Starts from 10.00 a.m. from the Scout Hut, Swallow House Lane.
Bring £2 - £1 for the maps to give to Dave Jones and £1 to cover the cost of the Scout Hut.
As with previous years, free tea/coffee/soup/etc. will be provided. If the usual suspects could liaise between themselves to provide the customary gourmet delights, it would be much appreciated. The Scout hut has good facilities for serving food but additional plates/bowls would be welcome. Some assistance early on with tables etc would be gratefully received as it would enable me to do my own race !!
There is plenty of room for the kids to run around outside too.
All controls will be marked with an orienteering kite and will have a punch. You may visit the controls in any order but please punch your control card/map in the sequence you visit the controls.
You can use any route between controls. Please do not cross farm fields except by footpaths. You must use stiles to cross walls or fences. Take care when crossing the road.
You may use any of the usual trodden routes up and down Lantern Pike.
The checkpoint at Bigstone is where it has been for the last couple of years, to try to avoid the control being stolen. Checkpoint 3 is once again back towards the Lamb Inn to provide a little more route choice.
The direct line across the farmer's field from Peep O'Day (road junction) to checkpoint 3 is out of bounds, as is contouring the flanks of Mount Famine except by a recognised and marked footpath. You may use the well trodden path along the Dragon's Back as used in the Mount Famine Race.
I do not know the optimum route. It is fastest to use Sitch Lane/Sunnyside to Lantern Pike from the start. The controls are in obvious places and the difficulty lies in the route choice. 2 to 3 and 3 to 4 could be crucial. Good running but longer, versus shorter but more climb.
Nine miles and 1500 ft climb (approx) depending upon your route.
The Junior race will be immediately after the Senior race