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Fat Rascal Races - Leeds City Race

UK and Yorkshire Urban league

Sun 08 September, 2019

Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race, Urban


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Fat Rascal Races - Chasing Sprint - Prologue and Chase-2019-09-07

First day of the Aire Fat Rascal Weekend

A Yorkshire Urban League Event

Fabian4 Start Times have now been allocated.

There will be a presentation of a Fat Rascal to each class winner after the Chase.

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Pre Event Info

Second day of the Aire Fat Rascal Weekend, fast running in Leeds City Centre and Campus.

A UK Urban League Event and A Yorkshire Urban League Event

Make a weekend of it, socialise at the Leeds International Beer festival afterwards.

Final Details as at 29th August

Fabian4 Start Times have now been allocated.

Directions / Parking

Travel to the event

You are encouraged to use public transport and arrive by bus/train. It is just over 1km and around a 15 minute walk to the Event Centre from Leeds train station. Competitors will cross the competition area and must follow a set route from the train/bus station that will be illustrated in final details.

Permitted pedestrian routes from the South East or North East to the Event Centre avoiding the competition area

From Leeds train station: North on Park Row; West along The Headrow; North on Calverley Street; at roundabout Willow Terrace Road.

From Leeds bus station: West on George St; North on Vicar Lane; West along The Headrow; North on Calverley Street; at roundabout Willow Terrace Road.

From Parkinson steps: South on Cavendish Road; at Lodge Street continue South on Cavendish Road; then East and South onto Finsbury Road; arrive Willow Terrace Road.

Out of Bounds: All routes to the Event Centre from the South (Clarendon Way) through to the West (Mount Preston Street) to the North (Lifton Place and LUU Precinct).

Alternative use City Centre First Bus No. 5 drops off outside the LGI with a short walk along Willow Terrace Road to the Event Centre.


Limited parking at The Edge for helpers, competitors with children and Hyper vets. All other competitors should use nearby roads that allow parking on a Sunday or the city multi story car parks (more info will be in final details). Please car share if you can or use public transport.

Event Centre and Assembly at The Edge sports complex, University of Leeds, Willow Terrace Road, Leeds LS2 3AE

Start 200m from Assembly

Finish next to Assembly

Registration & Start Times

Pre-entries via fabian4. Closes at midnight on Sunday 1st September. Please pre-enter to ensure a map for the course of your choice. This will helps us order the correct number of maps.

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

EOD Registration opens at 09.30 and closes at 11.00 (subject to map availability)

Starts are from 10.00 - 12.00

Courses close at 13.30, please book an early start if you require more time.

Electronic Punching

Controls will be enabled for Contactless punching with SIACs.

The punching Start and Finish will not be in Contactless mode and need to be punched by all competitors.

An SIAC battery test box will be available at the Start and final SIAC test will be available at -1.

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

Traditional SI cards will be available for hire at the event from Enquiries. Unfortunately we are not able to offer SIAC cards for hire at this event. A charge of £30 will be made for lost or non-returned hire SI cards.

Entry Details

Pre entry via fabian4. Closes at midnight on Sunday 1st September

£8 for BO member Seniors; £10 for non-member Seniors; £4.00 for Juniors and Students.

Yellow Course only: Seniors £4 Juniors free

There is a £1 discount for competitors who enter both Saturday (Chasing Sprint at Colton and Temple Newsam) and Sunday (Leeds Urban Race) together.

SI card hire (EOD only) 50p.

EOD:- £10.00 for BO member Seniors; £12 for non-member Seniors; £4 for Juniors and Students. Late entries subject to map availability.

Yellow course only: Seniors £4 Juniors Free

Course Information

Leeds (Please see Chasing Sprint page for Saturday courses)

Course 1 - Black: Men Open (M18- M35 inclusive)

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

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

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

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

Course 6 - Light Green: Junior Men (M16-): Junior Women (W16-)

Course 7 - Yellow: Young Junior Men (M12-): Young Junior Women (W12-)


Updated 2019 surveying and cartography by Richard Foster (City) and Chris Burden (University)

Additional campus and surrounding areas have been added to the 2018 routegadget map.

1:4000 5m contours (not 2.5m as per ISSOM 2017)

Early adopted the ISSOM 2019 multi-level symbol


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

Course Length (Straight line) Climb (Estimated)ControlsExpected distance run (Estimated)
1 8.2km 100m 32 *
2 7.5km 75m 32 *
3 6.4km 70m 27
4 5.1km 60m 18
5 4.0km 50m 18
6 3.2km 65m 18
7^ 1.7km 20m17


* modern 7 series or above dibber required as more than 30 controls.

^ N.B. course 7 contains a butterfly loop (controls 1-6)

You may enter any course you wish, but to be competitive in the UK and Yorkshire Urban League you need to enter the course listed for your class.

Juniors Aged under 16 on the day will only be allowed, due to safety and insurance conditions, on the Light Green (6) and Yellow (7) Courses.

Note: Competitors will run considerably further than the straight line distances.

Control descriptions will be on the map and loose in the start lanes.

There will also be a string course for families 100m from assembly.

Terrain Description

Urban running in the city centre, mixture of city grid, city squares, housing estates and university campus.

Late Summer fast running along paths, roads, tracks, across bridges, down gennels/snickets, around urban furniture, through city park squares, along terraces and backs, in between office blocks, across retail centres and streets.

Take in the sights of Leeds including the City Square, Leeds Town Hall, Millennium Square, University Colleges and Campuses.

Dog restrictions

No dogs in The Edge.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser : Sue Stevens 07463796598

Planner: Robert Gatenby

Controller : Chris Mackenzie

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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