Street-O BurnleyBurnleyTue 08 December, 2020

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.



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This event is pre-entry only for solo, pairs or trio teams. Entry limited to 60 starts.
All participants must carry a torch/head torch and must wear a hi-viz vest.
Each single competitor or team will need a dibber (own or hired), a watch and a pen/pencil.
We ask that all competitors wear a face covering (e.g. a Buff) except when competing.
For age rules concerning junior participation, see below

The Start location is near to the parking area inside Townley Park.

Covid risk: From 3rd December Burnley is in Tier 3.

The latest BOF Participant Code of Conduct with respect to Covid 19, should be read by all participants.

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BOF Guidance for England Alert Levels is here. Latest version 16th October 2020.

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If you haven't competed in a Street-O event previously, you will find these explanations informative:

Street Orienteering

Example Street O Map

Location Info

Near: Burnley
Lat,Lng: 53.78364,-2.22656
OS Grid Ref: SD851319
Postcode: BB11 3EN

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Directions / Parking

Parking is in Woodgrove Car Park 400m inside the main gate of Townley Park off Todmorden Rd A671, opposite James Hargreaves bathroom showroom. Car park fee is £1.50, so bring exact change. Nearest post code BB11 3EN will take you into Towneley Park, but park on the right before you reach the school entrance! See aerial photo showing your car park near the centre of the image. You will be approaching it from the NW.

Map / Terrain

Street-O competition is on local streets, main roads, parks, semi rural areas and footpaths.
There are several busy roads in the competition area, take great care when crossing.
The competition map is 1:10000, in simplified format.

Registration and Start times

Starts from 6:00 to 7:00PM at minute intervals. You will be able to see the Start and Finish from the car park, less than 1 minute on foot. In the interests of social distancing, do not arrive at the Start until your pre-assigned Start time is due.

Course Information

60 minute score event for all competitors. Control points will have a score value depending on distance and difficulty. 1 point penalty for every 12 seconds, or part of, that you are late.

Entry Details

Entry and dibber hire (£1.00) will be via SI Entries. Entries close at midday on race day.


Pairs Team£4.00£2.00
Trio Team£4.00£2.00£1.00

An individual entry can be amended to a Pair or Trio if you want to add a buddy to run with, but this must be done on-line in advance. (SIEntries will be open for amendments until 12:00 noon on competition day.) We cannot make changes at the Start.
Each team will have one Map (issued at the Start) and one Dibber (issued pre-Start). Runners 2 and 3 will wait beyond the Start box for their Team Leader to start.

Dog restrictions

No dogs. Moving traffic is a hazard.


No toilet at the Start area. Please make your own arrangements before arriving.
Closest toilets are at Tesco Extra at the traffic lights on Centenary Way in central Burnley, BB11 2HE. Other supermarkets and establishments may have toilet facilities.
There are cafes, bars and restaurants in the town centre. Check for opening hours and Covid restrictions.


Rules concerning juniors:
Age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Age 16 & 17 may run as a pair, or be accompanied by an adult.
Age 18+ may run as an individual.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Kay Hawke PFO
Organiser: Emma Taylor PFO: -