Senior Home Intl, RelaysSun 09 September, 2018

National 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.



Congratulations to England.

Summary results for SHI individual and relay events.
Team, course and split results
Link to winsplits
England Team Manager's report detailing the SHI Individual and Relay competitions, from the competitor's point of view, and the overall team result, can be found here.

Planner's comments - SHI Relays:

I wanted to give a sense of theatre using the same Assembly area. The area W of the reservoir is not difficult, but the downhill stretch through the woodland had just enough content to give an interesting high-speed change of pace from the tough dunes, and the uphill exit past the waiting runners integrated the routing nicely, leaving a short last loop in the dunes to the finish. Courses used two sections each of three forks, with a common control between the sections at M152 and W158. Due to the high visibility, I limited common running to single legs where possible, before splitting them again, with just a common central loop section in the dunes early on. Despite a 5% climb ratio for Men and 4% for Women, the leading runners were round in under 40 mins, again very impressive. Feedback at the finish appeared positive on the gaffling used, which was nice to hear, and I feel the Relays worked well in their beautiful setting.

Lastly, I’d like to thank NWOA and PFO for giving me fantastic support for these two SHI days. Huge thanks to everyone involved.

Martin Wilson (BKO) – Planner.

Please see Organisers report on the SHI Individual results webpage.

Pre-event info below here:


SHI = Senior Home International

This is a closed event for international relay teams of 3 representing England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Each country fields 3 men's teams (comprising 2 x M21E & 1 x M20E) and 3 women's teams (comprising 2 x W21E & 1 x W20E).

See also L'Etape du SHI Relays (open to all) immediately following the SHI relay conclusion.


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: Sat 02 February, 2019

Location Info

Near: Hurstwood, Burnley
Lat,Lng: 53.78132,-2.18561
OS Grid Ref: SD881313
Postcode: BB10 3LF

Open an interactive map in:
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Directions / Parking

Parking field on the RIGHT of the approach road to Hurstwood village. There is a tight turn into the field gate but wide enough for larger vehicles. Please follow marshal's instructions.

Please make a parking donation, which will be passed on to a local charity.

Registration and Start times

Starts: 10:00 to 10:30

Courses close 13:00

Course Information

SHI Relay Courses.

Men's 3 legs x 5.5k
Women's 3 legs x 4.7k

Entry Details

Via team managers.

Dog restrictions

This is sheep country. Absolutely no dogs in the competition area.



Contacts / Officials

Planner: Martin Wilson BKO, Controller: Tony Thornley AIRE, Organiser: Helen Ashton PFO