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Bennachie – Weds 26th July – Results

Our pre-Six Days tune-up event took place at Bennachie on Weds 26th July.  After a wet day (which the planner can vouch for, as he was setting out the controls in the rain!) the sun came out and the evening finished with immaculate blue skies and a terrific sunset.

Click here for the results.

The circular maps were a novel training exercise for more experienced orienteers.  The maps had no magnetic north lines, and no indication of which way is north!  Ideally you should do the courses without using a compass, by simply reading the map, identifying the features, using good attack points, and staying in close map contact.  If you have any thoughts on this format, maybe you could let us know, or add a comment to this post.

Courses

  • Easy  –  2.2km   70m climb
  • Medium  –  2.2km   90m climb
  • Short Technical  –  2.7km  90m climb  –  CIRCULAR MAP
  • Long Technical  –  4.1km  170m climb –  CIRCULAR MAP

Event Centre

As a special treat, the Bennachie Centre kindly agreed to extend it’s opening hours and was open for the event.  So we benefited from all the facilities there:

  • Displays on the flora, fauna and history of Bennachie,
  • Hot drinks, cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks,
  • Ice Cream for sale !!

The registration desk was in a dry and midge-free zone inside the centre!  And there are very good toilet facilities there too.  What more could we ask for.

Our grateful thanks to Forestry Commission Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council, the Bennachie Centre Trust and to the manager and staff at the Bennachie Centre, for letting us use the forest for this event, and for providing the excellent facilities at the Centre.

 

Planner/Organiser:  Rob Hickling

 

REGULAR SERIES ON WED EVENINGS

the-sun...SUMMER SERIES
...Four courses from easy to hard

Urban Series...URBAN SPRINTS
...One course TD3/medium difficulty

Deeside Night Cup...DEESIDE NIGHT CUP
...(in conjunction with Maroc)
...Two courses both TD5/hard
stopwatch_311691...FOREST SPRINTS
...(in conjunction with Maroc)
...One course TD3/medium difficulty
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TICK AWARENESS AND TREE DISEASES

green_tick_symbolTicks (no not this kind, the bad kind) just love to move in on unsuspecting orienteers. Here's a brief guide on what to look for and how to remove the wee critters.
Scotland is still suffering outbreaks of tree diseases and we can do our bit to help stop the spread and also continue good working relationships with landowners whose land we use by following the guidelines given here.

GRAMP PHOTOS (FLICKR) - hijacked at the moment but hope you're enjoying the Intestingness in the meantime while we get it sorted

GRAMP RG2

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