Peel Park RegionalSat 11 May, 2024

Regional 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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Last updated: Sat 11 May, 2024

This is a Regional event at Peel Park in Accrington. It is a classic long distance event.

It is is an AFTERNOON event with first starts at 12:30. The late start enables anyone who participates in other Saturday morning activities to engage in both.

Yellow and Orange are introductory courses specifically aimed at novices and juniors. The Light Green, Short Green, Green and Blue courses will provide more technical navigation and route choices. There is also a Red course available for those that wish a longer run at TD3 level. As there is no Brown course the Blue will be at the top end of recommended length/climb combination.

The whole competition area (Park, Coppice, Plantation and open moor) is popular with runners, dog walkers, horse riders, mountain bikers and orienteers. As a consequence you may encounter unmapped incidental paths.

Safety: WHISTLES are MANDATORY; WATERPROOF JACKETS may be required, at the discretion of the organiser.

Retirement: If retiring, you MUST report your retirement to Download, adjacent to the Finish.

Location Info

Near: Accrington
Lat,Lng: 53.75903,-2.35120
OS Grid Ref: SD769291
Postcode: BB5 6HF

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Directions / Parking

Parking will be at Accrington Cricket Club from 11:30.
Location: Thorneyholme Rd, Accrington BB5 5BD.
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As there is a cricket match on the same day we ask people to car share if possible.

There will be a bucket for donations to the cricket club for allowing us to use the parking facilities.

From here it is approx. 1.4k walk/40m climb to Registration/Download with one main road crossing. Children must be accompanied both going and coming back. Allow up to 25 minutes.

The route will be tape marked. Public footpaths will lead to back roads/the main road crossing and then on up Peel Park Avenue to the Bowling Green car park.

The start is a further 150 metres.

There will be a bag drop at registration/download.

Map / Terrain

Peel Park belies it's name. Classic 'parkland' is about 5% of the total area. The other 95% is either rough open moorland with scattered trees or classic orienteering woodland, plus many classic orienteering features. Take care near steep sided ravines!

The Peel Park map has been updated for this event to incorporate:

Registration and Start times

Start times from 12:30 to 13:30. When entering, choose your 15 minute start block.

Courses close at 15:30.

Course Information

Regional Courses: (Subject to final controlling.)

Technical Difficulty (TD):


235mDouble sided map
Short Green2.6k110mTD5
Light Green2.8k110mTD4
Red4.5k195mDouble sided map

Map Scale: All course maps will be 1:5000 A4. Blue and Red course maps are double sided, with the new 2024 'flip map' symbol in the control descriptions.

Control descriptions will be on the map and also available loose in the start lanes.

Download is adjacent to the finish.

Entry Details

On-line pre-entry only via SIEntries. No EOD.

Standard pricing will apply up to midnight Wednesday 8th May. Entry will remain open after this, subject to map availability, until midnight Friday 10th May, with a late entry surcharge of £2.00 Adults / £1.00 Young Adults & Juniors.

BOF Adult (26+)BOF Young Adult (21-25)BOF Junior (20-)Non BOF Adult (26)Non BOF Young Adult (21-25)Non BOF Junior (20-)
Up to Wed 8th May£9.00£6.50£4.00£11.00£8.00£5.00
From Thu 9th May£11.00£7.50£5.00£13.00£9.00£6.00

Dibber hire £1.00 (£40 if lost/broken). Hired dibbers must be collected from Registration/Download en route to the Start.

Dog restrictions

No dogs allowed on courses, but they can be exercised after your run. Please tidy up after your dog.


Toilets will be at the Bowling Club, adjacent to the registration/download area.

There will be a bag drop at registration/download.


Please show consideration to other recreational users of the area.

BOF event number: 83633

General enquiries - Hannah Dabinett PFO ()

Contacts / Officials

Organisers – Mark Villiers PFO / Hannah Dabinett PFO ()

Planner – Danny Allen PFO

Controller – Stephen Horrocks PFO