(3/4) Spring Series, Thompson & Queens Parks, Mar 9 2019

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Date of event: Sat 09th Mar 19
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Burnley, Lancs

IMPORTANT:  This is an AFTERNOON event with first starts at 13:00.  The late start enables anyone who participates in other Saturday morning sports to engage in both activities.

Event 3 of 4 of our Spring Intro Series at Thompson Park, Queen's Park and Bank Hall Colliery.

The competition area comprises two adjacent parks with a mix of paths, buildings, play areas, grassland and woodland, plus a boating lake and miniature railway.   In addition, the adjacent old Bank Hall colliery site has been landscaped and planted.  Be aware of the elevated Leeds-Liverpool canal that bisects the area, which can be crossed via an underpass. 

All courses will have a timed out road crossing, which will be marshaled. 


events location

Location & Directions

Parking & Registration is at the public car park (free) off Queen Victoria Rd, near to and on the same side of the road as, the Premier Inn at BB10 3EF.
There is roadside overflow parking available in Queens Park Road about 200m from Registration. Take care crossing the main road if you have to park here.

Nearest town: Burnley, Lancs
Grid Ref: SD848334
Postcode: BB10 3EF
Latitude: 53.79743
Longitude: -2.23148
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Course information

Course offer:
Course: Length: Climb: Technical
White 1.0 to 1.9k TBA TD1
Yellow 2.0 to 2.9k TBA TD2
Orange 2.5 to 3.5k TBA TD3
Light Green 3.0 to 4.0k TBA TD4
Technical 4.0k ++   TD4++

All courses will cross the main road and a minor road as a single timed out leg.  Both crossings will be manned.


Registration from 12:30 to 13:30
Starts from 13:00 to 14:00
Courses close at 16:00

Entry Details

EOD only
Adults £5.00, Juniors £2.00
Dibber hire £1, but £40 if lost.


Planner: George Crawford-Smith PFO
Organiser: TBA
Controller: N/A
Contact: For general enquiries -

Info for dog owners

The two public parks, Thompson and Queens are covered by a bylaw prohibiting dogs.  However, dogs are permitted in the adjacent Bank Hall colliery where they may be exercised responsibly after your run.  Dogs are therefore not allowed on courses.
Please keep your dog under close control and observe usual canine etiquette.


The Pavilion Cafe in Queen’s Park will be open on the day.  Please make use of the facilities AFTER your run.  Subject to confirmation: the toilet block MAY be open too.

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

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Posted by George Crawford-Smith