Peel Pk & Coppice - YBT Heat & Open, May 15 2016

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Date of event: Sun 15th May 16
Type of event: District (C)
Nearest town: Accrington, Lancs

Results

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Yvette Baker Trophy results
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Controller’s Comments:

Hope you enjoyed the event on a superb day to be outdoors.  Feedback was very positive and there were no complaints received, which is good for a thin skinned chap like myself controlling his first event!

Gillian did a great job of generating an interesting set of courses despite being very busy in the run up to the event.  Even though there is a lot of terrain variety, Peel Park is quite tricky to plan longer courses due to the small size of the area (0.7 sq km).  So it was good to hear that many people found the green and blue to be interesting even though they were the most constrained courses.

From my perspective other thanks go to:
Judith for calmly organising the event and dealing with my “What’s happening?” questions!
Hamish Willis and George Crawford-Smith for correctly placing all the controls with time to spare so there was no panic on the morning.
Andy Ellis for sorting the computing for the event, including the thankless task of generating and posting the results…
The PFO helpers that made the event pass off smoothly on the day.

Steve Wilson (SELOC)


Planner's comments to follow.
Organisers's comments to follow.

 

Pre-event details below here:
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Classic colour coded courses from White to Blue for all orienteers, with Yvette Baker Trophy courses from Yellow to Green.  The Yvette Baker Trophy is for junior club teams comprised of junior orienteers at all standards.  [See YBT Rules in "Downloadable Documents ...." below, for age and ability qualifications for courses.]

This is the North West Orienteering Association's Yvette Baker heat for the North West region.  It is the premier Junior Inter-Club competition for English & Welsh clubs.   It is named after Britain's first World Orienteering Champion who won Gold in the short distance event in Scotland in 1999.  The winners of this heat will go forward to the 2016 national finals being held at Wormley Woods in Hertfordshire on 3rd July.  

The whole competition area (Park, Coppice, Plantation and open moor)  is popular with runners, dog walkers, horse riders, mountain bikers and orienteers.

Peel Park comprises a small area of easy parkland with large adjacent areas of woodland and rough meadows, scrubland, becks, ponds and old mine workings to add interest.
The Coppice is the 1970's plantation on the hill scarp which offers open running.  Above this is open moorland with an unusual pattern of ditches.
The Plantation has been added to the competition area.  It is mostly young plantation with old ruins and contour features.  Longer courses will visit this new area.
The whole area, criss-crossed by an extensive path nextwork, gives great variety at both easy and technical orienteering standards.

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.  The curious maze of ditches on the top moor were dug by Italian POWs in WWII as a defence against Luftwaffe gliders landing.  They were entirely successful in this endeavour, but unwittingly bequeathed some novel navigation to later generations.  Plantation Road was where the mill owners great houses once stood by a cobbled highway.

events location

Location:

Nearest town: Accrington, Lancs
Grid Ref: SD766290
Postcode: BB5 6QR
Latitude: 53.75773
Longitude: -2.35509
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Officials:

Planner: Gillian Rowan-Wilde PFO
Organiser: Judith Wood PFO
Controller: Steve Wilson SELOC
Contact: For general enquiries -

Info for dog owners

No dogs during the competition.  They may be exercised in the competition area after the event.
Do not allow dogs to foul in the school grounds.  There is a walking route near to Registration and parking.  Please use this area and pick up after your dog.

Facilities

Portaloo Toilets.

PFO Junior cake stall.

Downloadable Documents

Yvette Baker Trophy rules., YBT Team Sheet & Entry List (2) (XLS),

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Your competition area.,

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About the area/map

Peel Park

Original event details below here:

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The whole competition area (Park, Coppice, Plantation and open moor)  is popular with runners, dog walkers, horse riders, mountain bikers and orienteers.
Peel Park comprises only a small area of easy parkland with adjacent areas of woodland and rough meadows, scrubland, becks, ponds and old mine workings to add interest.
The Coppice is the 1970's plantation on the hill scarp which offers open running.  Above this is open moorland with an unusual pattern of ditches.
The Plantation was added to the competition area in 2012.  It is mostly a young plantation with old ruins and contour features.
The whole area,criss-crossed by an extensive path nextwork, gives great variety of both easy and technical orienteering.

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.  The curious maze of ditches on the top moor were dug by Italian POWs in WWII as a defence against Luftwaffe gliders landing.  They were entirely successful in this endeavour, but unwittingly bequeathed some novel navigation to later generations.  
Plantation Road was where the mill owners great houses once stood by a cobbled highway, but now the house grounds are a plantation where you can now run under the canopy.

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Posted by George Crawford-Smith