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Outdoor City Weekender - Middle Distance Race at Hugset

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Sun 19th Mar 2017 Start Times 11:00 - 13:00

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Provisional results, winsplits, British Orienteering results and Routegadget links all now added.  Any queries to petergorvett via

23:20 Our problem with missing results has been resolved and results, winsplits and British Orienteering have been updated.  We're not sure if here is any way of updating Routegadget without losing results, so I've loaded splits to Splitsbrowser directly ("Other" above) in the interim  Sorry.

Tuesday:  One more missing result (on black) restored, so results, winsplits and British Orienteering have again been updated

More more last minute news

We have our parking field ( a little damp so please drive with care)

BEWARE Bucs student relays are running from 0900, their parking may be signed from the  roundabouts, ignore signs and proceed to Higham village where our signing starts. Early starters may encounter students running, take care they will be in racing mode!. They also have a separate assembly start and finish, please warn juniors, especially on yellow, to expect to see this.


Start time blocks are now on the fabian site. These are start block times, try to stick to then , just to spread the starts out. Do not worry if you need to start outside the allocated times just come to the start. It is a punching start.

Helpers 1030

Competitors 1100-1120, 1120-1140, 1140-1200, 1200-1220, 1220-1240, 1240-1300. Blocks are indicated in the start list by the begining time of the block ie start time 1100- start from 1100-1120.

Sorry for the delay.

Please keep an eye out for parking changes, weather dependant, will be published here and at the event on Saturday




Parking is wet and tight please share transport.

Starts times are not yet available (Event set up issues!) May not be published until end of the week. It is a punching start so no worries if you miss your slot. 



Hugset middle distance race

[2012 map]

A full set of colour coded courses will be on offer, please enter by age class ( no Short courses) for the YHOA middle distance championships. It is a level B event and also counts in the YHOA Superleague.

Entries now open onFabian4 in conjunction with the Sheffield outdoor weekender urban event running from Norfolk Park on Saturday 18th March.Discounted entries close 10th March. Pre-entries close 17/3.

Hugset should be approached from the M1, take exit 37, head West off the motorway roundabout, right at the first roundabout left at the second, onto the A628, right at the 3rd roundabout towards Higham, after 1.3km take a sharp left, signed in front of the pub, Pogwell lane. Parking will be in a small paddock with overflow onto roadside. Please share as it will be tight.

Registration for courses will open from 1000-1230. You can start from 1100-1300 please try to use your allocated start block, the courses close at 1430.  The British University Championships relays are taking place earlier in the morning, but the leaders should be clear of the forest by 11:00.

All courses will allow entry on the day, though we suggest that those wanting to run enter in advance via fabian 4 to ensure they get a map and receive discounted rates.

Level B courses adults on Light green and above: £13 (£11 members) before 10/3/17.  £15 (£13 members) after the first closing date 8/03/2017 and for entries on the day. Online entries will stay open until Midnight on Friday 17th, but there may not be full map/ course availiability after the first closing date.

Juniors £5, no late / eod surcharge

Families of 2 adults and up to 4 children running separate courses £27

Shorter courses (white to orange): Adults, family groups, juniors £5

SI hire £1, lost SI dibbers £30

Prizes will be awarded to the Yorkshire Champion in each age class and the 1st 3 in the junior classes M/W10-M/W16. The prize giving will be held promptly at 2pm. Please try to stay to collect your prize.

Middle Distance Courses  - Enter by age class.

Course                    Men                                 Women
Black                 M18 M20 M21 M35 M40
Brown                M45 M50                             W21 W18 W20
Blue                  M16 M55 M60                         W35 W40
Green                M65 M70                             W16 W45 W50
Short Green        M75 M80                            W55 W60 W65
Very Short Green                                          W70 W75 W80
Light Green             M14                                       W14
Orange                   M12                                       W12
Yellow                    M10                                       W10

If you would like to enter a different course than than the one you are allocated to, please pick an age class on the course you would like to enter. For example, if you are W35 but would like to run orange, enter W12. You will still be competitive on orange but you will not be eligible for a prize!

SYO Photography Policy

Please be aware that photography is permitted at all our events by spectators and parents though not anywhere where children may be changing e.g. club tent, car park, toilets, changing areas. Whilst the sharing of images taken at our events is not forbidden, please do think about how and where you share them and do not display children's names with the image.

Any parents not wishing their children to be photographed should inform the Event Organiser and a wristband will be issued. Photographers should not take photos of any child wearing a wristband and any that are accidently taken should be deleted.

SYO will not share photos of children on websites, social media, posters, in the press and other publications unless we have parental permission.

If you have any concerns regarding inappropriate or intrusive photography please report them to an Event Official.




Venue Details

Hugset Wood, not far from junction 37 on the M1, is a small wood full of bell-pits and other evidence of mining activity.  It is very similar to Tankersley Wood nearby, which is arguably technically the best of SYO's areas.

The wood offers a fast and challenging race on old mining terrain in mainly gently-sloping runnable mature woodland. It contains over 80 bell pits, some of whose spoil mounds are over 25m in diameter. There are also over 200 other pits and depressions as well as many other brown features in an area less that 1sq km. The pits vary in size with the largest 5 being up to 15m diameter and 5m deep.

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.


SYO has an agreed policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser. Read our photography policy.


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