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Loughborough University Campus
I.O.F World Ranking Event
Leicestershire Orienteering Club hosted the British Championships at Loughborough University in 2013, and thanks to the organising team have been working for several months already in bringing together the event again in 2019.
The Loughborough University campus is over 400 acres and is predominately a complex mix of residential, academic and sports buildings but does also include some woodland areas. The central campus is on the side of a ridge providing some contour detail and there are expanses of grass in various parts of the campus. The area will create fast and challenging racing that will produce worthy British Champions.
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Photos: British Sprint Championships from 2018.
Photo Credit: Rob Lines.
Chinley Churn will be new to many orienteers, having been mapped for the first time in 2015. The terrain is very fast and runnable rough grassland with very little bracken or heather to impede progress. Areas of old quarries, with many small hills, boulders, crags and depressions provide complex and challenging navigation on steep, sometimes rocky slopes. Typical to the area, there are many dry stone walls and gates around the course.
The area is an extension of the Peak District's Kinder plateau, and Assembly and Finish are in a large, gently-sloping field at 300m above sea level. There are sweeping views to the west of New Mills and Manchester. The terrian rises to 450m, with the most intricate areas being the rocky slopes on the east.
Photos: British Middle Distance Championships from 2018.
Photo Credits: Rob Lines.