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SROC New Year Cracker - Low Park Wood, Kendal

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Wednesday 1st January 2020

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Monday 18th November 2019
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Tuesday 31st December 2019 at 18:00
New Year Cracker; Simple Score
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122 Participants
Entry Fees
Senior   £6.00   
Junior / Student   £3.00   
James Bellarby

1hr Score event - Mass Start 13:00

Location: Near Kendal

Grid ref. SD509878; Post code c. LA8 0JZ but on the west side of the river!

Directions: At the roundabout at the junction of the A590 and A591, take the minor exit to the east. (About 4 miles from M6 junction 36, heading towards Kendal.) Take first road on the left, after 250m. At the next junction (about 400 metres) continue straight on, with the River Kent on your right. The access to the Caravan Site is about 400m along this road.

Parking is at the entrance to the site and is limited so please car share where possible. The lane is a dead end and space will be tight. Refreshments are available at Low Sizergh Barn and Strickland Arms.

Toilets: Limited Portable Toilets will be provided (but might be busy prior to registration!)

Two courses available, New Year Cracker and a Simple Score.

New Year Cracker is an odds and even score event where you do either as many as you want of the odd or even controls first and then change over, once changed there is no going back to the other type. The changeover is done via a standard control and you must dib to register on this control.

The simple score is a traditional score where you simply visit as many controls as possible and is more suited to novices and juniors.

Entry and Start Procedures: Online entry via sientries (closes early evening 31st December, or whenever all maps have been sold, whichever comes first).

Registration from 12:00

Mass walk to start 12:45

Mass Start 13:00

1-hour score event, penalties if late.

Entries via sientries will cost £6 per senior; £3 per junior/student

Limited entry on the day (subject to maps) £8 per senior; £3 per junior

SI timing chip hire for those who need it; please don’t lose it – charge will be £30 to replace.

Safety Procedures:
Whistles are compulsory.

You must report to the finish and download by 14:30 – especially if you retire.

If you wish to carry a phone; call the organiser on 07751 330 181 in an emergency.

Terrain and Map:
A nicely contoured area of woodland alongside the river Kent. Much of the woodland is lovely, some is not. There is a reasonable network of paths, and the area is conveniently enclosed for the safety of less experienced participants. A splattering of derelict industrial remnants provides novelty.

There is an old Leat (water channel) which is potentially dangerous and should only be crossed by the marked crossing points. The river is completely out of bounds.

The map is A4 at 1:5,000 with 2.5m contours. Excitingly it is now based upon Lidar data and conforms to the 2017 International Standard of Orienteering Mapping.

Organiser: James Bellarby (, SROC
Planner: Andy Mort, SROC
Key Helpers: All SROC volunteers
Map Updates: Telemetry and ISOM2017 conversion by Alex Finch, Cartography by Iain Embrey, Survey by Chris Roberts, John Ockenden, and Iain Embrey.


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