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Evening event and social at Loxley Common

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Thu 6th Apr 2017

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SYO will be holding it's first daylight evening event of the year on Thursday 6th April on Loxley Common. This is suitable for beginners and experienced orienteers. Juniors are welcome, as are non members and orienteers from other clubs. See below for entry details.

In the car park off Rural Lane here. (S6 4BL) If full, use surrounding residential roads.

Registration & Starts
5.45 to 7pm in the car park. Courses close 8pm promptly.

Short (yellow) - 2km
Medium - 3.5km
Long - 5km
Extra long - 6.9km

SI controls and timing will be used.

£5 adults (£4 members), £3 juniors & students. Pairs pay for one entry, extra map £1. Dibber hire free.

Post Event Social
The post event social will be held in the Wadsley Jack on Rural Lane from 6.45pm. Order from the menu on the night at your convenience or order in advance to guarantee prompt serving. Last orders for food is 8pm so run early if you would like to eat; there is a 2-4-1 deal on main meals. We have sole use of the function room at the back of the pub.

Nick Lightfoot will be providing a 30 minute talk on this year's JK & British at 8.15pm. There will also be opportunity to look at maps and sample courses after the talk for those that don't need to rush off. 

Please feel free to just join us for a drink and the talk if you don't want to eat.

How to enter
Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Pauline) to order your map by Wednesday 5th April at 12 noon. Please indicate if you are intending to stay for the talk, order food etc. If you would like to pre-order your food (recommended!) let me know what you would like for when!



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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