British Sprint Orienteering Championships
Final Details
Revision date 09 06 22

Additions in this revision
Ineligible and non-competitive runners 
EoD course details
Jury
Temporary construction work

The event is hosted by Airienteers on behalf of the Yorkshire and Humberside Orienteering Association and British Orienteering.
 
If you read nothing else please note the following
No dogs or smoking on campus
Assembly and all facilities will be in the Refectory opposite the run-in.
Apart from the Students Union, Refectory and the Precinct outside, the University campus is out of bounds throughout the event, apart from details below regarding routes to assembly and the starts and leaving the event.
We regret that club tents or banners are not permitted. No pegs, or stakes may be used due to cables under the surface.
Follow Blue pedestrian route to assembly.
Follow Red pedestrian route 1km to the Qualifier Moor Start.
Follow Green pedestrian route 200m to the Qualifier Campus Start.
Call-up for the Finals will be on the East side of the Student Union building, 50m from assembly in the Precinct.
Read the Mapping Notes!
 
Venue
The events will be held at the University of Leeds campus close to Leeds City Centre. Competitors
will be able to use the facilities inside the Students Union building – toilets, cafés, shops and indoor
space. Space for spectators on the run-in is available on the Precinct in front of the Union.
 
Acknowledgements
We are very grateful to the University of Leeds, especially:
Anthony Lowe (Conferencing & Events)
Suzanne Glavin & Sam Lee (Sports and Physical Activity)
James Wright & Sean Craven (Estates)
Claire Copley (Health and Safety (Professional Services/FD))
Also thanks to Residences Services, Parking, Catering and Security.
We are also grateful to Leeds Countryside and Parks – particularly Richard Hern and Andrew Sykes - for access to Woodhouse Moor.
 
Travel
Public transport and cycling.
We hope that as many participants as possible will use public transport to get to the University of Leeds. This is the best way to get to the event. There is ample bike rack space in the Precinct in front of the University Union. If cycling, please cycle to the University entrance on Woodhouse Lane.
 
Leeds has good train connections with the rest of the country. The Arena is 1900m +45m climb from Leeds station. It is an easy 25min walk/10min cycle for most competitors. See map at the end for approach directions and where to join the main walking routes. If you are intending to travel by train please check carefully for any service disruptions.
 
Buses 1, 6, 8, 18, 27, 28 and 56 all stop outside the University Parkinson Building on Woodhouse Lane, from where the route to assembly will be signed. The Parkinson Building is a grand Portland stone affair topped by a very dominant white tower. Buses 1 and 18 run from the train station, all the other services run from or near the Bus Station.
 
When alighting from a bus at the Parkinson Building, follow the signs and Blue tapes to the left to get to Assembly.
 
Parking
Parking is available in the University multi-story car park. LS2 3AA; 
what3words: ///skill.modest.bricks.
 
Cost: £2 for 2 hours and £1 per hour thereafter.
 
This should be approached from the Leeds City Loop, which is a  clockwise loop around the City Centre. Follow Signs to LGI Accident and Emergency Dept from A58(M) until you reach a mini roundabout at the top of Calverley Street at LS1 3DX (what3words: ///gave.rash.tester). From there the parking will be O signed to the right.
 
Please do not attempt to reach the parking by any other route.
 
If travelling by car via the Leeds north ring road, please allow extra time if passing Roundhay park as our event coincides with the World Triathlon Championships.
See https://leeds.triathlon.org/event_information/local_information/
 
You will not be allowed to access the University car park between the end of the Qualifiers and the end of the Finals as the access route is in the Final race area. When walking to Assembly from this car park please take the pedestrian exit at the NE corner of the building and follow the Blue tapes to the north to reach Woodhouse Lane and turn left.
 
The University car park may also be used by the general public at the weekend.
 
Please do not use the Orange Zone University car park next to the Edge Sports Centre on Willow Terrace Road. This car park must be left for users of the sports centre.
 
If full, the nearest alternative is Woodhouse Lane Car Park, LS2 3AX. There are several entrances to this car park signed from the A660 and A58(M). Cost: £6.50 for 4 hours and £7 for up to 6 hours. Use
this car park if you wish to leave the event early (see details below). From this car park follow Woodhouse Lane NW (5 mins) towards the University until you encounter the Blue taped pedestrian route to assembly at the junction with Hillary Place, LS2 9HX what3words: ///grace.agents.gone There is a height limitation at both multistory car parks which means that minibuses and campervans cannot be accommodated. Anyone wishing to bring a minibus with passengers should contact the organiser (details below).
 
Campervans will have to be parked away from the University. Many restrictions on residential roadside parking are lifted on Sundays in the areas to the north and west of the University. Please park considerately and either catch a bus or walk along Woodhouse Lane to the Parkinson Building and follow the Blue taped route to Assembly.
 
Please do not use the Leeds General Infirmary Multi-story car park which is close to the University Car Park; this is for hospital parking only.
Do not park anywhere else on the University campus or the roads  surrounding Woodhouse Moor. This is the competition area. See the embargo information for details.
(https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?hl=en&hl=en&ll=53.80929443268051%2C-
1.5598965186573133&z=14&mid=10A0Nd23lIK1Ug3qNuBINt33xQcc2eML_)
 
Pedestrian Routes
Assembly is only 1900m (but uphill)
from Leeds City Station. If walking,
access is via Calverley Street or
Woodhouse Lane (A660). Please do
not use other routes as you are likely
to enter the competition area. A
recommended walking/cycling route
map is appended at the end of these
details.
 
Leaving the Event
Should you wish to leave earlier than
16.15 you must follow the Green
taped route out of the West end of the
precinct which will take you to
Clarendon Road, where you turn R
towards Woodhouse Lane keeping to the edge of the campus at all times.
 
Please do not enter any area shown on your Finals map until the course closing time at 16.15, although you may follow the Blue route back to the University multi-story car park once an announcement is made to that effect, which will be when the first three places have been determined in all A Finals. Please give way to any competitors still out on their course.
 
Assembly
Assembly will be in the Refectory, adjacent to the University Students Union.
Within the Refectory you will find:
Enquiries
SIAC hire collection
Entry on the Day Registration and EoD Download
First Aid
Kit deposit area
The Refectory will be open for catering throughout the event. Other shops and catering will also be
available throughout the University Union Building from 10.00.
The run-in for both Qualifiers and Final will be west to east along the Precinct.
 
 
Out of bounds areas
Apart from using the signed pedestrian routes described above and to the starts, do not leave the Precinct or the Union/Refectory by any other route. In the building you may encounter “No entry to Orienteers” signs. You must not pass these and under no circumstances exit the Union building from any side apart from directly onto the Precinct.
 
Race Numbers and Hired SI Cards
Race numbers must be collected from the railings to the left of the Refectory steps as you exit before you head to the Qualifiers Start. They will be arranged in alphabetical order of surname. 
 
Please provide your own pins and wear the number on your chest where it can be seen by officials. The number format is XX-YZZ where XX is your age class, Y is 0 for Men and 5 for Women, and ZZ is your start number. Your race number will be pre-printed with your Qualifier start time, your start and your course. It will have space for you to write your Final start time and course when you know them. It is important for the smooth running of the Final start that you do this! Please complete the medical questionnaire on the back of the race number, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition.
 
Except for the Men and Women Open A Finals, your race number will be the same for both Qualifiers and Finals. Race numbers for Men and Women Open A Finals will be available in the same location as above when start times are known.
 
Hired SI/SIAC cards can be collected from Enquiries. They must be left at Download after you have completed your Final course.
 
Tents and Banners
We are not allowed to erect any tents or feather banners. Please ensure you do not use any tent pegs, stakes or any other object that goes into the ground anywhere.
 
Toilets
The most accessible toilets will be inside the Union approximately 30m to the left of the Refectory entrance steps. Other toilets are available within the basement of the Refectory building. Please make sure you avail yourself of these before you set off for your run. There will be no toilets at any of the starts, or en route to them.
 
Routes to the Starts
The taped routes to the starts must be followed. A warm-up map showing both Qualifier starts is at the end of these details. If you intend to use it, please print it and bring it with you. Limited copies will be available at Enquiries. You can collect a warm-up map for the Finals at Enquiries after the Qualifier courses have closed. The scale of both maps is 1:4000.
 
Qualifiers
Moor Start - Red Route 1.0k; Courses Q1-1/2/3, Q2-1/2/3, Q3-1/2/3 use the Moor Start. Follow signs and Red tape out of the Precinct to the right (East) after exiting down the Refectory steps. This route involves two crossings of a busy road. At the first use pedestrian traffic lights; at the second, which will be marshalled, cross carefully. The second crossing is immediately before the pre-start. You may warm-up on either of the park areas shown as in bounds on the warm-up map. Please do not pass any out of bounds signs or enter taped off areas.
Campus Start – Green Route 0.2km: All other Q courses
Follow signs and Green tape out of the Precinct to the left (West) after exiting down the Refectory steps. You can warm up in the Precinct or on the road that leads directly to the Start (Lifton Place). Please do not enter any of the roads off Lifton Place – these are all out of bounds.
 
Finals
There is a one start for all courses. Call-up will be at the East end of the Precinct.
Your final course and start-time will be published and displayed as soon as possible after the Qualifier courses close. Please ensure that you have circled the course you are running on your bib and that you have entered your final start time before you reach the call-up. The warm up area is part of the area used for the Qualifiers. Maps will be available at Enquiries of the area that can be used after the qualifiers have been finished. Note that this warm up area is West of the Precinct and in the opposite direction to the start, so you will need to return to the Precinct before proceeding to the start.
 
Starts
Qualifier and Final starts follow the same basic layout and procedures. There is limited warm-up space by the starts as outlined above. Please take note of any OOB signs in the warm up area just prior to the start lanes. Each Qualifier start will have 3 lanes, potentially shared by a maximum of 3 runners, doing an X-1, X-2 or X-3 version of course. There will also be a helpers’ / late arrivals lane. Map boxes will be arranged on a trestle table, with X-1 at the front, X-2 in the Middle and X-3 at the rear. At -1min you will go to stand by your map box. You can grip the corner of your map at -10sec. and pick up your map at the long beep on the start clock. It is your responsibility to pick up the correct map. This is a timed start, so you do not need to punch at the start.
 
SIAC and SI checks and Clears will be in the pre call-up area.
Please note this is a silent start, so please do not make any unnecessary noise once in the start lanes. There will be no blank maps in the start lanes. As per championship rules, even the youngest juniors will not have early access to their maps. The maximum loose CD size is ~190x40mm. There will be diagrams at each start, showing which start lane your course will be using, and the position of your map box on the tables. After starting you must follow the tapes all the way to the start kite.
 
Late starters, and helpers who do not have an allocated start time, please make yourselves known to the start official at - 5, and you will be slotted in when there is an opportunity but note that all starts are TIMED. A punching start will only be available for helpers and by prior arrangement. People who start late will also be asked to punch, and only in exceptional circumstances (deemed by the organiser and controller) will the punched time be allowed to stand. Starting earlier than your designated time will not be permitted, except for helpers.
 
Planning notes and Safety on the Courses
There are some narrow passages and sharp corners where you may meet members of the public, students or fellow competitors; please be alert and considerate at all times. As this is a university campus, it is possible you may encounter "works” which have developed at short notice. The map reflects works we are aware of at the time of printing. But fences or scaffolding may appear at any time and it is possible some may not be on the map. We will provide information about any changes we are aware of at the starts. The Qualifiers and Finals have a common last control which is on the corner to the final run-in – please take care not to collide with fellow competitors punching this control.
 
Courses have been planned to the British Orienteering guidelines, but we anticipate that the winning
times for the Qualifier courses will be in the middle/lower time range and the Finals at the top end. A
comprehensive risk assessment has been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at
their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
 
Terrain and Map Notes
The terrain comprises the parkland of Woodhouse Moor, and the University campus, which is, in part, on a hilly site. The longer courses from the Moor start in the Qualifier cross a road which may have busier traffic, even on a Sunday. Courses are planned to allow competitors ample opportunity to cross this road safely. Otherwise, the terrain is a typical university campus. Please note that it contains roads, some of which are open to public traffic and that all courses will cross these roads. Whilst this is generally slow moving, you are reminded to remain vigilant.
 
It should also be noted that some of the student halls of residence are vacating at the end of term on Sunday 12th June so you may encounter traffic – both vehicular and of the student/parent variety - loading cars. Please take care to avoid collisions!
 
Temporary construction work is shown with a purple screen. In one or two places, this work is not as extensive as we had anticipated. Where there are gaps between the screen and the surrounding buildings on the map, it is always possible to get through, but please take care. See the example attached.
 
The map has been drawn to ISSprOM2019-2 standards by Richard Foster (AIRE). The map adviser is Tony Thornley (AIRE). Mapping notes are provided in a separate document. They give details on how the campus has been mapped using the ISSprOM2019-2 specifications, with photos and map extracts. Please look at how tunnels, underground passages and multi-level terrain are mapped.
 
Course Details: Qualifiers
These are subject to final controlling.
 

Courses

Men

Women

Length

~Climb

Controls

Start

Scale

Map

Turnover*

1

Q1-1 Q1-2

Q1-3

M18 M20 MOpen M35 M40

 

3.7/8km

30m

31-32

Moor

1:4000

No

Q1-4

Q1-5

M16

 

3.2km

55m

30

Campus

1:4000

Yes

2

Q2-1 Q2-2 Q2-3

M45 M50

W18 W20 WOpen W35

3.2/3km

25m

27-29

Moor

1:4000

No

Q2-4

Q2-5

 

W16

3.0km

35

26

Campus

1:4000

Yes

3

Q3-1 Q3-2

Q3-3

M55

M60

W40 W45 W50

3.0km

20

26-28

Moor

1:4000

No

Q3-4

Q3-5

M14

 

2.4/5km

45

24/25

Campus

1:4000

Yes

4

Q4-1

Q4-2

Q4-3

Q4-4

Q4-5

 

M12

M65 M70

M75 M80 M85

W12 W14

W55

W60 W65

W70 W75 W80 W85

1.8-2.0km

30m

19/20

Campus

1:3000

Yes

5

Q5-1

M10

W10

1.3km

20m

15

Campus

1:3000

No

 
† Course length is approximate and is the shortest feasible running distance.
* If you have a map turnover, the last control in Part 1 is marked with a start triangle on the Part 2 map.
 
Finals

Courses

Men

Women

Length

Climb

Controls

Scale

Map

Turnover*

1

F1-A

M16

M18 M20 MOpen

M35 M40

 

4.5km

70m

25

1:4000

Yes

F1-B

4.0km

65m

21

Yes

F1-C

3.6km

50m

18

No

2

F2-A

M45 M50

W16

W18 W20 WOpen

W35

4.0km

60m

22

1:4000

Yes

F2-B

3.9km

50m

18

Yes

F2-C

3.4km

35m

15

No

3

F3-A

M14

M55

M60

W40

W45

W50

3.2km

50m

20

1:4000

Yes

F3-B

2.9km

40m

17

Yes

F3-C

2.6km

35m

15

No

4a

F4a-A

M65

M70

W55

W60

2.8km

45m

18

1:3000

No

F4a-B

2.3km

45m

14

F4-C

2.0km

30m

13

4b

F4b-A

M12

M75 M80 M85

W12 W14

W65 W70

W75 W80 W85

2.6km

25m

15

1:3000

No

F4b-B

2.5km

25m

14

F4-C

2.0km

30m

13

5

F5-A

M10

W10

1.9km

30m

18

1:3000

No

 
† Course length is approximate and is the shortest feasible running distance.
* If you have a map turnover, the last control in Part 1 is marked with a start triangle on the Part 2 map.
 
Finish and Download
The final control and run in for both Qualifiers and Finals are in the Precinct. The finish will be set in
contactless mode. After downloading please put your map in one of the bags provided for your club before exiting the download area. Maps for both Qualifiers and Finals can be reclaimed by a club representative once
the last starter has started in the finals.
 
Results
Results will available at www.britishsprintchamps.org.uk/Results
A limited set of results, and start times for the Final will be displayed outside the Students’ Union building. The start list for the final will be approved by the controller as soon as possible after the closure of the Qualifier courses and then posted. If there is an error in the start list, you have 15 minutes from it being posted to bring it to our attention via Enquiries.
 
Entries
Entries are closed. Start times for the Qualifiers are available at www.fabian4.co.uk
 
There will be Yellow and Orange non-championship Entry on the Day courses: starts running from 11.45 -12.15. These are only available to people who have not entered a Championship course. The cost is £4 seniors, and £2 Juniors and Students. Enter at enquiries from 11.15 until 12.00. Follow the Green tapes to the Campus Start. Both maps are 1:3000 scale. The Orange course is 2.0km with 21 controls, the Yellow course is 1.3km with 15 controls.
 
Download for the EoD course will be at Enquiries, away from the main event and NOT at the main finish. Marshals will collect your map and direct you from the Finish to the Download point. You must go to Download immediately after you have finished. You can collect your map from Enquiries after the last Final. Please note that because we need to set the Final controls up and remove the Qualifier/EoD controls, the EoD course controls will be collected from 1245.
 
Timings
Provisional timings for the day: 
9:00               Assembly and toilets in the Union open.
9:15               Enquiries and bib issue open
10:00             Full facilities in the Union and Refectory open
10:45 -11.45  Qualifier Starts
11.45 -12.15  Entry on the Day starts
12.30             Qualifier courses close
12.45             EoD courses close
14:00-15:45   Final Starts
1630              Final courses close. Prizegiving.
 
Trophy, Medals, Rules and Eligibility
British Championship medals will be awarded to the first, second and third placed competitors in all classes.
There are Championship Trophies for the Winner of Men’s Open and Women’s Open Classes. To qualify you must enter the Open Class. The competition rules can be found at https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/rules
The Championships are open to members of the British Orienteering Federation and to members of overseas IOF affiliated Federations. To be eligible to be British Sprint Champion you must meet the individual eligibility requirements in the British Orienteering Rules of Orienteering. In summary, youmust on the day immediately preceding the day of competition in question be a member of British Orienteering and either be a British citizen or have been a member of British Orienteering in each of the three membership years preceding the year of the competition. Please also read the guidance in the overall final details for the Sprints weekend if you may have prior knowledge of the event area.
 

We are pleased to welcome 23 entrants who are not eligible to be British Champions. However we regret that we cannot award prizes to you. If you are running one of the Open classes and qualify for the A final, we will allow you to run the A final course, but starting before those who are eligible. You will not count towards the number of final spaces available to British qualified runners.

We will also allow Open course runners who are non-competitive because of their knowledge of Leeds University to qualify and run in the A final. But they, too, will start before the competitive runners, will not count towards the available spaces and will not be eligible for prizes. Results for ineligible and non-competitive runners will of course be included in the results, but marked as inel or "n-c".

 
Officials
Organiser: Chris Burden (AIRE). chris.burden@btinternet.com
Assistant Organiser: Graham Stuart (AIRE)
Planner: Richard Foster (AIRE)
Assistant Planners: David Bowman, David Williams and Leon Foster (AIRE)
Controller: Ranald Macdonald (DVO)
Assistant Controller: Ian Marshall (AIRE)
Coordinator: Tony Thornley (AIRE)
Si Guru: Eddie Speak (MDOC)
Commentary: Katherine Bett (SN) and Mary Fleming (LUUOC)
Jury:  Neil Crickmore SO, Ray Collins WCH, Andy Lewsley BL. Reserve: Simon Errington.
 
 

Pedestrian and Cycling Routes to the Arena

Qualifier Starts Warm-up map