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Final Details
 

Judy Woods (Royds Hall)

24 February 2019

YHOA Super League Level C

Prize giving for YHOA Night League, YHOA Super League and YHOA Urban League.

 

Directions: Signed from the A641 between Brighouse and Bradford.

Assembly and Parking: Appleton Academy, Woodside Rd, Wyke, Bradford BD12 8AL. Access via High Fernley Road. Streetmap.

Terrain: A mature, generally runnable woodland following a river valley with sections of bell pits and the remnants of a 19th century track way. Popular with local dog walkers. Not all tracks and paths on the ground will be mapped and they can move. These woods are notable for fine beech trees – planted up to 200 years ago – as the best wood for bobbins but now a blessing for Orienteers as they allow little undergrowth. There are many bell pits, and also the remnants of a late 19th century trackway that carried coal from a pit near Norwood Green to Low Moor Iron Works, powered by a stationary steam engine at each end of the track. An ancient main road from Bradford to Halifax crosses the woods.   Some areas around the bell pits are steep, but short and can be slippery.

History: The woods have been given the name they are known as locally.  They are named after Judy North who had a pleasure garden in the 19th century.  Judy sold ginger beer, parkin pigs and sticks of spice "stick o' Judy" to visitors.  She died in 1870 and the house was demolished.  The woods are now owned and managed by Bradford MBC. 

Map:1:7500, 5m contours.

Registration: 10am to 12pm

Entries on Day: £8 adults, (£10 if you are not a member of British Orienteering).

£4 juniors/students/newcomers.

There will be no White course but Yellow course maps will be available to look at in Registration and at the start.

Hired Si Cards: These are £1

Should you lose your SI card or fail to return it, you will be charged the full price of a replacement £30

SIAC enabled punching: Controls will be SIAC enabled. All competitors must punch the finish control and download as soon as possible.

Shadowing Juniors: Juniors may be shadowed. To remain competitive, any adult who shadows a junior must have completed their run beforehand.

Courses:

Course Distance km Climb m Controls Men Women
Black 8.5 300 29 M21  
Brown
7.4 225 25 M35, M40  
Short Brown
6.3 205 24 M18, M20, M45, M50 W21
Blue
5.7 200 21 M16, M55, M60 W35 W40
Short Blue
5.1 150 17 M65 W18 W20 W45 W50
Green
4.4 100 17 M70 W16 W55 W60
Short Green
3.3 95 13 M75, M80, M85, M90 W65 W70
Very Short Green
2.9 70 12   W75 W80 W85 W90
Light Green
3.8 100 15 M14 W14
Orange
3.0 85 13 M12 W12
Yellow
1.9 60 9 M10 W10

Individuals will score only in their age class, even if they run up or down.  Individuals under 10 and over 80 can compete, but will be treated as M/W10 or M/W80 respectively.
We have provided all the courses required but in view of the time of year and potential for bad weather, along with the physical limitations of the area the three longest courses are slightly shorter than guidelines.

Start Times: 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Start and finish: 800m from assembly. No allocated start times - 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 and example maps will be available in the start lanes. Text descriptions for Yellow courses. It is your responsibility to ensure you pick up the correct map.

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.
Whistles recommended and cagoules may be compulsory depending on the weather. Lone competitors must leave their car keys and complete the section of the entry form with car registration number.
All competitors must punch the Start and Finish Controls and download as soon as possible at the end of their run whether they have completed the course or not.

Please be aware of pedestrians,dog walkers/dogs/other competitors/mountain bikers.

All competitors must download as soon as possible at the end of their run whether they have completed the course or not.

First Aid: Members of EPOC who have completed First Aid training.

Hospitals: Bradford Royal Infirmary. Duckworth Lane, Bradford BD9 6RJ. 01274 542200.

All courses close at 14.30pm. If you feel you could be a long time please arrive early!

Organiser: Jean Lochhead
Planner: Rod Shaw
Controller: David Morgan

Results & Updates: EPOC web site www.eastpennineoc.org.uk

Photography policy You are welcome to take photographs or record video at this event, but please respect people’s privacy and avoid photography close to first-aid and toilet facilities, or in areas where runners are changing. Photographs may be posted on the internet.  If there are particular reasons why an individual should not be photographed, please discuss the issue with the organiser in advance of the event.
Report any concerns about inappropriate photography to the event organiser.

YHOA Super League, Urban League and Night League presentation

Mugs for the 2018 YHOA Superleague, 2018 YHOA Urban League and 2018/2019 YHOA Night League will be at the EPOC event on Sunday 24 Feb.  The presentation will start at about 12.45 and will be near to registration.  If you cannot stay and you have won a mug, please collect it before 12.45, or later if you are still out running when the presentation takes place.  If you are a winner not coming to the event, perhaps you could ask a club member to collect your mug for you.  There will be a place near registration where mugs can be collected.  There is a mug for all YHOA first, second and third places in each class in each league, where runners have completed at least 2 events in that league.  These are YHOA places not counting runners from outside YHOA.  There will be lists at the event to check, but results can also be seen on the YHOA website.  The final Night League positions will not be available until after the last event on 16 Feb.

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