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YHOA Championships

A National event at Big Moor

On Sun 13th Jan 2013


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Description

18th January. YHOA championship results updated to current a couple of errors; apologies. PG

15th January  Results of YHOA championships added (see "Other" above).  We are sorry we were unable to hold a prizegiving.  We hope to be able to do so at the Middle Distance UK Orienteering League event at Tankersley on 10th February

14th January The snow is 10-15cm over the area today; we were very lucky with the weather. British Orienteering update now done (see "ranking points" above). Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to provide missing membership numbers or with any other queries.

13th January.  21:47 Provisional results now up.  22:19 Splitsbrowser, RouteGadget and controller's comments now added.  22:50 Planner's comments added to comments file 

Venue Details

Since 2011 the managers, Eastern Moors Partnership, have removed sheep and introduced highland cattle to Big Moor.  These cattle will eat tussock-grass, so the runnability of the moor is gradually improving. 

Big Moor was used for Northern Championships in 2010. It is a large area with open moorland,  the gritstone edges of Frggatt and Curbar and the steep, wooded slopes below the edges having good rock and contour detail. Runnability is variable, particularly on the open moorland. Although much of the moor is runnable and there is little heather, there are some areas of heavy-going tussocks in the middle of Big Moor.  Courses are generally planned to avoid these.  Deer and cattle trods can often be found to speed going.

Safety & risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. If a competitor has a pre-existing medical condition that they think should be declared, please complete a medical form at enquiries. The sealed envelope will only be opened in an emergency.

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