Dob Park 13Feb2022 Middle Distance (YHOA Superleague)

LOCATION Dob Park Road
APPROXIMATE POSTCODE LS21 2NA
LATITUDE/LONGITUDE 53.945513, -1.702738
LINKS Streetmap
OS GRID REFERENCE SE 196 499 (Parking) SE 195 492 (Road junction)

DIRECTIONS: The area is approximately 3 miles north of Otley. You should approach from the South/West via Dob Park Road, which is a north turn off the Askwith Moor Road (between Otley and the A59 at Blubberhouses). It will be signed from the turn at Grid reference SE 195 492.
Do not attempt to approach from the North East (via a rough track and ford) even if your satnav suggests this.
The minor road (Dob Park Road) down from the signed junction is single track.

TIMINGS:
NOTE COURSES CLOSE ONE HOUR AFTER LAST START – MAKE SURE YOU GIVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TIME!
Start blocks will be confirmed after pre-entry.
Starts:10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Courses close: 1.30 pm

ENTRIES: TBA

  • Very Short Green and above: Senior £9, Juniors and full time students £3
  • Orange: £3
  • Maximum family entry charge: £21
  • SI dibber hire: Senior £1 , Juniors and full time students 50p

ELECTRONIC PUNCHING. SportIdent (SI) punching will be used for all courses. Hire dibbers will be available. Controls will be enabled for SIAC touch-free punching.
No course has more than 30 controls.

COURSES

Course Length Climb Controls Women Men
Yellow
Orange
Light green
Very short green
Short green
Green
Blue
Brown
Black

TERRAIN: The area is a detailed mixed forest with some steep slopes and scattered rocks. It is mostly runnable with rock, vegetation and contour detail. Several areas of conifer have been felled and are being replanted – some are fairly well cleared and runnable.

The very short green course is almost entirely in the eastern area of runnable beech.

MAP: 1:7,500 scale with 5m contours for all courses; printed on waterproof paper.

START: The start is adjascent to the car park.

FINISH:The finish for yellow and very short green is 200m down a track, for other courses is about 400m down a good track.

COMPETITOR INFORMATION: The area is  wet and steep in places and can be slippery. There are some rocky areas. The uncrossable marsh marked at the south-west end of the wood is just that – the courses avoid it. Please note that the in some places the holly and rhododendron bushes and marshes are more extensive than shown on the map.
All courses cross the farm access road with very little traffic. There is one crossing point which is not manned.

FACILITIES: Portable toilets will be provided. Drinking water will not be provided, please bring your own.

DOGS: No dogs, please. The local farmers are very insistent on this.

SAFETY: A comprehensive risk assessment will be carried out by the organiser, but competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. All competitors who start must report to download even if they retire. Whistles and full leg cover are compulsory. Waterproof jackets may be compulsory in the case of bad weather. In the unlikely event of cancellation, details will be posted on the Claro website – www.claro-orienteering.org.uk. Information can also be obtained by phoning the organiser.
If you have a medical condition that first aiders should know about in an emergency, please contact the organiser with details before the event, or fill in a form at registration. These details will only be used for the purposes of this event and can be collected or will otherwise be deleted/destroyed afterwards.

INSURANCE: Please note that if you are not a member of an orienteering club affiliated to British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance except if you are a newcomer to orienteering, in which case you are covered for three registered orienteering events without joining. Please ask any of our club officials for more information if you would like to join CLARO.

RESULTS: These will be posted on the Claro website www.claro orienteering.org.uk. When entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports.

PHOTOGRAPHY: In accordance with the British Orienteering Policy Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults, the organiser of this event requires that any person wishing to engage in any video, zoom or close range photography should register their details with the organiser before carrying out any such photography. The organiser reserves the right to decline entry to any person unable to meet or abide by the organiser’s conditions.

OFFICIALS:
Organiser:
Planner: Liz Potterton (CLARO)
Controller: Allen Banister (CLARO)