(1/4) June Midweek Score SeriesLee QuarryWed 09 June, 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.
'Simple' results and splits file above does not take into account any deductions for visiting controls in the incorrect sequence.
Routegadget is available for MAXI and MIDI courses only.
League Table after the first June Series event at Lee Quarry. Several competitors have had deductions made to their score for taking controls out of order.
Sorry about the rain, which wasn't in my forecast.
The results are in, and they make interesting reading. Don't forget that controls taken out of order will be deducted in the final league table. Comments below are made without this adjustment.
MINI-Orange: This was a tough Orange course but Billy Cole PFO made short shrift of it, including the infamous 112 reversed crag!
MIDI: Only one person, Lindsay McMillan EPOC, managed to collect all 14 controls within the 45 mins time limit. That's perfect as everyone else had to make decisions of when to change from 10s to 15s or when to quit collecting and run for the Finish.
MAXI: I wondered if anyone would or could collect all 21 controls in the 45 minutes. The answer was "nearly". James Logue finished 7 seconds early missing one control. Max Cole PFO finished 7 seconds late having missed 2 controls. A close run thing. (Later note: But Max has had points deducted for punching out of order!)
In general the courses were well received, though the Start, it has to be admitted, was rather informal. And a little late in opening just for the want of a Gripple key!
Finally, none of this would happen if it wasn't for the help of many members who, event after event, tidy up the fringes - parking, dibber issue, put out, run, bring in, results, write up, photography, etc. Thank you one and all.
League table will be published as soon as I am able.
Next week Alkincoats. Easier terrain, but the same mind boggling route choices. Don't forget to enter via SIEntries. See you next week.
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.
Midweek SCORE Series. Event 1 of 4.
This is the first event in the June Wednesday evening series designed for competition, practice and training.
(Next: 16th Alkincoats Park, Colne: 23rd Sunnyhurst Woods, Darwen: 30th FINALE Peel Park, Accrington.
Simple format - See below for scoring rules
- MAXI (21 controls) = harder, longer, ratchet score course
- MIDI (14 controls) = medium, medium, ratchet score course
- MINI Orange Line course = easier, shorter, standard line course.
Open to all abilities - novice, junior and adult competitors.
Pre-enter, Turn up and Go
Control descriptions will be on the map, but not available as loose descriptions. Download them here before the event.
The route to the Start is 900m from parking with an ascent of 100m. Allow 15 minutes. Signage will be minimal. Take the direct route to the quarry, then keep straight on where the main track bends right. The Start is at the second track junction after this final steep ascent. Alternatively bear right, then first left to reach the same point.
The Finish is in a different location. After finishing, navigate your way back to parking and download.
Near: Bacup Lat,Lng: 53.69308,-2.20833 OS Grid Ref: SD862218 Postcode: OL13 0BB
Directions / Parking
Park at Futures Park, Bacup. OL13 0BB.
What3words coordinates: sofas.splice.audible
Map / Terrain
Highly featured open quarry workings, with many tracks, paths, pits and rock features. Paths are used by mountain bikes - take care!
Registration and Start times
There is no Registration. Pre-entry at SIEntries only. See link below. Entries close at midday on 9th June, competition day, or when we are sold out. There is a maximum of 60 competitors.
Dibber collection: 6:15 to 7:00PM
Starts: 6:30 to 7:15PM. The walk from Dibber collection to the Start takes around 15 minutes.
Courses close at 8:00PM.
45 Minute Score series: Three courses:
(FINALE is 60 Minute Score)
MAXI Course: TD5/4 (21 controls). Maximum score - 315 points.
Control numbers: 101 to 107 -10 points, 111 to 117 - 15 points, 121 to 127 - 20 points.
Small area ratchet rules: Visit 10s, before 15s, before 20s.
10 points penalty per minute late, or part thereof.
MIDI Course: TD4/3 (14 controls). Maximum score - 175 points.
Control numbers: 101 to 107 -10 points, 111 to 117 - 15 points.
Small area ratchet rules: Visit 10s, before 15s.
5 points penalty per minute late, or part thereof.
MINI Orange Course: TD3 (11 controls, 2.2k, 65m).
No time limit.
For novices and improvers, at Orange standard.
Control descriptions on the map will be IOF symbols for MAXI and MIDI. Text descriptions for MINI Orange.
A league table will be published weekly for the MAXI, MIDI and MINI classes. Best 3 to count to the final result.
There is no Registration. Pre-entry only via SIEntries. Entries close at 12 noon on the day of competition
Seniors: (M/W21+) £6.00. Senior Pairs: £8.00.
Juniors/Fulltime students: (M/W20-) £2.50. Junior & TTS Pairs: £3.50.
Dibber hire £1, but £40 if lost!
Dogs not allowed to run on courses. However, they may be exercised after the event under control. Usual doggy etiquette.
None. Go before you arrive.
BOF event number 79318
Contacts / Officials
Planner - George Crawford-Smith PFO
Series Organiser - George Crawford-Smith PFO
For general enquiries -