Pre Event Info
Burn off that Christmas excess in runnable woodland in the Aire Valley.
An Aire Club League Event.
Free Trail O
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
Seniors £9.00 (£7.00 British Orienteering members)
Juniors & Students £3.00
Juniors free on White and Yellow courses
Trail O course free
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Planner: Tim Patterson
Controller: Chris MacKenzie
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