PFO Club Champs, Midgley Moor, Oct 21 2017

Date of event: Sat 21st Oct 17
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Hebden Bridge

Club Championships -  1 hour score course for all on Midgley Moor near Hebden Bridge.  Mass start at 11:00AM sharp!  Anyone can win as there are handicap bonuses by age and gender to even up the field.  See chart.

This is a closed event for PFO club members, however all-comers, guests and friends may participate for a modest fee of £5.

Midgley Moor is managed heather moorland, with many rock, contour and water details.  There are also areas of quarry workings.  It's ideal for the club champs as most PFO members will be unfamiliar with the terrain.

The event will be followed by the prize-giving and social get-together at the nearby Hare & Hounds.  Meals and drinks are available, but to help the chef please pre-order your meal when you register for the event.

Registration will be inside the Hare & Hounds pub at Lane Ends (HX7 8TN) between 10:00-10:30am. They will kindly open up for us, which will also give you a chance to look at the menu and order your lunch before running. Please park along the adjacent roads rather than in the car park - there is plenty of space along the verge down Lane Ends Lane and up Nook Lane. At 10:40am, we will walk en masse from the pub to the start, which is 10-15 minutes away on the edge of the moor.

Good luck everyone!

events location

Location & Directions

Parking and Registration near the Hare & Hounds pub, Lane Ends, Wadsworth, HX7 8TN.
Please park along the adjacent roads an not in the pub car park - there is plenty of space along the verge down Lane Ends Lane and up Nook Lane.
There will be no parking marshals.

Nearest town: Hebden Bridge
Grid Ref: SE005279
Postcode: HX7 8TN
Latitude: 53.74841
Longitude: -1.99363
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Course information

Club Championship Score head-to-head event.

PFO Club Championship is planned by the previous year's champion, Chris Goddard.  This event is FOC to all club members.  All-comers welcome to join in for a modest fee of £5.

This event is a mass start score with bonus points by age and gender.  See below.

Simple Rules:
20 controls all with a value of 10 points.  Visit as many as possible in 60 minutes, then deduct penalty points at 5 points per minute (1pt/12secs), then add Bonus points.
Highest net score will be the 2017 PFO Club Champion.  Trophies will be presented to both 1st male and 1st female competitors.

Bonus points by gender and age class:

21 - 0 10
35 20 5 15
40 18 10 20
45 16 15 25
50 - 20 30
55 - 25 35
60 14 30 40
65 - 35 45
70 12 40 50
75+ - 45 55
- 10 50 60

Novice bonus: +25.  Any one who has orienteered for less than 2 full years i.e. started after 21/10/2015.

Social and Prizes after the event.


Registration from 10:00 till 10:30AM. Please arrive early so there is no last minute rush at registration.
Mass start on the competition area at 11:00AM. Allow 15 minutes walk from registration to the start. We will walk as a group starting at 10:40.

Entry Details

PFO members FOC.
All-comers, guests and friends: Adults £5, Juniors £2.
Dibber hire £1.00, £40 if lost!


Planner: Chris Goddard PFO
Organiser: Jim Mitchell PFO
Controller: N/A
Contact: For general enquiries -

Info for dog owners

This is sheep and bird country - no dogs on the course, please.


Pub facilities.

No muddy shoes please.

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