(3/4) CANCELLEDTowneley ParkSat 10 March, 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.



Important note: This is an afternoon event with first starts at 13:00. The late start enables anyone who participates in other Saturday morning sports to engage in both activities.

Event 3 of 4 of our Spring Series.

The competition area is a combination of intricate paths, rhododendron thickets, open areas and maturing plantations. Undergrowth is at a minimum. Fast but tricky.

There are two cafes in the park: Smaller (tea/coffee/snacks) at Registration and the Hall and larger cafe (beverages/meals/etc) are open from 12 noon till 5:00PM, 500m from Registration. Toilets at both locations.

Information on Towneley Hall and Park can be found here. Also on Wikipedia.


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Pre Event Info

Location Info

Near: Burnley
Lat,Lng: 53.77832,-2.21745
OS Grid Ref: SD857314
Postcode: BB11 3RQ

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Directions / Parking

Enter Towneley Park via the main gate off Todmorden Road. (Set your Satnav to BB11 3ER for the park entrance, or BB11 3RQ for Towneley Hall.) Proceed along the park road and then after 1km bear left at the road fork (signed from here). Follow the road around to the main Riverside car park. Fee £1.00 all day in the meter.

Registration will be in the car park.

Registration and Start times

Registration: From 12:30 to 13:30
Starts: From 13:00 to 14:00.
Courses Close: At 4:00PM.

Course Information

Registration: Bring you personal dibber to Registration to speed up the process!
Course Offer:
Courses Length Climb Notes
Blue 5.5 to 7.5 km TBA TD5 = Very hard
Green 3.5 to 5.0 km TBA TD5 = Very hard
Light Green 3.0 to 4.0 km TBA TD4 = Hard
Orange 2.5 tp 3.5 km TBA TD3 = Moderate
Yellow 2.0 to 2.9 km TBA TD2 = Easy
White 1.0 to 1.9 km TBA TD1 = Very easy

There are three golf courses within the park - they are all marked as out of bounds. Do not run on the greens or fairways. Use only the perimeter.

Competitors must take care crossing the park roads. Traffic is relatively slow but frequent. Caution must be exercised.
Runners must heed the road marshal's instructions.

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

No dogs on courses.
Dogs may be walked under control after the event. Please observe usual doggy etiquette.


Toilet and Tea/Coffee Kiosk at parking/registration. Also sit-down cafe at Towneley Hall, 500m walk.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Andy Ellis PFO, Controller: Judith Wood PFO, Organiser: George Crawford-Smith PFO