Yvette Baker Trophy HeatAitken WoodSat 11 May, 2019
Regional 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.
- • Results & Splits: Open, Yvette Baker and combined
- • Routegadget for all courses
- • Inter Club results
Congratulations to WCOC & MDOC who tied for 1st place in the NW Heat for the Yvette Baker Trophy and to PFO who won the NW Heat for the Yvette Baker Shield.
The following items were found after the event: If you think they are yours, then email and we can arrange to get them back to you.
- A compass
- A compass with a whistle attached
I do hope you all enjoyed the gloriously sunny and mostly warm weather! This does make the organisation and running of an event so much easier and more of a pleasure for those volunteering to help. It was also good to see spectators and competitors sitting around on the grass enjoying themselves. That was until into the afternoon when we were hit by a rather nasty hail storm catching a number of competitors out in the open.
The tough but interesting courses were well received by competitors and the accommodation at Whitehough made for a good event.
I would particularly like to thank Sara and staff at Whitehough Outdoor Centre for use of their land and facilities, United Utilities for the use of Aitken Woods, the Blackburn family who allowed us to cross their land both to the main start and during the competition and the PFO helpers who worked a very long day to ensure the event ran smoothly.
Bridget Jardine PFO - Organiser.
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.
Pre Event Info
Yvette Baker Trophy North West Heat.
Using Aitken Wood and Whitehough Outdoor Centre as the event centre.
Near: Barley village. Lat,Lng: 53.85808,-2.25620 Postcode: BB12 9LF
Directions / Parking
Nearest postcode BB12 9LF. Please approach from the west (i.e. from Barley village) facing east. This will minimise the space required to park everyone. If you approach from the east (Roughlee direction) please drive past all O parked cars, turn around safely and return to park facing east.
Park as above and as directed by PFO marshals on Barley New Rd. Single file roadside parking (half-on / half-off the pavement) for cars, campers and minibuses. Please advise the Organiser if you wish to bring a large coach.
Then allow 10 to 15 minutes walk to the Event Centre, depending on where you are able to park. Take everything you need, including money for entries and cake stall. The Start is a further 10 minutes beyond the Event Centre.
There is ample room for club tents near the Finish run-in.
Map / Terrain
Mostly runnable woodland but with scattered scrub, thickets and fallen trees in places. Areas of tussock are at a seasonal low and are not separately marked.
Aitken Wood is home to the Pendle Sculpture Trail. A number of new sculptures have been installed since the previous orienteering event held here.
Only ground based sculptures taller than 1m are marked on the map, using a special tall isosceles triangle symbol to distinguish them from more normal man-made features. Small or aerial sculptures are not marked. See example photos.
Registration and Start times
Yvette Baker Trophy / Shield
Registration at the event centre is open from 10:00 for Yvette Baker participants. Entry fees: £4.00 per junior.
YB team fees should be paid collectively at Registration together with final team declaration.
YB Starts from 10:30 till 12:00. YB Courses close at 14:00.
Registration and EOD entries for the non-Yvette Baker courses will commence at 12:00. Entry fees: £4.00 per junior (up to M/W20) £8.00 per adult (M/W21+)
Far Start: Allow 10 to 15 minutes uphill walk from Registration. 600m with 40m height gain. Includes gates and stiles.
Near Start: Yellow only. Allow 5 minutes walk gently uphill to the Near Start. 150m.
Open Starts from 12:30 to 13:30. Open courses close at 15:30.
YB = Trophy & Shield
|YB Yellow||1.9k||55m||TD2||10:30 to 12:00||Near|
|YB Orange||2.3k||125m||TD3||10:30 to 12:00||Far|
|YB Light Green||3.2k||140m||TD4||10:30 to 12:00||Far|
|YB Green||4.0k||195m||TD5||10:30 to 12:00||Far|
|Yellow (Open)||1.9k||55m||TD2||12:30 to 13:30||Near|
|Orange (Open)||2.3k||125m||TD3||12:30 to 13:30||Far|
|Light Green (Open)||3.2k||140m||TD4||12:30 to 13:30||Far|
|Green (Open)||4.0k||195m||TD5||12:30 to 13:30||Far|
Technical Score (Open)
|TD5||12:30 to 13:30||Far|
Clubs should inform PFO of their intention to participate in this YBT heat by Saturday 27th April.
It would also be preferable if clubs could provide an indication of the number of YBT runners they will be entering for each course so that the correct number of maps can be printed.
Clubs can also complete the pre-entry form and email to (see below) to speed up the registration process - any last minute revisions and amendments to Yvette Baker entries can be made at registration.
EOD entries for the 'non-Yvette Baker' event will open at 12:00
No dogs on courses. Dogs may be exercised locally on the many public rights of way in the area. This is sheep country in springtime, so please keep dogs under strict control and on leads in stock fields.
Sheltered registration and equipment deposit. Toilets. Cake stall.
Nearby Barley village has a pub, cafe, tea rooms, restaurant and access to Pendle Hill.
Useful documents relating to the Yvette Baker Trophy & Shield competitions
- Rules for the Yvette Baker Trophy and Shield competitions are here
- List of clubs that are eligible for the Trophy or Shield competitions are shown here
- This form can be used by clubs to submit pre-entries for the juniors who will be competing at the PFO hosted heat for the Yvette Baker Trophy / Shield competition. Completed pre-entry forms should be emailed to
Contacts / Officials
Organiser - Bridget Jardine PFO
Planner - Gillian Rowan-Wilde PFO
Controller - Judith Wood PFO
For general enquiries -