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Cow and Calf Maprun

Terrain/Trail Maprun event 31st July (evening) - 9th August

Sun 09 August, 2020

Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race


Cow and Calf Results  

Congratulations to Jack Wood who set the target that was unbeatable with the first run on the Long Course. Victories as well for Rob Gatenby and Tim Stevenson on the Medium and Short.

Many thanks to Tony Thornley for his inspired planning to make great use of the moor even in high undergrowth season. Particularly as he had to take check GPS function at each control site to get the best out of Maprun.

We are planning a similar event for Baildon Moor at the end of the month details to follow shortly.

The Maprun Aire Valley folder is also being used this month for the Skipton 3 Hills Challenge, a charity event raising money for Breast Cancer Haven in Leeds. Organiser Sarah Wills would be delighted for Aire members to take part.

Don't Forget ROUNDHAY PARK 19th August pre entry only by Midnight 16th.

Pre Event Info

Terrain event but mainly using trails to avoid the worst of seasonal undergrowth. Courses have been planned with easy control sites but some tricky route choices.

Directions / Parking

Park in or near the Cow and Calf car park LS29 8RF. This car park gets very busy but it is almost always possible to park further East along Hangingstone Road.

Public transport: train to Ilkley then walk 1.3km up Cow Pasture Rd. TL out of station then diagonal R at the roundabout in 50m. A steep walk! The Cow and Calf café may be open for takeaway snacks. Toilets are closed though.

Registration & Start Times

The competition is open from Friday evening 31st July to end of Sunday 9th August. But please note proposed road closure of Hangingstone Rd for resurfacing on Friday 31st until 7pm.

Entry Details

Free - You need to download your map and written descriptions sheet at home Pictorial Descriptions are on the map.

MAPS & PINS Here Cn C Long PIN 7522 Cn C Medium PIN 1942 Cn C Short PIN 3607

Control Descriptions Cn C Cds

This Lockdown event will use the free Maprun F app to track and verify your run and register your time. If you have not used the App before please see our full information on our website page Maprun

Where to find the courses on the app: Open the app → Select Event → UK Folder → Aire Valley Folder → Lockdown Series 1 > Cow and Calf Long or Cow and Calf Medium or Cow and Calf Short → Download

You can do more than one course by downloading all the courses you may want to do. The courses are available after initial download via Select Event > Access Local Events (Offline) > Cow and Calf Long etc

Each course has a unique PIN which is printed on the paper map. You need to enter this when you’re ready to start to get the map and tracking software functioning for the course you are running.

Course Information

Long 5.5km (straight line) +200m climb

Medium 3.8km (straight line) +145m climb

Short 2.5km (straight line) +65m climb – the short course has much shorter legs than the other two.

The printed map for the long course is 1:10000, the printed maps for the medium and short courses are 1:7500. All have 5m contours.

Event details Cow And Calf Maprun Event Details 290720 Fd Please read as they contain important extra information

Terrain Description

Open Moorland, rocky in places, with a good path network. The courses have been planned with easy control sites but some tricky route choices. The bracken makes almost all of the lower slopes of the moor impossible except on the paths. The upper slopes are a mixture of heather and marsh. The latter is usually tussocky. You are recommended to use the paths as much as possible

Dog restrictions


Contacts / Officials

Planner: Tony Thornley

Series Coordinator/Results: David Williams 07468 413939

Important Information

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