Come and have a go at night orienteering … bring a good torch! 3 courses to have a go at:
Long 5km – difficulty TD5 (hard)
Short 3km – difficulty TD5 (hard)
Orange 2.3km – difficulty TD3 (medium)
Technical difficulty grading is same as for daylight – so much harder in the dark! This is an opportunity for the hardened DNCer’s to check their torches still work and for the curious to have a go in a relatively friendly area. Juniors welcome, but should be accompanied (if not experienced and competent at TD5 level).
****PARKING ON SOUTH SIDE OF PARK **** off Countesswells Road (this is NOT a through road as shown on map, however if you approach through the park you can get close and walk the last bit).
Starts 6pm-7pm. Courses Close 8pm.
Fees tbc but probably around £3.
Just a training session so no results will be published, but full timing kit being used.
Compulsory equipment: Main light AND backup light AND whistle.
If weather is anything other than very balmy then carrying a waterproof jacket will also be compulsory, come prepared.
Come and join us for a full range of colour coded courses at Scolty hill – woodland, heather, beautiful views across Deeside – and that’s before we started talking about the orienteering!
Parking will be on forest tracks past the Forestry Commission car park gate and we have a full range of colour coded courses which count towards both Gramp Champs and (JD)2C.
Parking and registration will be past the gate just beyond the Forestry Commission car park.
Set your GPS to AB31 6PT or click here for a map.
(charm.fidelity.breeding – sums up organiser Alex to a T and will coincidentally give you a map if you punch that into what3words!)
Please follow the signs from the gate and car parking helpers instructions. It is along a forest track, so arriving before / leaving after 12h30 would be helpful in managing traffic flows.
There is a 12mph speed limit! please drive carefully.
We will lock the gate once everything is packed up, so please don’t leave your car there once you have done your run.
Brown 7.8 Km
Blue 6.9 Km
Green 4.9 Km
Light Green 3.5 Km
Orange 2.9 Km
Yellow 2.7 Km
White 1.8 Km
There are plenty of fresh paths made by mountain bikers – maps have been updated best we can for the constantly changing status, but we might not have caught them all. However if it’s on the map, it’s on the
A few notes for the day:
– the forest is open to the public – please be respectful and watch out for mountain bikers, walkers, dogs, horse riders etc
– all surrounding fields are out of bounds
– friendly and well behaved dogs can join in orienteering at no extra charge
Starts and Finish will be approx 300m away.
Registration is 10h30 – 12h30, Starts 11h – 13h. Courses Close at 14h30.
You can help the volunteers out a great deal by registering in advance and sending in your details (name, BOF Number and course) to grampoc ‘at’ gmail.com or by using this contact form. There is no obligation and no requirement to pre-register, we will hold a map for you to run your preferred course but can do our best if you change your mind.
(GRAMPS – after EEEing, contact Alex by clicking on his name below to offer your assistance please)
Costs for the event: a bargain at £5 for Senior BOF Members, £7 for Senior Non-BOF Members and Juniors £2.50.
Planner: John Lang
Organiser: Alex Maclachlan
Controller: Drew Tivendale
Safety – A risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
Health – Full leg and torso cover is required due to ticks.
Public Liability – Please be aware that British Orienteering Federation (BOF) event insurance only covers non-member participants for public liability for 3 events in any one year (this includes helpers, parents shadowing and competitors).
Photography – In line with the policies of British Orienteering, the organisers of this event request that any person wishing to take photos or video showing children should register their details with event volunteers before taking any such photos or videos. The event organisers reserve the right to ask people to refrain from taking photos or video and may, if such warnings are ignored, refer the matter to the police.
Are you up for two full days of mixed orienteering and mountain navigation over some of Deeside’s finest moorland and forest?
Fully catered overnight camp?
The chance to earn a much-coveted RUN GMC shirt?
Back by popular demand, we bring you the Grampian Mountain Challenge 2016 around (maybe even over) Morven and surrounding areas on the 12th and 13th of November.
The scenery may have changed but the format will be the same with three classes run as pairs or solo and probably some spot prizes too – there is a campaign brewing for a sub-competition for Dads & Daughters in Class C this year (although maybe it should be Parent and Progeny to be totally PC about it?)
Put the date in your diaries now, start tapping up running partners if you want company out there in the wilds – entries starting to creep up now so don’t miss out.
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