A Local event at Ecclesall Woods
On Wed 27th Feb 2019
Are you up for the challenge of night orienteering in Ecclesall Woods - a wonderful ancient woodland on the south west of Sheffield? The green and blue courses will offer significant technical challenge to the experienced orienteer and there are also suitable courses for newcomers, improvers and less experienced juniors.
Parking will be in the Rising Sun car park on Abbey Lane. Please only use the car park if you intend to eat or drink in the pub after the race, otherwise use surrounding residential roads. Postcode - S11 9ND.
Yellow 1.7k - ideal for juniors trying their first night event
Orange 2.2k - ideal for adults trying their first night event & improving adults & juniors
Short Green 3.3k- for experienced orienteers
Short Blue 4.7k - for experienced orienteers
Registration & Entry fees
Registration will be at the pub from 17.45
£5 adults (£4 members)
£3 juniors / students
Pairs just pay for 1 entry.
Starts from 18:00 - 19.00, diagonally opposite the pub approx 100m away. Please be careful crossing the road on the way to and from the finish. Courses close 19:45. Pease arrive early if you think you could take a long while.
Additional Safety Info
WHISTLES and headtorches are compulsory. Spare head torches are highly recommended.
Ecclesall Woods is divided into 3 parts and is enclosed by houses or roads on all sides. All juniors below light green standard (in daylight) must take part in pairs or be shadowed and all primary age children should be shadowed unless very experienced.
Yellow & orange do not cross any roads. Short green crosses one minor road with very little traffic. Experienced secondary age juniors may compete on short green with parental permission. Blue crosses a busy road - please take extreme care and remember that this is a fun local event! No under 16s on blue.
Post Event Social
Ecclesall Woods comprises over 100 hectares (300 acres) of mature deciduous woodland of variable runnability and is notable for a large number of thickets. The gently sloping land is divided by two roads and a network of bridleways, footpaths, streams and ditches. Some of the minor paths have become overgrown or are difficult to discern when covered by autumn leaves.More details about Ecclesall Woods...
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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