Formby, Saturday 6 October

UK Orienteering League, Long Distance Race

Formby extract for Jane 2

Travel
By train
It is possible to come to Formby by train direct from the centre of Liverpool. The journey takes 30 minutes. It is a 2k walk or cycle ride from Formby station to the event assembly.
When you get off the train, go up the steps off the platform & turn right out of the main entrance onto Formby Bridge. Take the second turning on the left into Ward Avenue. At the T-juction at the end of Ward Avenue, turn right onto Queen’s Road which becomes Bushby’s Lane. Vehicles travelling to the event will be approaching in this direction so display something “orienteering” and you may get a lift.
Walking Map Formby Station-Lifeboat Road car park

By car
The event will be signed from the A565/B5424 roundabout junction at the south end of the Formby bypass. Grid ref SD306057. You will see brown signs with beach logo “Lifeboat Road”.  If approaching from the north, ignore the brown signs with the National Trust logo “Formby Point” – you’ll end up in the wrong place.

Parking & Assembly
Parking will be at Lifeboat Road car park, use post code L37 2EB.
Parking fee: cars £2, minibuses & campervans £4.
Sorry, National Trust membership does not entitle you to free parking for this event.

Terrain
A mixture of wooded and grassed dunes, generally very runnable, with complex contour detail. The area was last used for a level B event in 2014 – see Routegadget for the old map.

Maps
New 2018 map by Graham Nilsen based on Lidar data.
Map scale: 1:10000 for Black, Brown and Short Brown courses. 1:7500 for all other courses. Contour interval 2.5m.

Start Times
10:30-13:00
Seeding will be applied to the runners eligible for Interland Junior Selection.

Safety
Whistles compulsory
, there will be a check. Full leg cover compulsory, torso must be covered. Cagoules may be required in bad weather.

Routes to Start & Finish
To be advised

Courses

Course Course Length* Number of controls* Recommended Age Classes for UKOL
Black  11.0k  35 M21
Brown 9.4k  30 M35,M40
Short Brown  7.7k  25 M18,M20,M45,M50, M21S
W21
Blue  6.1k  23 M16,M55,M60
M35S,M40S
W35,W40
Short Blue  5.1k  18 M65
M18S,M20S,M45S,M50S
W18,W20,W45,W50
W21S
Green  4.3k  14 M70
M55S,M60S
W16,W55,W60
W35S,W40S
Short Green  3.5k  16 M75,M80,M85,M90
M65S
W65,W70
W18S,W20S,W45S,W50S
Very Short Green  3.1k  14 M70S,M75S,M80S,M85S
W75,W80,W85,W90
W55S,W60S,W65S,W70S
Light Green  3.4k  13 M14,W14
M16B,W16B
Orange  2.9k  12 M12,W12
M14B,W14B
Yellow  2.5k  11 M10,W10
M12B,W12B
White  1.5k  9 M10B,W10B

*Subject to final controlling

Event Officials
Organiser: Norman Hall (DEE)
Planner: Steve Ingleby (DEE)
Controller: Allan Williams (WCH)

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