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White Rose Gilling East Race Report **updated with results**

Results: Gilling result

Thanks to Jeff Harris for an excellent Bank Holiday course. Here’s his report:

I hope everyone enjoyed their ride around the Gilling area, judging by the comments at the finish that seemed to be the case, thankfully the rain held off following the drizzle during registration.

The addition of the two new blocks of woodland, although small, were worth it I thought and the tracks in them were really good, pity we couldn’t get the third new area East of Pry Rigg, maybe another time.

I tried to provide plenty of route choice with no obvious routes around the controls to keep you thinking with plenty of decision points, hopefully you’ll agree I achieved that.

The addition of the permissive route through Ampleforth Abbey Estate via #6 provided a fast route back to Gilling Woods which I know a number of rides chose in preference to the route via #16 and Yearsley Moor Bank; thanks to Ampleforth Abbey and Steve Mosey (Ian Mosey) for permission to use this route.

Thanks to Tim for the map and his sage advise regarding the use of Maprun, thanks also to Dave for manning the start until I’d finished on registration, finally thank to everyone taking part and for your positive comments at the finish.

Take care all the best,


Bank Holiday results

Hopefully everyone who rode at one or both of the events this weekend had a good ride!

Malham provisional results are here

White Rose / Gilling East results are here

Simon and Jeff’s reports to follow, please get in touch with any score/course amendments that you haven’t been able to do yourself on MapRun

Next event is Askrigg on September 10th – enter online here

Malham (Saturday) & Gilling East (Monday) – online entries close tonight – MapRun download now available

There is still time (until midnight Thursday) to enter either of this weekends events:

The course is available to download on MapRun now, (QR code below) and the start/finish locations are shown on the photos’s below.

There will be a few maps available for entry on the day if you miss the online entry deadline but would still like to ride.


MapRunLink QR Code – NYMBO 2022 Malham PZ0827082022 PXAS ScoreP240




Gilling East

MapRunLink QR Code – NYMBO 2022 Gilling PZ1129082022 PXAS ScoreP180


NYMBO Gilling East – Monday August 29th – course map available – online entry closes Thursday night

Our Bank Holiday Monday event is back after a 3 year absence, and is once again part of the Eborienteers White Rose weekend. It’s a 3 hour course, and the only one this year with a slightly later start time!

Online entry closes midnight Thursday 25th August
20% discount for entries before midnight Wednesday

Registration – 1130 – 1245
Starts 1200 – 1300

The event is using MapRun (FAQ’s here) – please download the course from Friday onwards before you set off to the event.

We’ve used most of the tracks/bridleways in this area for previous events, however we’ve got access to a couple of small areas of woodland which we’ve never used before and they both have some good tracks in them.

As you would expect given the recent hot weather the tracks are very dry, some at the edges of field are quite lumpy where the hoof marks have dried hard, not to many cut hedges though, the weather forecast is looking good and should remain dry.

Parking: Location of parking field is the same field for the foot O use on Saturday and Sunday (note parking is in a different location for foot sprint O on Monday) further info on Eborienteers website – White Rose Weekend – Eborienteers Orienteering

The assembly area and campsite has had to be changed (21/07) and is now south of Gilling East village, 20 miles north of York. Turn Left at the second Yearsley turn from the B1363, coming from the south. Turn right, signposted Yearsley, coming from North. Nearest post code YO62 4HY, or or OS grid ref SE 598747.

The campsite, assembly, and day parking have one main entrance from the public road. There will be no exit from here. There is a separate exit. When driving into the Assembly fields the campsite is in one field to the left, with assembly and day parking in another to the right, please follow directions. The exit is through the day parking field, adjacent to the farm.

Malham Show MBO Saturday 27th August – Course map now available – online entry closes Thursday 25th

Here’s the course map for the Bank Holiday Saturday event at Malham (the map for the Bank Holiday Monday will also be available soon).

Online entry closes midnight Thursday 25th August
20% off for entry by Wednesday!!
Entry fee includes Malham Show entry afterwards

Registration is 9.00 – 10.15 with starts between 9.30-10.30


  • Parking and registration for the Malham event will be as previous years at the North end of the show field just before the village and National Park centre.
  • Park if possible in the field up the short lane ( left off the green just before National Park car park ) look for ‘nymbo’ sign.
  • Please allow plenty of time if travelling to Malham from the south as the road can become very busy and slow with show traffic.

NYMBO Riders get entry to the show field and the show afterwards included in the entry price.

  • The start will be by the road into Malham opposite the Methodist Chapel / tearooms.
  • Finish will be on the green by the National Park centre.
  • As you can imagine the tracks are really dry and fast which hopefuuly shouldn’t change with the present forecast.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Chop Gate Event report & Control Map

Thank you to everyone who competed on Saturday.  We got some great weather and it was good that it wasn’t too hot. Although we did get a couple of riders stopping for a mud bath on the Lordstones to Clay Bank track.

It was good to see plenty of routes chosen. I must apologies for not doing a recce on the bridleway off Cold Moor from control 29 down to 19.  It was the obvious connecting route. Schoolboy error on my part.

I’d also walked down off Urra Moor to #3 but that was a few weeks ago before the track was overgrown with bracken making it a tricky descent on Saturday.

Well done to Andy C for a round of almost 500.

I think the other bit of learning for me is to have the start in the shade on a sunny day to allow people to look at their smartphones and watches more clearly as they are getting ready to start.

Hope to see you over the bank holiday weekend.  Have a great summer.

Conrad and Jill Ellison


Thanks to Conrad and Jill for organising last Saturday’s event!

Here’s the control map; Tim is sorting out the various manual changes to the results (mostly, it seems, due the lack of mobile signal at the Village Hall where results didn’t upload automatically). The MapRun results and the tracks that everyone took are available here (and details in this post if you had any issues)

Chop Gate Provisional Results

At least today’s event was before its gets properly hot! Certainly my own score reflects how challenging I found today’s course, and my less than optimal route choice!!

Full report from Conrad to follow, in the meantime, the MapRun link for today is here

If MapRun worked fine for you – please make sure your results are uploaded (with patchy mobile signal at the Village Hall this might not have happened.

If MapRun didn’t work and you used Strava – then you can upload your track in the ‘results section of MapRun

If MapRun didn’t work and you’ve got a gpx of your route – then send that with you score to the email address below and we’ll add it manually.

If you were late – hopefully Conrad has a note of your penalty points, if not please email them in.

Send any gpx files to

Let us know if any other issues, finalised results as soon as Conrad is able to sort them out!


Fearby report, map and final results

*updated* Finalised results can be found here 20220618-fearby_final

Thanks to David Day for planning last saturday’s event, his report is below along with the control map.

Provisional results are here – please report any issues no later than Friday 24th please – 20220618-fearby_prov

There were 45 riders on a glorious day with fantastic views across North Yorkshire [the Black swan pub garden famously claims to have the longest view from any English beer garden – Ferrybridge power station is visible. We were last at Fearby in 2009 & I used a similar area this year.

I tried to have the pre-start far enough away from the actual start so that riders’ time did not start until they were closer to the start triangle. This mostly worked but there were a handful of devices that triggered at the pre-start so next time it needs to be even further from the start.

Most riders used phones [just 4 watches] with a few problems of phones going to sleep or losing signal. 3 tracks are missing from MapRun results, we are trying to get riders to upload these. Several riders had trouble locating #12; I am happy that the map is correct & the location on Google Earth is correct but accept that there is a multitude of tracks in the area & should have chosen a more identifiable spot for the control which was a henge [earthwork]/BW. Competitors who had difficulty in finding the control were all too far N but we have allowed any who visited Nutwith Common the 15 points. It is possible to widen the MapRun search area for this [or any] control by altering the tolerance: 3 horizontal lines in top RH corner of phone screen give options to widen the search.

There was a farm access road W of #16 which was not mapped & caused confusion, the next map will show this road.

MapRun penalties only work up to 5 mins late, so have been manually adjusted for those that exceeded this, giving nett scores of:   1st = David Lawrance M40 375 points, 2nd Nuno Cerqueira M21 361, 3rd Paul Dobson M60 325, all these riders went W then anticlockwise missing out the NW corner. M50 was won by Mark Rowley 324; M70 Steve Willis 304.

1st Lady = Sheila Pearce W50 280 points, 2nd Angela Brand-Barker W60 255; 1st Mixed Andrea & Steve Foster 244; Gen = Mark & Tom Simpson 150.

18 June 2022 – Control map