May Street-O (5/10)PadihamWed 08 May, 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.



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Pre Event Info

This is the fifth event in the PFO 2024 Street-O Series.

This event is pre-entry only for Solo, Pairs or Trio teams. Entry is limited to 80 starts.

All participants are encouraged to wear high viz clothing and have a torch and/or head/chest torch for winter/twilight events. In case of light failure, backup lighting is advised.
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.

Location Info

Near: Padiham
Lat,Lng: 53.80045,-2.31303
Postcode: BB12 8BL

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

Directions / Parking

Event centre: Mooch Cafe, BB12 8BL, opposite the town hall, less than 150m from parking.

Park for free in central Padiham, either at Tesco (BB12 8DQ), or behind the Town Hall/Library (one way entrance by Bertwistle's Funeral Service W3W ///cold.steams.cubic ).

Map / Terrain

Street-O competition is on local streets, main roads, parks, ginnels, semi-rural areas and footpaths.
You can choose either a 60 minutes score or a 75 minutes score aimed at faster runners. There are two league tables.

MAP SCALE: The competition map for this event is 1:10000, in simplified format.

Cobbled alleys, pavements, stairways and paths, some steep, may be slippery when wet. There will be plenty of route choice options along roads, alleys, tracks and trails.
Wear suitable studded footwear.

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 on SIEntries.

Course Information

Collect your clue/answer sheet from Download at the event centre.
Start &
Finish: Nearby.

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, 10 x 40, 10 x 50 and 5 x 60. The higher the score value, the greater the distance and/or difficulty.
Penalties: Your course time limit is either 75 minutes or 60 minutes depending on which course you entered.
Thereafter, 1 penalty point will be deducted for each 3 seconds you are late, equivalent to 20 points deducted per minute late.

Entry Details

Entry and dibber hire (£1.00) will be via SiEntries.
[**Note: £40 charge if dibber is lost during hire period.]

Entries will close at midday on race day. However, entries after midnight on the Tuesday prior to the event will be limited by map availability.
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.


Pair Team£5.00£2.00
Trio Team£5.00£2.00£1.00

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.

Dog restrictions

Taking dogs on urban courses is not recommended due to the traffic hazard.


Toilets and refreshments at the event centre.


Safety procedures that should be observed in Street-O events:

BOF event number 84171

Contacts / Officials

Series organiser: Kay Hawke PFO -

Planner: Colin Woolford PFO