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**Re-arranged from 16th Feb ** - Harden Moor with Bingley St Ives

Regional Event

Sun 23 February, 2020

Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race


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Many thanks to all volunteers who helped put on the event at short notice.

Pre Event Info

The event has been moved to Sunday 23rd February due to safety concerns the previous weekend.

A Yorkshire Superleague Event

An Aire Club League Event

Full range of courses including a Long Orange Course which is suitable for adult runners who are in the early stages of honing their navigational skills.

There will be a prizegiving for the 2019 YHOA Superleague, Urban League and Night League podium places at 1.30pm. If preferred, mugs may be collected earlier at the tent, close to Registration.

Directions / Parking

Parking is limited and will be weather/numbers dependent, please share transport where possible. Initial parking will be in a field adjacent to the Guide Inn at Grid Ref: SE0653857, Postcode: BD21 5QP. The exit from this field is at the bottom and drivers should take care when turning out as there is a blind summit to the right.

The event will be signposted from the B6429 Cullingworth to Bingley Road at the junction with Keighley Road, north of Cullingworth at SE068369, also the Junction of B6429 with Ryecroft Road at SE081381. If necessary, further parking will be on scrubland, please follow the directions of the Parking Team.

Registration and toilets are 300m from the Guide Inn Parking Field, 200m of which is alongside Ryecroft Road. Please take care on this stretch, keep in single file and supervise children. The start is 50m from Registration.

If you are intending bringing a mini bus/campervan, please contact the Organiser on 07422 972981.

Please do not park in The Guide Inn car park – however Alan, the Landlord, will welcome you, if you want to call in for refreshments afterwards.

Facilities: Portable toilets in the Assembly Area

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 10.00 to 12.00

Start times from 10.30 to 12.30.

Courses close at 2.30

A significant part of the area is open moorland and cagoules/head cover may be compulsory if the weather conditions are poor. Look out for notices in car parks and at registration.

If you have a relevant medical condition, please complete a confidential form at Registration.

Please make sure you download even if you do not complete your course.

There will be a prizegiving for the 2019 YHOA Superleague, Urban League and Night League podium places at 1.30pm. If preferred, mugs may be collected earlier at the tent, close to Registration.

YHOA Superleague Results 2019

YHOA Urban 2019 Results

YHOA Night League Results

Entry Details

EOD only

Seniors £10.00 (£8.00 for BO members)

Seniors £4.00 on Orange, Yellow and White Courses

Juniors and Students £4.00

Juniors free on White and Yellow courses SI card (non-SIAC) hire 50p

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.

Course Information

1:7500 map. 5m contours, updated 2020 by Tony Thornley (Harden) and Chris Burden (St Ives)

1:5000 map for Very Short Green, Orange, Yellow and White courses.

You can run whichever course you like but the recommended courses as per the Superleague rules are below.


Superleague classes



No of controls







M35 M40




Short Brown

M18 M20 M45 M50 W21





M16 M55 M60 W35 W40




Short Blue

M65 W18 W20 W45 W50





M70 W16 W55 W60




Short Green

M75 M80 W65 W70




Very Short Green

W75 W80




Light Green

M14 W14




Moderately Hard - For experienced juniors

Long Orange




Moderate difficulty – suitable for fit senior runners with limited navigational experience


M12 W12




Moderate difficulty - For more experienced juniors and inexperienced seniors


M10 W10




Easy - For juniors with a little experience





Very Easy - For young and inexperienced juniors

Please note there will be no string course at this event.

Terrain Description

Much of Harden Moor is heather moorland with areas of woodland, scattered trees and some detailed old quarry workings. There is a good path network for junior courses. A small group of deer are now using the moor and trails have appeared through the heather. The prominent deer trails through the heather have been mapped as seasonal tracks.

The Black, Brown, Short Brown and Blue courses have a manned road crossing on Keighley road into, and out of the west part of the St Ives Estate. The road is not very busy, but cars travel at speed. The road crossing will be timed out. You will have one minute to cross the road safely. Ensure that you punch the controls either side of the road on both crossings. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

St Ives West is a mix of heather moor and forest with some rhododendron cover. Due to the phytophthora ramorum virus present in St Ives woodland, ALL competitors are advised to wash their footwear after running.

There are some large dangerous crags which courses are planned to avoid but take care in the quarry areas.

Some parts of the area are used extensively by the public (especially dog-walkers). A link path to the Pennine Bridleway starts in St Ives and crosses Harden Moor and is well used by horse riders and mountain bikers. Local stables have been informed and notices placed on the bridleway. Please be courteous and considerate (and take care where dogs are concerned).

There is also a small area used by a model aircraft flying club, which is marked as Out of Bounds on the map. Black and Brown courses have a leg which crosses this area but you must go round it rather than across.

All other out of bound areas are bounded by walls and fences and all open fields are out of bounds.

Dog restrictions

Dogs under control on the courses. Please clear up any mess.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Wendy Carlyle 07422 972981.

Planner: Tony Carlyle

Controller: Chris Burden

Important Information

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