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Regional Event

A Regional event at West Haigh & New Park Springs

On Sun 29th Apr 2018 from 10:00 until 12:30

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Description

Very provisonal results uploaded 15:45 Sunday.  Please email petergorvett with hotmail.co.uk for any issues.
Winsplits at "Splits Analysis", routegadget now available via link above.  Ranking points will be available on Monday using link above.

Thanks for coming. We hope you enjoyed it. There are some items of lost property: Decathlon sleeveless gillet  belonging to Jacob Johnston, a control description holder from someone who ran short green and one black extra-large decathlon glove! If you would like to claim these please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A regional orienteering event in the beautiful woodland and nature reserve of West Haigh and New Springs. Experienced orienteers will enjoyable the runnable terrain and interesting contour detail while newcomers and juniors are well catered for with the extensive path network. There are a range of courses to suit everyone from easy white to long technical brown, including a medium difficulty 7km extra long course for runners. 

wood photo

Location

Grimethorpe, approx. 6 miles east of Barnsley. Signed at Grimethorpe Colliery Roundabout on A6195 south of Grimethorpe. Postcode: S72 7FD, GR: SE408083. Google Maps.

Parking

Roads and parking bays within Grimethorpe Industrial Estate. No Parking fee. If you don’t see a parking marshal please park considerately and safely avoiding blocking factory entrance gates and small industrial units. Please DO NOT park on the main road A6195.

Terrain

West Haigh is sloping, runnable beech and birch woodland with depressions and pits. All courses except White and Yellow visit this area. New Park Springs is a nature reserve planted on the old Grimethorpe Colliery tip. It is a mixture of hilly, rough and runnable open with fairly new planting which is extensively runnable. It makes a valuable addition to the previous West Haigh and Howell map. The extension to the map and new assembly area at the west of the map has provided new course planning options. White and Yellow are almost entirely on New Park Springs with much on strong paths in open areas.

West Haigh map extract

Map                

1:10000 A4 with 5m contours. New Park Springs is a newly mapped large extension to the existing map. Mapping and updating of West Haigh map by Dave Peel.

Courses

Course Length (km) Climb (m) Controls Who is for
White 1.8 35 10

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.

The maps for this course are given out at registration to give time for parents etc. to go through the course with juniors before the start.

Yellow 2.1 35 9

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.

The maps for this course are given out at registration to give time for parents etc. to go through the course with juniors before the start.

Orange 2.9 35 10  

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
Long Orange 5.0 85 12  As for the orange but longer!
Extra Long Orange 7.0 145 14  And even longer.  Both this and the long orange are good for for older teenagers and adults who are used to running so want a good run with not too hard navigation. (distances are the straight line route and will be longer)
Light Green 3.7 45 11  Tricker than the orange courses but a bit easier than the harder courses.
Very Short Green 2.9 25 10 All these courses are as hard as the area allows.  As the distance increases there tends to be more opportunities for larger distances between controls allowing for more choices of routes etc.
Short Green 3.5 45 12
Green 4.5 80 12
Blue 6.4 125 16
Brown 8.9 175 18

Pre- Entry     

Please pre enter on Fabian4 to guaranteee your choice of map. Helpers should enter using discount code cx57a. Closing date Friday April 27th.  Entry on the day also available.

Registration, Start & Finish

Registration is 50-300m from parking with the finish adjacent. The start is approx 1km from parking.

Loose Control Descriptions will be available in the start lanes.

You must report to download even if you do not complete your course as this is a safety check that all competitors are safely back.

Fees                                                                                   

Seniors - £8 (£10 non BOF members)
Family (2 Senior + up to 4 juniors) - £20 (£24 non BOF members)                     
Juniors/Students/ Adults on courses up to Long Orange  - £4
Families  / Pairs running with one map and dibber  £4
SI card hire:  £1       Lost SI card compensation:   £30

Times            

Registration:                 10:00 - 12:00
Starts:                          10:30 - 12:30   
Courses close:             14:15

Timing

SI electronic punching. The event will not feature contactless punching but SIAC cards can still be used. If you do not have an SI card you can hire one at registration.

Results

Final results will be posted on this website, as soon as possible after the event. Provisional results will also be on display at download.

Dogs

Welcome in the car park but not on courses please.

Safety     

All competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. 

The area is well used by the general public. Dog walkers, mountain bikers, horse riders, quad bikes and motor bikes may be encountered – please give them a wide berth.

First Aid will be available at enquiries. Details and directions to the nearest A&E hospital in Barnsley will also be available there.  Hospital telephone number: 01226 730000

Officials         

Planner - Colin Drury (SYO)
Controller - Dave Peel  (SYO)
Organisers - Paul & Judy Johnson (SYO) 0114 258 7265 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Acknowledgements

Our thanks go to the landowners - Barnsley Metropolitan Council, Trust for Conservation Volunteers, Steve Wilson and Kevin Clarke.

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

West Haigh is sloping, runnable beech and birch woodland with depressions and pits.  New Park Springs is a nature reserve planted on the old Grimethorpe Colliery tip. It is a mixture of hilly, rough and runnable open with fairly new planting which is extensively runnable. It makes a valuable addition to the previous West Haigh and Howell map.

Previous events have used West Haigh and Howell Woods, which is set up as a separate venue on this website.

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.

Photography

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.

Privacy

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