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Level C middle Distance event at Loxley Common

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Sun 16th Mar 2014

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Hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather and great courses at Loxley today. Results and splits are available on the links above

(19 Mar Routegadget added)

Assembly

and Car Park

Car parking is on hard standing within the grounds of Wisewood Sports Centre, Sheffield.

GR SK319904.  Post Code S6 4BS

Travel

Facilities

The event will be signed from the junction of the A6101 (Rivelin Valley Road) and B6077 at GR SK325894

Indoor Registration and download. Toilets, changing facilities and showers.

Please note that all muddy footwear should be removed before entering the building and that lockers are used for any items that are to be left in the changing rooms. The lockers require a 50p returnable coin.

Terrain

Loxley Common is an area of open common land which is gradually being reclaimed by natural species of trees. It is runnable underfoot with a complex network of paths on grass and heather with some bracken. To the south there is an area of woodland, with a small section which is very bouldery. There is some intricate contour detail throughout the area created by old mine/quarry workings.

The area was used for the Senior Home International relays in 2006 when the map was resurveyed by Oli Johnson; updates have been undertaken in 2010 by Marcus Pinker with some recent minor updates, the latest in 2014 by Charles Hird.

It is an excellent area for a Middle Distance Race.

Map

1:5000 5m contours ISOM

 

Courses

 Colour Coded courses. White to Black, including a Short Green.

Course

Distance (km)

Climb (m)

Controls

Notes

White

1.2

50

9

 

Yellow

1.6

65

11

 

Orange

1.8

75

11

 

Light Green

2.7

130

17

 

Short Green

2.9

130

18

 

Green

3.2

175

21

 

Blue

4.0

200

26

double sided map

Brown

4.6

215

27

double sided map

Black

5.3

270

36

double sided map

Note that Black has 36 controls. Runners on Black with SI Model 8 cards will need to change it at enquiries (free) for a model that can accommodate 36 controls. Runners on Black with SI Model 5 cards will be OK, but will not get splits for controls 31 to 36.

Blue, Brown and Black courses have a Part 1 and a Part 2 on a single A4 sheet. Make sure you start on the right side of the map!

 

Starts

 

1030am  to 1230pm

The Start and Finish are 10 mins away from Registration

 

Entry

 

On the day.

SI punching will be used

Fees Seniors £8 (BOF members £6) Juniors and concessions £3

Family* fee £15 BOF member/ £19 non BOF member *2 parents and up to 4 children

 

Dogs

 

Safety

 

Dogs welcome under control on the common but please keep on a lead in the grounds of the Sports Centre and  and clear any mess up

 

Take care when running in the boulder area.

It is an area used by local people for walking dogs etc. 

Sheffield Conservation Volunteers are working on the common during the day clearing the heath.

First Aid will be provided in Registration by club members who have attended appropriate First Aid courses.

 

 

Organiser -     Colin Best (colinallanbATyahoo.co.uk) Tel 0114 2302 621

Planner     -    Ryan Wilson

 Controller  -    Clive Wilson

Venue Details

Loxley Common comprises of large areas of open common land, runnable underfoot with a complex network of paths on grass, heather and bracken common. To the south there is an area of woodland, with a small section very bouldery.  There is some intricate contour detail created by old mine/quarry workings..

The area was used for the Senior Home International relays in 2006 with a resurvey by Oli Johnson; minor updates have been undertaken in 2010 and 2012.

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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