CAPRICORN 2017, Cowpe Moor, Bacup, Sep 24 2017

Capricorn 2017:  Control 152, GCS

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


Simple results

A  good day all round.  Tough choices, tough terrain, excellent weather (it's raining hard as I write this), good competition.

Steve Bateson took some excellent high resolution photos.  Are you featured?  Link to photos.  You can order photos direct from Steve by following the links on his website.

I took some less excellent photos of control sites in Lee Quarry as I collected controls.  See Image Gallery below.

Routegadget available on a single combined map.

CAPRICORN trophies: 

  • Men's "Old Goat" trophy - Max Cole 530 pts,  (Rossendale Harriers & PFO)
  • Women's Capricorn trophy - Sophie Horrocks, 380 points, (Rossendale Harriers & PFO)


Pre-event details below here:

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


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


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.

Downloadable Documents

Flyer for Rossendale Harriers 50 & PFO CAPRICORN,

Image Gallery

Click the image for a larger version.

Capricorn 2017:  Control 152, GCS

Capricorn 2017: Control 152

Capricorn 2017:  Unusual route choice?, GCS

Capricorn 2017: Unusual route choice?

Capricorn 2017:  Control 159, GCS

Capricorn 2017: Control 159

Capricorn 2017:  Control 157, GCS

Capricorn 2017: Control 157

Capricorn 2017:  Control 158, GCS

Capricorn 2017: Control 158

Capricorn 2017:  Control 154, GCS

Capricorn 2017: Control 154

Capricorn 2017:  Control 156, GCS

Capricorn 2017: Control 156


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Posted by George Crawford-Smith