South Lakes Weekend Day 2 
Hampsfell - Red Rose National Event
Part of the LOC/SROC Spring Weekend
Sun 24 March 2019

A UK Elite Orienteering League Event (Senior Long Distance, Junior Middle Distance).
This race is also a Junior Selection Race for M/W16 and older.

Final details (pdf)

Start list including start times

Type of event: National
Type of terrain: Woodland and open fell on complex limestone terrain

Distance from Day 1 Middle Distance Event: 11km
Nearest town: Grange-over-Sands

Directions / Parking
Parking at Hampsfield Hall Farm, LA11 6HL (Grid Ref. SD393805)
Parking charge - £2 per vehicle

Registration & Start Times
Registration will be between 10.00 and 12.00 (although most will be pre entered and this will only be for EOD, enquries and collection of pre-ordered SIAC dibbers etc.).

Starts will be from 10.30 to 13.00 and courses will close at 15.00.

Updated by Martin Bagness Autumn 2018.
Scale 1:10000 5 m contours for Black, Brown, Short Brown.
Scale 1:7500 5 m contours for all other courses.

Course Information
The following courses will be on offer:

Course Age Classes Length (km) Climb (m) Controls
Black M21L 9.3 400 29
Brown M35L M40L 8 355 24
Short Brown W21L M18L M20L M21S M45L M50L 6.2 275 19
Blue W35L W40L M16A M35S M40S M55L M60L 4.7 235 17
Short Blue W18L W20L W21S W45L W50L M18S M20S M45S M50S M65L JselM18/M20 4.2 185 14
Green W16A W35S W40S W55L W60L M55S M60S M70L  JselW18/W20 3.7 135 15
Short Green W18S W20S W45S W50S W65L W70L M65S M75L M80L M85L M90L JselM16 3.3 130 13 
Very Short Green W55S W60S W65S W70S W75 W80 W85 W90 M70S M75S M80S M85S M90S JselW16 2.8 100 10
Light Green M14A W14A M16B W16B 3.1 130 10
Orange W12A  W14B M12A M14B 2.9 85 11
Yellow W10A W12B M10A M12B 2.6 70 10
White W10B M10B 2.3 45 13

Note - the distances and climb stated for each course when finalised may vary from those given in this table.

Age Classes with prefix Jsel apply to Junior Selection Race competitors only.

All maps will be laser printed on waterproof paper, but not tear proof. There will be no legend on the maps - loose copies of the legend may be available at registration if required.

Control Descriptions will be on the front of the map for all courses. They will be in written format for White and Yellow courses, but pictorial for all other courses. Loose control descriptions will be available.
Courses will close at 15.00.  If you cannot complete your course by this time please retire as the nature of the area requires swift action in the event of a missing competitor and we will not delay contacting the Mountain Rescue.


Explanation of colour courses
  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12's and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18's and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  •  Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
Entry Details
Standard Classes
  • Seniors - £11 but there will be an additional £2 for non-BO members
    After closing date (17th March) there will be a limited numbers of entries available at £13 (+£2 non BO members), and this includes Entries on the Day (if maps and slots are available)
  • Family (2 Seniors and up to 4 children) £26
  • Junior (defined as an individual aged 20 or under on 31st December 2019) £4
  • Student (anyone aged 21 or over on 31st December 2019 and in full time education) £4

Pre-entry for this event is in conjunction with the LOC event at Haverthwaite on the Saturday and via SIEntries

Junior Selection Races
Juniors running in the Junior Selection Races should enter one of the courses labelled as JselW16, JselM16, JselW18/20, JselM18/20. These competitors should not select a start time on the entry form. Selection race entrants will be seeded by the selectors and start times allocated. Start times for these courses will be published on the SROC website as soon as possible after entries have closed. tag. There will be a separate start lane for these Selection Races. It is the responsibility of the athlete to arrive at the Pre-start in time for a call up at -4 minutes.
For more information about Junior selection see:
UK elite Orienteering League
M/W 18 and 20 should enter the appropriate selection race - see above. M21 should enter Black and W21 should enter Brown Women. M21 and W21 may select a start block
If any competitor does not wish to be considered for junior selection or take part in the Elite league then they should enter their "normal" choice of colour coded course.
White, Orange and Light Green Courses (Entry on Day only)

  • White and Orange: £4 for all
  • Light Green: Seniors - £6 Juniors - £4

SIAC  (and non SIAC) Card Hire



Juniors           (M18 and under)


Lost card fee

Standard SI Cards



With Pre-entry and On-the-Day entries EOD





With Pre-entry only





Free hire of SIAC cards for Juniors
- SPORTident UK has generously made SIAC cards free to hire for Juniors at this event.

Contactless Punching
The controls, including the finish, will be enabled in contactless mode so that those with SIAC dibbers should not need to physically punch the controls.

If you are using contactless punching there is no need to touch the control boxes, and it has been noted that some runners hit them hard enough to knock them out of the ground and potentially damage the control box. Please don't do this because a failed control would disrupt the event results for all the competitors.

However, note that it will be necessary to punch the start controls which will not be programmed in contactless mode.

Start and Finish
Start is 1500 metres with 100m ascent from assembly. Finish to assembly is 900 metres downhill.

This is a Lake District area of open fell and woodland in winter. All runners should dress appropriately and carry a whistle. It is likely to be compulsory to carry a cagoule. Competitors should also bring waterproof bottoms, hat and gloves to the event so as to be prepared for particularly inclement weather.
Runners MUST download even if they retire so we can be sure everyone is back and that we do not need to start a search and rescue.
A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser.
Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Compass Point, Ultrasport, O-Nosh and Podium Catering plan to be at the event.
In parking field only, kept on leads and please poop scoop.

Help and Information: Anyone needing any advice about Orienteering should talk to the Organiser.

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Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Brian Jackson
Planners: David and Miriam Rosen 
Controller: Roger Smith (LOC) 


Last Updated : 20.03.19