(3/4) June Midweek Score SeriesSunnyhurst WoodsWed 23 June, 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.



2021 Score League Table:

The results are in and deductions have been made for punching out of order. Download the league table (v2) here. Version 2 corrects some earlier mistakes.

Suffice to say that everyone on the the MIDI course managed to complete their course without punching out of order, so there were no deductions.
On the MAXI, several people, including myself, managed to punch out of order and therefore have had points deducted when calculating the league points and standings.

Planners' Comments:

Another great turn out for last night's Sunnyhurst Woods event as part of our June Midweek Series!

Again a complete contrast to the previous events in terms of terrain and navigation, meaning that if anything-these training events are giving you a wide ranging practice on the many different features of orienteering! Last week was all about speed, with some Orienteers collecting all the controls whereas this week was all about planning your controls carefully to try and maximise the points you can get on the 45 minute time limit on the course! Having a shorter time limit than usual Score events means quick thinking and decision making, something we hope will come in handy for your 'real' events in the future!

The recent sunshine and showers have meant that in the space of a few weeks there's been an exceptional rise in the undergrowth in the area. Obviously, though out of our control we hope that it didn't affect your evening too much, and at least there's one comfort in that it was the same for everyone! We welcomed a few new faces last night and hope that you enjoyed your foray into Orienteering and will come back for more!

After Alkincoats Park last week, where the going was good and fast, this week you faced a near impossible challenge to get all of the controls in the 45 minute period. The ideal optimal route for collecting all controls was measured at just over 4 miles which was doable in the time, but the sloping nature of the area meant that only the brave used the steep inclines to shave a few seconds off their time.

It's been great to see so many returning faces to the events each week from our club and beyond and we hope to see you again next week at the FINALE in Peel Park, Accrington! For those last night wishing you had a minute or two more to get around, next week you have 15 extra minutes as the FINALE will be an hour long for the MAXI course. The MIDI course will still be 45 minutes. We really enjoy using Peel Park as it offers a mix of all of the terrain you have experienced in the past few events including some WWII ditches dug by Italian POW that undoubtedly you will be counting off as you run past them next week!

See you next week.

Kay Hawke PFO and Emma Taylor PFO - Planners.

A competitor's view:

Highlights: Mizzle, rain, midges. Deep vegetation, steep tracks, steeper slopes. Plan didn't work, missed a few, ran over time. Low score.

Fantastic fun and exercise. Give me more!


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Last updated: Sat 26 June, 2021

Midweek SCORE Series. Event 3 of 4.

This is the third event in the June Wednesday evening series designed for competition, practice and training.
(Next: 30th FINALE Peel Park, Accrington.)

Simple format - See below for scoring rules

Open to all abilities - novice, junior and adult competitors.

Pre-enter, Turn up and Go.

Control descriptions will be on the map, but not available as loose descriptions. You can download them here.

Location Info

Near: Darwen
Lat,Lng: 53.70210,-2.48633
OS Grid Ref: SD679229
Postcode: BB3 1JA

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

Directions / Parking

Park sensibly in the widest parts of Earnsdale Road, BB3 1JA. Dibber collection at the corner covered gate and route to the Start.

What3Words coordinates: wishes.knee.liner for Earnsdale Road parking.

Map / Terrain

Wooded (90%) parklands (10%) with steep valley sides. Good path network.

The map has been newly redrawn using Lidar contour data. Not all vegetation has been remapped.

Registration and Start times

There is no Registration. Pre-entry via SIEntries. Pre-entries will close at midday on Tuesday 22nd June.

Dibber collection: 6:15 to 7:00PM
Starts: 6:30 to 7:15PM. The walk from Dibber collection to the Start is less than 250m.
Courses close
at 8:00PM.

Course Information

45 Minute Score series: Three courses:
(FINALE is 60 Minute Score)

MAXI Course: TD5/4 (21 controls). Maximum score - 315 points.
Control numbers: 101 to 107 -10 points, 111 to 117 - 15 points, 121 to 127 - 20 points.
Small area ratchet rules: Visit 10s, before 15s, before 20s.
10 points penalty per minute late, or part thereof.

MIDI Course: TD4/3 (14 controls). Maximum score - 175 points.
Control numbers: 101 to 107 -10 points, 111 to 117 - 15 points.
Small area ratchet rules: Visit 10s, before 15s.
5 points penalty per minute late, or part thereof.

MINI Course: TD4/3 (14 controls).
No time limit. ( Provisional: 9 controls, 2.2km, 75m)
For novices and improvers, at Orange standard.

Control descriptions on the map will be IOF symbols for MAXI and MIDI. Text descriptions for MINI Orange.

A league table will be published weekly for the MAXI, MIDI and MINI classes. Best 3 to count to the final result.

Entry Details

There is no Registration. Pre-entry only via SIEntries. TBA.

Seniors (M/W21+) £6.00. Senior pairs: £8.00
(M/W20) & Fulltime students: £2.50. Junior/FTS pairs: £3.50
Dibber hire £1, but £40 if lost!

Dog restrictions

Dogs are permitted on courses provide they are under control.


None. Go before you arrive. (Nearest toilets are at the service station at J4, the Darwen exit, of the M65. 2k from Sunnyhurst Woods.)


BOF event number 79320

Contacts / Officials

Planners - Kay Hawke PFO & Emma Taylor PFO
Series Organiser - George Crawford-Smith PFO

For general enquiries -