A big turnout sold out all of the maps and I had to ask people to share so everyone could get a run – a big thanks to those who did. Thanks also to Hyde Park Harriers for coming and making up the extra numbers. We'll make sure we print more next time!
When I was planning I tried to make the best use of the streets by keeping to the quieter sections and finding a few sneaky control placements as well, making route choices of road or trail for those who made it up to the top of the map. I was impressed by the 3 people who got them all – the total distance round them was about 12-13km for those who are interested.
I hope everyone liked the format of the event- certainly judging by the noise level of discussion at the finish people seemed to enjoy it and had plenty of stories to tell and route choice decision to debate. Personally I enjoyed watching the head torches Bob a round the park and seeing all of you half way through for the control card exchange. Only one person (JC) didn't follow the rules which I'll take as a success!
I certainly think the format of a traditional woodland/park map and a second street map works very well as it gives choice and something for everyone. Please let me or other Aire committee members know if you agree and we can plan more like this in the future. I know that Peel park in 2 weeks is the same 2 map format so
hopefully see you there!
Pre Event Info
Mass start 45 and 60 minute score event.
Bring a torch and a pen.
Juniors (-16) must be accompanied and supervised by an adult
High viz clothing is advised.
Directions / Parking
Hall Park Car Park, off Hall Lane.
Post race drinks at the Old Kings Arms, Town Street LS18 5JD.
There is a car park at the junction of Hall lane and Fink Hill, which is best for the pub.
Registration & Start Times
Registration 6.30 - 6.55
Mass start - 7.00
EOD only Seniors £4.00 Juniors and students £2.00
45 minute and 60 minute course.
There are leagues for Men and Women, with prizes for the winners of Open Classes and Over 45 Classes. Your best 5 runs count.
Courses may use either street furniture or normal control kites with pin punches.
Urban, parkland and some woodland. Please take care crossing roads.
On a tight lead please.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Tim Patterson
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