Swinsty-Beecroft Sunday 19th November 2017


Results and splits
BO Ranking Points

Organiser comments and Lost Property

Post event photo courtesy of Arthur Clarke, some of the organising team members (Registration, SI, Planner and car parking) enjoying a bit of R&R with giant ice creams.

PROVISIONAL DETAILS – please note revisions following revised parking arrangements.

CLARO will host a Regional (Level C) orienteering event at Swinsty and Beecroft Plantations 10k to the West of Harrogate on Sunday 19th November 2017.

 LOCATION Swinsty & Beecroft Plantations
 LATITUDE/LONGITUDE 53.979780, -1.716077

ENTRIES:   Entry on the day only (EOD).  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.

FEES:        Senior £7,    Junior £2.50,    SI dibber hire £1 (Juniors 50p) Maximum family charge £15. Non BOF members: £8 senior, £3 Junior.

DIRECTIONS: The area is approximately 10k to the west of Harrogate along the A59 and approximately 2k south from Blubberhouses. Please follow the brown tourist signs for Swinsty Reservoir from Blubberhouses. Post code for the car park is LS21 2NP. Grid Ref. SE187538.

PARKING: Car parking will be in the Yorkshire Water car park at the south end of the dam. Parking is free, but is limited, so please do car share and follow marshall directions. Drivers to be aware of runners and pedestrians when approaching and within the car park.

TERRAIN:         The area is a mix of mature woodland plantation which is on moderate slopes and of variable runnability

MAP:         1:10,000 scale with 5m contours for all courses. Fully redrawn in 2015, with recent revisions. Printed on waterproof paper. Control descriptions will be printed on the map and will be available loose in the start lanes.

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
Brown 7.3km 160m
Blue 5.5km 150m
Green 4.5km 85m
Short Green 2.8km 70m
Light Green 2.8km 65m
Orange 2.8km 60m
Yellow 2.5km 60m
White 1.7km 55m

START: will be a reasonably flat 1 km from assembly, the finish is close to the start. The route to the start (and return from the finish) requires a minor road crossing.

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

FACILITIES:The assembly area will be in the YW car park where toilets are also located. Water will be available at the finish.

DOGS: Dogs are permitted in the assembly area, 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 compulsory. Waterproof jackets may be compulsory in the case of bad weather.
Green, Blue and Brown courses cross a minor road into Swinsty Moor Planation.  Other than the obvious crossing points, the road is out of bounds – and marked as such on the map. Participants to be aware of, and be considerate to, other area users particularly dog walkers, off road cyclists, and horse riders.
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.

Organiser:          Arthur Clarke (CLARO) – 01765 677939
Planner:               Mark Hewson (CLARO)
Controller:         Allen Banister (CLARO)

Revision 2;  07/11/17