Blacka Moor at Blacka Moor
Sun 16th Dec 2012 Start Times 10:30 - 12:30
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Organiser's Comments Blacka Moor 16/12/12 (aka back room report)
The last time I did anything like this was pre electronic punching and I hope it wasn't too obvious.
All that went well from parking to the start was due to the excellent team of helpers and others who provided me with advice in the lead up to the event rather than anything I did.
However, the main task of any organiser is to produce good weather and, in that area, I am enjoying a certain feeling of satisfaction over a job well done.
I hope that everyone enjoyed the day out in SYO territory and we look forward to seeing you all back in the near future. Please bring your friends.
PS. Lost property: A particularly long blue buff (about 70cm) – around 2/3rds patterned, 1/3rd plain.
The area we call Blacka Moor is a physically challenging area, though brambles and even bracken are less fierce in 2017. It consists of two distinct parts, Blacka Moor and Totley Moor.
Blacka Moor is the northern part, cut by two streams with steep sided valleys. The northern and eastern parts of this area are a mixture of deciduous woodland, with some bramble and bracken and open moorland with bracken, bilberry and heather, but with a good track network. The southern part of this area is mostly open moorland but with some open pasture, making for faster running.
Totley Moor is the southern part of the area, mostly wild open moorland with heather or moor grass, but with many pits towards the eastern edge of the area.
The area is exposed and competitors should be dressed appropriately in the event of cold or wet weather.More details about Blacka Moor...
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