(3/4) Towneley Park - Spring Series, Mar 10 2018
Date of event: Sat 10th Mar 18
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Burnley, Lancs
Important note: 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 Series.
The competition area is a combination of intricate paths, rhododendron thickets, open areas and maturing plantations. Undergrowth is at a minimum. Fast but tricky.
There are two cafes in the park: Smaller (tea/coffee/snacks) at Registration and the Hall and larger cafe (beverages/meals/etc) are open from 12 noon till 5:00PM, 500m from Registration. Toilets at both locations.
Location & Directions
Enter Towneley Park via the main gate off Todmorden Road. (Set your Satnav to BB11 3ER for the park entrance, or BB11 3RQ for Towneley Hall.) Proceed along the park road and then after 1km bear left at the road fork (signed from here). Follow the road around to the main Riverside car park. Fee £1.00 all day in the meter.
Registration will be in the car park.
|Technical **||6.0+ km||TBA||TD5 = Very hard|
|Green||3.5 to 5.0 km||TBA||TD5 = Very hard|
|Light Green||3.0 to 4.0 km||TBA||TD4 = Hard|
|Orange||2.5 tp 3.5 km||TBA||TD3 = Moderate|
|Yellow||2.0 to 2.9 km||TBA||TD2 = Easy|
|White||1.0 to 1.9 km||TBA||TD1 = Very easy|
** Includes some sprint and urban sections.
There are three golf courses within the park - they are all marked as out of bounds. Do not run on the greens or fairways. Use only the perimeter.
Competitors must take care crossing the park roads. Traffic is relatively slow but caution must be exercised.
Runners must heed the road marshal's instructions.
Registration: From 12:30 to 13:30
Starts: From 13:00 to 14:00.
Courses Close: At 4:00PM.
Entry on the Day (EOD) only.
Entry fees: Adults (M/W21+) £5.00, Juniors (M/W20-) £2.00,
Dibber hire £1.00, but £40.00 if lost!
Organiser: George Crawford-Smith PFO
Contact: For general enquiries -
Info for dog owners
No dogs on courses.
Dogs may be walked under control after the event. Please observe usual doggy etiquette.
Toilet and Tea/Coffee Kiosk at parking/registration. Also sit-down cafe at Towneley Hall, 500m walk.
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.
About the area/map
Towneley Park near the centre of Burnley is large and varied, with Towneley House and visitor centre as the centrepiece. The area is crossed by formal paths in the open areas and informal paths through rough scrub, rhododendrons and semi-mature plantations that surround the playing fields and two golf courses. There are a lot of water features, streams, ditches, ponds, marshes and the main river. Don't be surprised if you encounter a deep ravine, a tunnel, a memorial or a route choice through a building. Winning times are usually fast.
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Posted by Steve Wilson