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Airienteers, Orienteering in Airedale and Wharfedale and Leeds and Bradford

Danefield Score Event

Tue 27 July, 2021

Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race, Score


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Thanks all for coming to the event. The weather timed it perfectly for the thunderstorm to pass over Danefield just as I was putting the controls out, soaking me in the process, but dried up in time for the event.

I planned this event as a way of introducing my running club, North Leeds Fell Runners to have a go at orienteering. I think we had about 10-12 fell runners giving orienteering a go for the first time. I hope you enjoyed it and will come back for some more at some point in the future.

Because of this, my aim was to make the orienteering accessible (hence the 60min time limit), yet challenging enough and avoiding the areas where the vegetation was at its most "interesting," which I hope I achieved. I did realise that the faster orienteers would breeze round the course, although Alice managed it quicker than I expected - well done!

For those interested, I think the optimal order was 20-18-8-17-16-10-15-4-9-7-19-5-2-6-1-3-13-14-12-11 or alternatively the other way round, depending on whether you wanted the climb in one segment or two.

As ever, a big thanks to David for doing SI and struggling with card payments (apologies for this taking time - the phone was struggling for signal), and thanks to Tony Thornley for updating the map. Finally thanks to Alice, Angie, Nigel, Will and Steve for collecting controls and saving my sore ankle! Thanks also to everyone else who offered to collect - it's always nice to have lots of offers for control collectors!

Pre Event Info

Pre-entry available on this link. Entries close 23:59 on Mon 26th. There will be no EOD possible, sorry

Although this event is a mass start, the start is a very large area where it will be possible to maintain social distancing. If you still are not comfortable with this, it should be possible to start a few minutes after the rest of the competitors. If this is the case, please let us know when you register/pay on the night.

Directions / Parking

Parking in the car parks on East Chevin Road. Starts will be from the open area near the Lower Car Park on the East side of East Chevin Road. If full, as it usually is, there is plenty of parking nearby on the Upper Car Park or the lower car park on the opposite side of the road. Follow the path through the woods down to park and registration will be ~50m from there.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 6.45. Event briefing at 7.10

Mass start at 7.15.

Please remain observant of any remaining covid restrictions including any requirement for social distancing.

Entry Details

Pre-entry only by using the Entry form by clicking here

Entries close Monday 26th July 23:59. If there are any spare maps for EOD, this will be posted on this website on Tuesday morning, but to ensure your entry, please pre-enter as it makes the organiser and SI team's life much easier!

Pay on the day: Seniors £4 Juniors £2 (North Leeds FR members £2). Contactless card machine available or please bring exact change.

Course Information

1 hour score course

SI punching will be used with a timed start for all competitors at 19.15

Terrain Description

Plantation with areas of rock and crag details, and some steep slopes. An extensive path network Undergrowth is high at this time of year. Course planned to minimise vegetation!

Dog restrictions

Under tight control

Contacts / Officials

Organiser : Richard Foster

Important Information

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