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SYO league evening event at Big Moor

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Thu 12th Sep 2013



Big Moor is a tough area at the best of times and made even tougher by the bracken being at its height. Brian Shaw’s courses avoided the worst sections, but the long course was a challenge too far for some at an evening event with rain and dusk rapidly approaching.


 Long Course


  1. Jonathon Crickmore      ShUOC       M20          50:55
  2. Lucy Wiegand                SYO             W45          79:13


Medium Course


  1. Kim Buckley                    SYO             W35          38:08    
  2. Lee Scott                         SYO             M45          42:47
  3. Ian Cooper                      SYO             M65          51:06
  4. Charles Hird                   SYO             M65          51:39
  5. Jackie Butcher               SYO             W45          64:57
  6. Ian Hodson                     DVO            M35          77:47
  7. Julian Hird                      SYO             M18          84:51


Any queries to’s PeterGorvett

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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