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Rothwell Country Park & John O'Gaunt Night Score

Night Score League Race 2

Wed 01 November, 2023

Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race, Score, Night


Adjusted Results  

Pre Event Info

45 minute score or 60 min score

Mass start at 19:00

Safety Information

Headtorch and hi-viz required.

Juniors to be accompanied by adults as crossing of 30 mph roads required.

Please take care when crossing roads and give way to residents.

I'd gratefully welcome any volunteers to collect in controls at the end of the event. 4 volunteers would mean 4 controls each and hence a relatively quick job.

Directions / Parking

Parking in Rothwell Country Park car park (finally open again after many years of being locked off).

From the A639 Leeds to Pontefract Road turn north at the traffic lights at the junction with First Avenue. This leads into Bullough Lane. Follow Bullough Lane down as far as you can go to the car park, approximately 750m from the traffic lights.

Buses 140, 141 and 168 from Leeds

Woodlesford railway station - 2k walk by the shortest route through the Country Park.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 18:30 - 18:55

Mass start 19:00

Entry Details

Please enter in advance via Race Sign Up

Entry on the day via Racesignup before 18:00 or contactless payment, cash payment or Helper Voucher.

ALL COMPETITORS please complete your details on the race registration form at the payment position. Most importantly your contact phone number, for safety and insurance purposes even if you have entered via Race Signup. This is so that we know who actually starts as we do not us SI timing at these events.

Course Information

Choose between 45 min or 60 min score

There will be a Course A and a Course B, which you can exchange once atany time of your choosing.

Each course will have 8 controls within the Country Park each worth 20 points, and 5 controls within the Urban area, each worth 10 points. The controls in the Country Park will be marked by a normal orienteering kite and code. The Urban controls will all be lampposts. Your map will show the large number on each lamppost that you need to find.

There is a large agricultural field seperating the urban area from the park, which is currently planted with crops. Please only cross it by the one path shown on the map.

Terrain Description

The area comprises Rothwell Country Park and the urban area of John O'Groats.

The Country Park was created at the Millenium on the site of Rothwell Colliery. Many blocks of woodland were planted within fenced enclosures. These areas of woodland are steadily progressing into the open areas, as the area rewilds. Many of the fences have been removed, or fallen into decay, but most have been left on the map, as it has not been possible to check yet how many still actually exist. The corner posts by and large are still in existence.

The map has been updated from Lidar data and a partial resurvey has been undertaken using ISSproM 2019. The scale unusually is 1:5500.

Dog restrictions

On a tight lead please.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Chris Burden

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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