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Halifax Urban Event Final Details

Halifax, Calderdale

YHOA Urban League

Halifax Urban Event. Sunday 22nd February 2015

Final Details 12/02/14


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EPOC are pleased to invite you to orienteer around the varied and historic urban environment of Halifax.

Organiser: Jean Lochhead (EPOC) 01484 687030
Planner: Andy Thorpe(EPOC)
Controller: Charlie Adams (SYO)


Directions: Ravenscliffe School HX3 0RZ is signed from the junction of New Lane/Skircoat Green roads. Parking/Assembly is in the grounds of Ravenscliffe School. Enquiries, start, finish, download, results and toilets will all be in this area. Streetmap Link


No Dogs in School grounds, if you have a dog there is a lot of parking on nearby roads.

Directions from the M62
Leave the Motorway at Junction 24 and take the A629 towards Halifax for 4 miles passing MacDonalds/Shell SS at the bottom of a steep hill (Salterhebble). At the top of the hill turn left in front of the Calderdale Royal hospital along Dudwell Lane for 1km (passing A & E on right!) until you see “Standard of Freedom” pub. Bear right in front of flats. Look out for Ravenscliffe School sign and Orienteering sign.
From Halifax Centre take A629 signed Huddersfield for 2km. Look out for Calderdale Royal Hospital on right and turn right at next Traffic Lights on to Dudwell Lane then as above.

EOD only: £7.00 (Non BOF Members £9.00) Juniors £2.00

Starts: 10:30 - 12.30,  50m East of the assembly area.
 There will be an open punching start. Start officials will organise queues behind each course start at -3 minutes and release people at 1 minute intervals.  Loose control descriptions will be available at registration. 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.

Course Closing Time: 1:30pm

Finish:  Adjacent to the Start area

Safety:  While 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.
Please be aware of all traffic, pedestrians 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. Wet Yorkshire cobbles are very slippery. 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 the course or not.
The Junior courses are planned to minimise road crossing and use parkland and quiet residential streets.

Terrain: Urban Orienteering consisting of ginnels, yards, Victorian parkland, terraced streets, alleyways and modern suburban estates. Hilly, of course.

The ISSOM forbidden crossing symbol for fences, walls, buildings and vegetation must be adhered to.

Map: New map 2014/15 by Richard Payne, EPOC. 1:5000 with 5m contours. ISSOM standard symbols. Map size 45x32 cm. Additional symbol X = man made feature such as seat or bus stop. All maps are printed on waterproof paper and will not be bagged. Maps will not be collected at the finish but please do not show your map to other competitors who have yet to run.
Control Sites: All control sites will be marked with a conventional kite. The SI unit and kite  will be attached with a wire gripple.
Electronic punching: SportIdent equipment is being used. SI cards are available for hire for £1.

SI Download: After punching the finish control you must download as soon as possible and 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 (£30). 

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 assembly area and via the EPOC website www.eastpennineoc.org.uk 

Clothing: Footwear choice to take into account slippery cobbles and pavements. There will be no arm and leg cover requirements.
Clothing Dump: Not provided, as the starts, finish and assembly are all close to each other. A small tent is available adjacent to Registration for bags at owners risk.

Drinks: Please bring your own.
Toilets: Two Portable units will be in the assembly area.
First Aid: Members of EPOC who have completed First Aid training.
Hospitals: Calderdale Royal Hospital is within 5 mins of the assembly area and has a full A&E department, which you will pass on the way to Ravenscliffe School.
String Course:  None.

Course Distance Climb Controls



1 8.5k 130m

19 controls

Men Open   (M18-35)


2 6.7k 120m

17 controls

Veteran Men  (M40+)

Women Open   (W18-35)

3 5.2k 85m

15 controls

Super Veteran Men   (M55+)

Veteran Women   (W40+)

4 4.4k 70m

15 controls

Ultra Veteran Men   (M65+)

Super Veteran Women   (W55+)

5 3.7k 60m

13 controls


Ultra Veteran Women   (W65+)

6 3.0k 60m

12 controls

Junior Men   (M16-)

Junior Women   (W16-)

7 1.5k 15m

11 controls

Young Junior Men   (M12-)

Young Junior Women  (W12-)


Acknowledgements: Calderdale MBC. Ravenscliffe High School, Residents, Town and park users.

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