MLN Ellington Banks

Wednesday 19th June

This is the fifth event of the MLN 23-24 season
This event will take place on the Ripon training area

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Entered: 46

Car Sharing available


Course deltails subject to final controlling

Blue 6.6Km, 130m, 26 controls
Long, technically difficult with pictorial descriptions
Entry limit: 80
Entered: 13

Short Green 3.4Km, 65m, 19 controls
Shorter medium distance, technically difficult with pictorial descriptions
Entry limit: 60
Entered: 19

Light Green 3.9Km, 70m, 18 controls
Medium distance, technically Medium with loose pictorial descriptions, textural descriptions on the map
Entry limit: 60
Entered: 12

Red 4.6Km, 80m, 16 controls
Long, technically easy with textural descriptions.
Entry limit: 60
Entered: 2

Entry Fees
    Entry Fee: £8.50
    Entry Fee: £6.00
Military Veteran
    Entry Fee: £7.00
Military plus Coaching
    Entry Fee: £6.50
Late entries for a £1 supplement up to 8pm on the day before
Event Information

Entry Process
To enter yourself, your soldiers or friends and family, you will need to create an account on RaceSingUp; there is a link to event just above this text.
Entries close at Midday on the Tuesday before the event. Entries can't be withdrawn or changed after then . Late entries accepted up to 8pm for an additional £1.
Once you have an account you can enter one or multiple people up to a maximum of 20. Once someone's details have been entered they can be recalled for future events. Payment is made at the end of the process with a bank card. If you need to withdraw, the fee will be credited to your "account" and can be used at future MLN-O events

What to expect, what to do
Please make every reasonable effort to arrive at the event in time for your allocated start window, including allowing time to report to Reception.
Please park carefully as there is limited space.
All competitors must ensure they are fully hydrated before starting, there will be NO water at the start, on the course or the finish. Carry water, reduce your course length or walk the course to ensure you achieve your aim safely.
There will be a key drop for your car keys at reception.
Loose control description will be provided at the entrance to the start lanes, EXCEPT for the Red course. There are no descriptions on the Blue map, they will just be loose.
Start in your given window and enjoy your run.
The event is touch-free - you only need to waft your eTag above the control.

Refund Policy
You may withdraw from the event up until 12:00hrs the day before. Your entry fee will be held as a credit to be redeemed when you next enter an MLN event. A refund can be made upon request but will incurr the card processing fee

Travel Directions
Entrance to the car park at What3words washing.obligated.tokens. Nearest postcode is HG4 3JZ.

Mapped area comprises blocks of woodland with varying runability, parts of the area have complex ground shapes. To the SE there is an Engineer digging and driver training area, which is usually boggy. There is a good track and path network.

Scale 1:7,500, 5m interval, printed on A4 waterproof paper, (5,000 for Sh Green), updated in Oct 22 by Quentin Harding.

Planner : Phill Batts
Course Setter: Lt Ed Kershaw-Houghton 4RA
Organiser: Maj Aaron Rennie JHG(N)
Controller: SSgt Rob Harrison 4RA

Please note that the officials are new to their roles, so please respect that if there are any issues with the event.

Punching system
EMIT Emitag Touch Free. Wrist strap chip system with LED light to indicate a successful punch. No beep. No hire charge but lost tags charged at £75.

Reception: 11.30 - 14.30 hrs for Tag collection.
Starts: 12.00 - 14.30 hrs
Courses Close: 15.30 hrs. Controls will be taken in from 15.00 hrs.

Coaching is available for up to 20 military. The coaching sessions are aimed at beginners or those competing on Red or Lt Green courses. They will: start at 12:00 prompt, finish around 13:00, include a run on a course and conclude with a de-brief and action planning. For more information contact Phill Batts via

To book coaching (cost is 50p) please select the 'Mil &Coaching' class when you enter.

You must adhere to the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct.

Full leg and arm cover is mandatory; that means no shorts, vests or exposed ankles.

Dogs are not allowed on the courses but are allowed in the parking area

Results with splits will be at

Portable toilets are adjacent to the car park but are often not in a good state of hygiene.

Civilian Participation
For civilians participating in Army orienteering, Public Liability Insurance is provided by Towergate; individuals are advised to have their own private accident insurance. This event is conducted iaw British Orienteering Rules 2019 and land booked iaw the AOA DIO Licence and JSP907.

Personal Responsibility
Orienteering in the Army is classed as individual military training. Civilian competitors are responsible for their own personal safety and for assessing their own abilities to complete the course.

Use of personal data
The personal data you give at Registration will be used by the event organisers and their agents for the purpose of processing and publishing entries and results, conducting safety checks and as required by our insurers to validate our cover. Your information will be managed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).