Brun Valley Forest ParkSat 22 May, 2021
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.
Near: Burnley, Lancs Lat,Lng: 53.79711,-2.22784 OS Grid Ref: SD851334 Postcode: BB10 3LB
Directions / Parking
Signposted off Queen's Park Road, Burnley. From the gate, proceed along the access road and park as directed.
If you are unfamiliar with Burnley, the best approach is to find Burnley Turf Moor football ground, then proceed north on the A6144, Belvadere Road, turn right at the first lights by the new Fire Station on to Ormerod Road, then after 400m left at the roundabout on to Queen's Park Road. After 250m enter the gate on the right and follow the access road.
Map / Terrain
Brun Valley Forest Park is adjacent to more formal parks (no dogs permitted), so there is a combination of fast grassland and traditional forest.
The forest area runs along either bank of the River Brun and its tributaries. It is a patchwork of mature standing forest, old mine workings partly covered with regenerated young plantation and some contoured fields. There is a network of paths for public access around Rowley Lake and the forest. The new pedestrian river bridge makes planning the shorter courses much easier. See course information for river crossing details.
Other users: Brun Valley is popular with walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders. Please give way to other users. There are two vehicle access roads that run partway through the competition area. There is very little traffic as they serve only a handful of properties and some small car parks. All courses will use these roads, so do take special care when you run across or along them.
Registration and Start times
There is no Registration as all entries are on-line (see below).
Dibber collection from 10:00 till 12:00.
Starts from 10:30 till 12:30.
Courses close at 14:30.
|Courses:||Length:||Climb:||Technical difficulty |
|Blue||5.5k to 7.5k||TBA||TD5: A3 map|
|Short Blue||4.5k to 6.5k||TBA||TD5: A4 map|
|Green||3.5k to 5.5k||TBA||TD5: A4 map|
|Short Green||3.0k to 4.0k||TBA||TD5: A4 map|
|Light Green||3.0k to 4.0k||TBA||TD4: A4 map|
|Orange||2.5k to 3.5k||TBA||TD3: A4 map|
|Yellow||2.0k to 2.9k||TBA||TD2: A4 map|
|White||Not available.||Area not |
Courses may be long compared to recommendation due to some long running legs on easy terrain.
All course maps will be at a scale of 1:7500. Longer courses maps are A3, all others are A4. Loose descriptions can be downloaded here in the week before the event.
Distances from Parking: To Start TBA. From Finish TBA.
River crossing: Shorter courses will use only bridge crossings, but longer courses may need to ford the main river. When the river is shallow in dry weather, there are many easy fording points, too numerous to mark on the map. There is one crossing point marked on the map which is usually fordable even in medium conditions. However, after heavy rain, wading may be dangerous, in which case bridge crossings will be made mandatory by the controller.
Start and Finish boxes must be punched. All course controls are contactless for those who have a contactless SI dibber.
Pre-entry only: Via SI Entries from 24th April until Wednesday 19th May. No EOD.
Adult (M/W21+) BOF members £8.00, Non-members £10.00.
Junior (M/W20-) BOF members £3.00, Non-members £4.00.
Dibber hire £1.00, but £40 if lost. (Note: These are conventional dibbers and NOT Contactless SIAC)
If the event needs to be cancelled the PFO Event Cancellation Policy will apply.
Dogs are permitted under control in the car park. Dogs are not permitted on courses. You may exercise your dogs responsibly in the forest park after your run.
Portaloos at parking. (Subject to confirmation.)
Map legend can be downloaded here.
Contacts / Officials
Planners: Gillian Rowan-Wilde & Judith Wood PFO.
Controller: Jim Mitchell PFO,