Spring Series, event (3/4)Corporation ParkSun 03 March, 2024

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.

Last updated: Thu 29 February, 2024

*** Date changed from Saturday 17th February to Sunday 3rd March ***

Spring Series. Event 3 of 4.

Sprint Double Header orienteering courses from novices to seasoned competitors. The competition area is centered on Corporation Park, Blackburn.

Location Info

Near: Blackburn
Lat,Lng: 53.75439,-2.49761
OS Grid Ref: SD673288
Postcode: BB2 6DG

Open an interactive map in:
GoogleMap - Streetmap (OS 50k)
OpenStreetMap - BingMap (OS 50k)

Directions / Parking

Parking will be roadside on West Park Road, Blackburn. There is free parking (weekends only) on one side, or the other, of this road. Overflow parking will be on nearby side streets.
Approximate location BB2 6DG.
There is a pedestrian entrance to Corporation Park from West Park Road at W3W ///melt.cotton.dust
This leads to the cafe where you will find dibber collection, download and nearby Starts and Finish.
Use only this on-foot entrance. Look for PFO flag.

Map / Terrain

Newly drawn map, by Alastair Pedley EPOC, at 1:4000, sprint scale.
Corporation Park is well featured sloping parkland, with plenty of vegetation, water, landform, rock and other unusual features in addition to the usual park features.

Registration and Start times


Starts: Start times will be allocated by the Start marshal at one minute intervals.

Yellow course 12:00-13:45

Sprint times and Start procedures:

Courses close: 14:30.

Course Information

Course:
(Provisional details)

LengthClimbNotes:
Sprint Course A2.3k85mWinning time c. 15mins
Sprint Course B2.3k85mWinning time c. 15mins
Yellow1.8k75m

See notes below on shadowing.

For Sprint Courses the final race time will be the sum of the two course times.

Shadowing: Sprint runners must not shadow Yellow course competitors until after completing both parts of your sprint course, as several controls are shared.

Entry Details

Registration: ALL entries must be made through SI-Entries.
If you are entering as a pair (or small group), it is only necessary to register one lead name, pay for one entry and hire one dibber.

Entries will close on Saturday 2nd March at 23:59, but entries made on or after 1st March will be subject to map availability and will be at a higher price.

Dibber hire: If you do not possess a dibber** (SI-card) you must book and pay £1 when entering on-line.
Your hired dibber can be picked up at the event Download location in the cafe.
[**Note: £40 charge if dibber is lost or broken during the hire period.]

Entry fees for BOF-members:

Senior (26+)Young Adult (21-25)Junior (U21)
Up to 29/02/2024£7.00£5.00£3.00
From 01/03/2024£9.00£6.00£4.00

Entry fees for non-members:

Senior (26+)Young Adult (21-25)Junior (U21)
Up to 29/02/2024£8.00£5.50£3.00
From 01/03/2024£10.00£6.50£4.00


Dog restrictions

No dogs on courses, but they may be exercised in the park after your run. Doggie etiquette please.

Facilities

Dibber collection and Download will be at the newly opened Pavilion Community Cafe run by Lancashire Community Helpers.
Drinks and snack foods available. Please support this community hub.
Toilets here.
No dirty shoes please.

Miscellaneous

For general enquiries -

BOF event: 84183

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Allan Hodkinson PFO.
Organiser:
Kay Hawke - PFO.