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British Orienteering Night Championships 2015

Competition nameBritish Orienteering Night Championships 2015
Start date20150228
End date20150228
CountryGreat Britain
Race typeNational
Nearest place or cityLeeds
Club/organizerAirienteers-Yorkshire and Humberside Orienteering Association
Region of countryYorkshire
Number of competition days1
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?No
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Max distance from eventcentre to competitions200m
Latest entry date22/02/15
Event descriptionThe Yorkshire and Humberside Orienteering Association welcomes you to the British Orienteering Night Championships 2015, which will be held on Saturday 28th February 2015 at Middleton Park, Leeds The Night Championships will form part of the UK Orienteering League for 2015. Also in UKOL is the Sunday1st March SYO event at Cawthorne and Deffer a short drive down the M1 Middleton Park is situated 4 miles from the City Centre in urban South Leeds. Of its 630 acres, 200 are ancient woodland, and there are also grasslands, a golf course, and other recreational areas. The competition area also includes the reclaimed site of Middleton Colliery and the John Charles Centre for Sport, which is the event centre. Middleton Park belongs to Wade's Charity a charity dating back to the 16th century to provide services for the population of Leeds, most recently recreational and open space provision and is leased to Leeds City Council on a 999 year lease. As well as its rich natural history, Middleton also has a fascinating local history including early coal mining and the Middleton Railway. The world's oldest working railway, founded in 1758, was once used for transporting coal and still carries passengers between Hunslet and a halt on the edge of the ancient woodlands. The bowl-shaped pits you will see in the woods are the remains of an early form of coal mining dating back to at least the 1660's. Over 270 of these pits have been found in Middleton Woods! Two areas of the park have been designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument due to the presence of the historic coal mining remains, and a community archaeology project to record and understand the archaeology of the area is underway.
Street address of navigation pointLS11 5BX
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Live results available?No
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