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Summer in the City Day 1: Beeston and Holbeck, South Leeds

YHOA Sprint Champs, UK Orienteering League & Yorkshire Urban League Event. - RESULTS HAVE BEEN UPDATED

Sat 06 July, 2024

Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race, Urban


2024 YHOA Sprint Champions   Combined Results   Beeston Results   Beeston winsplits   Beeston Routegadget   Beeston BOF/UKOL results   Holbeck Results   Holbeck Winsplits   Holbeck Routegadget   Holbeck BOF Rankings   Combined YUL results  

This event is linked to:

Summer in the City Day 2: Leeds Uni and Little London-2024-07-07

Airienteers welcomes you to Day 2 of the “Summer in the City” weekend.

Entries are now closed

Race #16 of the UK Orienteering League 2024, race #10 of the UK Urban League 2024 and a Yorkshire Urban League event.

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Pre Event Info

Airienteers welcomes you to Day 1 of the “Summer in the City” weekend. Two sprint races on neighbouring areas. Entries are now Closed

The first race (Beeston) is for the YHOA Sprint Championships and UKOL.

The combined results for the 2 races will be used for the Yorkshire Urban League

Both races will qualify individually for ranking points.

Safety Information

UPDATE (JULY 2nd) Holbeck Gala is being held on the same day and we were unable to obtain any information from them about it. It may affect runners on the Holbeck Moor event. Courses and the start have been modified to try and mitigate this. Please be aware that there is likely to be a significant number of people in the area and it may affect your optimum choice of route.

All runners should take extreme care to watch out for pedestrians in the area and children in the parks and open spaces. Run wide around blind corners to avoid collisions.

Vest and shorts are fine.

Directions / Parking

We would strongly recommend you use public transport and Shanks's pony to get to the event

The event assembly is only 1.8k walk from Leeds Station. Google Maps says it will take you 26minutes. You'll doubtless be quicker.

The no 1 bus from New Station Road stops at Lady Pit Lane with a further 300m walk to assembly. In total from the Station it takes approximately 15 minutes. The buses are timetabled approximately every 20 minutes. Other alternatives are the 75 and 202 buses.

To drive to the event, approach from the M621. Leave the motorway at Junction 2. (Note that Junction 2A is now closed) From there follow Wesley Street on to Beeston Road

There will be no directional signs to the event. Please approach via Beeston Road, driving slowly and carefully as there may already be some competitors crossing the road.

There is on street parking available near assembly for anyone preferring not to use public transport. Please park with consideration to local residents. Please do not park in Cambrian Terrace. We are reserving any spaces there for event officials.

The best parking opportunities are at the north (cul-de-sac) end of Beeston Road.

Assembly is in Cambrian Terrace, an extension of Moorville Grove. Location details are shown on the upper RHS of this webpage.

Portaloos will be placed on Cambrian Terrace.

There will be a tent where you can deposit your belongings, but please try and avoid leaving valuables there. We will do our best to monitor it, but cannot guarantee absolute security.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be open from 11:15 to 12:45.

Beeston starts - 12:00 to 13:00. The Beeston Start is 140m from Assembly - course closes at 14:00

There will be a brief prize-giving for the YHOA Sprint Championships at 13.55 at the latest.

Holbeck starts - 14:00 to 15:00. The Holbeck Moor Start is 800m from Assembly - course closes at 16:00

The Finish for both races is at Assembly

Start periods may be extended dependant on entry numbers. There will not be timed starts.

Entry Details

Pre-entries will be via the Fabian4 link above.

Pre-entry prices are

  • Senior BO members = £10; Senior non-BO members = £12
  • All Juniors & Students = £5
  • Juniors on course 5 = £0

Closing date for pre-entries at these prices is 23.59 on Sunday 30 June.

After this date, online entries will remain open until midnight on Wednesday 3rd July at EOD prices. There will also be limited entry on the day (EOD), subject to map availability:

EOD fees are

  • Senior BO members = £12; Senior non-BO members = £14
  • All Juniors & Students = £6
  • Juniors on course 5 = £0

SI card hire: £1 for seniors Free for juniors on courses 3 & 5.

Hired SI cards will be available to collect at download. A charge of £30 will be made for lost or non-returned hire SI cards. After your run they must be left in a box beside the splits printer.

Controls will be SIAC (contactless) enabled. But you must dib at the Start and at the Finish and go to back to the event centre to Download where we register your result and so we know you have finished safely.

Competitors with standard or hired SI cards must also dib at all controls. ALSO note the info below about capacity of the SI card. We do not have any for hire that take over 30 controls.

It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that their SI card has registered at the control.

Course Information

In order to be competitive in the Yorkshire Urban League you will need to enter your age class as shown below. Otherwise, enter the course of your choice.

All course lengths have been measured as straight lines between controls

For Beeston courses 1-4 cross suburban streets with light traffic and speed limits of, at most, 30mph and course 5 crosses a few small cul-de-sacs with very light traffic.








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1 (MO, WO, MV)







2 (WV, MSV)














4 (MHV, WHV)














All subject to final controlling.

Terrain Description

Urban housing area with parks and open spaces.

Dog restrictions

Dogs welcome on a short lead, please

Contacts / Officials

Organiser : Chris Burden 07792 864473 chris.burden'AT'

Beeston Planner : Leon Foster leonfoster'at'

Beeston Controller : Peter Jones

Holbeck Moor Planner: Alice Leake

Holbeck Moor Controller : Richard Foster

Important Information

Safety and 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.

Insurance: British Orienteering provides Public Liability insurance cover for all individuals taking part in our Organised Events and Activities.

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