YHOA Night League Hell Wath 16-nov-19


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Final Event Details

Claro will host a YHOA Night League event at Hell Wath in Ripon on Saturday 16th November 2019.  Hell Wath is parkland on the edge of Ripon with  runnable open and tricky-at-night patches of woodland.  The long and medium courses will visit nearby streets but since there is no need to cross a busy road these are still suitable for under 16s.

For a bit of fun and to make the best of this small area we are planning a novel race format. The long and medium courses will start with two separate mass starts to a score event (i.e. take the controls in any order) of about 10 controls. When they have visited the score controls long course competitors will return to the start to collect a map for a conventional line course. The mass start for the long course will be at 5.45pm and for the medium course at 6.00pm.
We hope to fit in the starts for the short course between those times. Please make sure you are here in good time – the registration is open 5.00-6.00 and is indoors so will be warm and dry even if the outside is not. Organisers may allow late starts after the mass start but please inform us in advance if you are likely to be late. Parking is adjascent to registration. The start is 250m from registration.

LOCATION: Hell Wath, Ripon
LATITUDE/LONGITUDE: 54.125816,-1.542544

ENTRIES: Entry on the day only (EOD). SportIdent (SI) punching will be used for all courses. Hire dibbers will be available. If you run with an SI Card (dibber) not registered to you personally please tell someone at Download or your result may be attributed to the registered owner. More info here.


  • Long / Medium / Short: Senior £8, Juniors and full time students £2.50
  • Maximum family entry charge: £15
  • SI dibber hire: Senior £1 , Juniors and full time students 50p

By car: From the A61 roundabout on the south side of Ripon follow the Harrogate Road north into Ripon. Turn left after about 700m onto Lead Lane (O-signed). At T-junction after 600m turn left onto Whitcliffe Lane and after 200m right onto Hell Wath Grove and after 100m left at the fork onto Hell Wath Lane. Parking is on the roadside here.

REGISTRATION: In the changing rooms by the football pitches at the end of Hell Wath Lane. Toilets also available here.

TERRAIN: The terrain is a mix of runnable open areas and wooded patches.

MAP: 1:5000

NIGHT LEAGUE: The rules for the league are here. You should check if you are not familiar as it might influence which course you should do.


Registration open: 17:00 – 18:00
Long course mass start 17:45
Medium course mass start 18:00
Short course start 17:45-18:00
Courses close: 19:30

DOGS: Dogs are not permitted on the courses.

SAFETY: Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. If travelling alone, please leave your keys at registration. All competitors who start must report to download even if they retire. Whistles, head torches and full leg cover are compulsory and will be checked. 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.

RESULTS: These will be posted on this website www.claro-orienteering.org.uk.

PHOTOGRAPHY: In accordance with the British Orienteering Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, 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. The club policy is here.

Organiser: Stephen Fry(CLARO)
Planner: Liz Potterton (CLARO)
Controller: David Day (CLARO)

Contact: Liz Potterton fixtures@claro-orienteering.org.uk