Hollin Head 22 Sept 2019

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CLARO in conjunction with BAOC, will host a Level C Regional Colour-Code event at Hollin Head, (aka  Ellington Banks), near Ripon, North Yorkshire on Sunday 22 September 2019

REGISTRATION/Download LOCATION Hollin Head (aka Ellington Banks), Ripon. North Yorkshire

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ENTRIES:   Entry on the day only (EOD).  SportIdent (SI) punching will be used for all courses.  Hire dibbers will be available.

FEES:   Senior – £8   Junior – £2.50.    SI dibber hire – £1 (Juniors 50p). Max. Family Entrance Charge : £18

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.

By car/cycle.  Best route from most directions is to go to Ripon first, either by way of Junction 50 on the A1(M) and the A61 or via Harrogate.  Then take the unclassified Kirkby Road NE past Ripon’s Holy Trinity Church, signposted Grewelthorpe and Kirkby Malzeard.  The Event will be found on the left 2.5 miles from the centre of Ripon.  The Event Centre will be signed at its entrance and there will be advance warning signs placed on Kirkby Road to the NE and SW of the entrance

NOTE: The World Cycling Championships are taking place in North Yorkshire between 21 and 29 September. They will affect Harrogate and area over the weekend of our event. Whilst the projected road closures for 22 September do not appear to directly affect through routes for people travelling from the south to Ripon, Harrogate is likely to be busy. In assessing journey times people might take this into account and/or use the A1(M) Junction 48 and B6265 to Ripon . Here is a link to the North Yorkshire CC road closure webpage: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/uci-road-world-cycling-championships

Public Transport. There are no public transport links serving the event venue

CAR PARKING:  Free parking on hard standing adjacent to Registration/Download

REGISTRATION/DOWNLOAD:  Indoors at the Event Centre adjacent to the car park

TERRAIN:  Most of the competition area is an Army training facility.  It lies on a plateau with gentle slopes falling away to the NE, has a good network of tracks and paths and is of variable runnability.  The rest of the facility is open partly scrubby and contains various earthworks comprising banks, depressions and deep ruts.

The rest of the venue is in private ownership and comprises gentle slopes to the S of the Army area. There are fewer paths and the area has reasonable runnability with some rough undergrowth.

START:  A single Start (   70 ) metres from the Event Centre.  Control Descriptions will be available at the Start

COURSES: ( subject to final controlling)

Course Length Height Controls
White 1.7km 20m 12
Yellow 2.4km 30m 9
Orange 2.6km 30m 10
Light Green 3.2km 50m 16
Short Green 3.2km 50m 14
Green 4.3km 70m 16
Blue 6.3km 110m 21
Brown 8.5km 145m 25



Registration open: 10:00am – 12:00am
Starts: 10:30am – 12:30 noon
Courses close: 2:00pm

FACILITIES:  Portable toilets adjacent to car park

DOGS:  No dogs on courses please, although they are accepted on a lead at the Event Centre


· Whistles and full leg cover are compulsory. This will be checked at the Start.

· In the case of an adverse weather forecast the Organiser may (by way of agreement with the Controller) require waterproof jackets to be worn. Advice with regard to this requirement will be given at the Event Centre on the day so just in case, bring your waterproof jackets to the Event.

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.

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

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

PHOTOGRAPHY:  In accordance with current British Orienteering O-Safe Safeguarding Policy, participants should be aware that there will be no specific ban on photography (including headcams) at this event. Anyone partaking in photography should be aware of the current O-Safe policy, which is available here


Organiser: Richard Kirk (CLARO) – Tel: 01423 879313 (Landline).  Mobile: 07871 755311
Planner:  Tim Evans (CLARO)
Controller:  Graham Ramsden (CLARO)