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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

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

Entries are now open via this link Enter Online

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

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 open via this link Enter Online

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

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

Event centre will be at Parkinson Court, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, LS2 9JT. Grid Ref: OS E429550 N434714. What3words: month.chained.evenly. Toilets for competitors will be available here. Food and drink outlets are nearby.

Please consider travelling by public transport. The event centre is about 30 minutes walking from Leeds railway station, and it’s adjacent to bus stops on Blenheim Terrace and Woodhouse Lane on the “Headingley Line” (see https://wymetro.com/buses/ for details)

Travelling by car: the event will be signposted from the entrance to the University of Leeds campus at the junction of Blenheim Terrace and Cavendish Road. Just drive in and park in any Orange Zone car park within the campus. 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.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be open from 10:30 to 12:30 - exact location to be confirmed shortly.

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 Fabian4 link and will be open soon.

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 and there will also be limited entry on the day (EOD), subject to map availability at EOD prices:


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

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 Download so that we know if 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. 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.

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.

Course details are as follows, subject to final controlling:

Course

Distance

Shortest Distance

Climb

Controls

Scale

Map Size

Black (MO)

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

Brown (MV, WO)

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

Blue (MSV, WV)

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

Green (MUV, WSV)

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

Short Green (MHV, WUV, WHV)

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

Orange (MJ, WJ)

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

Yellow (MYJ, WYJ)

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

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

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: https://www.aire.routegadget.co.uk/rg2/#215

Previous map of University of Leeds: https://www.boc.routegadget.co.uk/rg2/#49

Dog restrictions

Dogs welcome on a short lead, please

Contacts / Officials

Organiser : David Bowman david.bowman'at'ipfdigital.com

Planner: Richard Foster foster.richardjohn'at'gmail.com

Controller : Chris Mackenzie chrismackenzie0503'at'hotmail.com

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: British Orienteering provides Public Liability insurance cover for all individuals taking part in our Organised Events and Activities.

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