The snow has all gone now, leaving the undergrowth nicely flattened. Much more runnable than Foggieton in the summer. Results here:
Thanks to Helen Rowlands for helping clear up, and Bob Daly for collecting the controls.
Welcome, come and have a great time in one of Gramp’s flagship areas. This counts towards both Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup and GRAMP Champs.
Postcode: AB31 6LU what3words: emulated.expert.drank
Lat/Long: 57.006816,-2.585495 OS Grid Ref: NO645907
Parking will be in the north west area of the map on forest tracks. This will be signposted from the B976 just west of the junction for Potarch, between Finzean and Strachan. If coming from the south, follow the B976 over Cairn O’Mount and fork left at the AA Box in Glen Dye.
Toilets available at Bridge of Feugh and the main carpark in Banchory en route.
Registration and Start Times
Registration: 10:30 to 12:30
Starts: 11:00 to 13:00
Courses Close: 14:30 or maybe later TBC
Registration/download will be adjacent to parking.
Distance to Start/Finish and suitability for buggies TBC.
Gareth is busy putting the final touches to a full range from White to Brown – more details to follow asap.
Guide to course difficulty (thanks BKO).
Entry on the day, or, to help our IT team, if you think you are probably coming to the event and have a fair idea of which course you would like to run, please email your name, BOF number and course to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject EEE Glen Dye). A map will be held for you till noon. No obligation to run if you change your mind.
Senior: BOF/SOA member £6, Non-BOF/SOA member £8
Planner: Gareth Yardley
Organiser: Laura Farquharson (looking for offers of help from Gramps please)
Controller: Andy Oliver MAROC
Well behaved dogs and their owners welcome
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. Waterproofs may be compulsory if weather is really bad so bring them just in case.
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.
Sprint O is great fun – lots of controls in quick succession in a relatively short distance and fast running alone is no use in this discipline if it’s of the headless chicken variety! You really have to look closely at the map, make snap decisions about route choice, execute them quickly and cleanly while all the time trying to read a jiggling map and watch where your feet are going. Give it a go.
Links to all parking locations will be confirmed soon so check back here nearer the time or on each clubs’ website.
One course TD3 or Orange standard i.e. medium difficulty, about 3km, with lots of controls and route choice in a relatively small area so full on concentration required just as much as fleet feet. Great for developing Juniors too if accompanied by a TD3 standard runner. Best 4 scores out of 6 will count towards the FSS league results.
Registration: 18:00 to 18:50
Starts: 18:30 to 19:15
Fees: £4 Senior, £2.50 Junior/Student
Click here for more details and registration form.
Grampian Mountain Challenge – Scotland’s Friendly Sociable Winter Mountain Marathon
The GMC will be back in 2018 staying with its traditional date slot and will be over the weekend of 10 / 11 November 18.
It will be held in the Braemar area. All the usual features will be present, including a remote overnight camp with catering and heating, kit transfer to and from the camp, and orienteering and traditional hill sections over the two days. Ali R has agreed to take on the job of Planner once more, and Dave K and Ian H are again doing the Organising and Controlling.
*****Online entries via SiEntries now open*****
Feel free to download the flyer and send it to friends or display at work or whatever it takes to help spread the word and fill the 100 places available.