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Airienteers, Orienteering in Airedale and Wharfedale and Leeds and Bradford

Buck Wood

Regional Event

Sun 08 January, 2017

Level of event: Level C

Type of event: Race


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Pre Event Info

Burn off that Christmas excess in runnable woodland in the Aire Valley.

An Aire Club League Event.

Free Trail O

Buck Wood 2017 Flyer

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Buck Wood Trail O Final Details

Final Results now available

Directions / Parking

Parking in grounds of Thackley Football Club off Ainsbury Avenue and on Ainsbury Road – please follow marshals instructions as access is required to the Esholt Works.

Route will be signposted off Leeds Road (A657) at junction with Thackley Road.  This is a busy junction so please take care entering and leaving the event.  Once on Thackley Road bear right onto Ainsbury Avenue (signposted). Post code for SATNAV: BD10 0TL

Registration & Start Times

Registration and download is at the Football Club (Grid Ref: SE176388). Toilets are available in the club house.

Start times from 10.30 to 12.30 (Start is approx 500m from Registration)

Course closes at 2.30

Entry Details

Seniors £9.00 (£7.00 British Orienteering members)

Juniors & Students £3.00 

Juniors free on White and Yellow courses

Trail O course  free

Course Information

1:7500 map, 5m contours, updated 2016.  A4 on waterproof paper. Brown will use 2 maps printed back to back. Loose control descriptions will be available at the start: written for White and Yellow, Pictorial for all other courses.

White             1.1k    30m climb     Very easy    For young and inexpereinced juniors

Yellow             1.9k    50m climb    Easy   For juniors with a little expereince

Orange           3.0k    60m climb    Moderately easy   For more experienced juniors and inexperienced seniors.

Long Orange  3.5k    80m climb    Moderate easy   A bit longer than Orange.

Light Green    3.3k    90m climb    Moderately hard  For experienced juniors

Short Green   3.8k  110m climb   Hard

Green             4.5k  200m climb   Hard

Short Blue      5.5k  220m climb   Hard

Blue                6.2k  275m climb   Hard

Brown             7.5k 300m climb    Hard  - 2 sided map 

String course 100m from the start

There will also be an introductory Trail O course aimed at people who have not tried this form of orienteering. It relies on accuracy of map reading rather than speed over the ground. The course will be   close to Assembly and can be done before or after your run in the Foot O. It should take no longer than 20 minutes and there will be no charge

Terrain Description

Woodland partly on fairly level high ground with steeply sloping sides down to the canal. A network of paths (some very indistinct and not mapped) with rocky outcrops.  Visibility is good but due to recent weather the paths are wet and muddy in places.

Dog restrictions

Dogs under control in the wood and at assembly.  Please clear up any mess.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Dave Shelley (H) 01943 875935 (M) 07936 546964

Planner: Tim Patterson

Controller: Chris MacKenzie

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.

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