Final course lengths now updated (14/06/2021).
Fancy a lovely day out in historic Helmsley? Grab a cake, chip butty, or (and!) a pint and squeeze in a quick (hopefully!) run in between!
Centred on Helmsley and SE Duncombe Park, you will get a little bit of everything – mainly the town centre with a bit of open grassland and runnable woodland thrown in. Perfect for those who want to branch out from urban running.
The junior/newcomers course is off-road, so safe for children and families. The score course is also great to try if you are new to orienteering. As usual there will be plenty of experienced orienteers on hand to help you out if you’re new to the sport.
Location: - Helmsley
Fixture Date: - 19/06/2021
The event will be based in SE Duncombe Park but all senior courses will be predominantly in Helmsley town centre and the narrow paths around the Castle.
The car park will be in Duncombe Park. Follow signs into the Park and to the National Centre for Birds of Prey. Follow O-signs into the Park. Parking is just inside the Park at GR: SE 612835
Park your vehicle as instructed by the officials. We are keeping cars at a social distance in the parking area. No car key deposit box (to meet COVID guidelines). Plan to take your keys with you.
Public Transport: There is NO 31A service from York on Saturdays. The 128 from Scarborough and Pickering is hourly. There is no local train station.
Toilets: Public toilets will be provided courtesy of Ryedale District Council – 5 minutes easy walk from the car park – a map will be available. Hand sanitisers will be available (provided by EBOR), so please make use of them before and after touching anything.
This is one of Yorkshire’s finest parks/estates with 40 hectares of open grassland and woodland in Duncombe Park and approximately 60 hectares of complex country town – the only market town in the North York Moors.
Pre-entries only on the Fabian4 website; go to 'Book Here' to enter. No entries on the day. SI card hire will be pre-orders only. There will be a collection point for SI cards, near download, where the cards will have been disinfected and bagged. Entries via Fabian will be CLOSED at MIDNIGHT ON 11 JUNE 2021. Entries after this date may be taken if map numbers allow, email the organiser (email@example.com).
Start times have been extended to suit the entries and will run from 10:00 until approximately 13:00.
Start 1 for Courses A and B: 30 m from car park
Start 2 for Courses C and D: 30 m from car park
We are adhering to the British Orienteering guidelines (roadmap) (updated 18 May) which allows for a maximum of one starter per minute from each of the starts (a maximum of 15 starters will be started in each 15 minute start block).
Details as of 21/05/2021: Please keep social distance on the way to the start and at the start. Please do not arrive too early at the start, creating a crowd of greater than 30 people. Clear and check blocks for your SI card will be in the start lane. There will be no-one to ‘dib’/check your SI card before you start, so please ensure you do.
SIACs will be turned on by the check box and can be subsequently checked before starting. The stakes used at the starts will have SIAC instructions taped to them.
It is a punching start and finish. Courses close at 15:00.
You will need to ‘dib’ the start blocks to begin timing your course, it is a punching start, and then you will be allowed to collect your map.
Courses close at 1500hrs.
Dogs: Dogs are welcome if well behaved and on a lead (loose livestock is in Duncombe Park – it is imperative that dogs must be under control on a short lead in this area). Dogs not allowed on the long course due to entry to a sports field.
Ticks: Although we have not seen or experienced ticks during the event planning process, the fields adjacent to the car park have or recently had sheep grazing, so represent a small tick risk.
Event specific COVID information:
The park is used by the general public. Please socially distance from them and try to avoid passing close to them. If you see a member of the public or another orienteer at a gate/crossing point, be courteous and allow them plenty of time to move clear before you cross.
This is what we suggest:
Arrive in time for your start already kitted up and ready to run. Those on all courses will have a very short and easy walk/jog to their start – the clocks will be synchronised so you should be able to time your arrival at the start to avoid getting there too early.
You should aim to arrive at the start for your allocated 15-minute start block with the minimum of standing around.
On the course, please socially distance from other competitors and the public. Please be patient at control points if waiting to ‘dib’. When finished, please go straight to download.
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)
|5.9 km Long (for seniors)
|3.5 km Medium (for seniors)
|2.4 km Short (approx. orange standard, for juniors, families, and newcomers)
|Score course (45 minutes maximum)
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.
Bill Griffiths (07110 002961) and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma McAnaw (07515 730655)
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.