Street-O Helmshore & HaslingdenHelmshoreWed 31 March, 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.



Planner's Comments

Thanks for attending the event on a brilliant evening for street-o. It was very positively received with many people commenting that it was good to be back doing a real competition. Kay Hawke and Emma Taylor did most of the organising and setup which made things very easy for me. Danny Allen ran the computing side smoothly with no issues.

No major issues were encountered on the planning side. 16 answers (<2%) were marked wrong with 8 being written in the

wrong box, 5 listing the wrong answer/feature and 3 typos. Only 1 site (no. 48: a 20mph sign number) had 2 people giving

a different answer due to a similar feature nearby, but 20 others got it correct.

If you enjoyed this there are 2 similar events in the next few weeks, a PFO event at Barnoldswick on Wed 7th April and a SELOC event at

Prestwich on Tuesday 13th April.



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All participants must wear a hi-vis vest and should carry a torch (sunset will be around 8pm so a torch will be useful for reading answers in the twilight).
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.

This event is pre-entry only for singles, pair teams or trio teams. Entry limited to 60 starts.
All participants must wear a hi-viz vest and should carry a torch (sunset should be about 8pm so you may not need a torch to run but will need it to read answers).
Each single competitor or team will need a dibber (own or hired £1 on entering), a watch and a pen/pencil.
We ask all competitors to wear a face covering (e.g. a Buff) except when competing.
For age rules concerning junior participation, see below.

The Start location is to be confirmed.

Covid risk: Observe latest government guidelines. See below for new rules from 29th March.

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

Participant Code of Conduct 2021 02 24

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

Street Orienteering

Example Street O Map

Location Info

Near: Helmshore
Lat,Lng: 53.69441,-2.32820
Postcode: BB4 4DN

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

Directions / Parking

Adrenaline Centre, Haslingden. Venue BB4 4DN.

Map / Terrain

Street-O competition is on local streets, main roads, parks, semi rural areas and footpaths.
The competition map is 1:10000, in simplified format.

Wear studded shoes as paths may be slippery after recent rain. Take extra care on hills and slopes.

Registration and Start times

Starts from 6:00 to 7:00PM at minute intervals. In the interests of social distancing, do not arrive at the Start until your pre-assigned Start time is due. Keep 2m apart.

Course Information

TAKE NOTE: The scoring system and the map scale are different to previous PFO Street-O events.

60 minute score event for all competitors. Control points will have a score value depending on distance and difficulty, but using the SROC and MDOC street leagues formula.

Control points are numbered from 10 to 64. The first digit is the score value for that control multiplied by 10 e.g. Control 13 will score 10 points, control 47 will score 40 points. Penalty deductions from your score is 1 point for every 3 seconds late, or part thereof (= 20 points off per minute late).

The map scale will be 1:13000 (1cm = 130m).

Next week's Barnoldswick Street-O will revert to the previous PFO scoring formula.

Entry Details

Entry and dibber hire (£1.00) will be via SIEntries. Entries will open from Wednesday 17th March.

Entries close at midday on race day (31st March).


Pair 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.

If the event needs to be cancelled the PFO Event Cancellation Policy will apply.

Dog restrictions

No dogs. Moving traffic is a hazard.


None on site. Nearest toilets are at Tesco Haslingden, BB4 6LY.


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.

Latest Government advice from 29 March:

BOF event code 79231

Contacts / Officials

Organiser Emma Taylor