We have a Champion! Congratulations to M40S David Esson!
A few others took on this challenging area too:
Lesley Gomersall 4th W55L
Helen Rowlands 8th W50L
Neil McLean 2nd M75
Sam Gomersall 6th M60
Bob Daly 10th M60
Tim Griffin 4th M55
Gareth Yardley 7th M55
Short (Easy) 1.4km
Short Tech 2.9km
Long Tech 4.6km
Registration is by the toilet block towards the southern end of Balmedie. (Toilets probably not be open though ones at main car park should be.)
Parking is along the roadside leading up to it.
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Juniors/Students £2.50, Seniors £5
Contactless payment on the day (but cash still accepted)
Start blocks spread out from 18:00 to 19:00 can be selected when you complete the pre-entry form:
Balmedie Beach Entry Form
Please complete and submit entry form by 21:00 Monday 11/6/21
First Aid kit will be available in the Organiser’s car at Registration.
Even though we’re in Tier 1 now not much has changed in terms of the Covid-19 precautions for Local O events with the exception that you can officially chat freely after the event providing you stick to current rules on group size/mix.
We’ve brought the weekend forward slightly at the request of the landowner so now targeting 6th/7th November.
Obviously things may change, and change back again, but when the music stops we hope to be able to offer marquees at the mid-camp depending on C-19 rules at the time but we’re pretty confident that otherwise everything else will be the same as previous planned – Lochnagar area, bag transport, lavish prizes, challenging courses and lots of fun to be had!
We hope to open entries in July so watch this space…..
Many thanks to David Esson for reminding us how Countesswells lulls you into a false sense of security every time.
Hands up who else got caught out at the pits at the far end again! 😦
A few more of the old faces coming out of the woodwork tonight, nice to see you. And plenty of new names I’m starting to recognise but haven’t yet met seem to have caught the bug and keep coming back for more too which is great to see.
Don’t forget that we’re happy to give you a bit of adhoc coaching or a debrief if you think it will help, just ask at registration as there’s always an experienced orienteer or hanging around.
(Equally, if you find you learn best by making your own mistakes then we’re happy to leave you to it!)