CAPRICORN 2017, Cowpe Moor, Bacup, Sep 24 2017

Date of event: Sun 24th Sep 17
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Bacup, Rossendale

PFO CAPRICORN in conjunction with Rossendale Harriers 50th Mini Mountain Marathon. 

This combined event, staged by Rossendale Harriers for their 50th birthday, is being planned by PFO and SELOC members with orienteering controls and SI timing.  It will be a Mini Mountain Marathon score event run over 3 hours.  The event is organised by the host club, Rossendale Harriers, under FRA Rules (Fell Runners Association).  Click the link for details of minimum equipment requirements.

The MMM competition area will be approximately 20 sq km, comprising Cowpe Moor, Lee Quarry and Stubbylee Parks.  The finish will be near to Registration.  There will be an introductory orienteering event using Stubbylee and Moorland Parks on the same day and at the same time.  The two events are sharing Parking and Registration.  See flyer in Downloadable Documents below.

The first placed male and female runners on the MMM will be the winners of the CAPRICORN trophies.

events location

Location & Directions

Off the A681 at Futures Park, signed for Lee Quarry mountain bike trails.
Registration is 500m walk along New Line, a busy road, so children must be accompanied, as there are two road crossings. Entrance to the park for Registration is through the SECOND entrance (a narrow access road).
Take your money (for the cafe), equipment and spare clothing with you.

Nearest town: Bacup, Rossendale
Grid Ref: SD863218
Postcode: OL13 0BB
Latitude: 53.69346
Longitude: -2.20773
Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)

Course information

Course offer (provisional details):
Course: Length: Points &
3 hours TBA 15 mins walk
to the Start

The event map will be a 1:20000 extract of the Ordance Survey map, with Lee Quarry and Stubbylee Park at 1:7500 on the reverse.

Parallel orienteering event:
White, Yellow and Orange courses will start and finish in the parks.
Light Green will start independently in the quarry area and finish in the parks.


MMM Registration from 8:00 to 9:30
Starts from 9:00 to 10:30
Courses close at 14:00

Entry Details

Pre-entries via Sportident website.
Pre-entries £10. EOD £12.00
SI Card hire £2, but £40 if lost.


Planner: Judith Wood PFO and Kath Wilson SELOC
Organiser: Rossendale Harriers
Controller: N/A
Contact: For general enquiries -

Info for dog owners

Please do not take dogs on courses, but you may exercise them afterwards.  Please keep your dog under close control and observe usual canine etiquette.


Cafe and toilets in the park.

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.

Downloadable Documents

Flyer for Rossendale Harriers 50 & PFO CAPRICORN,

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Posted by George Crawford-Smith