|Description||This is a new area for us and has not been mapped to the usual standard, we are using an Open Orienteer Map.|
Wold and Derringham are mainly populated by mid 1930s terraces, with a few more modern infills spaced around the area and to the south in the Acre Heads area. There is a 1960s estate in the northern part of the area which we may visit.
The Hull area and parts of the south bank are almost unique in making use of what are known locally as “tenfoots”. These may, or may not be ten foot wide alleyways and are there to provide access to the rear of gardens. Garages have been built along both sides of these tenfoots, in many cases, as they are usually wide enough for vehicular access. They are definitely wider than “snickets,” “rackets”, “wynds” etc. These tenfoots are almost always unlit.
The Wold and Derringham estates have a plethora of these tenfoots. One problem with the Open Orienteer Maps is that there is no distinction on the map as to what is a road and what is a tenfoot. So any orienteer going round this area at night will definitely have to stay in close contact with the map or there could be a degree of head scratching going on.
Snickets and pathways on Open Orienteer Maps do have their own symbol and there are several of these to add to the mix. As is usual with these maps not all of the snickets will be on the original map; I shall find what I can, but there are no guarantees that I will find them all.
Parking, Start and Download: Springhead Avenue. HU5 5HZ. Starts: 5:30 to 6:30 (please note the earlier start)
This is a change from the previously advertised location
Nearest Public Toilets: Wlllerby Car Park till 5:30 ish and after that Waitrose HU106EB or Morrisons HU106RJ
If you wish to be go for a meal after you have finished please remember the “Rule of 6” as we shall during the event, I would recommend The Star on Main Street, Willerby, HU10 6BZ. Food and beer pretty decent and reasonably priced and you can book a table and your order meal online: https://thestarinnwillerby.co.uk/
Other nearby pubs are available: Hop Pole, Kingston Road- Manor Farm, Willerby Road – Highway, Willerby Road amongst others. There is a MacDonalds, if that’s your thing, near Waitrose.
As with all our events pre-entry is essential using the HERO facility which can be found on the homepage of our website and there will be no entry on the day. You can choose your own 15 minute start slot though if the entry is small there will be a degree of flexibility for those arriving late.
We will be taking measures to make this event, and all our events as Covid safe as we can.
The course involves crossing several busy roads, in particular a 40mph busy dual carriageway as you cross from Wold to Derringham and back. Extreme care will need to be taken when making these crossings. As such, this course is not suitable for unaccompanied Under 16s. As this is a Score Event it is not practical to make used of timed out crossings.
Hi Viz will be required and a pen/pencil
|Location||Springhead Avenue HU5 5HZ|
|Report||A pleasing turnout on a lovely autumn evening on this new but unexpectedly interesting area.|
The tenfoots caused some some problems, as was expected, but the southern area was generally well negotiated.
Peter Harris won the night after allowing for his weighting. His score was almost matched by Jim who ran him close. This was only Jim's second ever event but he was helped by actually living on this patch.
Mike and Oli went for them all, with Mike getting every control correct, well done, and proving I had the right answers!
Pete Shew, fresh from his win in the HALO Urban Champs, showed strongly again by coming in second. He's training I'm told, there's a lesson for me there.
Karen's times are improving with few errors and increasing fitness.
Many suffered penalties by coming in late. Perhaps this was due to the 1:7500 scale or perhaps people just wanted to stay out longer given the nice weather.
Apologies for the delayed results but I caused a technical on the website (as usual) which, thankfully, Pete fixed for me (again).
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