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Big Moor (level B) Cancelled at Big Moor

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Sun 5th Feb 2012

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4 February.  The event has been cancelled; the sloping car park field was impossible with 10cm of snow lying on it.  We apologise to all those who were planning to come, especially any who had travelled to Sheffield before we made the final decision. 

1 February. On-line entries now closed.  Start lists and Final Details available from links above.  Any queries to PeterGorvett a t hotmail dot co dot uk.

12 December:  Flyer containing event details added, and entries are open, here: Fabian4 online entries

SYO's first REGIONAL event, possibly our main event, of the year is coming up VERY SHORTLY, on Feb 5th in fact. The event is on BIG MOOR AND THE EDGES planned by Mark Chapman so expect some challenging courses.

There will be limited entry on the day.

The event centre is at Cliff College Calver as used for the Northern Champs in January 2010. The start is near Curbar Gap so we have organised a shuttle bus service to the Start/Finish for helpers and those who might find the 2k walk a bit tough. The White and Yellow (and String) courses will be in the grounds of Cliff College, specially mapped for the occasion by Peter Gorvett.

Venue Details

Since 2011 the managers, Eastern Moors Partnership, have removed sheep and introduced highland cattle to Big Moor.  These cattle will eat tussock-grass, so the runnability of the moor is gradually improving. 

Big Moor was used for Northern Championships in 2010. It is a large area with open moorland,  the gritstone edges of Frggatt and Curbar and the steep, wooded slopes below the edges having good rock and contour detail. Runnability is variable, particularly on the open moorland. Although much of the moor is runnable and there is little heather, there are some areas of heavy-going tussocks in the middle of Big Moor.  Courses are generally planned to avoid these.  Deer and cattle trods can often be found to speed going.

Safety & risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. If a competitor has a pre-existing medical condition that they think should be declared, please complete a medical form at enquiries. The sealed envelope will only be opened in an emergency.


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