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Fixby And Bradley Woods

15 March 2020

Compass Sport Cup/Trophy Heat

Event Details

 

Assembly: Deighton Sports Centre, Huddersfield HD2 1JP. Streetmap

Due to the many routes that can be used to reach Deighton Sports Centre we do not intend to sign routes from the main roads but the entrance to the driveways of both car parks will be signed. Please use Sat Nav and the attached Streetmaps.
There is a Restriction on Numbers that can be inside the Sports Centre at one time, as it is not that big and we are sharing with other users. We have negotiated a limit of 175 orienteers at a time and hope that this will not prove too onerous to comply with.
There are toilets inside the Sports Centre but to help with the numbers there will be 4 Portoloos in Car Park A. There will be no toilets at Car Park B.
There is no café on site at the Sports Centre but please support the YHOA Junior squad who will be selling Cakes and Drinks in Car Park A.

There will be opportunity of a shower. Try not to clog the drains!

Car Parking:

Car Park A:  We are expecting 650 competitors and whilst there is a large car parking area adjacent to the Sports Centre we strongly suggest that competitors make arrangements to travel together to avoid a walk back from Car Park B.

Car Park B: This car park will be for Large Camper vans and Coaches (of the wheeled variety).  Coaches can drop off at the entrance driveway to the Sports Centre and then drive to Car Park B, which is 1600mts away, 3mins by Porsche and involves a 20% incline. Streetmap

Terrain: Bradley and Fixby are 4 small woods connected by paths and roads. The woods are generally deciduous and have many small paths especially in the east. Some parts especially in the centre have good contour features. There are significant areas of brambles but courses avoid the worst patches where possible. Many courses will have routes through built up areas.

Runnability: Competitors must obey normal urban event rules and avoid all Olive Green areas such as private gardens. The longer courses will cross a busy dual carriageway twice. There will be a 2 minute timed out crossing each way. This has been tested on a number of occasions and is adequate. Many paths are seasonable but generally visibility is good. Runnability is subject to brambles and young saplings. The short courses are restricted to the Eastern area. This wood has a dense footpath network. As a result we feel it is impossible to plan a White course to BOF guidelines and as such we shall only offer an easy Yellow.

Club Tents and run in to Finish:  We have applied for permission to use an adjacent field for the run in where there will be room for club tents.  Look out for further updates.

Entries: Entry fees are £12/£5 to be paid by each club directly to EPOC.

Entries are through club captains only and there will be no entry on day.

SIAC Punching: Controls will be SIAC enabled.

Download: Will be upstairs inside the Sports centre.

Competition Shoes have to be left in the porch and there will be an EPOC member in attendance at all times in case an outsider actually wants to appropriate them!

Courses: Subject to final controlling:


Course No.

Compass Sport Course

BO Age Class

Distance KM

Climb M

 

1

Brown

Men Open

8.0

220

 

2

Short Brown

M20-  M40+

7.2

190

 

3

Blue Women

Women Open

6.6

155

 

4

Blue Men

M50+

6.6

170

 

5

Green Women

W20-  W45+

4.4

100

 

6

Green Men

M60+

4.0

105

 

7

Veterans Short Green

M70 + W60+

3.5

85

 

8A

Junior Men (Green)

Men 18-

4.0

105

 

8B

Junior Women (Short Green)

Women 18-

3.2

85

 

9A

Orange Men

Men 14-

2.3

55

 

9B

Orange Women

Women 14-

2.3

55

 

10

Super Vets Short Green

M80+  W70+

3.2

85

 

Non Comp

Light Green

 

3.7

80

 

Non Comp

White/Yellow Cream!

 

2.0

45

 

 

Start Times: Start times will be allocated by club captains from each clubs pre-assigned times and cannot be changed. Non Compass Sport courses will not have allocated start times but still need to be pre-entered through club captains.

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 and cagoules may be compulsory depending on the weather. 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.

Organiser: Jean Lochhead EPOC
Planner: David And Juliet Morgan EPOC
Controller: Chris Burden AIRE

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