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Sunday 6th December 2020

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Friday 20th November 2020
Entries Close
Thursday 3rd December 2020
Long 50@50; Short 50@50; Yellow
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70 Participants
Entry Fees
Senior   £5.00   
Junior / Student   £2.00   

Following British Orientering's guidance, the event will be pre-entry only - NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY.

Border Liners 50@50, Chances Park, Carlisle. Sunday 6th December

Postponed from 31st May due to the pandemic, we are once again trying to get our 50th party event off the ground on Sunday 6th December at Chances Park.

At present we have a green light from Carlisle City Council Greenspaces team to proceed so we have decided to go ahead and hold the event whilst we are still in 2020.

Courses:  There will be two different “50th” courses, both of which have 50 control sites to visit, as well as a yellow course. The short course is 3.1km (average leg length being 62m!), whilst the long course is 4.8km (average leg length 96m). Courses are “park race” style with frequent changes in direction, loops and crossovers which will make keeping contact with where you are important. There is likely to be more than one control visible at any time from most points in the park so picking the correct line is important. The yellow standard course, which includes some off-path sections, is conventional at 1.9km.

The map is 1:3000 scale. It has been updated to ISSprOM 2019, with a number of additional special symbols to pick up features within the park.

The closing date is Thursday 3rd December, provisionally with a limit of 120 entrants.

Start times will be between 11:00 and 12:30.

Parking is at Morton Manor Community Centre, Wigton Rd, Carlisle CA2 6JP.  NY 382 549

We have use of the Community Centre toilets. As the toilets are inside the building, where there will be a one way system operating. No muddy shoes in the building.

The event is fairly compact: the 2 starts are both within 1 minute of the car park, with the finish adjacent to the buildings.

Despite this being a "BL birthday event”, as is usual in these strange times it is not expected that participants hang around before or after running. However, we would like to have some party spirit, so we expect to have some BL bunting on display (saved from the BL 50th dinner way back in November 2019!). 

So break out your BL O kit - whatever the vintage - and come along to take on the 50@50 challenge.


Everyone who attends will need to follow the 'Participant Code of Conduct' which can be found on the following British Orienteering news page Return to Orienteering Guidance for the UK

Before the closing date you can change your course by editing your entry online, subject to map availability, but there will be no changes of course on the day.

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