You thought the first one was tricky? Millthorpe school has been remodelled since. It will be even more challenging now!
**Final details and map examples and route from York station here**
Millthorpe School has kindly given permission for an indoor orienteering event (yes you can run in the corridors!).
The A3 map (surveyed by Steve Whitehead, drawn by Oli Johnson 2023) will in fact show the 4 floors on separate maps, one above the other and some legs will involve navigating between floors. It’s much trickier than you can possibly imagine. Try searching the internet/youtube for the Stockholm Indoor Cup or for the first York Indoor Cup if you want an idea of what is involved.
Courses will not be very long but may take you a long time! If you want a long run that day, why not go first to the York parkrun which takes place at 9 am near the school? http://www.parkrun.org.uk/york/
The school has been extensively remodelled since the previous event in 2016. It is much more complex now!
And why not make a weekend of it and go to the HALO Urban event on the Sunday? https://halo-orienteering.uk/
Please note that controls will NOT be SIAC contactless enabled.
BEGINNERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME – ASK AT ENQUIRIES FOR ADVICE AND HELP
The school is 10-15 minutes walk from York Railway Station.
Registration, assembly, start and finish will all be situated in the school hall; toilets in the nearby sports hall.
You can leave clothing bags at assembly at your own risk.
Parking from 11am is in the school grounds on hard standing – approach via the top of Philadelphia Terrace YO23 1DH (don’t use the school name/post code or you will end up at the wrong entrance). The entrance is narrow and at a narrow crossroads with lots of parked cars around so approach with care and please be courteous to the locals. Drive with care in the school grounds. Note there is also on street parking on Knavesmire Road, 5 minute walk from the school.
Millthorpe School is a complex site with split level administration blocks and sprawling multi-level science labs, engineering workshops and library and study space. The cellars and attics also come in to play!
Competitors take part at their own risk. This event takes place indoors and has a different set of risks. Keep your wits about you. Look where you are going and we recommend running wide at corners. Please use hand rails on the stairs.
***If the fire alarm sounds, leave the building by the nearest fire exit and assemble in the car parks well away from the building.***
Dry clean shoes please.
Please bring your own water.
Starts from 1200 to 1330. Prize giving at 1400.
There will be prizes for all courses.
We may produce more courses if we get a lot of entries and will then divide people by age but all the technical courses will be as long and complex as possible.
Please comply with Covid procedures for distancing and sanitisation as requested. Please obey instructions of Start marshals.
Electronic chip hire £1 Senior & 50p Junior (note SIAC dibbers will not be available to hire)
|Both the above courses have butterfly loops – you might not do these in the same order as the person you dib the common control with so don’t just follow them! Use your map carefully to find which control you need to visit next.
|Short Technical - avoiding dark dirty cellar!!
|Introductory -suitable for juniors and newcomers
SI electronic punching, SIAC enabled.
Download will be managed in a socially distant manner. If you have any queries or issues about your run subsequent to downloading, please notify download marshal who will either fix any computing problem or contact an event official if necessary on your behalf.
Although a thorough risk assessment has been conducted by the organiser, orienteering is an adventure sport and you are taking part at your own risk.
Results will be posted on the Eborienteers website as well as here, once the event has occurred. Please allow 24 hours.
Please follow the latest Government Covid-19 advice.
Some of the data you provide at registration (name, club and age class) will be used to publish results on our website. All other data required for insurance purposes will be kept for 5 years.
If you are not yet a member of an orienteering club affiliated to British Orienteering, we encourage you to join, and benefit from the membership advantages from British Orienteering and Eborienteers. Please ask any of our club officials for more information on how to join.
We have a policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser.