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Airedale and Wharfedale

Fat Rascal Races - Chasing Sprint - Prologue and Chase

Cliffe Castle and Myrtle Park

Sat 14 July, 2018

Level of event: Regional

YHOA Sprint Championships - Yorkshire Urban League Event

Pre Event Info

Event Type


Directions / Parking

The grid reference and post code on the Location Information are for the Prologue.  Go there first.  Parking  is at University Academy Keighley (provisional) on Greenhead Road.  

The Event Centre  for The Chase is at the Bandstand in Myrtle Park, off Myrtle Place Bingley.                   Grid ref: SE106390     Post code: BD16 2LF  

There is ample parking on streets and in car parks in Bingley Centre.

The distance between the Prologue and the Chase is approximatrely 6k.  Driving it should take 15 minutes maximum.

Public transport between the venues is viable.   Keighley Bus Station and Train Station are each approximately 1k from University Academy.  In Bingley the buses stop across the road from Myrtle Park.  The Train station is approximately 200m away.

There are buses, 662-The Shuttle, at 10 minutes frequency between Keighley and Bingley.  You can also catch the 60 (every 30 minutes).  Journey time 15 minutes.

Trains are, at the minimum, at 15 minutes frequency.   Journey time is 6 minutes. 

The Chase Assemby will be available from 1.00.  Go there after you have run The Prologue and after you have downloaded at University Academy.

There are public toilets (20p piece) in Myrtle Place.

Registration & Start Times

Pre-entries via 

SI Hire on the day only.  For any postal entries please check BO Fixtures for the address to send to.

Pre-entries close at Midnight on Sunday 8th July.

EOD Registration, which will be at University Academy, Keighley  from 10.00 and closes at 11.30

Prologue Starts will be from 11.00-12.00

Chase Starts will be from 2.00.   Your start time will be 2.00 plus however long you took for the Prologue.  (Slower runners on the Prologue may be given starts a little earlier 2.00 plus their time)

Chase Start lists will be availabale asap at The Bandstand in Myrtle Park.

Terrain Description

Primarily well-maintained public parks.  Both parks are fast and runnable.  They have steep slopes.  Both have sections of rougher terrain which may be used on some courses.  Full leg cover may be required.

Cliffe Castle will include the school grounds.

Myrtle Park has some small urban sections.  The longer courses only may require a short section running alongside a busy road.

Course Information

Chasing Sprint only.  (Please see Bingley page for courses there)

Course 1 Men Open (M18 - M35 inclusive)

Course 2 Men Vet (M40+): Women Open (W18-W35 inclusive)

Course 3 Men Junior (M16-): Men Supervet (M55+): Women Vet (W40+)

Course 4 Men Ultravet (M65+): Women Junior (W16-): Women Supervet (W55+)

Course 5 Men Hypervet (M75+) : Women Ultravet (W65+): Women Hypervet (W75+)

Course 6 Men Young Junior (M12-): Women Young Junior (W12-)

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

Control descriptions will be on the map.  There will be loose control descriptions in the start lane, but for the Prologue only.

Only the Prologue counts for BO Ranking points

The combined results count for the Yorkshire Urban league

Entry Details

Pre entry via fabian4

Pre-Entry (before midnight on Sunday 8th July) for the combined Prologue and Chase is:-

£8 for BO member Seniors; £10 for non-member Seniors.  £3.50 for Juniors and Students.

Course 6 only:  Seniors £3.50   Juniors 50p

There is a £1 discount for competitors who enter both Saturday (Chasing Sprint) and Sunday (Bingley Urban Race) together. 

SI card hire (EOD only) 50p.


£9.00 BO member Seniors; £11 for non-member Seniors; £4 for Juniors and Students.

Course 6 only: Seniors £4   Juniors Free.

Dog restrictions

Dogs under tight control and preferably not on the courses.  There are likely to be restrictions on dogs in the Event Centre at University Academy.  Watch this space.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser : Wendy Caryle 01535 273761

Planner: Chris Burden

Controller : Steve Webb

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: Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance

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