Askham Common – Saturday 23rd July 2022

[Last updated 17th July]

Entries are now closed. NB. Entry on the day is available only for the Yellow course.

Parking is above Heltonhead
Streetmap (OS) – NY500216
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General Information
This event is being run in accordance with the British Orienteering guidance for resumption of orienteering in England. In order to participate in this event you must agree to comply with the Participant Code of Conduct.

Travel Directions, Parking , Download
Parking and Download is at NY500216. This is on the minor road near Heltonhead.

The event will be signposted from Helton Village.

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Traffic is very light but still take care – you will cross the road from the car park to registration/start and from finish/download to the car park – Please take care

Please also watch out for members of the public, dogs, cyclists and horse riders.

Entry Fees
Adults £5 / Juniors and Students £2

Course Details
Map will be 1:10000 5m contours for Blue and Green, 1:7500 with 5m contours for Yellow & Short Green

Course distances
> Blue 7.0k 120 m climb
> Green 5.0k 75m
> Short Green 4.0k 70m
> Yellow 2.8k 45m

The start and finish require dibbing, all controls on the courses will be SIAC enabled for those with appropriate SI cards. Courses close at 14:00.

Please note mini markers will be used on courses except the Yellow which will have standard size markers

Please note mini markers will be used on all courses

The map is A4, printed on waterproof paper. Collect your map from the registration/download car before going to the start.

Control descriptions are on the front of the map. No loose descriptions will be available.

Open exposed fell, great views and plenty of depressions! Routes have been planned to avoid the worst of the bracken.

There may be sheep grazing on the fell so no dogs on the courses and on leads at all times in the car parking area.

The weather forecast going forward looks good however it is July and it is the Lake District so we will insist on cagoules if the weather dictates.

Please carry a whistle – you know it makes sense.

SI Card Hire
If you didn’t fill in an SI card number when entering then an SI card will be ready for you to borrow. Go to download to collect it. There is no charge unless you lose it.

Between 11:00 and 12:30. Collect your map from download before proceeding to your start. There is one start. Having collected your map the start is 400m up a track.

The start will not be manned.

If there is a queue at your start please wait (at an appropriate distance) for about 1 minute after the previous person on your course started. Clear and check (SIAC on) will be at the start. Remember to punch the start.

You must punch the finish. Finish is close to download.

Participants take part at their own risk – Any participants with relevant pre-existing medical conditions which might affect their participation should disclose them to the race organisers before they start.

Remember that ticks may be about so check yourself after your run.

Due to landowner restrictions, there will no Portaloos. So please make use of facilities in Penrith/Tebay etc before you arrive.

First Aid
A First Aid kit will be available at download. Local accident and emergency is Cumberland Infirmary, CA2 7HY.

Please bring your own water or other refreshments.

Planner and Organiser: Phil Nichols