitors must follow British Orienteering’s Participant Code of Conduct .
Fitness to Attend – of course, competitors must not attend the event if they have been advised to self-isolate / quarantine.
Coronavirus precautions – We will take measures to enable everyone to follow BO and Boris Covid rules and guidelines – whatever they are. We will not be policing every situation and it is up to everyone to take individual responsibility.
Punching – SI (probably Air)
Map bags – All maps on pretext paper, bring a map case if its wet and muddy.
First aid – hopefully at the finishes but please DIY if at all possible, to avoid unnecessary contact. Companions will be asked to take injured people to hospital if needed. Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. Local Accident and Emergency – Westmorland General Hospital (01539 732288) Burton Road, Kendal, LA9 7RG. Or Barrow Infirmary.
Planner/Organiser – Martin Bagness.
Sat 5th Feb pm
Parking / assembly / finish – Hodge Close quarry. GRNY316016. Limited space
- please arrange to fill cars for the last 2km up the lane, leaving empty cars
elsewhere, eg in carpark at junction with main A593.
Start times – 12.30 – 13.30. M/W alternate minutes. Travelling companions and
club runners punching start 12.10 - 12.30. Start 15 mins.
Courses – Middle. W21E/Short 3.9 km, M21E/Long 4.6km, 6% climb. Club runners enter either.
Terrain – open, semi-wooded, wooded, knobbles and damp patches, fast but hilly.
Map – 1:7,500. Open fell – pg base, Dave Peel, 2000. Wooded area – lidar Martin
Sun 6th Feb am
Parking - roadside and laybys between SD341880 and SD342888
Assembly / Start / Finish – SD342883
Format – starts from 11.00, W/M/W/M at minute intervals (not chasing, no gaffles).
Travelling companions and club runners punching start 10.45 - 11.00
Courses – W21E/Medium 8.1km, M21E/Long 9.7km Club runners enter either of these or 5km Short option.
Terrain – wooded, semi-wooded, open fell. Rusland Heights is the fell area between Rusland Beeches (UKOL Middle 2020) and High Dam (elite race dec 2021). The courses will also go into Rusland Beeches.
Map notes – 1:7,500. Lidar survey 2020 and 2022.
NIGHT TRAINING Sat 5th
This is an option, probably using a course from the 3 rd / 4 th training camp. Full
markers / SI / results possible but only if someone offers to hang and run start /
finish. Otherwise DIY.