The Orienteering Club for York, Scarborough, Ryedale and Selby


9th December 2018


Join us for a night event, part of the Yorkshire and Humber Orienteering Association (YHOA) Night League.

The website for the night league is here.

Final Details are now available for this event.

Welcome: EBOR Orienteering Club invites you to York University’s Heslington East campus for a Yorkshire Night League orienteering ranking event. The campus provides a high-quality mix of technical sprint terrain within an expansive open landscape, particularly challenging after nightfall.

Location: Assembly is at the Ron Cooke Hub, Heslington East. Nearest postcode is YO10 5GE. Public transport connections are excellent and detailed travel information can be found on the university’s website.

Parking: Parking is available at Field Lane and Kimberlow Lane car parks which are only accessible via the Grimston Bar Park and Ride junction. A barrier system is in place at the roundabout leading to the car parks. Please take a ticket at this barrier. Parking is free at weekends. On street parking is also available to the north of the campus. Full details.

Terrain: The terrain is a mix of modern university accommodation, landscaped planting and fast open with some areas of rough open and immature trees. Metal studded shoes are not suitable and the open areas may be damp under foot.

Equipment: A headtorch, a compass and shoes with a good grip are recommended.

Map: Waterproof paper , scale 1:5,000 with contours at 2.5m. Control descriptions will be on the map and also available loose in the start lanes.
Assembly: The room allocated to the event is 017 which is in the NW corner of the building on the ground floor. Please do not wear dirty shoes into the Ron Cooke Hub. The room has space for socialising and for clothing and belongings to be left. Please don’t leave valuables.

Registration: from 16.30 to 17.30.

Starts: from 17.00 to 18.00. There is a 40-m taped route from the map boxes to the start kite. Courses close at 19.30 and you must report to download even if you retire.

Courses: Courses will used SportIdent (SI) electronic punching

Course Length Climb Number of Controls Map Start location
Warm-up 450m 0m 5 A6, 1:5,000 Ron Cooke Hub (RCH), NE side
Long 5.3km 55m 29 A3 double-sided, 1:5,000 20m N of RCH
Medium 3.4km 25m 25 A3, 1:5,000 20m N of RCH
Short 1.8km 10m 12 A3, 1:5,000 20m N of RCH
Novice 1km 5m 13 A3, 1:5,000 20m N of RCH
Score ≈2.5km 15m 21 A4,1:5,000 20m N of RCH

The Start and Assembly are in the middle of the competition area. Please warm up using the warm-up map to avoid straying into out of bounds areas. Maps will be in a box at the warm-up start and should be returned to the box after use.


A 1 hr score course will be available with controls accessible with buggies, wheelchairs, electric trampers etc. Score maps can be reserved by contacting the Organiser ahead of the event



The courses have been designed to be adventurous and challenging. Safety is our number one priority and all participants are required to give particular care to their own well-being and that of the public. Specifically:

  • Hi-viz clothing, a spare torch and whistle are highly recommended and obligatory for juniors U21. If you need to borrow any of these please ask on the night at Registration as we will have plenty to lend out.
  • Cars and bicycles are able to access much of the campus. Take care in ‘shared spaces’ as well as at the more obvious road crossings.
  • Geese have right of way at all times and also tend to stand their ground: only likely to be encountered on the Long course.
  • The shorter courses avoid the lake areas, but take care of water hazards warming up near the Ron Cooke Hub and on the Long and Score courses.
 Fees (entry on the day only):

Seniors:                      £7.00 (£9.00 for non-BOF members)

Juniors (under-21):  £3.50

Electronic chip hire £1 for Seniors, £0.50 for Juniors. Lost chips will be charged at £30.

Insurance cover: If you are not yet a registered member of an orienteering club, you are covered by our insurance for a maximum of 3 events. After this you must register through the British Orienteering Federation.

Photography: The Organiser will attempt to take some photographs of the event for the purpose of promoting the sport and future events. Please contact Robert Lines if you plan to take photographs or do not want to be photographed.

 Results: will be posted on the Eborienteers website,


Controller – Mike Ridealgh

Organiser – Robert Lines, 07733 301608,

Planner – Alexander Lines 

 Data protection: The personal data you give will be used by the event organisers only for the purpose of processing/publishing entries and results, and as required by our insurers.

Protests, Complaints and Comments: These should be made to the Organiser in the first instance. Should a jury be required to resolve an issue, this will comprise the Controller, Organiser and Planner so long as they are available on the night.