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Regional Event & Yvette Baker Trophy Heat at Sandall Beat

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Sun 15th May 2016 Start Times 10:30 - 12:30

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Hope you enjoyed the flat lands of Sandall Beat.  Enough features in the forest to make for interesting courses thanks to good planning from Dean Field, ably controlled by Clive Wilson with organisation from Lucy Wiegand assisted by all our volunteers.  Thank you to all of you for your efforts.

Results and splits are available above.  Yvette Baker results are available on the 'Other' link (or here).  Congratualations to the SYO juniors.

Some of you may be aware that we had a couple of control problems early on.  Control 61 was un-responsive when the controller arrived so we programmed a new one, checked it and got out in the forest. However competitors found that it wasn't working again.  Joe Woodley volunteered to take a new box out and finally we had a working 61.  Good to see that you were all punching your maps...  Hopefully you weren't delayed too much by remembering how pin punches worked!

We also lost control 73 early on, this was only used on the Light Green course.  We got a new box out as quick as possible.  Given the level of the event we have decided that the fairest option available to us is to remove the legs into and out of the control.  There has been a debate recently about having to void the whole course in the case of missing or incorrectly placed controls.  However as this control was close to the end of the course we think there would would have been minimal impact to competitors who did find the control missing.

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Event Information

A level C event with courses from White - Blue. Includes the regional heat for the Yvette Baker Trophy.


Sandall Beat, Doncaster. Follow signs to Doncaster racecourse. Signed from the A18 500m NE of the roundabout with the A638.   Post code DN2 6BB.  Google Maps

Terrain & Map

Fast runnable forest with plenty of gully / ditch features and Rhododendron / holly bushes providing plenty of spot features. A good path network provides for appropriate junior courses. Terrain will be fast and the area not large enough to allow for an appropriate winning time Brown, so courses capped at Blue.

Map: Updated by Dave Peel (2016). 1:5000 no contours!


Registration: 10:00 - 12:00
Starts anytime from 10:30 - 12:30
Courses Close: 14:40

Updated by Dave Peel (2016). 1:5000 no contours!


Adults £8 (£6 for members of an orienteering club)
Juniors / Students £3
Families £19 (£15 for members of an orienteering club)
Second runs etc. will cost an additional £1
If you would like to go around in a group you would just pay for one entry, plus £1 for each extra map.
If you do not have an SI card (dibber) you will have to hire one for £1.  Lost SI cards will be charged at £30.

Orienteering Courses Available

If you complete a course and there is still time you are welcome to try another.

Competitors take part at their own risk. Large drainage ditches should be crossed with care and the railway is out of bounds and to be crossed only by the bridge.
All courses are open to all. The rules of the YBT are a bit complex, read them on the British  orienteering website or we will have a copy on the day if you are unsure which class your children should enter.

Course Normal Age classes for YBT Distance Technical Level Who is it for?
White   1.8km
14 Controls
1 The easiest course and a great place for children to start.  The course is entirely on paths and each time you have to make a decision - which path to take, there will be a control point.
Yellow M/W10
+ some M/W12s
14 Controls
2 The next step up and a good place for teenagers etc. to start.  The course will use paths but also other line features - Fences, streams etc.
It will also no longer have a control every time you need to decide where you are going. For example you may need to make a couple of turns on paths between controls
Orange Any M/W12
+ some M/W14/16
17 Controls

Harder still, the Orange course introduces:

  • Choosing routes - e.g. should I go round the paths to the left or right
  • Using 'Point Features' as control sites
  • Basic use of a compass
Light Green Any M/W14
+ some M/W 16/18
21 controls

Ideal for improvers  The navigation difficulty increases and you start to use simple contours and point features and route choice.

Green Any M/W18 or under 5km
22 Controls
4 As hard as the area will allow.  This course and the two blue courses will be of similar technical difficulty but increase in length
Short Blue   6.1km
25 Controls
Blue   7.3km
28 Controls

Other Information

Dogs are wellcome


Organiser:        Lucy Wiegand (SYO)    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Planners:          Dean Field  (SYO)
Controller:       Clive Wilson   (SYO)

Venue Details

Flat but attractive runnable woodland.

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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