EBOR hold the White Rose weekend every year as our premier event. We use our best areas and have experienced planners putting together the most interesting courses possible for you to enjoy. We attract Orienteers from all over the UK and beyond to this superb event which also includes options for overnight camping.
WHITE ROSE WEEKEND 2022
The original orienteering holiday weekend 26th to 29th August 2022
Entries now open https://racesignup.co.uk/site/event.php?eventid=2848
OVERALL WEEKEND STRUCTURE
- The campsite and assembly will be open from Friday evening until Monday evening.
- The Night Score event on Friday evening, always very popular and very sociable, will have a mass start at 9pm, and will take in most of Gilling golf course.
- The Middle Distance Race on Saturday will be held in Gilling Woods. An area some will be familiar with having hosted JK relays and numerous level B and C events. As with many forests it is a working forest and is always changing. There are numerous mountain bike tracks that have been created, especially since Covid lock down.
- The Classic Distance Race on Sunday will also be in Gilling Woods. The planners have set you two different challenges.
- The Sprint Race on Monday will be held in Gilling Castle, with earlier starts to allow those travelling to get away.
- The Maze will be in the assembly field on Saturday and Sunday from 1000 – 1400hrs
- The Quiz will be from Friday evening until Sunday at 1200hrs.
- BBQ for all after the main Prize Giving on Sunday evening.
- The MTB score race on Monday afternoon will be held on a much wider area, based at
- The Pace & Bearing competition will be in the assembly field from Friday evening until Sunday at 1200hrs.
All races and activities have been planned to provide an enjoyable and rewarding experience for everybody. Classic and Middle Distance races on Saturday and Sunday have been planned to British Orienteering event level B standards. The Sprint is level C and the Night Score level D.
All races will use SportIdent electronic punching, contactless for those with SIAC cards.
Dogs will be allowed on the main assembly camping field as long as they are strictly controlled.
The weekend is being staged in and around Gilling East in North Yorkshire from Friday 26th to Monday 29th August 2022.
The assembly area and campsite has had to be changed (21/07) and is now south of Gilling East village, 20 miles north of York. Turn Left at the second Yearsley turn from the B1363, coming from the south. Turn right, signposted Yearsley, coming from North. Nearest post code YO62 4HY, or https://what3words.com/throwaway.solicitor.fishery or OS grid ref SE 598747.
NIGHT SCORE RACE – FRIDAY 26th AUGUST 2022
30 minute score event around Gilling Golf Course (above). Mass start at 2100hrs and collect as many controls as you can within the time limit.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three in each of the following twelve classes:
Young Junior Men
Young Junior Women
Super Veteran Men
Super Veteran Women
Ultra Veteran Men
Ultra Veteran Women
Hyper Veteran Men
Hyper Veteran Women
Venue, Gilling Golf Course.
Entry fee, Adults £5, Juniors and Students £3, Family rate (2 Adults and 1+ Junior) £12.
Prize giving at the main Prize Giving on Sunday.
MIDDLE DISTANCE RACE – SATURDAY 27th AUGUST 2022 &
CLASSIC DISTANCE RACE – SUNDAY 28th AUGUST 2022
Classic and Middle distance courses have been organised by colour – in accordance with British Orienteering guidelines. You can enter for any course you like, however in order to qualify for a White Rose trophy, you must run a course applicable to your age group/gender – as per the table below.
White Rose Trophies are awarded on results based on the cumulative times for Saturdays Middle and Sundays Classic Distance Races. Prizes (iconic mugs!) will be awarded to the first three in all age-group classes. To qualify for a White Rose trophy:
- Competitors must have entered for both days prior to closure of registration on Saturday morning.
- Must run the colour course applicable to their class as follows:
M18L, M20L, M45L, M50L, W21L, M21S
M16A, M55L, M60L, W35L, W40L, M35S, M40S
M65, W18, W20, W45, W50, M50S, M20S, M45S, M50S, W21S
M70L, W16A, W55L, W60L, M55S, M60S, W35S, W40S
M75, M80, M85, M90, W65, W70, M65S, W18S, W20S, W45S, W50S
V Short Green
W75, W80, W85, W90, M70S, M75S, M80S, M85S, W55S, W60S, W65S, W70S
M14A, W14A, M16B, W16B
M12A, W12A, M14B, W14B
M10A, W10A, M12B, W12B
Start times will from 1030 – 1300. You will select your own start time and there is no requirement to have a late start one day then an early start the next, or vice versa.
Entry fee for Middle, Adults £12, Juniors and Students £6, Family rate (2 Adults and 1+ Junior) £30.
Entry fee for Classic, Adults £12, Juniors and Students £6, Family rate (2 Adults and 1+ Junior) £30.
Prize giving at the main Prize Giving on Sunday, approximately 1500hrs.
The Yorkshire Water Trophy is awarded each year to the Family with the best performance over the Day 1 Classic and Day 2 Middle Distance Races. It is awarded to the Family (defined as three members of the same family to include at least one Junior running M/W20 or less and at least one senior running a colour course applicable to their class) with the lowest aggregate score over the 2 days in any Classic distance race class (1 point for first place, 2 for second, 3 for third etc.).
Registration for this competition must be made free of charge on Saturday using a special entry form that can be collected from Enquiries. You should return the completed form to General Enquiries before 1230hrs on Saturday.
SPRINT RACE – MONDAY 29th AUGUST 2022
Sprint event around Gilling Castle and grounds (above).
Start times will be from 1000 – 1100. You will select your own start time when you enter.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three in each of the following classes:
Young Junior Men
Young Junior Women
Super Vet Men
Super Vet Women
Ultra Vet Men
Ultra Vet Women
Hyper Vet Men
Hyper Vet Women
Entry fee, Adults £8, Juniors and Students £4, Family rate (2 Adults and 1+ Junior) £20.
Prize giving will be as soon as possible after 1115hrs.
Camping is available from 1600hrs on Friday 26th August until 1600hrs on Monday 29th August.
The campsite is adjacent to the assembly field.
Toilets will be provided in the campsite and main assembly area. A water supply will be provided in the campsite field. This water is fresh and clean, drawn from a private supply.
We are grateful to Simon Peers and North Yorkshire Scouts Event Support Team for their help in managing the water supply for White Rose 2022 and also providing us with their excellent marquee.
Fees are £10 per pitch per night for advance bookings and £15 per pitch per night on the day.
For those not camping the Day Parking will be adjacent to Assembly with a fee of £2 per day.
Suitable for ages 1 to 91. Prizes for those under 10 years old. Free including free dibber hire. (Any dibber can be used (this race is separate from all the others) or dibbers will be available on loan free of charge. The terrain is a flat and only the uncrossable fences are mapped! The map is large scale drawn by Steve Whitehead. Start and finish are close to the marquee. 4 courses available each day so why not try them all?
PACE & BEARING COMPETITION
A pace & bearing competition where you are given a distance and bearing to mark out with your feet and compass. No tape measures please. The judges decision is final. No entry fee.
On a selected hill and using SI blocks you will be timed how quickly you can cover the distance. No entry fee.
Usual White Rose quiz questions, a selection of rubbish from around the world, trying to test your general knowledge and thinking ability.
Entry fee £2, with all proceeds going to Cancer Research.
The Classic and Middle Distance Races Prize Giving will take place on Sunday afternoon. We will also be awarding prizes here for the Night Score, White Rose Quiz, Hill Race, and Pace & Bearing competitions.
MBO SCORE EVENT
Entries are open at https://racesignup.co.uk/site/event.php?eventid=2848
Pre-entries close at 2359hrs on Wednesday 17th August. Limited entries will be available after that date and some on the day if maps are available.
THE WHITE ROSE 2022 TEAM
The team which is bringing you this year’s White Rose Weekend:
Dennis Hooton Planner: Saturday Middle distance race.
Emma McAnaw Planner: Sunday Classic distance race.
Suzanne & Dave Relton Planners: Friday Night Score event.
Ian Robson Planner: Monday Sprint race
Jeff Harris Planner: Monday MBO
Whitehead/Johnsons/Beavers Planner: Maze
Steve Corrigan Organiser.
Tim Evans Day Organiser: Monday MBO
Chris Wright (CLOK) Controller – Middle Distance race.
Peter Jones (AIRE) Controller – Classic Distance race.
James Meredith Controller – Night Score and Sprint race
Paul Taylor Surveyor and Mapper
Maria MacKenzie & Johnny Booker Campsite Managers
Graham Todd & Keith MacDermott IT & Systems Managers
Amanda Cooper Equipment and Logistics Manager
White Rose endeavours to provide an enjoyable and full weekend of orienteering activities.