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Peter Palmer Relays

A National event at Tankersley Wood

From Sun 9th Sep 2018


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Preliminary Information (28/6/18)

PETER PALMER JUNIOR RELAYS WEEKEND  

Including Saturday Afternoon Orienteering at Endcliffe Park, Sheffield 

Sheffield, 8-9th September 2018 

The UK's favourite junior team orienteering competition, for M/W12 - M/W18, returns with the usual mixture of challenge and fun.  The 6-leg relay, starting in the dark and finishing at breakfast sees the leading teams racing head to head for the prestigious Peter Palmer Trophy alongside novice orienteers enjoying the challenge and comradery. Eligible teams can also compete for the Joan George Trophy and Norwich trophy. 

New for 2018 is the 4-leg DayBreak Relay starting at sunrise and with technically easier courses to suit smaller clubs or less experienced second or third teams in bigger clubs. 

Tankersley Wood is an ideal location with a wealth of detail and a well-defined path network providing orienteering challenges to suit all levels of experience.  With compact looping courses passing through the arena 16 times during the race and a commentary team describing the action, we expect exciting races for competitors and spectators alike, whilst offering reassurance for novices that they’re never too far from the finish.    

Peter Palmer Relay, including Joan George & Norwich Trophy: 

6 legs (at least 2 legs must be run by a girl and 2 by a boy) Starts at 5am. Course leg lengths between 2.5k and 6.0km

Leg 1 Red TD 3 Night
Leg 2
Red TD 3 Night/Dawn
Leg 3
Light Green TD 4 Leaders need a headlight read the map in the forest
Leg 4
Orange TD 3  
Leg 5
Yellow TD 2 Up to 3 runners start together - see rules for details
Leg 6
Green TD 5  

DayBreak Relay, new for 2018:

4 legs (at least 1 leg must be run by a girl and 1 by a boy) Starts at 6.30am (Sunrise)    Course leg lengths between 2.5k and 5.5km 

Leg 1 Red TD 3 Need a headlight to read the map in the forest 
Leg 2
Orange TD 3  
Leg 3
Yellow TD 2 Up to 3 runners start together - see rules for details
Leg 4
Red TD 3  

Weekend Timetable (preliminary schedule) 

Saturday

1230-1530 Endcliffe Park Orienteering Event, S11 7AB (30 mins drive from Tankersley Wood)
1600-1900
Opportunity for map walk in Parkin Wood (adjacent to Tankersley competition area) 
1700-2000
Registration open at Paces Campus, Drivers' Room available, hot & cold drinks provided. 
1900
Main Hall available  
2000-2100
5-a-side Football Competition 
2145
All competitors in Main Hall 
2215
Lights Out

Sunday 

0450
PP first leg runner call-up 
0500
PP Relay Start 
0630
DayBreak Relay Start 
0645
Breakfast available in Arena 
0800/0830
PP/DayBreak estimated winning time 
0900
Halls to be cleared 
0930
Prizegiving 
1000
Depart 

DATE

Saturday 8th - Sunday 8th September 2018 

COMPETITION AREA

Tankersley Wood, Sheffield 

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION

Paces Campus, High Green, Sheffield S35 3HY. Sports Hall floor – bring your mat & sleeping bag. 

COST

 £15 per competitor, £10 per adult (includes accommodation, competition costs & breakfast)

SUPERVISING ADULTS

Please note that each junior team should be supervised by at least 2 adults (with the exception of a DayBreak team where it is recognised that this may not be possible for a team of 4 juniors travelling with 1 adult in a single car)    

COMPETITION RULES

Full details for the Peter Palmer Relay can be found here. The same rules (except for adjustment for course details & number of runners, as stated above) will also apply to the DayBreak Relay. 

MAP  

A previous map of the area can be seen on Routegadget

ENTRIES

Via downloadable form – available soon on SYO website. Closing date 2 September 2018, but earlier entries preferred. 

RULES

Peter Palmer Relay Rules

ENQUIRIES

Jacky Dakin (Organiser) Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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