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Middleton Woods

YHOA Night League.

Sat 25 January, 2020

Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race, Night


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This event is linked to:

Yorkshire Night League

A night orienteering competition that takes place each winter, a series of events put on by each of the large clubs in the association.

Yorkshire Night League Website

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Organiser's comments: Thank you to all who helped put on a successful night event, in particular Tony Thornley who undertook the Nell Bank co-ordination and who was the controller, Frank Kew who planned great courses with some multi-choice legs (e.g. 11 to 12 on Brown - at least three different types of routes were taken), and who had several competitors spinning around in the Nell Bank grounds (myself included), and Dan and his team at Nell Bank. David W ran SI from start to end as was one of the last to depart, despite not running himself, and Andrew and Julie collected controls once our last competitor finally checked in about 15 minutes after the courses closed. We lost at least half a dozen competitors to the Edinburgh Big Weekend or illness, but I would be intrigued to have any other feedback as to why entries were down on the usual AIRE YHOA night event, especially in the context of the highest New Year's Day event turnout for eight years and 280 runners competing at Bramley Fall. Thank you again to everyone, and the winter night league continues this Wednesday at Northcliffe; our next big event is on 16 Feb on Harden Moor. David (

Lost property: One pair of medium sized, well worn, black Thinsulate fluffy gloves: email David, the organiser, if they are yours:

Pre Event Info

Yorkshire Night League race at Middleton Woods, Ilkley

Runnable woodland with rock and contour detail

Please bring your dibber to registration, as this will speed up the entry process!

FINAL DETAILS (@12.1.20)

YHOA Night League Rules

Please car share. Parking at Nell Bank is limited.

Directions / Parking

Approaching from the East turn right at the central traffic lights in Ilkley, and right again after you cross the River Wharfe, into Denton Road.

Parking and Assembly are at the Nell Bank Centre, on the left 900m down the road.

Parking at Nell Bank is limited. Please car share. If you do everyone should get in. Overflow car park is 800m away at Ilkley Lido.

Registration & Start Times

Registration is from 5.30 - 6.15.

Starts from 6.00 - 6.45.

Courses close promptly at 8.30 and controls will be collected shortly thereafter.

If you are likely to take a long time, please ensure that you start early please.

Entry Details

EOD only.

Seniors £10.00 (£2 reduction for BO members) Juniors & Students £4.00

SI Card Hire 50p

Course Information

Long, Medium, and Short courses will be provided.

In the event of possible severe weather, please check for information about possible cancellation, or phone the organiser.

Please make sure that you bring suitable clothing - thermal layers, waterproofs, hat, gloves,etc to cope with whatever the weather throws at us. Shoes with good grips are essential.

Carrying a whistle is strongly advised.

Remember that you must download even if you retire from your course.

Terrain Description

Runnable, but in places muddy, woodland with a good path network, and some contour and rock detail

Dog restrictions

No dogs in the Nell Bank Centre.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: David Alcock 07989 563588

Planner: Frank Kew

Controller: Tony Thornley

Important Information

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