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Primrose Valley - Winter Night Score League *Extended Map*

Fourth event in a series of 5

Wed 22 February, 2023

Level of event: Local

Type of event: Score, Urban, Night



Pre Event Info

Mass start 45 and 60 minute score event.

Bring a torch and a pen.

Juniors (-16) must be accompanied and supervised by an adult

High viz clothing is advised. Bring kit suitable for all winter weather conditions.

This will be another Snooker O event. See Course Information below

Directions / Parking

The event is based in primrose Valley park - just off Primrose Lane. The event can only be approached in a vehicle from Selby Road. Do not attempt to approach along Primrose Lane from the Crossgates side - you'll come across bollards blocking your way..

There are frequent buses from the city centre to Halton.

There is vrtually no space to park on Primrose Lane. It is best to park in the Matalan Car Park, on the RHS side of Primrose Lane as you approach the event, but note the gates close at 8.30. The alternative is to park in the Lidl car park on Selby Road, opposite the entrance to Primrose Lane

Registration & Start Times

Registration 6.30 - 6.55

Mass start - 7.00

Entry Details

EOD only Seniors £4.00 Juniors and students £2.00.

Ideally contactless payment please. If not, correct cash payment or Helper Voucher.

Please complete your details on the entry form at the payment position. Most importantly your contact phone number, for safety and insurance purposes.

If you are doing the 45 minute variant include that in the 45/60 column.

At the end calculate your results (including the time you were given when you returned) and write them into the Registration form

COVID Guidance for competitors & volunteers

Before attending any orienteering activity all participants should self-assess for Covid-19 symptoms. If you, or anyone you live with, has one or more of these symptoms, however mild, you should not attend the event.

Course Information

45 minute and 60 minute course.

There are leagues for Men and Women, with prizes for the winners of Open Classes and Over 45 Classes. Your best 4 runs count.

Snooker O

There will be 20 "Red" controls numbered 1-20 on your map - all lampposts - each 10 pts. The 2nd number in the course descriptions will be the large number displayed on the lamppost

The other 6 "Colour" controls are all on kites, numbered 62-67, in the park.

They are shown on the map and descriptions as YW (Yellow) 20 pts; GN (Green) 30pts; BN (Brown) 40 pts; BE (Blue) 50pts; PK (Pink) 60 pts; BK (Black) 70pts.

Each Red control can be visited only once. Colour controls can be visited mulitple times.

You must visit the controls in the following order. Any 2 Red controls followed by a Colour control of your choce, and so on until all Reds and a final Colour have been visited. You must then visit the Colour controls in ascending points order. If your final colour after visiting all the Reds is Yellow, you may count it also as your first control in the Colour "clearance", i.e. score it twice on the one visit.

Competitors on the 45 minute course need only visit 7 pairs of Reds, and a Coour after each, before moving onto the Colour "clearance". But you will only get an extra 25% on your points score.

Time penalties are more severe than usual (because you are scoring more points than usual). The first minute or part mnute will be 30 pts. Each subsequent minute wll be 60 pts.

It may be helpful to carry a pen to tick of controls as they are visited.

Terrain Description

A mixture of parkland, rough woodland and urban terrain. Some roads in the developments around Seacroft Hospital pass through on-going buildling sites. Please take care crossing roads.

The undergrowth symbol on the map in parts of Primrose Valley Park really means it. Any such areas are best avoided. You have been warned!

New 1:5000 Ocad ISSprOM 2019 orienteering map by Chris Burden. The map covers 4 times the area of the old map. It has all been updated with lidar data.

Dog restrictions

On a tight lead please.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Chris Burden

Important Information

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