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Pre Event Info
Entries now closed.
Any under 16 junior entries must either compete in pairs or compete with an accompanying adult.
We require participants to wear a hooded waterproof jacket and carry a whistle and spare light.
It may be prudent to wear or carry additional items such as hat, gloves or warm layer and also carry a mobile phone
Directions / Parking
Parking and assembly on Hebers Ghyll Drive, Ilkley, LS29 9RQ
Registration & Start Times
Start times 5pm to 6pm
Courses close 7.30pm, start early if you need extra time.
Entries by Fabian 4, limited EOD
Start 300m from registration
Finish at registration
£8 for Senior BO members, £10 for Senior non-members and £4 for all juniors/students)
Limited EOD dependent on maps being available.
£10 for Senior BO members, £12 for Senior non-members. £5 for juniors/students.
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:
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.
Map by Tony Thornley
1:7500 for Long course with 5m contours: 1:5000 for Medium and Short Courses
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. The longest course also visits Panorama Woods - there are some very big crags here - please take great care.
On a tight lead please.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Chris Penny chris.penny24ATyahoo.co.uk
Planner: Peter Haines
Controller: Tony Thornley
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