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Airienteers, Orienteering in Airedale and Wharfedale and Leeds and Bradford

Middleton Park

Regional Event

Sun 17 May, 2020

Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race

An Aire Club League Event

Incorporating the YHOA Schools Championships.

To ensure sufficient maps are available will any school groups coming please email the Organiser details of numbers on each course no later than Sunday 10th May


Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

Parking and Assembly is by the Middleton Park Visitor Centre, off Town Street

This is best approached from the A653 Leeds-Dewsbury Road heading south on Beeston Park Ring Road. After 1.5k by the watertower turn left into Town Street The park entrance is a further 500m on the left. Parking will be signed from this point.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 10.00 to 12.00

Start times from 10.30 to 12.30.

Courses close at 2.30

Entry Details

EOD only

Seniors £10.00 (£8.00 for BO members)

Seniors £4.00 on Orange, Yellow and White Courses

Juniors and Students £4.00

Juniors free on White and Yellow courses

Electronic Punching

Controls will be enabled for Contactless punching with SIACs.

The punching Start and Finish will not be in Contactless mode and need to be punched by all competitors.

An SIAC battery test box will be available at Registration and the final SIAC test will be available at -1.

It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that their SIcard has registered at the control.

Traditional SI cards will be available for hire at the event from Enquiries. Unfortunately we are not able to offer SIAC cards for hire at this event. A charge of £30 will be made for lost or non-returned hire SI cards.


Course Information

1:10000 map. 5m contours, updated 2019 for the British Relay Championships

White: Very Easy - For young and inexperienced juniors

Yellow: Easy - For juniors with a little experience

Orange: Moderately Easy - For more experienced juniors and inexperienced seniors.

Light Green: Moderately Hard - For experienced juniors

Short Green: Hard

Green: Hard

Blue: Hard

Long Orange: Moderately Easy 130m Suitable for less experienced but fit adults.

Brown: Hard

Black: Hard

All course lengths subject to final controlling.


Terrain Description

Heavily pitted ancient deciduous woodland, with an extensive path network. The area is disected by 2 valleys. There are also some open areas.

Long Orange, Green, Blue and Brown courses cross a very heavily used Mountain Bike Trail once, at a point where the cyclists tend to slow down. Please cross with care and do not run on or cross the trail at any other point.

Dog restrictions

Dogs under control on the courses. Please clear up any mess.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Guy Patterson guypatterson@hotmail.co.uk

Planner: Chris Burden

Controller: tba

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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