PFO Street-O 2022 (1/10)RamsbottomWed 09 February, 2022
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.
- • Results
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 100 starts.
New for 2022: there will be 10 Street-O events each with 2 courses, 60 minutes or 75 minutes duration, with a league table for each. Best 6 out of 10 to count to your final standings.
All participants must wear a hi-viz vest and must carry a torch and/or head-torch for winter or 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.
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: Ramsbottom Lat,Lng: 53.64699,-2.31738 Postcode: BL0 9YQ
Directions / Parking
Irwell Works Brewery, BL0 9YQ.
Parking: Many options locally, please find your own, either on-street or car park. There may be a charge.
Map / Terrain
Street-O competition is on local streets, main roads, parks, ginnels, semi-rural areas and footpaths.
A plethora of industrial mill town streets, parkland and housing estates await. You're never too far away from an alley, cobbled path, hill or trail in this part of the World and this will be a definite test of thinking skills for those that enter.
Cobbled alleys, pavements, stairways and paths, some steep, may be slippery when wet or covered in leaf litter.
Wear suitable studded footwear.
The competition map is 1:10000, in simplified format.
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.
Start point: Irwell Works Brewery, BL0 9YQ
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: The time limit is either 60 minutes or 75 minutes (choose when entering). Thereafter, on both courses, 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.
Entries close at midnight on Monday 7th Feb. No EOD.
An individual entry can be amended to a Pair or Trio if you want to add a buddy to run with, or changed to the shorter or longer duration course. 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.
Usual facilities at the Irwell Brewery.
BOF event number 80492
Contacts / Officials
Series organiser: Kay Hawke PFO -
Planner: Kay Hawke.