NW Urban LeagueBurnley EastSun 21 April, 2024

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.



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This event is Day 2 of the War of the Roses weekend, following a sprint event in Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge by EPOC on Saturday 20th April.

There will be a combined results table published for competitors entering matched age classes at both WotR events.

It is also Event 1 of the NWUL 2024.

Location Info

Near: Burnley
Lat,Lng: 53.78311,-2.22611

Open an interactive map in:
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Directions / Parking

Parking: Woodgrove Towneley Car Park.

For navigation use postcode BB11 3ER, which is near the park entrance gate on the A671 / Todmorden Road. After passing through the park gates, the car park is 400m on the right. Park all day for £2.00, cash in the machine. Alternately, Burnley use MiPermit online, with a 10p convenience surcharge.

Car park entrance location: What3Words ///plans.smashes.gives

Distance to the Event Centre is 550m.

Map / Terrain

Map 1:4000 drawn to ISSprOM2019. Produced 2024 by Alasdair Pedley EPOC, to whom we are grateful.

Terrain mix: Courses 1-5 are mostly urban with small areas of grass to cross. Courses 6 & 7 are mostly within the park, where it may be muddy, but also include a very short urban section where no roads need to be crossed.

Registration and Start times

Starts: 10:30 to 12:00

Courses close at 2 pm, at which point, we may begin collecting controls.

Please ALWAYS report to the Finish/Download whether you complete your course or not, so that we can ensure you are safely back.

Car keys can be left at Download, especially for those competitors travelling alone as an additional safety check.

Course Information

You may run any course competitively by selecting the appropriate Age Class, but to count in the NW Urban League you must run the correct course for your age group or a higher one, courses are listed below:

Pairs can enter Course 3 PAIR or Course 4 PAIR in SIEntries- although these will not be eligible for NWUL points.

Competitors can 'Run Down' a course by entering the relevant 'Open' course, but again would not be eligible for NWUL points.

CourseAge Classes:Length:Climb:Map Notes:


Men’s Open (M18, M20, M21, M35)

9 km

140 m1:4000 A3


Women’s Open (W18, W20, W21, W35), Men’s Vets (M40+)

7.5 km

110 m1:4000 A3


Women’s Vets (W40+), Men’s Supervets (M55+)

6.1 km

80 m1:4000 A3


Women’s Supervets (W55+), Men’s Ultravets (M65+)

4.8 km

45 m1:4000 A3


Women’s Ultravets (W65+), Women’s Hypervets (W75+), Men’s Hypervets (M75+)

3.9 km

35 m1:4000 A3


Junior Men and Junior Women (M/W14-16)

3.3 km

70 m1:4000 A4


Young Junior Men and Young Junior Women (M/W12-)
Course is wholly within public spaces. No roads will be crossed.

2.2 km

25 m1:4000 A4

Entry Details

Pre-entry only via SiEntries.
Lowest price entries close at midnight on Sunday 14th April.

Pricing for BOF Members

Adult (26+)Young Adult (21-25)Junior (20-)
Up to Sunday 14th April£9.00£6.50£4.00
From Monday 15th April£11.00£7.50£5.00

Pricing for non-BOF Members

Adult (26+)Young Adult (21-25)Junior (20-)
Up to Sunday 14th April£11.00£8.00£5.00
From Monday 15th April£13.00£9.00£6.00

Pricing for Pairs

Up to Sunday 14th April£16.00
From Monday 15th April£18.00

Dibber hire £1.00. But £40 if lost.

Late entries from 15th April onwards will be subject to map availability. Entries close Wednesday 17th April.

Dog restrictions

No dogs on courses.


Event Centre: Burnley Brunshaw Primary School. Approx 550m from parking.

Toilets: Burnley Brunshaw Primary School. Also at the Rotunda in Riverside Car Park.

Café: Rotunda Cafe (Kiosk) in Towneley Riverside Car Park (1km from Event Centre / 1km from Woodgrove Car Park)
Park Life Cafe, near Towneley Hall (1.6km from Event Centre / 1.2km from Woodgrove Car Park)


General enquiries: Ben Carter - ben+

BOF event code: 83466

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Dawn Figg PFO
Controller: David Rose BOF
Organiser: Ben Carter PFO