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Airienteers, Orienteering in Airedale and Wharfedale and Leeds and Bradford

Aire 50th Anniversary Event - Ilkley Moor

Regional Event - Historic course + modern courses. Yorkshire Superleague based on modern courses.

Sun 03 March, 2019

Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race

1969 mankind landed on the moon, James Bond was On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Airienteers was born.... Special event to celebrate 50 years of orienteering in Aire and Wharfedale. Can you tackle the historic challenge? A chance to run on O-maps from the 60s, 70s and 80s - see map right - with historic markers and punches (and planning?). Then have a rest before trying a modern course of your choice (or you can just do this if you prefer). Modern courses will be slightly shorter than usual (Brown WT 50 mins?) to allow for historic course exertions.

Yorkshire Superleague Rules.

Im Current Map

The modern map of the same area as the old maps extract.

Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

Ilkley LS29 9TF. Parking at Darwin Gardens and on Wells Road.
Registration on South side of Wells Road.

Registration & Start Times

Registration 0930-1200.
Historic course starts 1000-1215.
Modern YH Superleague courses start 1045-1215.
Historic course closes at 1330. Modern courses at 1430.

Entry Details

£12/£5. £10/£4 BOF members. Fee includes historic course entry.
Juniors free on White and Yellow courses.

Course Information

Historic course ~2km. S/F adjacent to registration.
Have a rest.
WYO S/F adjacent to registration.
LG SG G Blue Br start 10 mins uphill walk/finish by registration.

Terrain Description

Open moorland. Some dead bracken. Lots of contours and contour detail. Plenty of rocks.
Please take a whistle. Be prepared to carry or wear a cagoule/hat if weather poor.

Dog restrictions


Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Tony Thornley

Planner: Roger Lott and Tony Thornley

Controller: Tony Carlyle

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.

Insurance: Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance

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