Including a new extension to the Dalton Crags map
SROC Regional Event Sunday 13th February 2011
part of the North West Orienteering League
More photos of the area in the SROC Gallery
Hutton Roof is a wonderfully varied area and we aimed to let competitors
sample as much of it as possible. Some had been used previously, but the
whole Eastern strip was new. We wanted to stretch competitors both
mentally and physically. The area does have a number of uncrossable
walls which somewhat constrain the planning. We found it difficult to
plan very long legs (as the best route would undoubtedly have been a
long path run) but even short legs often had significant route choice.
Much of the area is affected by bracken so this was the time of maximum
David and Miriam Rosen
Many, many thanks to the South Ribble volunteers who turned out in
difficult weather to help make the Hutton Roof event a success. It was a
shame that the rain over the few hours before the event made the car
park field so difficult to use and caused problems for the car park
team. However, this was resolved by parking some cars on the road on the
way up the hill. This did cause problems to the locals, one way of
solving this has been to have the road swept and washed this week.
Another of our major worries was that the wet and slippery conditions
underfoot may have caused a serious accident. These were unfounded.
Despite bringing a field hospital, St John’s had very little to do –
just the odd cut and bruise.
We're not in the habit of writing lengthy comments so we'll just say thanks to SROC for putting on a good event in far from ideal conditions.
Dan and Karen Parker
Final Details are available here (pdf). Competitors should come prepared in case cagoules are ruled to be compulsory.
On-line entries preferred, via Fabian4. Entries open 20th November 2010. You may also enter on paper, using the standard entry form, posted to Martyn Roome, 1 St Helens Close, Churchtown, Garstang, Lancs, PR3 0HY. When entering you are invited to choose your appropriate age class. You may run up (i.e enter a longer course than that allocated to your age class) by entering a "higher" age class. e.g. M40 running Black would enter M21. You may also run down, in which case just choose the colour course which you wish to run. Adults (including M/W18s and M/W20s) will score points in the North West Orienteering League equal to their ranking points on any course. Juniors (M/W16-) should enter their respective 'A' class in order to be competitive in the League, and will then score points as laid down in the NWOL rules.
- Up to Sat 30th Jan Senior £11:00, (Senior White-Light Green) £7.00, £2:00 discount for BOF members, Junior £4:00
- After Sat 30th Jan Senior £13:00, (Senior White-Light Green) £8.00, £2:00 discount for BOF members, Junior £5:00
On-line entries will remain open up to the Friday before the event, as long as maps are available.
- EoD Senior £13:00, (Senior White-Light Green) £8.00, £2:00 discount for BOF members, Junior £5:00
SI card hire £1:00. £30.00 charge if lost.
As at any orienteering event we will need many helpers to make the event run smoothly, performing such tasks as registration, parking, start, finish and download. Helpers qualify for a 50% discount on entry fees as recognition of their contribution. To volunteer your services, and to get the discount code (needed when entering on-line), please contact the Organisers.
Parking/assembly entrance SD 550788. Follow this link to a Google map of the parking field. Parking charge £1 per car. Facilities will include Registration, SI Card Hire, Download, Results, 1st Aid, Toilets, Compass Point Orienteering Shop, Scott's (formerly Wilf's) Cafe and the NWJS Cakes Stall. The Finish will be adjacent to Assembly.
We are expecting to provide the following courses at Hutton Roof (as per Event Guideline B suggested courses for a medium-sized Long Distance Cross Country Event). Please check back later for further details on course lengths etc.
The terrain is very mixed with few paths and many technically challenging areas. It includes open runnable beech wood, thickets, rough scrubby woodland, open limestone pavement, moss- and tree-covered limestone pavement and semi-open areas varying from very smooth to very rocky.
Newly extended version of Dalton Crags by Malcolm Campbell. The most recent use of the Dalton Crags part of the area was for a LOC Summer evening local event on 30th June 2010.
The Start will be approximately 1300m walk from Assembly.
You should take care when running over limestone pavement, which may be slippery if wet. Beware of grykes partially obscured by vegetation!
Enquiries: General enquiries to the Organisers Mary & Mike
Ormerod 01200 429892
Last Updated : 17.02.10