Autumn Intro Series (3/4)Wilson Field, Clayton-le-MoorsSat 28 September, 2019

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's comments:
Thank you to everyone who turned up on Saturday despite the awful weather in the morning. Luckily it became fine in time for the first starts although the ground was extremely muddy & slippery. Even though it is a small area I think I got a reasonable Green course out of it and I hope Light Green, Orange & Yellow were also acceptable. Thanks also to everyone who helped in any way especially Jim. Pity the rain started again when we were collecting in!

Mary BM

Organiser's Comments:
It was touch and go earlier in the day with axle deep flood water on my way to the event, but dry weather prevailed from first starter to last finisher. Lucky us.
For the first time PFO paid Hyndburn Council for use of the car park, pavilion and toilets. I think you'll agree it was money well spent considering the conditions.
Thanks to Mary, the SI and registration team, the competitors and helpers alike for making it a worthwhile event.

Next PFO event is Dean Clough Regional on Sunday 20th October.

George Crawford-Smith.


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Pre Event Info

IMPORTANT: This is an AFTERNOON event with first starts at 13:00. The late start enables anyone who participates in Saturday morning sports to engage in both activities.

Event 3 of 4 of our Autumn Intro Series at Wilson Fields sports ground, Clayton-le-Moors, near Accrington.

The area offers orienteering from easy Yellow to difficult Green standard. There will be introductory courses and more technically difficult courses for seasoned orienteers.

Location Info

Near: Clayton-le-Moors
Lat,Lng: 53.78265,-2.38045
OS Grid Ref: SD750318
Postcode: BB5 5SD

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Directions / Parking

At Wilson Fields pavilion, BB5 5SD.
There is a large car park at the pavilion. No charge.

Map / Terrain

A large area of runnable woodland with adjacent playing fields.

Registration and Start times

Registration: at the pavilion from 12:30 to 13:30
Starts: From 13:00 to 14:00
Courses Close: At 15:30

Course Information

COURSE OFFER:(provisional)
Yellow:2.3k30m15 controls, TD2 = Easy
Orange:2.6k30m17c, TD3 = Moderate
Light Green:3.0k40m19c, TD4 = Difficult
Double sided map
Green:4.8k45m26c, TD5 = Very difficult
Double sided map.

Please always give way to other users of the area. Avoid running on pitches when there is a game in progress.

Entry Details

EOD only, at the pavilion.
(M/W21+) £5.00,
Juniors (M/W20-) £2.00.
First time orienteers FOC.
Dibber hire £1.00 but £40 if lost!

Dog restrictions

Dogs should not be taken around courses, but may be exercised responsibly after your run.




BOF event number: 76113

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Mary Barton-Marshall PFO
Controller: Jim Mitchell PFO
Organiser: George Crawford-Smith PFO

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