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Esholt Middle Distance

Sun 14 November, 2021

Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race

Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

Parking will be on the Yorkshire Water access road, off Station Road, Esholt and in the council car park just above this. Both are close to St Leonard's Farm. Nearest postcode: BD17 7QT Grid Ref: SE183403. These will be signed and there will be parking marshals. Please do not park in the village or outside residences on the access road. Overflow will be on Station Road.

The A3 Airport bus provides an hourly service from Shipley Market Square at approximately 15 minutes past the hour, and approximately hourly from Guiseley Morrisons (10.20 and 11.17). These are supplemented from Shipley by the 884 Skipton at 9.25, and the 821 Scar House bus at 9.55, from Shipley Market Square. These pass the end of Station Road on the A6078, half a mile from the start area. The nearest rail stations are Guiseley (1.4 mile walk), Baildon (1.6 mile walk) and Apperley Bridge (1.8 mile walk). If using Guiseley station please do not walk through Spring Wood and Jerrison Wood before your run. They are the competition area.

Starts will be within 100m of the car-park and Station Road. Porta-loos will be available near the start on the Yorkshire Water Access Road.

Registration & Start Times

No registration on the day, pre-entry only.

Starts from 10.30-12.30, with a gap from 11.00-11.05 for Remembrance Sunday.

The start and finish are both a short distance from the parking area.

Courses close at 2pm, please choose an early start time if you need extra time.

Entry Details

Via Fabian4 (£8 for BO members, £10 for non-members and £5 for juniors/students)

Link to be given here

SI card hire:

Hired SI cards will be available to collect at Download. A charge of £30 will be made for lost or non-returned hire SI cards. After your run they must be left in a box beside the splits printer.

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.

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

Covid-19 Considerations: Please keep to the British Orienteering covid code of conduct:

Code of Conduct August 2021

In particular:

1. Maintain social distancing at all times

2. Make use of the hand sanitiser available at the toilets, pre-start and download

2. Be quiet at the start line

3. Only speak with event officials if absolutely necessary.

4. Minimise the amount of time spent in close proximity to others.

5. Respect other people's personal space.

6. Observe any local and national covid guidelines when travelling to and from the event.

7. Stay home if you or anyone in your household is unwell or self-isolating.

Course Information

Middle Distance recommended courses :

Black M18 M20 M21 M35 M40

Brown M45 M50 W21 W18 W20

Blue M16 M55 M60 W35 W40

Green M65 M70 W16 W45 W50

Short Green M75+ W55+

Light Green M14 W14

Orange M12 W12 Good for adult newcomers and experienced young juniors

Yellow M10 W10 Good for young juniors with a little experience

White Good for inexperienced juniors

You may run up or down from your recommended course.


Resurveyed 2020/21 and cartography by Tony Thornley

1:7500 5m contours

Provisional course details below subject to final controlling and safety check etc.

Course Length Climb Controls
Black 5.3km 250m 36
Brown 4.8km 180m 33
Blue 3.8km 155m 26
Green 2.7km 140m23
Short Green 2.6km 100m 17
Light Green 2.2km 85m15
Orange 1.9km 85m11
Yellow1.6km 55m10
White 1.2km 45m11

Terrain Description

Mixed woodland, with rock and contour features, and a good path network - muddy in places with a couple of crossable streams.

Fast running with quick decision making rewarded

Dog restrictions

On a tight lead please.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Angie/Nigel Hulley

Planner: Robert Gatenby

Controller: Jack Cooper

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.

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