Northern Champs, Kilnsey South, Apr 28th

Claro looks forward to welcoming you to this year’s Northern Championships, to be held on Kilnsey Moor South, perhaps best known as part of the area used for Jan Kjellstrom weekend in 2016. This will be the second half of a weekend of top quality championship orienteering in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, with Airienteers hosting the British Middle Distance Championships the day before on Danefield (Otley), further down the Wharfe valley.

Bulletin 2 (as of Feb 15th), with all latest detail, is available here.
The most important change since Bulletin 1 is that the course/class table has been updated to reflect British Orienteering rule changes for 2024.

Entries via Fabian 4, link below. Full info on fees in bulletin. Note that entries on the day will be available only for colour-coded courses whilst map stocks last. All other classes and courses require pre-entry.
Enter Online

Overview of times: Starts 1030-1300; competitors may choose Early, Middle, Late, specific times will be allocated per rules for area championships. Busier courses may be extended beyond 1300. Courses close 1500, all downloads expected by 1530. Prize-giving for Northern Champs at 1500 or as soon after as possible.

Start and Finish: Far Start (courses 1-17): easy 2km, 90m climb. Near Start (courses 18-19, M/W10A, 12B, 10B only): few hundred metres. Finish: easy 1km.

Map: For all details see the bulletin. Routegadget copies of the most recent maps that cover the competition area can be viewed for these events: JK 2016 courses 1-10, JK 2016 other courses, Regional event 2018

Important Notes
1. Whistles and full leg cover required. Hooded waterproof jacket, hat and gloves may also be required. The area is exposed and vulnerable to sudden extreme weather, as anybody who ran at the 2016 JK will appreciate!
2. Boundaries marked on map with solid purple line MUST only be crossed at marked crossing points.
3. Professional First Aiders will be at the finish. The nearest hospital is Airedale General Hospital, Steeton, Keighley, BD20 6TD.
4, No dogs on the competition area. Dogs on leads may be exercised in the quarry. Please don’t forget to clear up any mess!

Event officials, enquiries etc:
All entry enquiries: Ruth Ker
Organiser: Mike Cope (phone 07900-675706)
Planners: Vicky Bailey and Graham Ramsden
Controller: Mike Edwards