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Airienteers, Orienteering in Airedale and Wharfedale and Leeds and Bradford


Aire Autumn Night Score League - Now Event 3

Wed 09 December, 2020

Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race, Score, Night


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Pre Event Info

Autumn Flyer 2020

This year due to Covid restrictions it will be a 45 minute score event.

Due to the nature of the terrain, it is not possible to use Maprun F at this event. Please time yourself using a watch or phone. There will be no central timing at registration. You will also need a pen.

Pre-entry only using

Please wear High Viz clothing

Richard needs a couple of volunteers to collect controls at the end of the event.

Directions / Parking

Event registration will be from 19 Lincombe Drive, Leeds, LS81PS. Close to the north end of Lincombe Drive. There will be 2 Orienteering kites outside the venue. Registration will be from the end of the driveway, please do not come up to the house itself.

If you follow the postcode, it will take you past the event registration and down Lincombe Drive, which is very narrow and is difficult to turn around. It is strongly advised that you use the What 3 Words location to find the event: ///loving.prefer.layers

Parking is roadside as shown on the map above, as indicated by the purple lines. The best place to park is on Lidgett Lane as there is lots of layby parking available outside Moor Allerton Hall School. At all times please park legally and with respect to the local residents and so do not park in any of the cul-de-sacs or resident parking areas (most shown by the purple X on the map).

Parking along Lincombe Drive itself is extremely limited due to the narrowness of the road. There is likely to be some parking at the North End near the junction of Larkhill Rd, but perhaps no more than 4 cars worth. Please do not park further down LincombeDrive as you will be blocking residents access.

All of these parking locations are less than 5mins walk to registration.

Public Transport

There are 4 bus routes that will get you to the event from Leeds City Centre. All stop at the junction of Lidgett Lane and Brackenwood Drive by the shops (the dual carriageway in the map above) and are less than a 5min walk to registration. The 3 and 3A approach from Leeds City Centre via Chapel Allerton and the 13 and 13A approach via Harehills and Roundhay Road. Please see First Leeds for more information and timetables:

Registration & Start Times

No EOD. Start time pre-allocated 6.45 - 7.30

Please maintain 2m social distance. Avoid coming to the start too early, and avoid gathering in groups, before or after your run.

Currently there may be 2 starters per minute. Your time will only start as you pass the start point, when your phone will beep, so it is possible to stagger any shared start time.

Hand sanitiser will be available at the start/finish.


The start and finish will be across the road from registration (approx 50m).

Entry Details

Pre-entry only.

Please pre-enter using the following link

Seniors £4. Juniors and Students £2

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 14 day quarantine period.
  • You are currently undergoing Covid19 testing, until you receive 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.
  • You are having to travel from a Tier 3 Covid region outside West Yorkshire.

Those who are at higher risk to pay particular care in decision to attend. Over 70’s are to be aware that they are at higher risk.

Course Information

Map: Orienteering map 1:7500

45min score. 30 controls, #1-15 are lampposts and are worth 10pts each – for these you need to record the big number on the post, #16-30 are standard orienteering kites and are worth 20pts each (note not all will be on stakes –some will be simply a kite hung from the feature) – for these you need to record the number attached to the kite.

-10pts per minute or part minute that you are late back.

Report your score at the end of the run.

Results will appear on the Aire website.

Please stick to all the Covid rules particularly 2m social distancing. Run wide round other pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders etc.. Run wide and carefully round all blind corners to avoid running close to unseen pedestrians etc.

Please don't linger by "controls" including the start and finish.

Terrain Description

ISOM 1:7500 orienteering map, updated and extended by Richard Foster Autumn 2020.

The terrain is a mix of woodland with an extensive path network, parkland and interlinking streets, scrubland and paths and ginnels. The woodland has some steep and slippy slopes. Shoes with good grip are highly recommended.

The woods are also typical of UK urban woodland and contain rocks, small crags, boulders, roots and other trip hazards as usually encountered during orienteering events.

There are 2 main roads that border the competition area: Roundhay Road and Princes Avenue. These carry fast flowing traffic and there is no need to cross these roads as part of the event.

There are 3 minor roads through the area that may be crossed: Gledhow Valley Road through the woods, Lidgett Lane/Gledhow Lane which runs through the middle of the area and Old Park road running along the West of Soldier’s field. These are generally quiet, but may have some fast moving traffic and caution should be taken when crossing them.

The remainder of roads are generally quiet residential streets, but care should be taken when crossing any of them.

It is recommended that you carry a backup headtorch in case of battery failure.

In the event of an emergency during the event, please contact the event organiser using the phone number printed on the map.

You must register at the beginning of your run and check-in and

The nearest A&E department is at St James’s Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds, LS8 7TF and is approximately 3.1miles/20mins by car.

Dog restrictions

Under tight control please

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Richard Foster

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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