Info: New entries for this event closed on Wednesday 22nd November 2023.
Course A / B / C / D:
up to 12/11/23
(£1 surcharge for non-BOF/SOA members)
Please note: Pre-entries only. There will be no entry on the day.
Follow this link for information on the history of this event
This mass start, long distance race inspired by the famous Norwegian Blodslitet was renamed the Tim Watkins Trophy in memory of Tim who died in a car accident in March 2005. Tim was instrumental in introducing this demanding race to the UK and had already organised the first two races. It is usually held every 18 months in March or November.
Parking & Assembly
This will be on forest tracks in Broughton Moor plantation
Nearest postcode LA21 8BY (Torver). ALL vehicles MUST approach from Torver.
From A593 / A5084 junction at Torver go 1.5km SW on A593 then turn right & steep uphill on a minor road. “O” signs from here.
The plantation entrance is 1.5km on the right, at
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From plantation entrance, you still have over 4 km to drive on good forest tracks – allow plenty of time.
Cars should park on the left side of the track, at the start of the line of parking, where there is room for another vehicle to get past. Park on approach facing inwards. After the event proceed forwards to a turning point to turn and exit the same way. As this is a mass start event and everyone will be arriving at a similar time DO NOT turn until you are leaving after the event.
After parking you will have 100m – 600m walk to Assembly.
Campervans and anything wider than a car will be parked in a wide bay approx. 1100m before Assembly. Large vehicles must not proceed beyond this point.
Facilities at Assembly
Courses – subject to final controlling
|C||Mens Vets Junior Men Open Medium||M50+ M18- any||95||11:05||11.5||645||26||1:10,000|
|D||Womens Vets Junior Women Open Short||W50+ W18- any||95||11:05||9.7||390||26||1:10,000|
|E||Blue||any||30 secs 11:06-11:45||7.3||380||20||1:10,000|
|F||Green||any||30 secs 11:06-11:45||5.7||355||17||1:10,000|
Courses Close at 14:30. Every competitor MUST download, even if you retire.
Age Classes are a guide. You may enter and run any course you wish.
Expect some form of gaffling on courses A, B, C & D.
“Open Medium” and “Open Short” classes are intended for fellrunners, other good runners & orienteers who may find the length or navigation required on their age-class course to be too much, but who still want to participate in a mass-start event. The technical difficulty will still be as hard as the area permits.
E / “Blue” and F / “Green” will be normal orienteering “time trial” punching start at 30 second intervals, for those where the mass start courses are too long.
There are 4 permanent trophies, to be returned for the next event, which will be presented to :
Non-returnable prizes will also be presented to :
Prizegiving will be as soon as possible after all the winners are known.
Distance to Assembly from Parking - cars 100 – 600 m
Distance to Assembly from Parking – campers 1100 m
Start from Assembly 750 m
Assembly from Finish 600 m
Courses A, B, C & D will each have a mass-start, between 11:00 & 11:05
Competitors on Blue & Green will start at 30 second intervals, from 11:06 – 11:45
Open exposed fell, over 500m
The area combines previous maps of Torver High Common and Caw.
Online via SIEntries
|By||12/11/23||12/11/23||By 22/11/23-subject to map availability|
|A, B, C, D||Blue, Green|
|Senior 21+||£12||£8||+ £1|
|Junior & Full-time Students||£6||£6||+ £1|
|NON-BOF||+ £1||£1||No change|
|SI card hire (not SIAC) £30 if lost||£1||£1||No change|
Helper Discount (50%)– please contact the Organiser (see below) for discount code before entering.
SI – Controls will be enabled for contactless punching, apart from the Finish which must be punched manually.
There will be no loose control descriptions; these will just be printed on the map.
The event is being held on high and open fells at a time of the year when the weather can be cold and/or wet. All competitors MUST carry or wear the following :
Essential kit will be checked prior to map and bib issue. Anyone without essential kit will not be issued with their map or bib and will not be allowed to participate.
Vests and/or shorts may be permitted depending on conditions on the day. Come prepared to run with leg and shoulder cover if necessary. Notices will be posted in Assembly on the day.
You may also want to carry some fluid and sustenance.
Mobile signal (O2 at least) is available over much of the area, though there are some dead spots including NE of Caw and on Caw Moss.
Furness General Hospital 24-hour A&E
Dalton Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 4LF
20 miles 40 minutes
Westmorland General Hospital Urgent Treatment 08:00 – 22:00
Burton Road, Kendal, LA9 7RG
30 miles 45 minutes
Planner Scott Collier KERNO
Controller Chris Heppenstall LOC
Organiser John Embrey SROC firstname.lastname@example.org
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