(2/3) Autumn SeriesAlkincoats ParkSat 29 September, 2018

Local level event

Explanation of Event levels

  • Training events are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport.
  • Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Most clubs run some 'mini series' throughout the year as local mid week events.
  • Regional events attract participants from around the local Region.
  • National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away,
  • Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships or the annual JK competition.

Report

Results

Results and splits
RouteGadget

Planner's Comments:

What a beautiful day for orienteering ! Thankyou to all of you who competed at our event at Alkincoates Park. It was great to see so many newcomers to orienteering and those people who decided to 'have a go' on the spur of the moment, some of whom had already completed the Park Run earlier.
Bridget and I enjoyed the planning, albeit in a fairly tight time frame and hope that those of you who ran the technical course didn't find it overly fiendish! ( A large part of the map outside the immediate vicinity of the controls had been blanked out to make it interesting) We are happy to receive any criticism or ideas for future 'challenging' Technical courses.
Many thanks to other members of PFO who offered their help at short notice and to George who organised and updated the map with Bridget.
We hope you will join us at Towneley Park , Burnley on Sat 13th Oct for the final event in the Autumn series.

For those wishing to try bike orienteering, there's a 10k course next Saturday 6th October at Gisburn Forest. Details here with links to on-line entries via the BMBO website.

Helen Smethurst - Planner.

Pre-event details below here:
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Event 2 of 3 of our Autumn Series.

If you are a first time competitor Alkincoats Park is a great venue to learn about orienteering as a sport and as healthy recreation for all the family. Part of the park is now a dedicated nature reserve. You can try an easy course as a taster, then try another longer and more difficult course. Regular orienteers will be "well challenged" by the longer technical course.

The park has matured since we last competed here. Much has changed: more wild areas to challenge your navigation and a new map drawn to ISOM2017 standards.

Registration will be in the Pavilion Cafe beside the bowling green - not our previous location at the Rugby club house. The bowling green is on the southern side of the park with access from Barrowford Road, off Vivary Way, Colne. Turn north at the traffic lights at Lloyds car showrooms.

The cafe offers hot/cold drinks, snacks and meals. There is a very appetising range of homemade food on offer. Details here. One to try!

Safety note: Rugby and football are played in the park. If a game is in progress you must run round the pitch.

Planners Comments

What a beautiful day for orienteering ! Thankyou to all of you who competed at our event at Alkincoates Park. It was great to see so many newcomers to orienteering and those people who decided to 'have a go' on the spur of the moment, some of whom had already completed the Park Run earlier.
Bridget and I enjoyed the planning, albeit in a fairly tight time frame and hope that those of you who ran the technical course didn't find it overly fiendish! ( A large part of the map outside the immediate vicinity of the controls had been blanked out to make it interesting) We are happy to receive any criticism or ideas for future 'challenging' Technical courses.
Many thanks to other members of PFO who offered their help at short notice and to George who organised and updated the map with Bridget.
We hope you will join us at Towneley Park , Burnley on Sat 13th Oct for the second event in the Autumn series

RouteGadget

Is a web browser app for sharing and comparing orienteering routes. You can draw your own route or upload a GPS track from your watch. It also allows you to watch an animated replay with a simulated mass start.

Go to the Pendle Forest Routegadget now

Last updated: Sat 02 February, 2019

Location Info

Near: Colne
Lat,Lng: 53.85844,-2.18294
Postcode: BB8 9QQ

Open an interactive map in:
GoogleMap - Streetmap (OS 50k)
OpenStreetMap - BingMap (OS 50k)

Directions / Parking

From Vivary Way A6068 in Colne, turn north at the traffic lights on Vivary Way, where the dual carriageway ends, on to Barrowford Road. The road swings left, then take 2nd right to the parking area in the park (very limited) or park in the local streets. Registration is approximately 100m from where you can park. Registration in the Pavilion Cafe, next to the bowling greens which are, of course, out of bounds.

Registration and Start times

Registration: From 10:00 to 11:30
Starts: From 10:30 to 12:00.
Courses Close: At 2:00PM.

Course Information

Registration: Bring your personal dibber to Registration to speed up the process!

Course offer:

Course: Length: Climb: Technical
Difficulty:
White 1.0 km 40m Very easy
Yellow 1.9 km 45m Short and easy.
Orange 2.6 km 60m Moderately difficult.
Light Green 3.6 km 80m Difficult.
Technical 3.7 km 80m Difficult +

Out of Bounds: All fields adjaent to the competition area are out of bounds.

Entry Details

Entry on the Day (EOD) only.

Entry fees: Adults (M/W21+) £5.00, Juniors (M/W20-) £2.00,

Dibber hire £1.00, but £40.00 if lost!

Dog restrictions

Dogs are welcome in Alkincoats Park under control. We recommend that dogs do not accompany you on your course, but they may be freely exercised after the event. Doggy etiquette applies.

Facilities

Cafe and toilets. (See menu in downloadable documents below.)

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Bridget Jardine PFO & Helen Smethurst PFO, Controller: N/A, Organiser: George Crawford-Smith PFO