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Summer in the City Day 2: Leeds Uni and Little London

UK Urban League, UK Orienteering League and Yorkshire Urban League Event

Sun 07 July, 2024

Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race, Urban


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This event is linked to:

Summer in the City Day 1: Beeston and Holbeck, South Leeds-2024-07-06

Airienteers welcomes you to Day 1 of the “Summer in the City” weekend. Two sprint races on neighbouring areas. Entries are now Closed

The first race (Beeston) is for the YHOA Sprint Championships and UKOL.

The combined results for the 2 races will be used for the Yorkshire Urban League

Both races will qualify individually for ranking points.

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Pre Event Info

Airienteers welcomes you to Day 2 of the “Summer in the City” weekend.

Entries are now closed

Race #16 of the UK Orienteering League 2024, race #10 of the UK Urban League 2024 and a Yorkshire Urban League event.

Safety Information

All runners should take extreme care to watch out for pedestrians in the area - especially if it's a nice day, there will be lots of kids out playing in the estate and some of the paths are narrow.

Vest and shorts are fine, temperature permitting.

Directions / Parking

Assembly will be in open space between University of Leeds Multi-Storey Car Park and the EC Stoner Building. Nearest postcode: LS2 3AA. Grid Ref: OS E429594 N434413 What3words: coast.likes.venues. Registration, kit dump & download will be here. Grass and seating available. Toilets for competitors will at The Edge Sports Centre, 200m from assembly. Food and drink outlets are nearby. See the attached link to the event layout . Leeds Urban 7 7 2024 Event Layout

Please consider travelling by public transport. Assembly is about 30 minutes walking from Leeds railway station, and it’s about 500m from bus stops on Blenheim Terrace and Woodhouse Lane on the “Headingley Line” (see for details)

Travelling by car: the event will be signposted from the entrance to the University of Leeds campus at the junction of Calverley Street and Willow Terrace Road (Follow Signs to LGI). Due to roadworks on campus, please do not attempt to enter the campus via the main entrance on Woodhouse Lane/Blenhim Terrace.

Recommended parking is the Orange Zone Multi-Storey Car Park, Vernon Road, LS2 3AA, which is adjacent to assembly. Do not pay on arrival. Payment for parking should be made before exit at any of the cashless pay machines (£1 per hour). Tariffs also apply to Blue Badge holders.

Should the above parking become full, alternative parking is available in the Woodhouse Lane multistory car park, which is a short walk from campus.

Registration & Start Times

This link will show you the event layout.

Registration will be open from 10:30 to 12:30

Start times from 11:00 to 13:00

Courses close at 15:00 Please chose an early start time if you need extra time.

Entry Details

Pre-entries will be via the Fabian4 link above

Pre-entry prices are

  • Senior BO members = £10; on Black to Short Green and £5 on Orange and Yellow (plus £2 supplement if not a member of British Orienteering).
  • All Juniors & Students courses Black to Orange = £5
  • Juniors on Yellow = £0

Closing date for pre-entries at these prices is 23.59 on Sunday 30 June.

After this date, online entries will remain open until midnight on Wednesday 3rd July at EOD prices. There will also be limited entry on the day (EOD), subject to map availability:

EOD fees are

  • Senior BO members = £12; on Black to Short Green and £6 on Orange and Yellow (plus £2 supplement if not a member of British Orienteering).
  • All Juniors & Students Black to Orange = £6
  • Juniors on yellow = £0

SI card hire: £1 for seniors Free for juniors on white and yellow

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 (contactless) enabled. But you must dib at the Start and at the Finish and go to back to the event centre to Download where we register your result and so we know you have finished safely.

Competitors with standard or hired SI cards must also dib at all controls. ALSO note the info below about capacity of the SI card (Black and Brown courses). We do not have any for hire that take over 30 controls.

It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that their SI card has registered at the control. Back-up punches will not be available at controls. Should any SI box not register, please report this immediately at download.

Course Information

In order to be competitive in the UK Urban League and Yorkshire Urban League you will need to enter your age class as shown below. Otherwise, enter the course of your choice - labelled "other (course name)" on Fabian.

Course details are as follows, subject to final controlling:


Distance (km)

Shortest Distance (km)





Black (MO:18 - 35)


10.420038A3 (2-sided) 1:4000

Brown (MV: 40+, WO: 18 - 35 )


8.914533A3 (2-sided) 1:4000

Blue (MSV: 55+, WV: 40+)


7.712527A3 (2-sided) 1:4000

Green (MUV: 65+, WSV: 55+)


25A3 (2-sided) 1:4000

Short Green (MHV: 75+, WUV: 65+, WHV: 75+)


A3 1:4000

Orange (MJ: 16-, WJ: 16-)


A4 1:4000

Yellow (MYJ:21-, WYJ: 12-)


1.72514A4 1:4000

The only courses that Under 16 are allowed to do unaccompanied are Yellow and Orange, as these do not cross any roads with traffic. Under 16s must be shadowed on other courses. Any adult shadowing must run their own course first.

Courses are planned such that estimated winning time on Black is c.50-55 minutes, with other courses scaled accordingly as per British Orienteering rules.

For Black and Brown courses, older SI cards (e.g. SI card v5) will not have sufficient capcacity due to the number of controls on these courses.

(See UK Urban League 2024 or Yorkshire Urban League websites for age categories) We hope to have live results available

Start for Yellow & Orange courses = 150m from assembly

Start for Short Green to Black courses = 750m from assembly. A “quiet start” will be available.

Finish for all courses = 50m from assembly

Terrain Description

Little London is a sloping area of intricate urban housing interspersed with pocket parks on the edge of Leeds city centre. Leeds University campus is a complex area of educational buildings of different ages. As experienced during the 2022 British Sprint Championships, expect fast-paced navigation and multi-level challenges!

Senior courses will take in Little London and the University. Junior courses will take place in the traffic-free environment of the University campus only.

Map updated and extended by Richard Foster, Spring 2024.

Previous map of part of Little London:

Previous map of University of Leeds:

Dog restrictions

Dogs welcome on a short lead, please

Contacts / Officials

Organiser : David Bowman david.bowman'at'

Planner: Richard Foster foster.richardjohn'at'

Controller : Chris Mackenzie chrismackenzie0503'at'

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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