YHOA Night League – Harrogate – Sat 1 Dec 18


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CLARO will host a YHOA Night League Regional Event at Valley Gardens, Harrogate on Saturday 1st Dec 2018.

LOCATION Valley Gardens, Harrogate
LATITUDE/LONGITUDE 53.993444, -1.548756
LINKS Streetmap  GoogleMaps

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 £7,  Juniors and full time students £2.50
  • Beginner: £2.50
  • Maximum family entry charge: £15
  • SI dibber hire: Senior £1 , Juniors and full time students 50p

DIRECTIONS:         The event is based just to the east (towards town centre) of the Sun Pavillion on the north east side of Valley Gardens. Parking is on Cornwall Road and the ‘backstreets’ to the north. If you are unfamiliar with Harrogate then approach from the Otley Rd (B6162): coming from the west (Beckwithshaw) turn left onto Harlow Moor Road at the second set of traffic lights; from the east (town) turn right at the third set of lights after the large Leeds Road roundabout. Then go about 800m along Harlow Moor Road (through the woods) before turning right onto Cornwall Road. The event centre is about 800m down Cornwall Road – look for parking on the right-hand side of the road. If you pass the Sun Pavillion without parking take the sharp left turn onto Clarence Drive (and then perhaps another left onto York Rd. ) where there is more parking. Beware that most of the parking has a 3 hour waiting limit before 6pm and ideally you should have a parking disc showing arrival time.

REGISTRATION: Registration is in the collonade on the edge of the garden. The garden is accessed by an almost secret door opposite Clarence Rd,  by the Claro feather.

TOILETS AND POST-RUN REFRESHMENT:   There are public conveniences nearby in Resent Gardens but these will close some time between 6pm and 7pm. If these are closed we may use the toilets at Hales Bar but the pub is likely to be busy please try to ‘go before you come’ or get to the public conveniences earlier. The Hales Bar is also the perfect venue for post-run refreshment!

TERRAIN: The terrain is a mix of the formal gardens at the north East of the area a former pitch and put golf course in the centre of the area and the Pine Woods to the south west of the area at the top of the hill.  The Pine Woods is a wooded area with a dense network of dog walking tracks, dense bushes and runable wood.  The site rises from the North East to the south West

MAP: 1:5000 updated by Allen Banister 2018

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.

COURSES: subject to final controlling

Course Distance Climb Controls
Long 4.0km 55m 19
Medium 3.1km 40m 14
Short 2.4km 40m 12
Beginner 0.9km 10m 9


Registration open: 17:00 – 18:00
Starts: 17:30 – 18:30
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: Liz Potterton (CLARO) – 01423 780783
Planner: Tim Evans (CLARO)
Controller: Mike Cope (CLARO)