Spring SeriesStubbyleeSat 24 April, 2021
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.
With Stubby Lee being such a small area, I had to try to fit Light Green and Orange courses in without too much dead running, and with a technical challenge, hence the number of controls. Judging by the gratifying number of comments from finishers, I think I succeeded. Apologies to Andy Ellis who lost time waking up the controls, which I and the controller who helped put out should have done, especially as we had our dibbers with us to do this! Mary B-M.
I merely had to suggest a few minor changes to Mary's courses, help put out the controls and get willing helpers to collect in when courses closed. Thanks to Judith who, as ever, did more than her fair share of the Organiser's tasks and thanks too to all other helpers, including Andy who had results available by 4.30 pm!
PS. To those unfortunates who were disqualified for a variety of reasons, we offer our condolences! ........ It just goes to show that code-checking is essential.
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.
Important note: This is an AFTERNOON event with first starts at 13:00. The late start enables anyone who participates in other Saturday morning activities to engage in both activities.
The Yellow and Orange courses are introductory courses specifically aimed at novices and juniors. Experienced orienteers will find the Light Green (Technical) course "interesting" and challenging.
The park is also home to the Stubbylee Community Greenhouses and the Stables Cafe.
Both are staffed by volunteer trainees. Hopefully, both will be open after your run.
Near: Bacup, Rossendale Lat,Lng: 53.69273,-2.20250 OS Grid Ref: SD866218 Postcode: OL13 0DE
Directions / Parking
From the A681 (from Rawtenstall or Todmorden) or A671 (from Rochdale) turn on to New Line road. Parking will NOT be in Stubbylee Park as last time. There is ample parking in Park Road (OL13 0BZ or What3Words: accordion.offices.certainly) and the industrial estate access road that has a T-junction with Park Road. Both roads are wide. A marshal will direct you.
Do not park on New Line as this is a very busy road.
From your parking location walk along New Line eastwards for 150m to the main park entrance. The park entrance opposite the Park Road junction is out of bounds to orienteers. Take care crossing New Line. Children must be accompanied.
Once in Stubbylee Park follow the access road curving slightly left to the cafe. Toilet facilities on your right. Dibber collection and download are here. It is less than 100m to the Start and Finish from here.
Please wear a face covering/mask before and after your run.
Map / Terrain
Map scale 1:2500. A4.
There is a one-sided wall (ha-ha) in Stubbylee Park. A ha-ha wall is not visible from above, but is visible from below. This is mapped with the sprint-O symbol of a black line with a half moon black tag on the downhill side. This particular wall is also broken, so the black line is intermittent. (See Wall Symbol image.)
Stubbylee Hall (Grade II listed), the former home of local mill owners, is in the centre of two parks. The parks offer fast running, with a mix of paths, buildings, play areas, grassland and woodland. In addition there are some unusual contour, rock and water features, with a steep wooded escarpment to the west. Recent ground works have added new features to the area including a BMX course.
Registration and Start times
Starts: From 13:00 to 14:15
Courses Close: At 15:30
|Yellow||1.5k||35m||TD2 = Easy. 19 controls.|
|Orange||2.2k||60m||TD3= Moderate. 29 controls |
Double sided map.
|Light Green||2.5k|| |
|TD4 = Difficult. 30 controls. |
Double sided map.
Some controls are visited more than once!
Planner's notes: The courses (sprint type) are shorter than recommended. However, there are many more controls than usual in a small area. Quick decision making is paramount. CHECK YOUR CODES and do not punch out of order.
Old style dibbers (including PFO hired dibbers) have a capacity of only 30 controls (excluding Start and Finish). On Orange and Light Green you might run out of capacity if you mis-punch and your final controls might not show in printouts or in results.
Control descriptions will be printed on the maps, but you can print your own loose descriptions off via the links below.
Pre-entry only via SIEntries. Entries will open 10th April until 21st April.
A waiting list will be available for you to add your name to, from w/c 15th March.
Adults £6.00, Juniors £2.50
Dibber hire £1, but £40 if lost.
If the event needs to be cancelled the PFO Event Cancellation Policy will apply.
Please do not take dogs on courses, but you may exercise them afterwards. Please keep your dog under close control and observe usual canine etiquette.
Toilets in the park. It has been confirmed that the cafe will be open on the day.
For general enquiries -
BOF event code 79234
Please observe the BOF Participant Code of Conduct 2021 02 24
PFO Covid Security Measures: We have adopted extra procedures at all our events both for your safety and the safety of others.
Keeping apart is important in preventing virus transmission.
- Entry on-line only. There will be NO Registration and NO entry on the day.
- Do not leave your vehicle until your start block time.
- Wear a face covering, e.g. Buff, at all times other than when you are competing.
- Hand sanitiser will be available.
- There will be an individual 2m queuing system in place at the Start and at Download.
- There will be no loose control descriptions. They are on the map as usual and can be downloaded in advance.
- After finishing, go straight to Download. Observe the 2m queuing system.
- Before and after your run, minimise contact with others. The rule of 6 applies in outdoor settings, unless you are from the same household or support bubble. Keep 2m apart and wear your face covering.
- Return to your vehicle ASAP.
Conduct whilst competing:
- Give way to members of the public and other competitors. Keep 2m apart.
- Move away from controls after punching.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Mary Barton-Marshall PFO
Controller: Jim Mitchell PFO
Organiser: Judith Wood PFO.