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North Yorkshire Orienteering Festival


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Friday 12-Jun-2020
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.   Mixed Pairs Sprint Relay Catterick Army Barracks
Saturday 13-Jun-2020
9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Event Centre open Richmond School
10 a.m. - 12 noon   Long Distance Euro City Race incorporating a UK Urban League event Richmond Town
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Indoor Sprint Richmond School
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Micro Sprint Easby Abbey
Sunday 14-Jun-2020
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Middle Distance Urban Event Thirsk
>>   The Richmond Event Centre will be in the two storey atrium of Richmond School (which houses the school dining room) and the paved area immediately outside.  There will be live music from a variety of local bands – which will perform on the mezzanine in the atrium – and stalls selling food and drink, including vegetarian and vegan food.
>>   The Pairs Sprint Relay event on the Friday evening is in an area not normally open to the public.
>> Richmond is a historic market town overlooking the River Swale.  The terrain for the Long Distance Urban Event includes Richmond School grounds, the market square, snickets / wynds (narrow alleyways) between old buildings, yards, dead end open spaces that are usually private, the outside perimeter of the Medieval castle, the Friary Tower and gardens, riverside gardens and fields and the old railway station complex.
>> Richmond School consists of a complex of four different generations of buildings built on a significant slope.  The main new school buildings are iconic and multi-level.  Each floor can be accessed from the outside, some directly and some via bridges.
>> Easby Abbey, now ruined, is on the bank of the River Swale just to the south-east of Richmond Town, a 15 minute walk from the Event Centre.
>> Thirsk is about 25 miles south-east of Richmond.
>> The Thirsk Event Centre will be at Thirsk Hall.
>> Thirsk is a busy market town in the Vale of York.  Cod Beck flows north-south through the town, with some wooded and open spaces along its banks.  The large market place in the centre of the town has numerous alleyways exiting from it.  The competition area, which is essentially flat, also contains open parkland, wooded areas, car parks, and residential estates.

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