AR A New Area in South East Lakes. Also a UK Cup and Future Champions Cup event

South Ribble Orienteering Club 

Lake District National Event Weekend 18th & 19th March 2006

National and IOF World Ranking Event

A New Area in South East Lakes

Also a UK Cup and Future Champions Cup event

Sunday 19th March 2006

NEW Start List Due to the large entry on some courses you may not have been given exactly the start time of your choice. Where possible families and others travelling together have been given similar times. These may have been dictated by the time of one runner on a popular course. In particular, late entrants are likely to have been given either a very late or very early start time.

Final Details               NEW Course Descriptions                Results (Available from approx 21.00 on the day)

Picture Gallery of the area.                                    Details of entertainment on the evening of 18th March.

Entries now closed.  We have continued to take entries since the closing day of 27 February at the surcharged rate but stopped taking any further entries today, 4th March. The event has proved very popular and we are approaching 1200 entries. Some courses are full and any more entries will put more strain on the car parking, particularly in bad weather conditions.  A limited number of non - technical Colour Coded courses are available on the day – White, Yellow, Orange Light Green and Red.
We are sorry to have to disappoint anyone who had hoped to make a late entry.  Thank you for your interest, and we hope that you will take the opportunity to take part in another SROC event soon.   

On-line entries on 27 February – Did we over charge you?
Apologies to anyone who entered on 27 February and paid at the higher rate of (£13 seniors, £5.50 Juniors ). We changed the fee back to £11 later in the day. If you were overcharged then please come to the Enquiries Tent at the event and inform the team of your details (including entry no.) and we will refund the extra that you paid.     

Venue / Terrain:-Whitbarrow Scar. A new orienteering area of woodland and open limestone fell (70 to 200m altitude) in the South East Lakes. Fabulous views over Morecambe Bay and to the Lakeland fells and Pennine hills on a clear day. Close to A590 and 16km west of Junction 36 on the M6 18km south west of Kendal. 

This is a first class area presenting technical and physical challenges. There are large areas of limestone pavement that are very tricky underfoot at all times and especially in wet weather. The 
walks to start and finish are, of necessity, quite long though sheltered. However, the open parts of the competition area are exposed and in bad weather cagoules will be compulsory.

Embargoed Area:  - The upland and forested areas between the A590, the A5074 and the minor road between Town End and the A5074 via Witherslack Hall are out of bounds to competitors until the event on 19 March 2005

Start and Finish – The start will be 1km from the car park with a steep climb of 120m, and the finish will be 2km from the car park with a descent of 100m.

Courses :- .
M/W10A + B, M/W12A + B, M/W14A + B, M/W16A + B, M/W18 L + S and M/W20 L + S 
M21 L, S, V + N, 35L+S, 40L+S, 45L+S, 50L+S, 55L+S, 60L+S, 65L+S, 70L+S, 75L+S. 
W21 L, S, V + N, 35L+S, 40L+S, 45L+S, 50L+S, 55L+S, 60L+S, 65L+S, 70L+S, 75L +S
Colour Coded Courses (EOD only): White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Red + String .

Note that there will not be separate Elite courses. The WRE/UK Cup courses will be the M/W21L courses and these will have estimated winning times of 75/55 minutes.

Map :- New map surveyed 2005 by Malcolm Campbell. Scale 1:10,000/ 1:15,000 as per BOF guidelines, 5m contours. 

Sport Ident punching used - 50p hire charge if you do not own your own.

Entries :- Preferably via the fully secure mdoc on-line entry system using your debit/credit card . The link will be open from 21 November. Entry guidance, final details, start lists and results will all be available on this website for both on-line and postal entrants. Postal entries may be made on an SEF, enclosing appropriate no. of SAEs if printed copies of Final Details or Results are required. Send these to:-
David Johnstone, 120 Hacking Drive, Longridge, Lancs PR3 3FP. Entry queries to :- or 01772-783745 (before 10pm)

Closing date :- Postmarked Mon 27 February.
Late entries accepted, with surcharge, whilst there are maps available up until 13 March.
Colour Coded EOD only.

Entry Fees:- Cheques should be made payable to ‘SROC’
Seniors £11 Juniors £4.50p 
Late Entry:- Seniors £13 Juniors £5.50
Colour Coded (EOD) Seniors £4 Juniors £2

SROC reserves the right to retain part or all of the entry fee if the event has to be cancelled. 

Registration / Start times:- 10.00 to 12.00 / 10.30 to 12.30

Dogs :- No dogs - lambing time

Enquiries :- General enquiries to organiser Brian Jackson 01772 715808 or David Hargreaves 01772 628026 - before 10pm.
Planners : - David and Miriam Rosen (SROC)
Controller :- John Bettinson (LOC)
IOF Advisor :- Ted Finch (FVO)


Saturday 18 March 
The annual JOK Chasing Sprints at Bishops Woods 

West side of Lake Windermere – venue of 2004 JK Relays Grid Ref SD370941

An ideal way to warm up for the National Event in the well established 2 race format for 6 age classes, organised by JOK.
All courses Technical Difficulty 5.
Pre-entry only. Closing date 01/03/06
Details and entry on the JOK web site -
or e-mail (preferred) or tel 0131 667 7943


Brian Jackson

Last Updated :07.03.06