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Fat Rascal Races - Double Sprint: Cottingley and Churwell

Yorkshire Urban League Event

Sat 17 July, 2021

Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race

First day of the Aire Fat Rascal Weekend

A Yorkshire Urban League Event

Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

Parking, Download and First Aid will be at Sulzer Pumps (UK) Ltd, Manor Mill Lane, Leeds, LS11 8BR,

Best approached from Junction 1 of the M621 onto the A6110 southbound. From the first roundabout, the southern junction of Ring Road Beeston A6110 and A643 (to Morley), Manor Mill Lane is the easterly exit

Poratable toilets will be available. Please use the hand sanitiser before and after use.

Registration & Start Times

Pre-entry only. Entries close at midnight on Sunday 11 July.

1st leg Start times are from 11.00 - 12.00. Courses close at 12.45

2nd leg Starts will be from 13.00 - 14.00

Competitors with SIAC please punch at the Start and the Finish.

Start Procedure

To avoid groups of people around the start area, please do not arrive more than 5 minutes before your allocated start time. Call-up will be 2 minutes before you start.

Please try to adhere to your allocated start time, competitors arriving early may be asked to leave the start area and come back closer to their start time. Competitors arriving late should discuss with the start team when the next start slot will be available and be prepared to leave the start area until they are within 5 minutes of their new start time.

All competitions should maintain 2m distance from other competitors and the start team, when in the start area

Please use the hand sanitiser provided before entering the start lane.

There are 2 start lanes 2m apart either side of the start box. Each lane is divided into two 1 minute boxes. You can use either lane, but only 1 person in each box

The first box contains the SI clear and check boxes on stakes, in the following order: SIAC Battery Test, Clear, Check. You need to dib these in that order for SIAC cards. For standard and hire SI cards just use Clear then Check. The second box contains the SIAC On/Off test. (Simply waft your SIAC card.)

The second box is the start line. There will be no loose control descriptions or display maps.

On start time pick up your map from the course box, taking care to ensure you only pick up one. Remember to dib at the start box. Control Descriptions will be available for you to print from this webpage from 10th July.

Entry Details

Pre-entry only

£8 for BO member Seniors; £10 for non-member Seniors. £4.00 for Juniors and Students.

Course 6 only: Seniors £4.00 Juniors Free

SI card hire £1.00

Hired SI cards must be ordered when you enter. They will be available, bagged at the pre-start. Unfortunately we are not able to offer SIAC cards for hire at this event. A charge of £30 will be made for lost or non-returned hire SI cards.

Controls will be SIAC enabled. But you must dib at the Start and at the Finish.

Competitors with standard or hired SI cards must also dib at all controls. Hired SI cards can be collected at the start. After your run they must be left in a box beside the splits printer.

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

Covid-19 Considerations:

Due to Covid restrictions there will not be a chase this year. Start times for both legs will be allocated when you enter, to avoid the need for folks to cluster around notice boards looking for start times.

Please maintain appropriate social distancing at all times, including between the 2 legs.

Please do not enter or attend if:-

You are unwell with a cough, fever or other respiratory symptoms
You have been in close contact with a suspected or confirmed case of Covid 19 and are within the quarantine period.
  • You have returned from overseas and have not completed the quarantine period.
  • You are currently undergoing Covid19 testing, until you receive a negative result and are symptom free
  • You have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace due to you being a contact of a known Covid 19 case.
  • If you have been advised to stay at home by a Health Care professional.
  • Those who are at higher risk to pay particular care in their decision to attend. Over 70’s are to be aware that they are at higher risk.

    In these uncertain times, if you have to cancel your entry in order to self isolate you will be entitled to a full refund. Please amend your entry.

    Similarly if we have to cancel the event a refund will be available minus an administration fee.

    Course Information

    Course 1 MO (M18 - M35 inclusive)

    Course 2 MV (M40+): WO (W18-W35 inclusive)

    Course 3 MJ (M16-): MSV (M55+): WV (W40+)

    Course 4 MUV (M65+): WJ (W16-): WSV (W55+)

    Course 5 MHV (M75+) : WUV (W65+): WHV (W75+)

    Course 6 MYJ (M12-): WYJ (W12-)

    You may run the course of your choice, but to be competitive in the Yorkshire Urban League you will need to enter the course listed for your class above.

    Control descriptions will be on the map. There will be no loose control descriptions in the start lane, although hopefully you will be able to print them off froma link here in the week before the event.

    Both legs count for BO Ranking points

    The combined results count for the Yorkshire Urban league.

    Courses close at 2.30

    Hand sanitiser will be provided at download. Remember to keep your distance from the Download Official.

    Please make sure you download even if you do not complete your course.

    Terrain Description

    Cottingley is a complex urban estate. Churwell is a little less complex, but hillier - and still potentially entertaining.

    Both maps updated 2021 at 1:4000. Cottingley by Richard Foster. Churwell by Chris Burden

    Dog restrictions

    Dogs under tight control and preferably not on the courses.

    Contacts / Officials

    Organiser : Ken Patterson

    Planner: Tim Patterson

    Controller : tba


    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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