(4/4) Midweek Score, FINALETowneley CollieryWed 27 June, 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.



Simple results
Maxi course splits
Mini course splits

The series is over, done and dusted, finito .... all done bar the shouting!

Check below (in Downloadable Documents) to see who came out tops in the Best 3 of 4 League standings.
I've taken a few liberties by combining Mini & Maxi scores where both classes were run and made 'Zero' any negative scores.
Congratulations to Judith Wood (our club Chair) on MAXI for pipping the entire Ellis family into runer-up positions.
On MINI, father and son Frank and Darren (M10) Tweed finished ahead of Steve Beresford. But, had I not uplifted him to the Maxi rankings, Simon Sarginson would have carried away the Mini trophy.
Well done all.

The overall turnout was a bit disappointing at an average 21.5 competitive units per week. However this compares to just 4 entries on the very first, very wet, June Score at Towneley Park in 2012. Some progress. Football fever or the hot weather with a lack of refreshing CO2 drinks may have reduced numbers. Who can tell?

If anyone has any feedback or opinions on how we might change (improve?) the format please do let me know. Adjustments can be made next year.

Now is the season for multi-day events at home or abroad! Happy orienteering. Go to it!

George Crawford-Smith - series co-ordinator.

Pre-event info below here:

Midweek SCORE Series. Event 4 of 4.

This is the FINALE event in the June Wednesday evening series designed for competition, practice and training.

Simple format - See below for scoring rules:

Open to all abilities - novice, junior and adult competitors.

Turn up and go.

Weeks: (4) FINALE Towneley Colliery.


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Last updated: Sat 02 February, 2019

Location Info

Near: Burnley
Lat,Lng: 53.77619,-2.23260
OS Grid Ref: SD847311
Postcode: BB11 3ED

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Directions / Parking

Change of parking information (01/06/18):

Park in the long lay-by on the west side of Todmorden Road opposite the golf club. Registration here.

Alternatively, park in the golf club car park.@ £1.50 unlimited. Other free lay-bys on Todmorden Rd exist, but involve a short walk to Registration.

Take care crossing the wide main road. Traffic often goes faster than the 40mph speed limit.

The Start is a short but steep walk from Registration. Less than 5 minutes. Finish in the same place.

The route goes through a narrow road tunnel under the railway. Be aware of cars approaching from either direction.

Registration and Start times

Registration: 6:15 to 7:00PM

Starts: 6:30 to 7:15PM

Courses close at 8:00PM.

Course Information

45 Minute Score series: Two courses:

MAXI Course: TD5/4 (21 controls). Maximum score - 315 points per event
Control numbers: 101 to 107 -10 points, 111 to 117 - 15 points, 121 to 127 - 20 points.
Small area rules: Visit 10s, before 15s, before 20s.
10 points penalty per minute late, or part thereof.

MINI Course: TD4/3 (14 controls). Maximum score - 175 points per event.
Control numbers: 101 to 107 -10 points, 111 to 117 - 15 points.
Small area rules: Visit 10s, before 15s.
5 points penalty per minute late, or part thereof.

Control descriptions on the map will be IOF symbols.

A league table will be published weekly. Best 3 to count to the final result.

Map updated 2017. Scale 1:5000.

Start, Finish and all controls will use traditional dibbing, i.e. not contactless.

Entry Details

Seniors (M/W21+) £5

Juniors M/W20-) £2

First time orienteers, Free.

Dibber hire will be £1 and £40 if lost! (Note: These are conventional dibbers and NOT SIAC).

Dog restrictions

Dogs not allowed to run on courses. However, they may be exercised after the event under strict control. Doggy etiquette must be observed.


No toilets.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Bill Griffiths PFO, Controller: N/A, Organiser: Bridget Jardine PFO