Hookstone Woods – 24 Sep 17

FINAL DETAILS

CLARO will host a Regional (Level C) event at Hookstone Woods on the south side of Harrogate on Sunday 24th September 2017.

A PDF download link is here.

 LOCATION  Hookstone Woods, Harrogate
 NEAREST POSTCODE  HG2 8PN
 LATITUDE/LONGITUDE  53.982858, -1.511781
 OS GRID REFERENCE  SE 321 541

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

FEES:        Senior £7,    Junior £2.50,    SI dibber hire £1 (Juniors 50p) Maximum family charge £15.

DIRECTIONS:  The area is located on the south east side of Harrogate.  Look out for the sign to Harrogate Squash & Fitness Centre on Hookstone Drive at GR 321546, and turn south off Hookstone Drive onto Hookstone Wood Road. Parking is at the area at the end of the road adjacent to the woods. Please drive slowly as there may be traffic leaving the showground via this road. Do not drive into the showground.  The car park is free.

TERRAIN:          A well-used, varied wood with a quarried area and the remains of the Old Bathing Well. Attractive, sloping fields with extensive views linking with the wooded valleys of Hookstone Beck and Crimple Beck.

MAP:          1:5,000 map with 5m contours, with minor revisions in 2017.  Due to complexity on some courses, please read the map carefully and ensure controls are visited in the correct order.

COURSES:        The courses listed below will be available. All details are provisional, subject to final controlling and will be updated when finalised.

Course Distance Climb
Blue 6.2km 135m
Short Blue 5.3km 140m
Green 4.0km 90m
Short Green 3.2km 70m
Light Green 3.1km 40m
Orange 2.5km 40m
Yellow 1.3km 30m
White 0.8km 20m

Beginners & newcomers welcome; there are a couple of club members available to help. Please ask at registration if you need help.

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

REGISTRATION:
Registration will be in the Hookstone Scout Hut on the edge of the car park. Toilets will be available in the Scout Hut.  Water will not be provided.

DOGS: Dogs are permitted, but must be on a lead.

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 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 the Claro website www.claro-orienteering.org.uk.

PHOTOGRAPHY:  In accordance with the British Orienteering Child Welfare 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.

OFFICIALS:
Organiser:          Graham Ramsden (CLARO) – 01423 870767
Planner:               Ruth Ker (CLARO)
Controller:         Graham Ramsden (CLARO)