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Brighouse & Rastrick Urban Event

Level C

Sunday 15th April 2018

Part of the YHOA Urban League 

Final Details 12.04.18 

Brighouse is a moderately-sized town within Calderdale situated on the bank of the river Calder. It has a mooring basin for the Calder and Hebble Navigation canal in the town centre. This vibrant market town offers independent and national outlets whilst remaining friendly and traditional.

Car Park:  Woodvale Office Park Brighouse (Towngate PLC)  HD6 4AB Streetmap
‘O’ Sign at junction of Bradford  Road (A641) and Thornhills Beck Lane.
Please follow the marshals instructions and park in the first car park on the left.
£1 donation to a Kirkwood Hospice - the hospice for Kirklees as requested by Towngate Plc

Please do not use the Brighouse Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre Car Parks.
Route from car park to registration at Thornhill Briggs WMC Streetmap will be taped.  The route from the Car Park to registration is 200mts and from registration to the Start is a further 700mts.

Map showing event locations

If you visit your car straight after you have finished please remember to download.

Registration: 10.00 to 12.00pm. Starts 10.30 to 12.30pm

Entry on the day only:
Entry fees    Adults £8   £2 extra for adult non-BOF members.
Students (with card) & Juniors  £3.00
Si (Dibber) Hire £1

Courses:

Course Length,km Climb,mts Controls
Urban
Category
Men Urban
Category
Women
1 Black
7.3  140 27
MO
Men Open   (M18-35)
 
2 Brown 6.4 135 27
MV
Men Vets (M40+)
WO
Women Open (W18-35)
3 Blue 5.7 120 27
MSV
Men Super Vets (M55+) 
WV
Women Vets (W40+)
4 Green 4.6 110 23
MUV
Men Ultra Vet (M65+)
WSV
Super Vet Women (W55+) 
5 Short Green 3.5 75 22 MHV Men Hyper Vets (M75+) WUV WHV Women Ultra Vets (W65+)
Women Hyper Vet (W75+)
6 Light Green 3.6 40 20 MJ Junior Men (M16-)
WJ
Junior Women   (W16-)
7 Yellow 2.7 20 16
MYJ
Young Junior Men (M12-)
WYJ
Young Junior Women  (W12-)

Courses 6 and 7 are unsuitable for unaccompanied beginners under 16.  Beginners under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/experienced orienteer.

You may enter any course although to be competitive in the YHOA urban league you need to enter the courses shown above.

Enquiries, download, results and toilets will be located in Thornhill Briggs WMC. Old La, Brighouse HD6 1UB access only via Fire escape. Streetmap
Starts: 10:30 - 12:30 The start for all courses is 700mts from registration - follow taped route. No allocated start times - punching start.

Start:
Pre start at -3 minutes.  
Loose control descriptions and example maps will be available in the start lanes.
All Courses will use IOF Standard description format.
Additional text descriptions for course 7 will be available.
It is your responsibility to ensure you pick up the correct map.

Timing System:
The event will use the Sportident timing system. All SI cards can be used at this event and all the SI control units, except for the START and FINISH, will be enabled for contactless use.
Standard SI cards (but NOT SIAC-Active cards for contactless punching) will be available for hire at registration.

Registration:
A SIAC battery check will be available at REGISTRATION. There will be NO battery test at the START.
START:
A CLEAR control unit will be available at the PRE-START. In the Start box a CHECK station will be used to check that all dibbers are cleared and to activate contactless cards. There will also be a SIAC test station to test the activation of contactless cards.
All competitors MUST punch the START unit.

FINISH:
All competitors, including those using SIAC contactless cards MUST punch the FINISH unit.
There will be a SIAC OFF station at DOWNLOAD for any competitor who has not been through the FINISH.

Course Closing Time: 14:30
Finish:  The Finish is in Wellholme park, 300mts from download in the WMC.
Safety:  Whilst we have carried out full risk assessments of the competition areas and put in place any mitigation of the risks we found, please be aware that you take part at your own risk.
The area is crossed by a major road, which runs West/East, and this is marked as out of bounds. It must be crossed via two marked underpasses and is used by all courses.

Courses will have a manned and timed 2-minute crossing point across Bradford Road towards the end of the courses. There is a Pelican crossing with controls at either side.

Juniors aged 15 and under on the day will only be allowed by British Orienteering on courses 6 and 7. Those aged 16 on the day can do any course.
Newcomers can take part in pairs and parents can accompany their children.
There will be no string course but those who are going with parents can look at a yellow map at registration.
Competitors who are travelling alone are advised to leave named car keys at enquiries. All competitors must download as soon as possible at the end of their run whether they have completed their course or not.
Terrain
The terrain will be mostly tarmac, with some parkland which after the rain is rather muddy..
Please be aware of all traffic, pedestrians, dog walkers/dogs (especially in Wellholme Park)  and other competitors. It is a good principle, to pass other runners to the left. The courses pass through all types of urban environment with a wide range of underfoot conditions with slippery surfaces when wet.
Map: Map 2014 by Richard Payne, Updated by Neil Croasdell  EPOC. 1:5000 with 5m contours. ISSOM standard symbols.
All maps are A3, printed on waterproof paper and will not be bagged.
The ISSOM forbidden crossing symbol for fences, walls, buildings and vegetation must be adhered to.
Control Sites: All control sites will be marked with a conventional kite. The SI unit and kite will be attached with a wire gripple.

SI Download: After punching the finish control you must download as soon as possible back at registration.  Hired SI cards will be collected. Should you lose your SI card, or fail to return it, you will be charged the full price of a replacement. 
Shadowing Juniors: Juniors may be shadowed. To remain competitive, any adult who shadows a junior must have completed their run beforehand.
Results:  Results will be on display in the registration area and via the EPOC website www.eastpennineoc.org.uk as soon as possible after the event.

Storthes Hall: If you did not collect your mug at the YHOA Middle Distance Champs on 28 January, Mugs can be collected at this event.

The bar will be open at 12 pm..
First Aid: Members of EPOC who have completed First Aid training.
Nearest Hospital: Calderdale Royal Hospital HX3 0PW.
Acknowledgements: Calderdale MBC, Towngate PLC, Thornhill Briggs WMC. 

Organiser: Jean Lochhead 
Planner: Neil Croasdell EPOC
Controller: David Morgan EPOC

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