Street-O series (2/5)CrawshawboothWed 01 September, 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.
A great second event in our Street-O Series last night saw many people hit the historical streets in Crawshawbooth! In place of the usual street furniture for controls the majority of them were at points of historical interest in the area. Thanks to Richard Catlow PFO for all the background historical info.
With the controls largely being names we tried to keep the answer writing down to a minimum as best we could to enable you to spend more time on the course rather than penning a novel! Once more it's great to see returning faces especially those again from a club/fell running background and those who travel many miles to come to almost all our events from places north of Lancaster, Chorley and Cheshire, we always appreciate the effort of everyone attending and it makes the many hours it takes to put together any event worth it. It was great to see so many people stay and have a chat (beer) with each other at the White Bull too, who were very hospitable to us in allowing us to have our Start/Finish at the venue.
Having walked/ran many miles and spent many hours updating the street map and researching the controls I feel like I now know the area like it's my own! The historical sheet you received from download hopefully explains some of the reasoning why control sites were chosen. We hope the great network of streets, alleyways and cut throughs kept you interested and the hills kept you warm, as ever in Rossendale you're only one turn away from a climb!
There will be another historical Street O next year but for now, having planned three events in the last four weeks, myself and Emma are having a much needed break from planning and looking forward to the rest of the events for 2021, as ever thanks to everyone for attending and the PFO members that have helped us put these events on! We will endeavour to get the results to you as soon as we can and will post when they are live.
Next up is the Hot Pot Weekend (Pendle Hill - 11th Sept and Barrowford Urban -12th Sept) and the next Street-O is at Todmorden October 6th!
Find out more at:
Kay, Emma and Richard - joint planners.
Is a web browser app for sharing and comparing orienteering routes. You can draw your own route or upload a GPS track from your watch. It also allows you to watch an animated replay with a simulated mass start.
Pre Event Info
Street-O Score for everyone.
This event is pre-entry only for Solo, Pairs or Trio teams. Entry is limited to 60 starts.
All participants must wear a hi-viz vest and should carry a torch when sunset is before 8:00 PM. (You may not need a torch to run but may need it to read the answers!).
Each single competitor or team will need a dibber (your own, or hired at £1 on entering), a watch, a pen/pencil/clipboard.
For age rules concerning junior participation, see 'Entry Details' below.
Covid security is the responsibility of the competitor, though we recommend that you continue to observe simple social distancing and other courtesies.
The latest British Orienteering Covid-19 guidance for participants and event organisers (dated 19/7/21) can be downloaded here. This advice may change before the date of the event.
Other safety procedures should be observed in Street-O events:
- Give way to members of the public and other competitors throughout your visit.
- There are numerous road crossings on the course, take care at all times.
- Run wide around corners.
- Wear hi-viz so that you can be seen.
- Move away from control sites as quickly as possible.
Near: Rawtenstall Lat,Lng: 53.72548,-2.28599 OS Grid Ref: SD835217 Postcode: BB4 8AJ
Directions / Parking
Meet at the White Bull, 612 Burnley Road. Crawshawbooth, BB4 8AJ. On street parking, as there is no pub car park. Collect your answer sheet in the pub.
Map / Terrain
Street-O competition is on local streets, main roads, parks, ginnels, semi-rural areas and footpaths.
The competition map is 1:10000, in simplified format.
Cobbled alleys, stairways and paths, some steep, may be slippery after rain.
Wear suitable studded shoes.
Registration and Start times
Starts from 6:00PM to 7:00PM at minute intervals. You can choose your 15 minute start block when you enter the event.
At first sight, Crawshawbooth is one road lined with houses. But don't be misled.
This is an area rich in history and full of quirky locations all set in attractive countryside.
If you visit the main points-rich area, you may find it hard to drag yourself away!
There's a really good pub at the end with an Indian restaurant attached.
Many of the controls are sited at points of historical interest.
Each individual or team will be issued with one Dibber (if hired), one clue/answer sheet (both issued pre-Start) and one course map (issued at the Start).
Example maps and clue sheets of previous events will be available to view.
Scoring: Controls are numbered 10 to 64. The first digit multiplied by 10 is the score value. Thus there are 10 x 10 points controls, 10 x 20, 10 x 30 .... and 5 x 60. The higher the score value, the greater the distance and difficulty.
Penalties: The time limit is 60 minutes. Thereafter, 1 penalty point will be deducted for each 3 seconds you are late, equivalent to 20 points deducted per minute late.
Entry and dibber hire (£1.00) will be via SI Entries here.
Entries close at midday the day before race day (Tuesday 31st August). No EOD.
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 via SIEntries. We cannot make changes at the event.
Rules concerning junior entries:
Age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult (as a pair or trio).
Age 16 & 17 may run as a pair, or be accompanied by an adult (as a pair or trio).
Age 18+ may run as an individual.
If the event needs to be cancelled the PFO Event Cancellation Policy will apply.
Taking dogs on urban courses is not recommended due to the traffic hazard.
Nearest toilets are at Rawtenstall Tesco (BB4 6DT). Patrons of the White Bull may use their facilities. Meals, snacks, drinks.
BOF event number 79834
Contacts / Officials
Series organiser, Kay Hawke PFO -
Planner: Richard Catlow PFO