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National YHOA Superleague Event

A National event at Tankersley Wood

On Sun 18th Feb 2018


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Description

Middle Distance Event

 

Parking:        Off Churchill Way, Chapeltown, Sheffield. Free parking.

                        Postcode: S35 2PY, GR: SK353975, Lat/long: 53.474033, -1.473782.

Terrain:         The area was used for the Compass Sport Cup Final 2016 and British Relays 2011. The area has been worked for coal and iron, which has left complex slopes covered by the scars of hand-hewn "bell-pits" and other earth-works from the 19th century and before. 

Map:               1:7,500 updated by Ian Cooper 2017/8.

Courses:      Black (6.4km), Brown (5.3km), Blue (4.8km), Green (3.8km), Short Green (3.2km), Very Short Green (2.6km), Light Green (2.9km), Orange (1.9km), Yellow (1.9km) & White (1.5km) – Course distances are approximate.

Times:           Registration:             10:00 - 12:00           

                        Starts:                        10:30 - 12:30           

Fees:             Pre-entry for National via Fabian4 opens around 1st December and closes 4th February, limited entry on the day (EOD).

 

Pre-entry

EOD

Senior

£14.00

£16.00

Junior/Student

£5.00

£7.00

Family

£33.00

£39.00

                        Senior members of British Orienteering or YHOA can claim a £2 discount, or a £4 discount if entering as a family. SI card hire: £1 & Lost SI card fee: £30

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

The area is used by dog-walkers, horse-riders and mountain bikers. In the event that there are riders of any type approaching you on a path during the event, please give them a wide berth.

Dogs:               These will be allowed on the courses except Black, Brown & Blue.

Officials:          Planner:            Dave Peel                                (SYO)

                        Controller:        Ian Watson                              (MDOC)

                        Organiser:        Mark Chapman             (SYO)

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Venue Details

Tankersley Woods has a rich industrial heritage and once contained factories and railways during the war when it was heavily bombed. It now contains a wealth of detail with many bell pits, bomb craters and myriad of paths created by local people spread across mixed vegetation comprising natural oak woodland with bluebells through reclaimed spoil heaps with maturing shrubs and young trees.

The area has been worked for coal and iron, which has left complex slopes covered by the scars of hand-hewn "bell-pits" and other earth-works from the 19th century and before. These days the area is used by dog-walkers, cyclists and trail-bikers, leaving a large number of paths. In the most active biking areas the path network is very complex. The mapping of these paths is good, but small new paths can be created quickly.

There are brambles in parts of the area, but most are at ankle-length, are pretty runnable and have no bramble screen. There are some areas of thicker brambles in the far south of the map.

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