The 13th NEW YEAR CRACKER
Wednesday 1st January 2014
Beacon Fell, near Chipping, Lancs Grid Ref SD564426. Post Code of the Beacon Fell Visitor Centre is PR3 2NL
Follow brown tourist signs (from A6 and surrounding roads) for Beacon Fell. Then follow the one way perimeter road until you find O signs at the visitor centre where the parking is.
From the south, follow the A6 north from Preston. 0.75 mile after the M6/M55 roundabout turn right at the traffic lights in Broughton Village. Go under the motorway and take the 1st turning left into Langley Lane. Beacon Fell is signposted from here.
Parking is at the Beacon Fell visitor centre, Fell House, in the south west corner of the park. YOU WILL NEED £1 IN COINS for the parking ticket machines. Please park neatly in one of the 2 Fell House car parks as directed by club helpers.
The visitor centre has toilets (separate building, nearer to the road) and a lovely café (no muddy shoes or dobs please). Also sculpture trail etc, see their website.
1:7500, 5m contours
Terrain and Safety Notes:
Mainly coniferous forest with some open fell and an extensive path network. Both courses are contained within the perimeter road, which is itself out of bounds.
Extensive thinning throughout most of the woodland has recently been completed. Much of the forest is still very runnable, but there are localised areas of deep ruts and brashings. The map has been updated to take account of this work but does not mark these localised areas. Some paths and tracks are less distinct than they were, particularly at junctions.
There are some red/white tapes left in the forest from the felling work – these can be ignored.
The park will be very busy with other visitors, please be courteous and give them and any dogs a wide berth.
£5 Seniors (or family group entering on one SI card), £2 Juniors.
Mass start 60 minute Odds and Evens score event for the experienced. Explanation - start with either an odd or even control and then continue collecting as many of that first type before changing to collect the second type. Once you have changed you can only collect the second type and will not score points for any of the first type, so you need to judge when to change carefully!).
Normal score event for beginners ie visit as many controls as you can, in any order, in 60 minutes.
Each control is worth 10 points.
Penalty points - 5 points per minute or part minute deducted on both courses for being back late
Seasonal fancy dress welcomed!
Registration and Start:
From 12.00, mass start at 13.00.
Please be ready to run by 12.45 AS WE WILL LEAVE EN MASSE AT
12.45 FOR A SHORT WALK TO THE START.
For first for First male, First female, M14-, W14-, M18-, W18- and M60+, W60+ on the Odds and Evens course.
Also prize for best Newcomer/Novice on the normal score course (organisers decision final, subject to bribes)
Prizegiving at 2.15pm.
The forecast is currently fine, but in case of adverse weather check the SROC website for further news
Organisers: Sue and Martyn Roome 01995 603885 (before 10.00pm!)