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Airienteers, Orienteering in Airedale and Wharfedale and Leeds and Bradford

Woodhouse Ridge

Final Event in the Saturday Return of Orienteering Series

Sat 08 May, 2021

Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race


Results   Routegadget  

When I checked control sites in early April, the ground was perfectly dry with little vegetation, - a world away from today's wet bluebells and wild garlic turning the forest floor to teflon. To make things worse, wet stone paving and cobbles meant that even the urban section was slippy. A lot of people came back quite muddy, but no injuries (as far as I know).

I tried to plan the courses to make the fastest route be straight through the woods, with a hilly start tiring you out to make the urban section harder, before a final hill to finish off. The urban section had a couple of route choices which I hope made you have to think a bit, and keeping good direction on the slope was necessary to avoid time losses.

Well done to everyone who turned out despite the weather - hopefully we'll have a nicer day at Middleton next week.


Pre Event Info

Long, Medium, Short and Junior Courses

Directions / Parking

Please where possible use public transport.

Parking is roadsde on roads North of Woodhouse Lane. Please take note of any parking restrictions, and park considerately in respect of local residents.

Assembly is in a semi-open area on the north side of Woodhouse Street

Start and Finish are nearby.

Only share private vehicle transport to and from the event with other members of your household or social bubble, as defined by current NHS guidelines.

Please maintain social distancing of 2m throughout and ensure you do not gather in groups, however small.

Registration & Start Times

No EOD. Start time pre-allocated 11.00-12.00. Select your start time when you enter.

Please maintain 2m social distance. Avoid coming to the start too early, and avoid gathering in groups, before or after your run.

Currently there may be 2 starters per minute.

Hand sanitiser will be available at the start/finish.

Entry Details

Pre-entry only. Entries close at 21.00 on Wednesday 5th May

Please pre-enter using the following link. Entry Form

Seniors £4. Juniors and Students £2 SI card hire £!

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 14 day 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 known Covid 19 case.
  • If you have been advised to stay at home by a Health Care professional.
  • Follow National and Regional advice about travel.

Those who are at higher risk to pay particular care in decision to attend. Over 70’s are to be aware that they are at higher risk.

Course Information

Map: Orienteering Sprint map 1:5000 Updated in 2020.


Long: 5.6k 120m

Medium: 4.7k 100m

Short: 3.8k 80m

Junior: 2.4k 30m

The courses are roughly half and half urban/in the woods, and the slopes will be slippy if wet. The fastest route will go direct through the woods, although there is generally a slower path option. Competitors intending to run off path are recommended to wear shoes with good grip and long trousers.

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

Terrain Description

Urban and woodland

Dog restrictions

Under tight control please

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Paul Pruzina

Important Information

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