(2/4) June Midweek Score SeriesAlkincoats ParkWed 16 June, 2021

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.



Planner/Organiser Comments:

What a delight! Fine weather , tea/coffee, cakes, toilets and a natter with friends. Socially distanced - of course. Oh, and a bit of orienteering thrown in.

Better performances all round this week. Everyone now understands the meaning of 'ratchet' - apart from one! Traditional forest and lawn rather than the killer crags, rocky pits and hidden crevices of last week. Two competitors on MAXI collected all controls this week in the 45 minutes available.

In addition to our usual courses we planned an independent Orange course for a local scout group, who received pre-start coaching from Gillian RW. Since this was their first ever orienteering event there were a few mispunches, but fun was had by all and they have vowed to come back for more. Perhaps Peel Park in two weeks time!

Well done to everyone who competed. Well done to all helpers. Well done and thank you to the Pavilion Cafe for staying open just for us! We'll be back.

League Table after 2 events can be found here.


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Last updated: Fri 18 June, 2021

Midweek SCORE Series. Event 2 of 4.

This is the second event in the June Wednesday evening series designed for competition, practice and training.
(Next: 23rd Sunnyhurst Woods, Darwen: 30th FINALE Peel Park, Accrington.

Simple format - See below for scoring rules

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

Pre-enter, Turn up and Go.

Control descriptions will be on the map, but not available as loose descriptions. You can download them here.

Location Info

Near: Colne
Lat,Lng: 53.85983,-2.18289
OS Grid Ref: SD880404
Postcode: BB8 9QQ

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Directions / Parking

Change of Parking location, now BB8 9QQ: Do not park at our usual spot by the Rugby Club.
Instead use the public car park as you enter via Alkincoats Road. If the car park is full, use the side streets, but be aware that marked bays are reserved for 'Residents Only'. Dibber collection at the Pavilion Cafe.

There have been roadworks for a couple of weeks at the traffic lights after the end of the M65 near to our parking location. This has caused long delays backing up onto the M65. If you are travelling on the M65 you might prefer to leave at Junction 13 then follow the A682 through Barrowford. After 1 mile turn right opposite the George & Dragon, over a river bridge, then proceed for another mile until you reach some terraced houses. Alkincoats Road is the first street turn on your left. Proceed to parking.

Check here before you travel to see if the situation has changed.

What3Words coordinate for the Pavilion Cafe: stumble.pianists.caked (so appropriate!). Start and Finish are near here.

Map / Terrain

Approximately 50% classic fast parkland and 50% forest, rough pasture & young plantation. Good path network.

Registration and Start times

Dibber collection: 6:15 to 7:00PM

Starts: 6:30 to 7:15PM. The Start will be within 100m of dibber collection.
Courses close
at 8:00PM.

Course Information

45 Minute Score series: Three courses:
(FINALE is 60 Minute Score)

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

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

MINI Course: TD3 (11 controls, 2.3k, 55m).
No time limit.
For novices and improvers, at Orange standard.

Control descriptions will be on the map, but not available as loose descriptions. You can download them here.
IOF symbols for MAXI and MIDI. Symbols and text descriptions for MINI Orange.

Note: If organised games are in progress during your run, please run around the pitch.

A league table will be published weekly for the MAXI, MIDI and MINI classes. Best 3 to count to the final result.

Entry Details

There is no Registration. Pre-entry only via SIEntries. Entries close at midday on Tuesday 15th June.

Seniors (M/W21+) £6.00. Senior pairs: £8.00.
Juniors & Fulltime students:
(M/W20-) £2.50. Junior/FTS pairs: £3.50
Dibber hire £1, but £40 if lost!

Dog restrictions

Dogs not allowed to run on courses. However, they may be exercised after the event under control. Usual doggy etiquette.


Join us at the Pavilion Cafe (staying open specially for us) for pre-event tea, coffee, CAKES (see pic), ice cream, sandwiches and more. (Open 6:00 till 8:00PM.)
Toilet at the Pavilion Cafe.


BOF event number 79319

Contacts / Officials

Planners - George Crawford-Smith PFO
Series Organiser - George Crawford-Smith PFO

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