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Hebers Ghyll & Ilkley Moor West

Short Classic-style Event - Preliminary Details

Sun 08 January, 2023

Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race


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String Course Results

Alexander - 19 min 06 secs

Max - 7min 48 secs

Tessa - 11min 40 secs

Pre Event Info

Hebers Ghyll Final Details V5 271222 1

Safety Information

IM West is exposed, steep and rocky in places.

Whistles and cagoules will be compulsory. Full FRA gear maybe required if weather bad.

White and yellow courses are as easy as possible, but not ideal for complete novices - please accompany those who may need support.

Directions / Parking

Parking and assembly on or near Hebers Ghyll Drive, Ilkley, LS29 9RQ

Registration & Start Times

Start times 10.30am to 12.00

Courses close 2pm

Entries by Fabian 4, limited EOD

Start 500m uphill from registration

Finish at registration

Entry Details

Entry via link to Fabian4 Enter Online

£8 for Senior BO members, £10 for Senior non-members and £4 for all juniors/students)

Entry for Juniors on White and Yellow is free, Entry for Seniors on Orange, White and Yellow is £4

Limited EOD dependent on maps being available.

£10 for Senior BO members, £12 for Senior non-members. £5 for juniors/students. Juniors on White and Yellow are free. £5 Senior on Orange, White and Yellow

Entries close at Midnight on Monday 2nd January

SI card hire: £1

Hired SI cards will be available to collect at Download. A charge of £30 will be made for lost or non-returned hire SI cards. After your run they must be left in a box beside the splits printer.

Controls will be SIAC enabled. But you must dib at the Start and at the Finish.

Competitors with standard or hired SI cards must also dib at all controls.

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

Covid-19 Considerations: Please keep to the British Orienteering Covid code of conduct:

Code of Conduct August 2021

Before attending any orienteering activity all participants should self-assess for Covid-19 symptoms which include: a high temperature; a new continuous cough; and a loss of, or change to, their sense of taste or smell. If you, or anyone you live with, has one or more of these symptoms, however mild, you should not attend the event.

Course Information

Map by Tony Thornley

1:7500 with 5m contours: 1:5000 for White, Yellow, Orange and Short Green.

Regret no Light Green: we recommend you do the Green if you are reasonably experienced.

And no VSG as the SG is fairly short.

Course Length Climb Controls
Brown 5.5k 230
Blue 4.5k 170
Green 3.7k 150
Short Green 2.5k 105
Orange 2.3k60
2k 30
1.2k 20

Terrain Description

Hebers Ghyll Woods is a single slope of mixed forest. It is well used by the public so there are many small paths. The orienteering is interesting although there is more bramble than there used to be with some dead bracken. Ilkley Moor West is typical moorland with crags and steep slopes and good route choices. Also at present there is a lot of dead bracken (which is marked on the map). We hope this will have flattened by early Jan. Both areas contain some big crags - take care.

Dog restrictions

On a tight lead please.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Chris Penny

Planner: Tony Thornley

Controller: Peter Jones

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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