SYO league evening event at Big Moor
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.
- Jonathon Crickmore ShUOC M20 50:55
- Lucy Wiegand SYO W45 79:13
- Kim Buckley SYO W35 38:08
- Lee Scott SYO M45 42:47
- Ian Cooper SYO M65 51:06
- Charles Hird SYO M65 51:39
- Jackie Butcher SYO W45 64:57
- Ian Hodson DVO M35 77:47
- Julian Hird SYO M18 84:51
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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.More details about Big Moor...
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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