Street-O RawtenstallRawtenstallTue 20 October, 2020

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 are now available: Andy Ellis PFO.
The results have now been published taking into account any penalties for late finishing and points for controls visited.

Routegadget is available, but that is based purely upon a time based course. True finishing positions will be available once the answer sheets have been checked.

Planner's & Organiser's comments: Kay Hawke PFO & Emma Taylor PFO.

What an absolutely brilliant way to spend a Tuesday night! Over 60 runners took part in last night's Rawtenstall Street-O event ranging from 6-80 years old. The town of Rawtenstall was once again lit up by a sea of high viz and we even had some fireworks at the end in typical Rossendale fashion!

Stood at the start it was very interesting to see the different routes people took from the start! Sometimes it takes a short while to get your bearings on a Street O map but the speed at which some of you set off once you did was very impressive! Being called the Rossendale valley it didn't matter which way you set off eventually you came across a hill or two and after a very brief glance to see if anyone went for control 50, the hardest climb on the course up to the top of Myrtle Earth - a few warriors did!

To put on a Street-O takes more preparations that you’d think, having to walk all of the streets, checking that lampposts haven’t been moved or taking the codes for the answer sheet so it’s always rewarding to hear that many people enjoyed it.

As a club we love nothing more than people enjoying the social side of the sport (socially distanced) and there were a few comments about how nice it was just to see familiar faces again or to chase after competitors they haven't raced against in a while. As long as we are able to we will carry on providing events for exactly this reason. It's great to see so many new faces trying the sport since we've resumed. Competitors are coming from all over, fell runners, club runners, children, families and people intrigued by the sport. Hopefully you all feel welcome at our events and will continue to take part in the ones we have to offer coming up.

As ever we couldn't run the event alone so a big thanks to the PFO members for helping set up and run the event whether front of house or behind the scenes. It's always appreciated by those taking part and that was evident last night. Watch this space for a few announcements of events for all, families, Street O experts and 'traditional' orienteering.

Next PFO event will also be in Rawtenstall.
This is a classic orienteering event, run through open country and woodland, that will be held at Marl Pits on 14th November 2020. Click here for details.
This will be pre-entry only via SIEntries. Choose your start block between 10:00 and 11:00AM.

If you enjoyed the street-O, SELOC have a street based MaprunF course around Ramsbottom, details can be found via this link:


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.

Go to the Pendle Forest Routegadget now

Last updated: Fri 23 October, 2020

This event is pre-entry only for singles, pair teams or trio teams. Entry limited to 60 starts.
All participants must carry a torch/head torch and must wear a hi-vis vest.
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.

The Start location is at the circular feature in Rawtenstall town centre square approximately at BB4 7QF, about 50m east of the junction between St Mary's Way and Bank St.

Covid risk: From 17th October Rawtenstall (Rossendale), is in Tier Level 3.

BOF advice: "There is no requirement to cancel events as outdoor sporting activities are still permitted under the current guidelines. However, competitors should not travel from one area of risk to an area with a higher level of risk, i.e. from Tier 1 and 2 to Tier 3. This is guidance only and there is no legal requirement to follow the guidance as it stands, meaning we cannot restrict anyone from travelling from any location to our event."

If you do not want to travel to a Tier Level 3 risk area, you may cancel your entry for a refund, but this must be done before entries close at midday on 20th October. Email: . Your entry fee will be refunded after the event.

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

Code of Conduct 14 October 2020

BOF Guidance for England Alert Levels is here. Latest version 16th October 2020.

Matrix of Activities Oct 2020 V2

We regret that spectators are not permitted under current Lockdown rules for Rawtenstall.

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

Street Orienteering

Example Street O Map

Location Info

Near: Rawtenstall
Lat,Lng: 53.70158,-2.28559
OS Grid Ref: SD812228
Postcode: BB4 7QF

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

Directions / Parking

Closest free parking available at Bacup Road BB4 7LZ (new parking at site of old Rawtenstall Bus Station). Also at the Long Stay CP Kay Street BB4 7NB and CP at BB4 7NS opposite Rawtenstall Post Office. All car parks within 3 minute walk to the Start. Overflow car parking at Bank Street, BB4 8EQ.

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.

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.

Course Information

60 minute score event for all competitors. Control points will have a score value depending on distance and difficulty. 1 point penalty for every 12 seconds, or part of, that you are late.

Entry Details

Entry and dibber hire (£1.00) will be via SIEntries. ( Entries close at midday on race day.


Pairs 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.

Dog restrictions

No dogs. Moving traffic is a hazard.


No toilet at the Start area.
Closest toilet at Asda, Holly Mount Way BB4 8EE (less than 500m from Start). Other supermarkets and establishments may have toilet facilities.
There are numerous cafes, bars and restaurants in the town centre. Check for opening hours and Covid restrictions.


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.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser Kay Hawke: