The final race of the 2017 UK Urban League was scheduled for last December at Castle Vale, Birmingham, but heavy snow and an amber weather warning forced Harlequins Orienteering Club to postpone. They chose June, combining with the Birmingham University sprints to create an attractive weekend.
Ian Gamlen (City of Birmingham Orienteering Club) – Day 2 Joint Organiser, says:
"Harlequins Orienteering Club organised the postponed 2017 UK Urban League (UKUL) Final at Castle Vale Birmingham and Birmingham University 2 part Sprint Event on 16-17 June.
Around 150 competitors took part each day. Castle Vale is a regenerated post WW 2 housing estate built on a former airfield. It is very flat with a complex road and path network.
Birmingham University 2 part sprint took place in The Vale which includes part of the University accommodation, 10 minutes walk from the Main Campus where the event centre and 2nd part of the race took place. This is mainly flat with lots of buildings with paths, roads and lawns between them."
Photos above - Saturdays race: Competitors taking part in the 2017 UK Urban League (UKUL) Final at Castle Vale Birmingham.
Photos courtesy of Steve Rush (BOK).
Results of the Castle Vale and Birmingham University events can be found here.
The prize giving for the 2017 UK Urban League took place in the Stadium at Castle Vale.
The results of the 2017 UKUL can be found here.
Photos above - Part 1: Competitors taking part. Photos courtesy of Steve Rush (BOK)
Photos above: Birmingham University Sprint - Part 2, June 17 2018. Photos courtesy of Steve Rush (BOK).
British orienteering would like to thank all the officials and volunteers for their continued hard work and effort in putting these races on, and would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part.
UK Urban League 2017 - here.