Street-O series (1/5)WaterfootWed 11 August, 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.



Planner / Organiser Report

Thanks to all that came to our first Monthly Street O event last night in Waterfoot. The area we felt gave a nice mix between urban streets, trails and countryside if you fancied it with plenty of climb to enjoy the view in most directions people went. Some people commented on how they visited the new(ish) Cycleway Tunnels through the Glen even though there were no controls in them simply to experience them, they seemed pleased with the visit too. It was always going to be a challenge to attract a large number in the summer holidays especially coming immediately after the Scottish 6 Days but we were thrilled with the turn-out that we had. We welcomed a few people from different clubs to the event, Julian and Debbie from Northern Navigators based in the North East and Richard a Border Liner. We were also very happy to see some newcomers to Orienteering attend, Ashley, Kristal, Zack, Arthur and Siobhan who did themselves proud with their results.

The misplacement on the map of control 27 has been accounted for in the results, we have allowed for those that put both the 'H' answer and the telegraph pole answer. Thanks to all that attended especially when the Rossendale Summer weather rolled in making conditions very soggy to say the least!

Some Stats:

-The most visited control was the Post Box not too far away from the Start/Finish which was visited 26 times in total last night. Controls 21 and 23 on Bacup Rd were the least visited, being visited only once even though they were in close vicinity to other controls and on what could be considered a main route choice!

- The most efficient competitor was Chris Roston who got 40.5 points per control visited. Peter Brooke got 38.7 points per control and Richard Henderson 37.9. It just goes to show that if you plan your route efficiently you can gather a high score by visiting the larger value points.

- The competitor visiting the most controls was Steve Wilson, visiting 26, with Paul Turner visiting 24.

Myself and Emma now move onto finalising the planning of a few more events coming up, the Red/Yellow Trails at Marl Pits on Tuesday 24th August and another Street O this time in Crawshawbooth on Wednesday 1st September, hopefully we will see you all there again soon.


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Pre Event Info

Street-O Score for everyone.

This event is pre-entry only for Solo, Pairs or Trio teams. Entry is limited to 60 starts.

All participants must wear a hi-viz vest and should carry a torch when sunset is before 8:00 PM. (You may not need a torch to run but may need it to read the answers!).
Each single competitor or team will need a dibber (your own, or hired at £1 on entering), a watch, a pen/pencil/clipboard.

For age rules concerning junior participation, see 'Entry Details' below.

Covid security is the responsibility of the competitor, though we recommend that you continue to observe simple social distancing and other courtesies.
The latest British Orienteering Covid-19 guidance for participants and event organisers (dated 19/7/21) can be downloaded here. This advice may change before the date of the event.

Other safety procedures should be observed in Street-O events:

Location Info

Near: Rossendale
Lat,Lng: 53.69394,-2.24844
OS Grid Ref: SD835217
Postcode: BB4 7BJ

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Directions / Parking

Parking and Starts at BRGS (Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar School) at BB4 7BJ. What3Words ///suitcase.months.tutorial

Map / Terrain

Street-O competition is on local streets, main roads, parks, ginnels, semi-rural areas and footpaths.
The competition map is 1:10000, in simplified format.

Cobbled alleys, stairways and paths, some steep, may be slippery after rain.
Wear suitable studded shoes.

Registration and Start times

Starts from 6:00PM to 7:00PM at minute intervals. You can choose your 15 minute start block when you enter the event.

Course Information

Start at Waterfoot, BB4 7BJ, near parking.

Each individual or team will be issued with one Dibber (if hired), one clue/answer sheet (both issued pre-Start) and one course map (issued at the Start).
Example maps and clue sheets of previous events will be available to view.

Scoring: Controls are numbered 10 to 64. The first digit multiplied by 10 is the score value. Thus there are 10 x 10 points controls, 10 x 20, 10 x 30 .... and 5 x 60. The higher the score value, the greater the distance and difficulty.
Penalties: The time limit is 60 minutes. Thereafter, 1 penalty point will be deducted for each 3 seconds you are late, equivalent to 20 points deducted per minute late.

Entry Details

Entry and dibber hire (£1.00) will be via SI Entries. Entries now open.

Entries close at midday the day before race day (i.e. Tuesday 10th August). No EOD.


Pair 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 via SIEntries. We cannot make changes at the event.

Rules concerning junior entries:
Age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult (as a pair or trio).
Age 16 & 17 may run as a pair, or be accompanied by an adult (as a pair or trio).
Age 18+ may run as an individual.

If the event needs to be cancelled the PFO Event Cancellation Policy will apply.

Dog restrictions

Taking dogs on urban courses is not recommended due to the traffic hazard.


None. Closest toilets: from the west is Rawtenstall Tesco (BB4 6DT) and from the east is Morissons Bacup (OL13 0AR)


BOF event number 79833

Contacts / Officials

Series organiser, Kay Hawke PFO -

Planner: Emma Taylor PFO