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Nunroyd Park & Guiseley Urban Event

Yorkshire Urban League Event

Sun 23 October, 2022

Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race, Urban


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Pre Event Info

Yorkshire Urban League Event

Please check your class is on the course you want to run on - information is under entry details. Contact organiser if you require an alteration or go to download on the day.

Directions / Parking

Assembly and Download are in the Scout Hut of 15th Airedale, St Oswald’s Scout Group. The address is The Green, Guiseley LS20 9BB (Grid Ref: SE194419). The Scout Hut has been recently decorated - please look after it!

Leeds Abbey Dash 10k Road Race with several thousand runners is taking place on Sunday morning, mostly along the A65. It would be wise to avoid going inside the Leeds Outer Ring Road (A6110/A6120) during your journey to Guiseley

If you have pre-entered and have your own SI card you can go directly to the Start.

No car parking has been arranged but please park with care in the vicinity of Assembly or Start.

There are two Leeds City Council car parks on the west side of The Green on either side of Aireborough Leisure Centre. One, with an entrance immediately opposite the Scout Hut, has spaces for approximately 90 cars. The other, with an entrance 150m to the south, has spaces for approximately 25. These are free for 3 hours. Both are likely to be busy with Leisure Centre users on a Sunday morning.

There are several other car parks in Guiseley, including Westside Retail Park (LS20 9NE, GR: SE195415), with over 500 spaces and a 3 hour time limit, directly over the A65 from the start. Please follow parking rules and take care crossing roads. There is also free on-street parking in places, including a few spaces on The Green and some within Nunroyd Park.

Helpers only: parking has been arranged in the front car park at St Oswald’s School, entrance just 70m south of the Scout Hut. This is for event officials who need to be on site for more than 3 hours and has only 10 spaces. Competitors, please do not park here.

Public Transport

Guiseley Railway Station is about 1km walk from the Scout Hut. There is one train per hour from Leeds and from Bradford and two trains per hour from Ilkley. Buses 27 (every 30 mins from Leeds Bus Station), 34 (2 most hours from Leeds Bus Station, 1 most hours from Otley Bus Station), A3 (hourly from Bradford Interchange, Otley Bus Station and Leeds-Bradford Airport for anyone flying-in!) all pass the Scout Hut. Bus 33 (1 per hour from Leeds Bus Station and from Otley Bus Station) stops on the A65 within 300m of the Scout.

Toilets are available in the Scout Hut and in some retail outlets in the area.

Registration & Start Times

EOD Registration: 10.00-12.00

Entry-On-the-Day registration and SI hire is in the Scout Hut from 10:00 to 12:00. Please do not arrive early, to allow volunteers time to set-up. Keys and other kit may be left in the Scout Hut at the owner's risk.

Starts: 10.30-12.30

The Start for all courses is in the west corner of Nunroyd Park beside the A65 - please take care near this busy main road (Nearest Postcode LS20 9LP, GR: SE196415). The route from the Scout Hut to the Start is 600m (10 minutes) and will be taped. There will be a manned crossing point over Nunroyd Avenue from 10:15 to 12:15 (for the safety of juniors).

There will be 3 start lanes: Lane 1 - White, Yellow, Light Green and Green Courses. Lane 2 - Short Green and Blue. Lane 3 - Brown and Black. The start procedure will include: -3 minutes – call up and all test / clear / check boxes (SIAC and standard SI cards) -2 minutes – pick up control descriptions -1 minute – blank map display.

Controls are SIAC enabled, but remember to punch at the Start and then pick up your map from the course box. You must also punch at the Finish.

Competitors with standard or hired SI cards must also punch at all controls. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that their SI card has registered at the control.

Finishes. There are two finishes. Courses close at 14:30. You must report to Download in the Scout Hut before 14:30.

The Junior Finish is close to the Start in Nunroyd Park and will be manned until 12:45. Juniors should take care crossing the access road to Nunroyd Park after finishing. Someone will be there to assist until 12:45. Juniors should then follow the taped route back to the Scout Hut for download (the crossing point over Nunroyd Avenue will be manned until 12:15).

The Senior Finish is behind Aireborough Leisure Centre about 120m from download in the Scout Hut. The route is through the main car park and will not be taped.

All competitors MUST report to Download in the Scout Hut, even if you have not finished your course.

Please remember to return hired SI cards after you have downloaded.

Entry Details

Pre-entry by Fabian4 using the link below. Closing date 23.59 on Sunday 16th October

Enter Online

British Orienteering members; Seniors £8, Juniors £4, Juniors on the White and Yellow Courses have free entry. Seniors on Yellow £4
Non-British Orienteering members £10 seniors, £4 juniors

Limited Entry on the Day while maps last Seniors £10, Juniors £4 Yellow course free for Juniors Seniors on Yellow £4
Non-British Orienteering members £12 seniors, £4 juniors

SI card hire; £1
Check your course and class below
Entry List Course And Class

Course Information

Note that Junior competitors under the age of 16 on the day should only be running the White, Yellow or Light Green Courses.

White: for young juniors and complete beginners - Very Easy - not in the Urban League.1.3k 20m climb

Yellow: MYJ and WYJ (M/W12-) 2.4k 30m climb

White and Yellow courses are entirely within Nunroyd Park but may be close to slow-moving vehicles accessing buildings within the park and to busy roads which surround the park

Light Green: MJ and WJ (M/W16-) 3.3k 45m climb

The Light Green course may cross and run alongside quiet roads with a 20-mph speed limit and also be close to slow moving vehicles in the park and to busy roads which surround the park.

Short Green: MHV, WUV and WHV (M75+ W65+) 3.0k 50m climb

Green: MUV and WSV (M65+ W55+) 3.4k 50m climb

Blue MSV and WV (M55+ W40+) 4.8k m 55climb

Brown MV and W Open (M40+ W Open) 5.5k 75m climb

Black M Open 7.4k 120m climb

You will run approximately an extra 30% beyond the straight-line lengths shown.

All competitors must avoid crossing sports pitches whether or not a match is being played. Pitches and garden areas are marked as out-of-bounds on the map only.

The maps for all courses will be 1:4000 with 2.5m contours using ISSproM19. Surveyed by Pete Jones and Chris Burden. Cartography by Chris Burden

Black, Brown and Blue will have back-to-back maps, each showing a different but overlapping area.

Terrain Description

The terrain is a mixture of parkland and urban terrain.

Leg cover is strongly recommended for competitors on Light Green and above, as the parkland includes a forested valley with some areas of undergrowth.

Dog restrictions

Only under tight control. Please clean up any mess.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Maurice Calvert 01132 576971 (calls only before 9.00pm please)

Planner: Martyn Broadest

Controller: David Alcock


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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