(1/4) Midweek Score, Peel Park, Jun 7 2017
Date of event: Wed 07th Jun 17
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Accrington
Lucky with the weather! One nice day squeezed between storms and rain.
We had a good turn out for this our first event of 4. Next week Witton Park North.
League table after the first event, with corrected results (deductions for any controls taken out of order), have now been posted. See Downloadable Documents below.
Our thanks go to Garry Alexander PFO for planning this, his first, event.
Original details below here:
Midweek SCORE Series. Event 1 of 4.
This is the first event in the June Wednesday evening series designed for competition, practice and training.
Simple format - See below for scoring rules:
- MAXI (21 controls) = hard score course
- MINI (14 controls) = medium score course
Open to all abilities - novice, junior and adult competitors.
Turn up and go.
Weeks: (1) Peel Park, (2) Witton Park, (3) Sunnyhurst Woods, (4) FINALE Nick O'Pendle.
Planner: Garry Alexander PFO
Organiser: George Crawford-Smith PFO
Contact: For general enquiries -
Info for dog owners
Dogs allowed on courses under strict control. Stock fields adjacent to the competitions area.
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About the area/map
The Coppice is popular with runners, dog walkers, horse riders, mountain bikers and orienteers. The mill workers park and the Coppice were bequeathed by William Peel to the people of Accrington town in 1909, with the scarp of mature conifers being planted in 1972/3. Below the scarp there are rough meadows, becks, ponds and old mine workings to add interest. One curious feature of the area is the maze of ditches on the top moor, looking harmless on the map but devilishly difficult to find in the undulations, heather and bent grass. By all accounts they were dug by Italian POWs as a defence against Luftwaffe gliders landing. In this endeavour they were entirely successful!
In 2012 Plantation Road was added to the map. Here the mill owners great houses once stood by the cobbled highway, but now the house grounds are a plantation where you can now run under the canopy. The whole area gives fantastic variety and the best technical orienteering in the district.
Please note: when entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports.
Posted by George Crawford-Smith