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Bowden Housteads at Bowden Housteads

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Thu 22nd May 2014


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Results avilable above.  Almost contrinuous rain all evening deterred most from coming; thanks to John Franklin for all his work and to those who came to enjoy his courses.

Parking:                 The start is approximately 250m from the SW end of Handsworth Avenue. Please park on nearby roads with due regard for the needs of residents.

                                Postcode: S9 4BW, GR: SK395872, Lat/long: 53.380513, -1.407878.

Travel:                   The area is located about 5km east of Sheffield town centre.

                              By car: From the section of the B6200 between the A630 and A6102, turn SW into Handsworth Avenue immediately south of the bridge over the railway.

                                By public transport: Darnall rail station is roughly 1km from registration depending on the approach route. The area is also served by buses.

Times:                   Registration:                        17:45 - 18:45       

                                Starts:                                    18:00 - 19:00

                            Courses close:                      20.00 prompt.

Courses:               Subject to final planning – Short 1.9km; 45m climb; 11 controls.

-  Medium 3.2km; 95m climb; 14 controls.

-  Long 4.8km; 120m climb; 23 controls.

                                 

Fees:                      Adults £4

                                Juniors/Students £2

                                Families £9 (2 seniors and up to 4 children)

                                SI card hire: £1                    Lost SI card fee:  £30

Punching

System:                 SportIdent.

Map:                 1:5,000 with 2.5m contours.   Area mapped by Marcus Pinker in 2010 based on a previous survey by Ray Waight; minor updates by Charles Hird in October 2013.

Terrain:                  These ancient woodlands are split by the A57 and A630 into 3 parts joined by footbridges.

                                The woods have a variety of trees dominated by Oak and Beech and are crossed by several streams, notably Car Brook which runs N-S.

                            It also has a number of open areas, mostly rough.

                            There is a good track and path network including part of the Trans-Pennine Trail.

Safety:                   Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.

The area is used by dog-walkers and mountain bikers.

Venue Details

Runnable deciduous woodland and a variety of open and semi-open areas.  Several stream valleys provide contour detail.  It is split into three parts by the Sheffield Parkway and A57, but footbridges mean this doesn't have a negative impact on course planning. Map resurveyed and updated to ISOM 2017-2 by Ian Cooper in 2019.

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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