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Penistone Hill and Haworth Town

Aire Valley Town and Country Weekend - Yorkshire Orienteering Superleague Event

Sun 05 September, 2021

Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race

Yorkshire Superleague Event

Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

Parking is at Penistone Hill Country Park, signed from Moorside Lane (between Oxenhope and Stanbury). Please park in the parking area at the end of the track as directed by marshalls.

Please note that there is no entry possible from Upper Marsh Lane/Field Head Lane

At the time of writing the approach tracks are particularly potholed and require driving with care. Hopefully some remedial work may occur before the event.

Registration & Start Times

Currently there will be no on the day registration. Start times will be from 10.30-12.30

Entry Details

This event may be pre-entry only, depending on covid restrictions at the time. For now the following applies

Pre-entry only: via this link .......

Please enter by midnight on Monday 30th August

British Orienteering Senior members £8 Non members £10 (In the event of Entry on the Day being possible the BO senior members EOD fee will be £10 and non-members £12)

Juniors and Students £4

White and Yellow Course: Juniors Free: Seniors £4.00

Orange and Long Orange: Seniors £4.00

SI card hire £1

Hired SI cards must be ordered when you enter. They will be available to collect at Download. 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. After your run they must be left in a box beside the splits printer.

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.

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 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 have not completed the quarantine period.
  • You are currently undergoing Covid19 testing, and awaiting 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.
  • 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.

    Yorkshire Superleague

    Yorkshire Superleague Rules

    You can enter any course you wish to be competitive, but these are the standard Superleague courses and age-classes for this event:

    Black: M21

    Brown: W21 - M20, M35, M40, M45

    Blue: W20, W35, W40, W45 - M16, M18, M50, M55, M60

    Green: W16, W18, W50, W55, W60 - M65, M70

    Short Green: W65+ - M75+

    Light Green: W14 - M14

    Orange: W12 - M12

    Yellow: W10 - M10

    Long Orange: not a Superleague course, best for senior runners with little navigational experience

    White: not a Superleague course, best for the youngest juniors


    Course Information

    1:5000 map using ISSprOM 2019. White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green and Short Green courses will just have a map of Penistone Hill. All other courses will have a merged map of Penistone Hill and Haworth.

    Penistone Hill Survey and Cartography by Tony Thornley. Updated 2021. Haworth Survey and Cartography by Chris Burden. Extended and updated 2021. Maps merged by Tony Thornley.

    White: ?k ?m Very Easy - For young and inexperienced juniors

    Yellow: ?k ?m Easy - For juniors with a little experience

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

    Light Green: ?k ?m Moderately Hard - For experienced juniors

    Short Green: ?k ?m Hard

    Green: ?k ?m Hard

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

    Blue: ?k ?m Hard

    Brown: ?k ?m Hard

    Black: ?k ?m Hard

    Terrain Description

    Penistone Hill is open moorland with a lot of old quarry workings. There is a lot of heather cover. The worst of the tussocks have been avoided in course planning.

    Haworth is a busy tourist town. Please be considerate to other pedestrians and take the normal care when rounding blind corners. The map has been extended to include some open areas around the edge of town and, most importantly the linking paths to Penistone Hill.

    Dog restrictions

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

    Contacts / Officials

    Organiser: Val Gilleard 01274 551047 (before 9.00 p.m. please) vgilleard@outlook.com

    Planner: Sarah Rowell

    Controller : Peter Jones

    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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