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Evening Event for World Orienteering Day at Loxley Common

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Wed 23rd May 2018 Start Times 18:00

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Well done to everyone last night.  The undergrowth has gone balistic in the last few weeks so it was pretty tough out there (my legs are still tingling today...).

Control 44 (number 5 on the yellow course) had it's stake and flag removed for a while.  The box was still there grippled to a tree but apologies to those that were affected, you have been re-instated.

Results are available on the links above. 


Come and celebrate World Orienteering Day on Loxley Common and enjoy the stunning views across Sheffield. Loxley Common is an interesting mix of woodland and open common land. There is a wealth of interesting contour detail to challenge experienced orienteers and a good path network to cater for newcomers. There will be a choice of 5 courses to suit all ages and abilities. Newcomers are very welcome - help & advice available.

loxley map extract

In the car park off Long Lane (S6 6RZ), here. If full, you will need to park on Long Lane itself.

Registration & Starts
Registration from 5.45pm-6.45pm in the car park. Starts 6pm to 7pm. Courses close 8pm promptly. If you think you might take a long time, please come early.

Yellow - technically easy - 2km. Ideal for younger juniors.
Orange - technically medium difficulty - 2.3km. A good place for adult beginners to start.
Short Green - technically hard - 3km
Green - technically hard - 5.1km
Blue - technically hard - 6.7km

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
From 7pm there is a post event social at the Admiral Rodney. Order from the menu on the night at your convenience   Please feel free to just join us for a drink if you don't want to eat. All welcome including children. 

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 22nd May at 5pm. Please indicate if you are intending to come to the pub so I can reserve enough space.


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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