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Competition Info

The event will incorporate five individual national events between Sunday 29th July and Friday 3rd August 2018 with one rest / activity day.

For all classes, points will be awarded for each day’s result using the following formula.

Runner's score = 1000 + 200 x (MT-RT)/ST

MT is the mean of the top 90% of each course (excluding n/c, disq, dnf, etc)
RT is the runner's time
ST is Standard Deviation

Competitor’s overall scores will be the sum of their best four scores of the week. Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 competitors in all junior age classes, the first 3 in senior Long classes and the winners of senior Short classes.

Detailed information about each day's event is not yet available. The following is a brief outline.

Day 1  

Sunday 29th July, Long Distance, Silver How, Grasmere
To Start: Longish uphill walk from assembly
From Finish: Longish downhill walk to assembly

Day 2

Monday 30th July, Long Distance, Angle Tarn Pikes, Patterdale
To Start: Longish uphill walk from assembly
From Finish: Longish downhill walk to assembly

Day 3

Note; The area for this day has changed from Harrop Tarn as a result of severe windblow damage to the forest and damage to the road along the West side of Thirlmere. (Comment on 7th April)

Tuesday 31st July, Long Distance, Whinlatter, near Keswick
To Start: Longish walk from assembly
From Finish: details coming soon
Arrangements are being developed but will involve parking in Cockermouth with transport back to a drop off point convenient for the assembly area.

Rest Day

Wednesday 1st August. Rest/Activity day - Urban Street Race, Ulverston

Day 4

Thursday 2nd August, Long Distance, Askham Fell, Pooley Bridge
To Start: Short walk
From Finish: Short walk

Day 5

Friday 3rd August, Middle Distance, Dale Park, Graythwaite, Newby Bridge
To Start: Short walk
From Finish: Short walk

Note on embargoed area;

‘Dale Park was used for a coaching session last November involving M/W16s and their coaches from all the UK junior regional squads. Lakes 5 Days competition areas should not be used for orienteering during the 12 preceding months, but following the switching of this event from Graythwaite East to Dale Park last August, this prior commitment was overlooked.’

Push Chairs

In general, starts/finishes will not be easily accessible for push chairs.


Will generally be on grass.

Camper vans and motor homes

Many of the approach roads to the race sites are narrow and winding with dry stone walls on both sides. Although we expect most days to have motorhome parking; in some instances it WILL be further away, up to 2km, from the main car parking and may involve using pay and display hard standing car parks.


Anyone considering bringing a coach should contact the organisation first at to discuss arrangements. 


More details to follow as they become available.

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