YHOA Urban League Ripon City 26 May 2019

YHOA Urban League Ripon City 26 May 2019


BO Results

Planner’s comments:

Thank you for your generous feedback.  I do appreciate hearing that you enjoyed your course and understand the effort that goes into creating an interesting run for you.

We were very lucky with the weather, the hospitality of The Workhouse Museum and their cafe and getting into the new area to the North West of your courses, known as The Old College.

Our apologies for control 202 which had been tossed to the wrong side of the wall by some prankster and affected a few runners before we went out and re-rectified it.  We consider its effect was not great enough to warrant any action on the results.

I am aware that a few people tackled the river (it had never occurred to me during planning that you might, however the raging winter torrent had reduced to a burble – it is an uncrossable river so you shouldn’t really have).  A few pushed through a hedge by the playground:  The Old College were sensitive to us being there so this is the kind of behaviour that could jeopardise future use (besides being unfair).   We have no complete record so have no intention of disqualifying any one 🙂

I would love to watch your run on Routegadget.  I will watch each one avidly and thank you for it…..

My thanks to Quentin for mapping and controlling, Liz for organising and all the Claro helpers on the day.



Lost Property – contact organiser to arrange return; Small black bumbag

Event Details

Claro will host a YHOA Urban League event from The Workhouse Museum in Ripon on Sunday 26th May 2019.

Assembly, Start and Finish at The Workhouse Museum

Ripon is a fascinating small city with a magnificent Cathedral, intricate old streets, river and canal. At a map scale of 1:4000 maximum use can be made of the centre. A considerable new area has been added for this event (map fully updated and extended by Quentin Harding). Also new for this event is our assembly area inside The Workhouse Museum with its complex of old buildings and gardens. The junior courses will use this and neighbouring low traffic areas. The Start, Finish and a few sprint-style controls will be within the Museum grounds along with indoor space for registration and bags, toilets and a cafe.

Of course your control is on the other side….

If you have run in Ripon before, expect the unexpected!

The Workhouse Museum, (show your map for a 10% discount on the entry fee), the other Ripon museums and the Cathedral are well worth a look round at a slower pace after your run.


LOCATION Ripon Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon
LATITUDE/LONGITUDE 54.1382,-1.5220
LINKS Streetmap


The number 36 bus provides an excellent service from Leeds and Harrogate.   Ripon bus station is a very short walk from the assembly area.

For those driving and approaching from the  north, east or south, the city centre is best approached from the roundabout intersection of the Ripon bypass (A61) and the Boroughbridge Road (B6265).

The nearest public car park to assembly is a pay-and-display at St Marygate (HG4 1LX) – see details. From the bypass/Boroughbridge Rd. roundabout go west into the city, after 800m, at the first roundabout turn right onto Bedern Bank which swings right past the Cathedral and then left onto St. Marygate. The car park is about 150m on the left.

There is also a pay-and-display at Booths supermarket (HG4 2BT) (see details): from the bypass/Boroughbridge Rd. roundabout proceed west into the city for about 1km and at the first traffic lights turn right up High Skellgate. At the T junction (150m) turn left; at the next T junction (150m) turn right; at the mini-roundabout (150m) turn right onto Marshall Way. The car park is 100m on the right.

Approaching from the east via the B6265 turn right at the mini-roundabout on the edge of Ripon to stay on the B6265. For Booths car park: at the traffic lights after 1km, turn left and follow instructions above. For St. Marygate go straight on at traffic lights for about 200m to a roundabout and turn left then follow instructions above.


Please note our aim for 1.30 pm courses close time.  Start in good time if you wish to make the most of your trip to Ripon by spending a long time on your course.

Registration: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Starts: 10:30 am – 12.15 pm
Courses close: 1:30 pm 

ENTRIES: Entry on the day only (EOD).

  • Courses A-F: Senior £7, Juniors and full time students £2.50
  • Courses G and H: £2.50
  • Maximum family entry charge: £15
  • SI dibber hire: Senior £1 , Juniors and full time students 50p

ELECTRONIC PUNCHING. SportIdent (SI) punching, air-enabled, will be used for all courses. Hire dibbers will be available. Controls will be enabled for touch-free punching for those with SI Air dibbers; SI Air competitors will however still need to punch the start and finish controls.  Those without SI Air dibbers will be able to punch as normal at all controls.   Controls will be grippled however NOT through the punching hole so you will be able to punch with ease.


Anyone can run any course except under 16s who can choose G or H and under 12s who can only run H (unless accompanied by an adult).   If you have had your 16th birthday you can run any course.

Parents please note: The course for under 12s will be on traffic-free areas and a little on extremely quiet roads with good visibility. The course for under 16s will be on traffic- free areas, extremely quiet roads and include pavements alongside somewhat busier roads.

YHOA Urban League courses are as follows:

A –  Open men (6.7k  60m climb)

B –  Open women Vet men M40+ (5.9k 60m climb)

C  – Vet women W40+ Supervet men M55+ (5.3k 50m climb)

D  – Supervet women W55+ Ultravet men M65+ (4.3k 45m climb)

E   – Ultravet women W65+ Hypervet men M75+ (3.5k 40m climb)

F – Hypervet women W75+ (3.0k 35m climb)

G  –  W16- M16- (2.0k 25m climb)

H  – W12- M12- (1.0k 20m climb)


1:4000 scale with 5m contours for courses A to F; printed on A3 waterproof paper.  Courses A and B will  have 2 sided maps.

Courses G and H will be on A4 paper and at the larger scale of 1:3000 to accommodate close controls (close on paper – you will actually have to go further than your distances suggest).

Map updated and extended by Quentin Harding in 2019.

Adjacent to assembly area in the grounds of The Workhouse Museum.  If you wish to take a warm up jog please use the pavement outside the Museum as the rest of the grounds are out of bounds until after your run.

FACILITIES: Toilets.   Room to leave bags.  Please support the Museum pop-up cafe which will be providing a range of food and drinks throughout the event especially for us.

DOGS:  No dogs are allowed.

SAFETY: A comprehensive risk assessment will be carried out by the organiser, but 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.  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.
If you have a medical condition that first aiders should know about in an emergency, please contact the organiser with details before the event, or fill in a form at registration. These details will only be
used for the purposes of this event and can be collected or will otherwise be deleted/destroyed afterwards.

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.

RESULTS: These will be posted on the Claro website (www.claro-orienteering.org.uk) soon after the event.   We will really appreciate it if you add your route to Routegadget.  When entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports.

PHOTOGRAPHY: In accordance with the British Orienteering Policy Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults, 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.


Organiser: Liz Potterton (CLARO) – Phone (5-9pm): 01423 780783 Email: fixtures@claro-orienteering.org.uk
Planner: Ruth Ker (CLARO)
Controller and Mapper: Quentin Harding (CLARO)