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City Urban Event at Sheffield City

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Sun 20th Jun 2021

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 Don't you just love urbans... You check a control site on Friday fine no problem, but by Sunday it is all blocked off... At least we spotted it in time to update the Black, Brown and Light Green maps, hope it all made sense!

Thank you to Colin Drury for planning, Colin Best for Controlling and Louise Reynolds for Organising (her first event wearing the organisers hat - well done).  Thanks of course to all the rest of our volunteers.

Splits and results and routegadget are above - sorry to the Ultras and Hypers, we had switched courses round in the results system and could only fix that once we'd finished the event. They should be correct now.

See Other for Yorkshire Urban League link, Ranking Points calculated Monday evening

In 3 weekends' time...

If you enjoyed our Urban today, you might like to consider coming to the Sheffield T20 Sprints on Sunday 11th July.

It will be a brilliant weekend to visit Sheffield, with the British Bouldering Champs taking place as part of the wider Cliffhanger festival, so lots to have a look at inbetween the Prologue and Chasing-start Final!

More details on the T20 event page


Join us for a classic urban orienteering race in the challenging terrain of Sheffield.  There is also a sprint option for those prefering this discipline. This event is part of the YHOA Urban league. Newcomers welcome. This event must be pre-entered.

City race map extract

Course details


Length KM

Climb m

Shortest actual km

YHOA Classes

1 Black




Men Open (M18-M35)

2 Brown




Women Open (W18-W35)
Men Veteran (M40+)

3 Blue




Women Veteran (W40+)
Men Super Veteran (M55+)

4 Green




Women Super Veteran (W55+)
Men Ultra Veteran (M65+)

5 Short Green




Women Ultra Veteran (W65+)
Men Hyper Veteran (M75+)

5v Very Short Green




Women Hyper Veteran (W75+)

6 Light Green




Men Junior (M16-)
Women Junior (W16-)

7 Orange




Men Young Junior (M12-)
Women Young Junior (W12-)

8 Sprint

3.2 14 4.3 Age 16+

The terrain in inner urban Sheffield is challenging so it has not been possible to plan a yellow course. It is advised that younger less experienced juniors are shadowed on course 7 and that M/W12s should not run up to course 6. Juniors who have not yet reached their 16th birthday on 20th June can only run courses 6 and 7


There is plenty of cheap and free off-street parking around. Access to Start/finish etc along Broomhall Street from Devonshire Green (S3 7SW) as shown on map below. No orienteers to park in area bounded by black line to ensure no walking into start area crossing runners going out.

Parking Map

Assembly, Start, Finish and download

Assembly, Start, finish and download will all be just inside entrance to Springfield estate from Devonshire Green – see map (to follow).


Starts - 10.30am-12.30pm
Courses close - 2pm


All entries must be made in advance on  Fabian4, now live.

There are still maps available on all courses, so we are holding entries open until end of today, Friday 18th June.

Seniors £10 (£8 British Orienteering members)
Juniors/Students    £4
Family (running different courses) £24 (£20 members)
Pairs, family groups welcome - just pay for 1 entry

SI card hire: £1.   Lost SI card fee: £30

We welcome helpers from any club. Please enter on Fabian4 using SYOHELPER to receive a 50% discount.

Please enter using the class name.  If you wish to run a shorter course than the one for your age class, please enter using the colour-coded course name.


1:5000 map, 2.5m contours. Updated 2021 by Steve Dempsey. A3 maps, double sided for Black & Brown (sides at 90 degrees to one another). Loose control descriptions supplied but not blank maps at Start.

COVID Guidance for Competitors and Volunteers

Some key points from the code of conduct:

  • You must not take part in any form of orienteering if you or any member of your household have had recent Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Minimise contact with people from outside your household before, during and after your run.  Practise social distancing at all times, including before and after your run as well as when you are out on your course.  Take particular care to keep the required distance from other people in the vicinity of the Start, at download and when passing other competitors or members of the public on narrow paths, going through gates, etc.
  • Sanitise your hands before and after your run.
  • Do not touch the controls. If using a SIAC dibber hover your hand above the SI unit. If dibbing, just place the dibber in the hole, without touching the box.
  • Please be super courteous to any members of the public that you come across before, during or after the event.



Organiser: Louise Reynolds.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Planner: Colin Drury.
Controller: Colin Best

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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