Series event

Sat Oct 14: Family Event, Hudson Park Wetherby

Location: In Hudson Park, adjacent to St Joseph’s School (Barleyfield Court)
Postcode: LS22 6PR
What3Words: haystack.cookie.cabbages
Grid reference: SE401487

Times: 2-4pm

Cost: Children £3, Adults £4 (Claro members half price)

Courses available:
Short A/B: 0.9km (introductory)
White*: 1.7km
Yellow*: 2.3km
Orange*: 3.0km
Light Green*: 3.1km

Terrain and Map: Hudson Park has been developed from a network of old railway tracks, now transformed into open parkland in the centre of Wetherby. It’s generally very flat (so no contour challenges on the Light Green course!). The map will be 1:4000 scale. Control descriptions* printed on the map.

Parking: Please use Linton Road car park. From the mini roundabout on the A661/Spofforth Hill turn into Linton Road and after 200m turn right into the Linton Road car park. Nearest postcode: LS22 6SS. W3W:

Parking to Assembly: From the car park, enter Hudson Park and follow the signs/taped route along the righthand fork of the old railway, under an old railway bridge to Barleyfields Road (~400m). Turn left along Barleyfields Road and then first left on to Barleyfields Court. Assembly will be within Hudson Park to the right.

Results: Here

Other information: Please dress appropriately and carry a safety whistle and report to download post-run. The area is extensively used by the public, dog walkers, and mountain bikers – please be careful and give way where needed. There is no toilet at the event – the nearest public toilets are in Wetherby Town center on The Shambles (W3W: piano.calibrate.royally).

*Some orienteering terms explained:
Control descriptions: as well as the controls being marked on the map (in the order you must visit them), competitors receive a control description list – this gives the control code (a number displayed on the control so you can check you are at the right control) and the precise feature on the map where the control is positioned (e.g. path junction, fence end, boulder east side etc.).
Course colours: orienteering, uses a range of colours (like the judo belt system) to describe the technical difficulty of the courses. The first four colours are:
White: aimed at younger juniors and older beginner juniors, all on line features (mostly paths)
Yellow: aimed at young juniors, and older beginners, with controls occasionally just off line features, and more decisions to make
Orange: more confident juniors and adults, now including some route choice and controls on more challenging features
Light Green: more challenging again, with more difficult choices, and using contour shapes for navigation.