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Elland Urban Event

Elland Urban Event

YHOA Urban League

Sunday 24 March 2019

04/01/19

Elland received a Royal Charter 700 years ago to hold a weekly market and be classed officially as a market town. Elland is home to The Rex Cinema, one of Britains's oldest surviving purpose-built picture houses; and an impressive selection of family-run shops gives Elland town centre a homely appeal. Victoria Mills in nearby Greetland houses Andy Thornton's, an Aladdin's cave of architectural antiques, some much larger than others, together with some great independent restaurants. Greetland is also the official start of the Calderdale Way.

Terrain:Normal Urban Terrain with no woodland. Finishing in Parkland 400m from assembly.
Map: 1:5000 - Surveyed and drawn by Richard Payne 2015 and updated 2019.
Car Parking & Assembly: at Brooksbank  School, Victoria Road, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0QG. Streetmap Link
Directions: From M62 eastbound leave at Jct 24. Take 1st left signed Blackley - down hill for 1 mile. At crossroads turn right (Victoria Road).
From M62 westbound leave motorway and proceed 400m to roundabout - go all the way round and come back on yourself towards the motorway going straight on under the motorway and follow the Blackley sign as above.
From Halifax direction take A629 signposted Huddersfield. The road becomes dual carriageway and you can take the first turn left signposted Elland. However, unless you are following the attached “Streetmap” or navigate with little boxes it would be easier to go all the way up the hill to the roundabout and follow signs to M62 under the motorway and then follow the Blackley sign as above.
From Huddersfield take A629. At the Ainley Top Roundabout follow signs to M62 and then under the motorway following Blackley sign as above.
Dogs: No dogs in the school grounds
Fees: 
Senior,  £8.00 (non BO members £10.00)
Juniors; £4.00
 50p for additional maps on course 7
EOD: £8.00 (non BO members £10.00)

Assembly, Registration, Toilets and Start are at the rear of Brooksbank School. Leave Car Park on to Victoria Road and follow tapes around the building.
Registration: 10.00 to 12.00
Starts: 10.30 to 12.30
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. Competitors will be responsible for their own safety.
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 quiet residential streets.

Control Sites: Controls are SIAC enabled.
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 

Course Details: subject to final controlling.

Course Distance Climb m Controls Men Women
1
      Men Open   (M18-35)  
2
      Veteran Men  (M40+) Women Open   (W18-35)
3
      Super Veteran Men   (M55+) Veteran Women   (W40+)
4
      Ultra Veteran Men   (M65+) Super Veteran Women   (W55+)
5
        Ultra Veteran Women   (W65+)
Hyper Veteran Women (W75+)
6
      Junior Men   (M16-)> Junior Women   (W16-)
7
      Young Junior Men   (M12-) Young Junior Women  (W12-)

Acknowledgements: Calderdale MBC, Brooksbank School, Elland Residents and park users. 
Officials:  
Organiser: Jean Lochhead
Planner:    Neil Croasdell
Controller:

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