Orienteers' Terrain Time Trial

Saturday 18th April 2009

Great Tower, Lake District

Simple Results


Winsplits and Splitsbrowser
Please note, a few competitors have had their split times interpolated where they had a missing split, to get winsplits and splitsbrowser to work ok;
Jenny Thornton no 4 1st loop
George Stevens no 4 1st loop
Sue Stevens no 3 1st loop and no 5 2nd lap
Splits in grey show where winsplits has filled a gap automatically.

Map of the course

Anyone with photos please send the links!


Start Lists now available

Test your terrain fitness and stamina and compare your strengths and weaknesses over varying conditions and gradients. Open to all, but this race is also a GB Junior World Champs selection race so a great opportunity to compare yourself against Britain's best Juniors!

Venue Great Tower Wood, East Lake Windermere, Lake District. SD394914
Turn into the Scout Camp and park as advised. There is limited parking so please share transport if possible!
Terrain and format Competitors will run round a taped ~1.6 km loop that takes in paths, tracks, terrain, rocks and hills (approx 6 % climb). A map of the loop will be displayed in the car park and at the Start/Finish. There should be sufficient tapes on the course that a map will not be required for the race.
Courses Two courses available;
Mens Open - This will be 3 loops, approximate winning time 26 minutes.
Womens Open - This will be 2 loops, approximate winning time 23 minutes.
Course Description The loop weaves through the paths and terrain of Great Tower and naturally takes in the highest point of the area as well as descending through craggy terrain on its NW slopes. The loop does not take you directly over any crags, but for your own safety please use caution and common sense, especially when descending. Any normal orienteering/terrain shoe should be suitable. Using SI you will punch a number of controls en route and also a control as you pass through the start/finish area at the end of each loop, and then of course the finish itself at the very end. The units are placed so that you can compare your uphill/downhill/flat and track running abilities. The controls will be made very visible but the onus will be on you to punch at each control and ensure you have punched at all the required points. There will be 2 SI boxes at each control, and also at the finish.
Pre-Run It is advised that you turn up and pre-run the loop before your race so that you know where the course goes, can see all the tapes, know where the controls are and also understand the format of the start/finish and run-through. The loop will be open for test running between 1pm and 1.55pm at which point the area becomes embargoed and everyone needs to have vacated the competition area.
Warm up/down It is encouraged that athletes warm up/down in the terrain immediately north and east of the assembly area. Please do not go beyond the start area and please try to stay away from Scout buildings and any other activities being undertaken on the site.
Spectators Spectators are greatly encouraged at two specific points; at the start/finish area and along the path west of the start (where athletes approach the run-through and finish area). Spectators should not watch from any other part of the course to be fair to all competitors.
Starts Start Lists now available. Entries on the day will be starting before 2pm and in the last few remaining vacant slots.
Call up at -2 minutes.
There will be a map to look at at the Start. SI electronic punching will be used.
Event Centre Registration, enquiries, download, start list, route map and results will all be based at the car park. Once you have finished please go to download.
Toilets are available and will be marked on the map at registration.
Entries Online entry until 13/04/09 available through oentries
Seniors £5, Juniors/Students £4.00. Non BOF members add £2 to entry fee for insurance etc. If you need to rent an SI (electronic punching) card, please add 50p per day. Limited entry on the day will be accepted for an extra £1 late fee. In the unlikely event of there being a profit, proceeds will go to the GB Squad Athlete Support Fund.
Rules/Health and Safety You compete at your own risk. Athletes must wear full leg cover. You should take care when running in tough terrain, avoid crags, be prepared for stoney/rock/uneven ground and make sure to avoid crashing into trees – there’s lots of them en-route! Should you require basic first aid please report to Registration.
Contacts Organiser: Jason Inman in conjunction with Prudential Forth Valley Orienteers. jason dot inman at tiscali dot co dot uk