The British Relay Championships will be held in Middleton Park, Leeds, on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2019.

Terrain:  Middleton Park is primarily deciduous woodland, heavily pitted from earlier mining activities. There are two valleys that dissect the area.  There are some open areas, including a recently wilded ex-golf course, and the pitches, buildings, playing courts, and stadium of the John Charles Centre for Sport.   There is a recently built Mountain Bike Trail which crosses part of the area and which is crossed by some of the longer Senior courses

Car Park and Assembly: John Charles Centre for Sport, Middleton Grove, Leeds, LS11 5DJ

Public Transport.  Buses 2,3, and 3A run from Leeds Corn Exchange to the junction of Dewsbury Road and Middleton Grove, which is 800m from assembly

Entries and fees:  Entry is via Fabian4.  Please see details on the Entries page of the website.

Event Centre:  Enquiries, download, results will be in the arena of John Charles Stadium.  The spectator area, toilets and catering will be located in the grandstand.

Start, Finish and Relay Changeover:   These are all located in the stadium arena.

Map:  Map updated by Chris Burden in 2018.  All maps are printed on waterproof paper. Scale will be 1:10,000 with 5m contours or Men’s & Women’ Premier and M & W40.   All other classes will be 1:7500

Electronic punching:  Sportident is being used and controls will be enabled for SI Air.

Relay classes:  Mini-Relay (M/W12-), M14, W14, M18, W18, Men’s Premier, Women’s Premier, Men’s Short, Women’s Short, M40, W40, M50, W50, M60, W60, M/W70, Mixed Ad Hoc, Junior Ad Hoc (M/W18-).

To be British Relay Champions and to be eligible for any prizes or medals, team members must come from the same club.  Ad Hoc team members can come from any club.

For Men’s and Women’s Premier classes only, the Neighbouring Clubs Alliance rule can be requested.  Any clubs who wish to take advantage of this proposal must notify Events and Competitions Committee and be approved before January 31st of the year in which they wish to form the Alliance.

No relay runner can run twice in any of the relays.

Shadowing:  No shadowing will be allowed in the relays.

Course lengths:  Leg winning times will be approximately 32 minutes for Senior courses, 25 minutes for M18 and W18, 22 minutes for W14, 18 minutes for M14, and 12 minutes for Mini Relay.

Starts:  Mass starts will commence between 10.00 and 11.00

Spectators:  There will be good views of the changeover area and spectator control from the grandstand..

Dogs:  Dogs are not allowed in the sports complex/assembly area.  The car parks are not suitable for leaving dogs outside a vehicle, being hard standing and in an urban area.  There is an open area suitable for exercising dogs across the road from the sports complex on the northern side.  Areas adjoining the car park are out of bounds to orienteers.

Commentary and Results:  The commentary position will be in the grandstand.  Results will be displayed in the arena near Download.

Food and Drink: Catering will be supplied by the stadium caterers.  It will be in the main concourse of the stand.

Traders: Ultra Sport and Compass Point will be in attendance at this event and will be located by the entrance to the arena

 Acknowledgements: Leeds City Council; John Sellars, John Charles Centre for Sport, Graeme Ashton, Middleton Park


Organiser Chris Burden (AIRE), phone 07792 864473,
Planner Richard Payne (EPOC)
Controller Paul Taylor (CLOK)