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Local dusk event at Loxley Common

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Wed 11th Oct 2017 Start Times 17:30 - 18:30

Thank you to everyone who came to Loxley last night in damp and gloomy conditions. We had fab turn out on the yellow – 23 runners. A combination of fading light, lots of undergrowth and a slightly out of date map made for some long times on orange and above so very well done to everyone who finished their course. Thank you to Laura for planning and running her first event complete with baby in tow!

Yellow  Orange  Medium  Long 
Ethan Morgan 18.16   Isabelle Hodgson 42.42   Alex Elliott 45.51   Charlie Adams 43.07
Caspar Reynolds 18.29   Louise Reyolds 45.25   Colin Best 59.39   Pete Tryner 45.32
Oscar Peel 18.45   Robbie Lightfoot 48.49   Bill Hanley 60.17   Chris Lambert 49.39
Emily Morgan 23.01   Claudine Hodgson 53.25   Joe Owens 64.32   Conor Smith 50.01
Anna Todd 23.36   Daniel Hill 65.34   Nigel Owens 65.26   Neil Harvatt 63.17
Harrison Britt 24.47   James Bryant not complete   Ryan Elliott 65.41   Ryan Elliott 65.41
Freddie Guy 27.14   Justine Head not complete   Dawn Goddard 74.03   Rose Hartmann 80.24
Isabelle Hampton 28.19   Claire Britt not complete   Colin Drury 74.23   Michael Priestman 115.53
Joseph Guy 28.26   Helen Theaker not complete   Imogen Pieters not complete   James White 115.57
Kai Harrison 29.01   Joseph Smith not complete   George Rosson not complete   Dave Peel m11
Jake Ashpole 29.13         Chris Bryant not complete   Jamie Goddard not complete
Olly Beautyman 29.16         Susan Guy not complete   Stephen Reid not complete
Rosie Shrimpton 29.17                  
Lauren Watton 29.17                  
Connie Watton 29.18                  
William Farrell 29.47                  
Alice Pieters 34.36                  
Eva Britt 43.59                  
Imogen Towndrow 43.59                  
Grace King 44.03                  
Evie Millman 44.09                  
Eleanor Farrell 44.19                  
Pasco Reynolds DNF                  


SYO will be holding a dusk event on Wednesday 11th October on Loxley Common. This event is suitable for beginners and experienced orienteers. Juniors are welcome, as are non members and orienteers from other clubs. See below for entry details. There will be a post event social at the Wadsley Jack.


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

Registration & Starts
Registration from 5.15pm in the car park. Starts 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Courses close 7.30pm promptly. 

Sunset is 6.19pm and it will be dark approximately 30 minutes later. If you don't want to run in the dark try to get there early. Please take headlights and whistles with you just in case you get lost even if you intend to be back before it gets dark. Inexperienced juniors starting after 6pm should be shadowed. 

Yellow - easy 1.5km
Orange - medium 2.6km
Short Green (avoids the physically difficullt bits) - hard 3.1km
Short Blue - hard 4.4km

SI controls and timing will be used.

£5 adults (£4 members), £3 juniors & students. Pairs / family groups 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 6.30pm. Order from the menu on the night at your convenience or order in advance to guarantee prompt serving.  Please feel free to just join us for a drink 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 Tuesday 10th October at 6pm. Please indicate if you are intending to stay for the social.





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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