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Fat Rascal Weekend - Morley Regional Urban Event

Fat Rascal Races - Yorkshire Urban League event

Sun 18 July, 2021

Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race, Urban

Morley Event Layout

This event is linked to:

Fat Rascal Races - Double Sprint: Cottingley and Churwell-2021-07-17

First day of the Aire Fat Rascal Weekend

A Yorkshire Urban League Event

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Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

Parking in the town centre. Best in the Council (Morrisons) Car Park off Queensway, across the road from the Start and Finish. There will be an orienteering kite at the entrance, but no parking officials.

Turn right on entering the car park and park at the end of the car park furthest from the supermarket and take note of any restrictions.

Note that the post code given on the location page is 100m to the NE of the car park entrance. The Grid Reference is more accurate.

The start is across Queensway to the right on the edge of Scatcherd Park 75m from the car park entrance. Please only go to the start when it is your allocated start time. Maintain social distancing at all times.

Toilets: There are no public toilets in Morley, and we are unable to provide portable toilets due to Covid security concerns in such a public place. If using the motorway network please use Services: M1 Wooley Edge or Leeds Skelton Lake, M62 Ferrybridge or Hartshead Moor. Otherwise use your facilities at home before departure or make your own en route arrangements. We would like to minimise the use of the supermarket facilities.

Registration & Start Times

There will be no registration.

Controls will be SIAC enabled. But you must dib at the Start and at the Finish.

Competitors with standard or hired SI cards must also dib at all controls.

Hired SI cards can be collected at the start. After your run they must be left in a box beside the splits printer.

Starts 10.30 - 12.30

Start Procedure

To avoid groups of people around the start area, please do not arrive more than 5 minutes before your allocated start time. Call-up will be 2 minutes before you start.

Please try to adhere to your allocated start time, competitors arriving early may be asked to leave the start area and come back closer to their start time. Competitors arriving late should discuss with the start team when the next start slot will be available and be prepared to leave the start area until they are within 5 minutes of their new start time.

All competitions should maintain 2m distance from other competitors and the start team, when in the start area

Please use the hand sanitiser provided before entering the start lane.

There are 2 start lanes 2m apart either side of the start box. Each lane is divided into two 1 minute boxes. You can use either lane, but only 1 person in each box

The first box contains the SI clear and check boxes on stakes, in the following order: SIAC Battery Test, Clear, Check. You need to dib these in that order for SIAC cards. For standard and hire SI cards just use Clear then Check. The second box contains the SIAC On/Off test. (Simply waft your SIAC card.)

The second box is the start line. There will be no loose control descriptions or display maps.

On start time pick up your map from the course box, taking care to ensure you only pick up one. Remember to dib at the start box.

Control Descriptions will be available for you to print from this webpage from 10th July.

Entry Details

Pre-entry only: via this link

Please try and enter by midnight on Sunday 11th July

British Orienteering Senior members £8 Non members £10

Juniors and Students £4

Yellow Course: Juniors Free: Seniors £4.00

SI card hire £1

Hired SI cards must be ordered when you enter. They will be available, bagged at the pre-start. 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.

Controls will be SIAC enabled. But you must dib at the Start and at the Finish.

Competitors with standard or hired SI cards must also dib at all controls. Hired SI cards can be collected at the start. After your run they must be left in a box beside the splits printer.

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

Covid-19 Considerations: Please do not enter or attend if:-

  • You are unwell with a cough, fever or other respiratory symptoms
  • You have been in close contact with a suspected or confirmed case of Covid 19 and are within the quarantine period.
  • You have returned from non exempt overseas country and not have completed the quarantine period.
  • You are currently undergoing Covid19 testing, until you receive a negative result and are symptom free
  • You have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace due to you being a contact of a known Covid 19 case.
  • If you have been advised to stay at home by a Health Care professional.
  • Those who are at higher risk to pay particular care in their decision to attend. Over 70’s are to be aware that they are at higher risk.

    In these uncertain times, if you have to cancel your entry you will be entitled to a full refund. Please amend your entry.

    Similarly if we have to cancel the event a refund will be available minus an administration fee.

    Course Information

    All course lengths are provisional.

    You will run approximately an extra 30% beyond the straight line lengths shown.

    You may enter the course you wish, but the event is now part of the 2021 Yorkshire Urban League. The age classes below are for eligibility for the League.

    Runners under the age of 16 on the day may only run the Yellow or Light Green Courses.

    Yellow M/W12-. 1.5k 50m climb

    Light Green M/W16- 2.3k 70m climb

    Yellow and Light Green courses partially cross and run alongside quiet roads with a 20 mph speed limit. Light Green also has a section where runners have to run on the pavement alongside a busier, 30 mph road, but do not have to cross it.

    Short Green M75+ W65+ 3.7k 60m climb

    Green M65+ W55+ 5.0k 95m climb

    Blue M55+ W40+ 6.2k 120m climb

    Brown M40+ W Open 8.0k 130m climb

    Black M Open 9.7k 170m climb

    Terrain Description

    Urban, with sections of parkland and other open areas.

    Dog restrictions

    Only under tight control. You must clear up all mess.

    Contacts / Officials

    Organiser: Guy Patterson 01132 292201 (before 9pm please)

    Assistant Organiser: Sue Stevens

    Planner: Chris Burden

    Controller: Martyn Broadest

    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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