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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

Sat 06 July, 2024

Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race, Urban

Airienteers welcomes you to Day 1 of the “Summer in the City” weekend. Two sprint races on neighbouring areas. Entries are now open via this link Enter Online

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.

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 open via this link Enter Online

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

Safety Information

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. www.wymetro.com/bus Other alternatives are the 75 and 202 buses.

To drive to the event, approach from the M621. If coming from M62W leave the motorway at Junction 2. From all other direction leave the motorway at Junction 2A, or 2 if you miss 2A.

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

There is on street parking available near assembly for anyone preferring not to use public transport. Please park with consideration to local residents. Also 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.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be open from 11:00 to 12:30 - location to be confirmed.

Beeston starts - 12:00 -13:00. The Beeston Start is 140m from Assembly

Holbeck starts - 14:00 -15:00. The Holbeck Moor Start is 300m from Assembly

The Finish for both races is at Assembly

(Distances above are subject to final controlling)

Courses close at 16:00

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

Entry Details

Pre-entries will be via Fabian4 and entries will be open soon.

Pre-entry prices are

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

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

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 Download so that we know if 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.

Course 1 (MO, MV, WO)

Course 2 (MSV, WV)

Course 3 (MUV, MJ, WSV, WJ)

Course 4 (MHV, WUV, WHV)

Course 5 (MYJ, WYJ)

Lengths and climbs to be uploaded soon

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'btinternet.com

Beeston Planner : Leon Foster leonfoster'at'gmail.com

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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