Compass Sport Cup and Trophy Finals 2015

Sunday 18 October 2015

Helsington Barrows,  Kendal

Brigsteer Road, (GR SD500915), 1 mile SW of Kendal town centre.

Closed event – entry is to members of clubs which have qualified for the final who have been pre-entered by their club captains. However, there will be Yellow and Light Green courses open to all with entry on the day. There will be no White course.


Individual results  Team results  Course results (pdf)  RouteGadget  Photos from the event (courtesy Wendy Carlyle) Organiser's comments

Competing clubs  Final Details The Area  Previous Maps  Courses  Non-scoring courses  Rules for the Compass Sport Cup and Trophy Competitions Saturday event String Course Start list Entries by club

String Course
By popular request we are putting on a String Course. This will be in the south west part of the assembly field with the start and finish just to the south of the arena/finish.
Young orienteers are very welcome to show their skills on this fast Lakeland terrain. No entry fee! Just roll up and have a go. The first 56 finishers guaranteed a prize!

Competing clubs –
Compass Sport Cup - Airienteers (AIRE), Bristol (BOK), Deeside (DEE), Derwent Valley (DVO), Forth Valley (FVO), Lakeland (LOC), Octavian Droobers (OD), South London (SLOW, Southampton (SOC), Southern Navigators (SN), South Yorkshire (SYO).

Compass Sport Trophy (for smaller clubs) - Border Liners (BL), Clyde, East Pennine (EPOC), Essex Stragglers (SOS), Guildford (GO), Interlopers (INT), Mar (Maroc), Newcastle and Tyne (NATO), Swansea Bay (SBOC), South Ribble (SROC), Wimborne (WIM).

The Area
This excellent competition area was used for the Lakes 5 Days in 2010 and the British Relays in 2012.

The Assembly Field is on the old race course, 1 mile SW of Kendal town centre (GR SD500915). It has more than ample space for everything that is needed to stage this prestigious and exciting event.
We have hired the same Commentary and IT set up that has been used at the 2015 JK, British and Scottish 6 Days. Andy Munro and Chris Poole will give us another of their exciting commentaries on the competitors and keep us up to date with where each club stands in the two competitions. They will also bring us the added excitement of the run-in competition. We hope to have up to date wi-fi results available too.

Also on hand will be caterers, Compass Point, the North West Juniors stall and First Aid from Mountain Trauma Services.

We hope to park cars in club groups as at last year’s final. All parking will be within 250m of the Finish and on grass that drains well. We hope to be able to accommodate coach parking within the Assembly Field.

The event is very conveniently located for travel by car (11m from the M6). Oxenholme on the main West Coast line is less than 3m away (change for Kendal Station). You can stay in Kendal and walk to the event.

The competition area is a largely open limestone area sloping down from the craggy escarpment of Scout Scar, from which there are great views out to the west. Visibility is good throughout the area. Dry stone walls (1.5m high) enclose two large areas – one to the south and one to the north. The southern enclosure has a parkland character with short grass and a scattering of mature trees. The remainder of the area has few trees but some shrub cover of gorse, juniper and thorn. There are patches of bracken. The going underfoot is very fast, with short grass, very stony in places with some heather etc.

The walk to the start requires all competitors to use a ladder stile. Can club captains please let the Organiser know asap if you have any competitors who cannot cope with this, so that we can make special arrangements.

Previous Maps
Here is the link to Route Gadget for Day 5 of the 2010 Lakes 5 Days

For the guidance of team captains, course lengths (subject to revision by the planner and controller) are expected to be approximately as below.








10.5 km + 350 m




Short brown

8.5 km + 300 m

M20- & M40+



Blue women

7.0 km + 225 m




Blue men cup

7.0 km + 225 m




Blue men trophy

7.0 km + 225 m




Green women

5.0 km + 150 m


W20- & W45+


Green men

5.0 km + 150 m




Green junior men

As above




Short green vets

4.0 km + 135 m




Short green junior women

As above




Orange men

3.0 km + 110 m




Orange women

As above



NB: Courses 1, 2, 3, 4A and 4B use ladder stiles. Other courses do not.

Non-scoring courses (Entry on Day)
Light green 3.7 km + 100 m
Yellow 2.7 km + 90 m

Saturday 17th October event (Entry on Day)
For a complete change, and to warm up for the main event, you can experience a brand new permanent orienteering course in the village of Halton near Lancaster. The launch event for this new course will be a mass start score, starting at 2pm on Saturday 17th October with registration from 1.30pm. A light buffet will be served afterwards, and prizes will be awarded. More details on Facebook.

Rules for the Compass Sport Cup and Trophy Competitions
Here is the link to the Rules for the competition


Last Updated : 22.10.15