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Sherburn-in-Elmet Urban

Yorkshire Urban League Event

Sun 17 March, 2024

Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race, Urban

Regional Urban. Afternoon event.

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Pre Event Info

Safety Information

All runners should take extreme care to watch out for pedestrians in the area and children in the parks and open spaces.

Mostly quiet residential roads. The main roads are mapped as "busy" - these are still 30mph but extra caution should be taken

Vest and shorts are fine, temperature permitting.

Directions / Parking

Event Centre is the Eversley Park Centre.

Postcode LS25 6BA

W3W: ///senders.mows.drilled

Please consider travelling by public transport. The event centre is equidistant from Sherburn-in-Elmet and South Milford railway stations offering access from Leeds, York and beyond.

South Milford station is 1 mile from event centre. Hourly trains from Leeds at 13:54 and 14:55 . Trains from Selby at 13:48, 14:44 and 15:47 taking 10 minutes. Simply walk north up the main road and the event centre is on your left after Aldi.

Sherburn-in-Elmet station is also 1 mile from the event centre. The most appropriate train leaves York at 13:56 taking 16 minutes. You can also travel from Hull and intermediate stations on the service leaving Hull at 14:21.

There are no buses on Sundays.

Travelling by car: Officials & helpers parking only at the Eversley Park Centre.

Map of car parks here - Free parking in the two main car parks listed, and other parking locations indicated with a small 'p'

Registration & Start Times

Note non-standard start window

Registration from 14:15-15:50

Starts from 14:30 to 16:00

Courses close at 17:30pm which means that you need to be back at download by then, please choose an early start time if you need extra time.

Toilets for competitors will be available in the Eversley Park Centre.

We hope to have tea and coffee available post race, and maybe some cake!

Entry Details

Entry will be via Fabian4 via the above link - Entries are now open. FIRST CLOSING DATE IS MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY10th MARCH. Late entries are available up to midnight on Thursday 14th March at EOD prices (maps availability permitting). There will be limited EOD as some maps will be kept behind for that purpose. Helpers can contact the organiser for the helper code which you enter in step 3 of the Fabian system to enable the discount. Helper team 1 is the designated one for this event. If you are thinking of entering please consider helping out contact the organiser for the helper code. A request for helpers will go out shortly.

Pre entry fees are

  • Senior BO members = £10; Senior non-BO members = £12
  • All Juniors & Students = £5

SI card hire: £1 for seniors and juniors.

EOD fees are

  • Senior BO members = £12; Senior non-BO members = £14
  • All Juniors & Students = £6

Adult newcomers who have not orienteered before: £5 Entry on Day incl. SI Card Hire. The best course for newcomers is the junior one.

£2 rebate at registration for those arriving by public transport or bike

SI card hire: £1 for seniors Free for juniors

Hired SI cards will be available to collect at download. 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 (contactless) enabled. But you must dib at the Start and at the Finish and go to Download so that we know if you have finished safely.

Competitors with standard or hired SI cards must also dib at all controls. ALSO note the info below about capacity of the SI card. We do not have any for hire that take over 30 controls.

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

Course Information

Simplified course structure to enhance race feel and ease of organisation.

Distances subject to final controlling, & optimum distances will appear here soon

Long 8.6k, 37 controls. Approx 11.2km optimum distance. A3 double sided with significant overlap

Medium 5.6k, 22 controls. Approx 7.35km optimum distance. A3 double sided with significant overlap

Short 3.5k, 15 controls. Approx 5k optimum distance. A3

Junior & Newcomer 2.6k, 18 controls. A4

The junior course is planned to 12-16 year old standard. Traffic is very light, but under 12's should be accompanied.

Enter whichever course you like, unless you wish to count for the Yorkshire Urban League, in which case the course/age category match ups are

Long: MO WO MV WV

Medium: MSV WSV MUV WUV

Short: MHV WHV

Junior & Newcomer: MYJ WYJ MJ WJ

If you are intending to run "up" for the league season, please contact the organiser.

We hope to have Live Results here


Terrain Description

Predominantly residential terrain which has expanded, and is expanding, over the decades in piecemeal fashion, leading to a variety of street patterns. The newer estates are interspersed with paths and open space. Intersected NS and EW by two main roads. Not entirely flat but nothing too strenuous.

Purple hatching indicates building sites not to be entered.

Newly mapped by Leon Foster 2022-2024 at 1:4000

Dog restrictions

Dogs welcome on a short lead, please

Contacts / Officials

Organiser : Liz and Peter Carter lizcarter150'AT'outlook.com

Planner: Leon Foster leonfoster'at'gmail.com

Controller : Richard Foster

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Important Information

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