Cliffhanger Ultrasprint Returns


Junior competitors in action at the 2009 Ultrasprint

The UK's premier Ultrasprint orienteering event will return to Cliffhanger on Saturday 3 July. A high intensity, high speed form of orienteering, the Ultrasprint starts and finishes into a specially constructed labyrinth. Competitors face a technical and physical challenge that includes complex map reading, multi-terrain racing, and a number of river crossings. A number of the UK's top elite orienteers will battle it out over a qualifying stage and final to become the Ultrasprint champion 2010. Qualifiers are open from 11am-1pm and the chasing start final begins at 2pm. EOD only, entries are FREE to all visitors to Cliffhanger.

Visitors to Cliffhanger can experience the labyrinth for themselves Sunday 4 July after watching the experts racing around the park on Saturday. It is free of charge to take part and test yourself over a series of short courses of increasing difficulty. South Yorkshire Orienteers will have a number of experienced athletes on hand to offer tips and coaching, and you will be provided with a specially produced map that is yours to keep. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Cliffhanger is one of the UK’s largest outdoor outdoor-pursuits festivals, based in one of Sheffield’s biggest green spaces. The aim of the event is to Inspire & Involve. Featuring competitions or demonstrations in rock climbing, orienteering, kayaking, mountain biking, running, skiing & snowboarding, skateboarding, free running, adventure racing and more, visitors will be able to watch elite sports-people of all ages competing or demonstrating, and then take part in the sports they have just been inspired by. Pay to enter the festival and orienteer for free.


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