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Final Details

Hebden Bridge Urban Event

Sunday 21 July 2019

YHOA Urban League incorporating NWOA Urban League


Terrain: Hebden Bridge is located in the steep sided Upper Calder Valley. During the seventies and eighties, the town was populated by a mixture of artists, writers, photographers, musicians, alternative practitioners and New Age activists.  More recently it has become a tourist destination and grown into a desirable place to live, being on the edge of lovely countryside and moorland. 
Hebden Bridge is 4.5 miles east of Todmorden and 8.5 miles from Halifax and only 1.6 miles further west along the A646 from Mytholmroyd.
It has many small independent shops and there are many cafes and restaurants.
Longer courses will visit the village of Heptonstall a step back in time with original weavers cottages, cobbled streets and old churches, well worth a visit after the event.          

Map: 1:5000 New Map Surveyed and drawn by Richard Payne 2019.

Registration: will be in Riverside Junior School, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EE. Streetmap
Unfortunately, there is no parking for competitors at the school. There is a car park adjacent to the school with number plate recognition, which is for helpers only. If you do not have a pass the fine will arrive automatically! A map of car parks and extra toilets will be in the final details.

Directions: From Halifax take A646 for about 8.5 miles passing through Mytholmroyd to Hebden Bridge centre. Holme Street is on the left just before you cross the river. Signed from the main road in Hebden Bridge. From Todmorden take A646 for 4.5 miles, cross the river and Holme Street is the first turning on the right, signed. 

Dogs: No dogs in the school or school car park. 

EOD Fees: 
Senior £8.00 (non BO members £10.00)
Juniors and newcomers £4.00
50p for each additional map on course 7
SI Hire £1.  Lost or not returned dibbers £30.
Registration: 9.30 to 10.30 Hebden Bridge can be busy on a Sunday so starts are earlier than normal.
Starts: 10.00 to 12.00
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 their car keys at enquiries and complete the entry form with their car registration no.
All competitors must download as soon as possible at the end of their run whether they have completed the course or not.

Electronic punching: Controls will be SIAC enabled.  
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 (dibber) 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 registration and via the EPOC website www.eastpennineoc.org.uk 
COURSE DETAILS:  In acccordance with BO recommendations to be confirmed as soon as possible

Course Distance km Climb m Controls Men Women
1 Black       Men Open (M18-M35)  
2 Brown
      Veteran Men (M40+) Women Open (W18-W35)
3 Blue
      Super Veteran Men (M55+) Veteran Women (W40+)
4 Green
      Ultra Veteran Men (M65+) Super Veteran Women (W55+)
5 Short Green
      Hyper Veteran Men (M75+)

Womens Ultra Vets (W65+)

Womens Hyper Vets (W75+)

6 Light Green
      Junior Men (M16-) Junior Women (W16-)
7 Yellow
      Junior Men (M12-) Junior Women (W12-)

Acknowledgements: Riverside Junior School.  Calderdale Council.
Organiser: Jean Lochhead EPOC email Jean
Planner:     Richard Payne EPOC
Controller: Judith Wood PFO

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