Plumpton Rocks

“I’ve got a new favourite area!”

“Now that’s why I go orienteering!”

“Very, very fun.”

“Best event of the year.”

“Superb new map.”

“Will remain in my happy memories for years to come!”

“CLARO’s Plumpton Rocks event was wonderful. I’ve never seen so many finishers smiling despite making many mistakes. I crawled through a cave, ran by mistake into a rock passage that ended in a lake and edged along a foot-wide ledge above a 5 metre drop… and that was on the way to number 1.”

 

It appears everyone enjoyed themselves, despite the rain.  This is what I hoped for.   This event was for fun in a bonkers, entertaining, tiny area – not to be taken too seriously.

We re-mapped, organised, planned and controlled all in the last three weeks so appreciate that nothing went wrong and all the generous comments of thanks.

Lots of you arrived, and ran, early – the impressive Claro team were ready for you.

Results are up.   I would love to witness your experience on RouteGadget and will watch each one avidly – it makes planning worthwhile to see if you did what I expected.

Ruth Ker, Planner

Plumpton Rocks – Middle Distance Race – Sunday 25 November 2018

Claro are delighted to confirm that we will host a Middle Distance Regional Event on 25 November 2018 at Plumpton Rocks near Harrogate (not Ellington Banks as previously suggested due to access issues).

Claro extend many thanks to the owner of this amazing, natural playground, Robert Hunter, for his enthusiasm for our event.  Robert has overseen extensive renovation to Plumpton Rocks over the last few years, so the area is in superb condition.

Map extensively updated by Quentin Harding, Planned by Ruth Ker, Organised by Richard Kirk and all Controlled by David Day.

Courses, all Middle Distance; Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Very Short Green, Short Green, Green, Short Blue and Blue.   The area does not lend itself to a White course however the bold White competitor could tackle Yellow safely as the scope for disappearing is limited (it’s a bounded area with a large lake to go round).

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