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Airienteers, Orienteering in Airedale and Wharfedale and Leeds and Bradford

Dawson Wood - Spring Sprint League

Final event in a series of 6

Wed 26 May, 2021

Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race


Results   Routegadget   Wendy's photos from a rather gloomy night  

Firstly apologies for the 2 slightly misplaced controls, and to those of you who were not informed of the misnumbered control at the far end of the map. I'm afraid both the result of a rather doddery old control setter who had not previewed the course, and was running out of time and energy in the somewhat testing terrain. Pete Jones, the planner, was otherwise engaged on domestic duties

We had a visit from Peter Brooke, the Chief Exec of British Orienteering, and Wendy took the photos for BO. Peter last week told us that Aire have staged more events since the the restart of orienteering than any other club, along with Forth Valley.

Haven't seen the results yet, but I'd imagine they were comparatively slow, as many of you commented on the physical nature of the course.

One of the downsides of our curent pre-entry system is that we are getting a very high percentage of no-shows, and hence a lot of wasted maps. It would be good if folks cancelled their entry if they do not intend to attend.

Chris Burden

Pre Event Info

Aire Spring Sprint League 2021

On the Sprint Course there will be 3 SI controls numbered,1, 2,and 3, which will be visited in that order. They will be placed on random controls throughout the course. They must be punched, or sadly, you will be disqualified. All other controls need only be visited closely. We don't encourage touching of the controls by hand while covid is with us.

Directions / Parking

Parking and Registration will be at the fenced off end of Ainsbury Avenue.

Despite what Google maps show - this can only be approached from the Shipley - Leeds Road A657.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 6.15 -7.25. Starts 6.30-7.30

Entry Details

Pre-entry only. Entries close at 21.00 on Monday 24 May

£4.00 Seniors £2.00 Juniors. SI card hire £1.

Please enter using the following link and choose a start time. Entry Form

Payment, preferably contactless, will be on the day. Any cash payments must be for the exact sum. Change will not be given.

Covid-19 Considerations: 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 non exempt overseas country and not have completed the quarantine period.
  • You are currently undergoing Covid19 testing, and have not yet received 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 known Covid 19 case.
  • If you have been advised to stay at home by a Health Care professional.
  • Follow National and Regional advice about travel.

Course Information

Sprint Course for Seniors

Orange course for more experienced juniors, and juniors, 12 and under, accompanied by their parents or guardians, and Seniors who don't wish to do the Sprint.

Terrain Description


Dog restrictions

Under control please.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Pete Jones

Important Information

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