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.

Last updated: Sun 11 April, 2021

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.

Location Info

Near: Bacup, Rossendale
Lat,Lng: 53.69303,-2.20269
OS Grid Ref: SD866218
Postcode: OL13 0DE

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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 0BW) 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 here follow 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 and 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. They 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

Course Information

Course offer (provisional details)
Course: Length: Climb: Notes:
Yellow 1.5k 35m TD2 = Easy. 19 controls.
Orange 2.2k 60m TD3= Moderate. 29 controls
Double sided map.
Light Green 2.5k

90m

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.


Entry Details

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.

Dog restrictions

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.

Facilities

Toilets in the park. It has been confirmed that the cafe will be open on the day.

Miscellaneous

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.

Conduct whilst competing:

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Mary Barton-Marshall PFO
Controller: Jim Mitchell PFO
Organiser: Judith Wood PFO.