Dreaming of autumn city O breaks back in the old days…. this looks like it would be fun for a Friday night race to kick off a weekend. It’s in Awaza, a luxury resort in Turkey.
Registration/parking: close by Dunnottar Church
There is a long-ish straight road with plenty of space, please park sensibly though and keep noise down as there are a couple of houses nearby, don’t want to upset the neighbours. Roadworks in Stoney making it awkward to approach from that end so best to turn off A92 Montrose road at south end and drive down round the west side of wood to church.
Starts 5:50 – 7pm Courses close 8:30pm TBC
Two courses – Long 4.9 k, Short 3.8k
Both courses will get to see plenty of the woods, please take care to read the map carefully as some legs cross over other controls. A few seconds making sure will avoid a mispunch!
Map scale 1:7,500
SI punching (but not Air enabled)
Pre-entry only by form link below by Monday 9pm
If you’re not yet TD5 (Green+) standard, find a clubmate who is to go round with.
Check forecasts and dress appropriately for the weather.
Carry a waterproof, a spare torch/battery and a phone for emergencies.
To protect the Organisers and each other from potential spread of Covid-19 via droplets and/or contact with contaminated surfaces we’ve made a few adjustments to the way things will operate, both in advance and on the night:
** NB: If you are wearing outdoor gloves, it might seem safe to take a map, but there is no way of knowing if the outside of the gloves are virus-free as they are unlikely to be disinfected. So, take off your outdoor gloves, disinfect your hands, then take a map, put your gloves back on.
4 courses, Yellow, Orange, Green(lightish) and Blue
Still BOF/SOA members only at the moment
Starts 11:30 to 12:30+ depending on number of entries.
Punching system: SI + hopefully Air enabled
Senior £5, Junior £2.50
Anti-Covid measures will be in place including but not limited to:
It goes without saying that you must observe current government guidelines on distancing and travel on the day of the event.
Parking at Crathes Castle overflow car park, £3.00 for non-NTS members to be paid along with the entry fee
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with Crathes EEE in the subject line if you want a run with:
Name, Address (for the invoice)
Age class, Club, Course
SI dibber hire needed?
number of cars you will be in
After the event, we will invoice all those who come, including any parking cost.
Closing Date for emails will be 29th November but we will keep any received after that in case others can’t make it due to last minute travel restrictions.
We parked in the bottom level of the car park initially but swiftly moved up after realising that the heavy rain at ~17:30 was being beautifully backlit by the headlights of cars on the top level and making it look really, really uninviting! We were eventually shamed into getting out and getting on with it by all those kids running around having great fun in the wet and dark.
Thanks to Ian Hamilton for planning and Paul Duley for stepping in to cover tonight and David for IT/Results/Start Ticker-Off in Chief.
Thank you for everyone who attended today. We were very lucky with the weather.
Special thanks go to Rachel (Organiser) and Pete (Planner) for putting on a great event.
This was our first relatively larger event since Lockdown was eased, and also our first proper effort using the new SI Equipment, so I hope things went smoothly enough for the competitors.
Below should be the PDF of the results and splits.
Routegadget Apologies as this isn’t the georef’ed version of the map so all you GPS gadget fans will have to tinker a bit.
(Useless but mildly interesting fact: the last time we put something on Gramp’s RG was Glen Dye night O in March.)
BOF results page with ranking points
The Gramp MapRun Factory (Rachel) has been busy over the last couple of weeks and we now have several more courses uploaded courtesy of Sarah Dunn. From Aberdeen Uni and Perwinnes Moss (4 variations Easy to Tech) down to Stonehaven via Cove. Or a novelty twist based on and Aberdeen Street Art Trail. You pays no money and takes ‘yer choice!
More ideas are being worked on by a couple of other Gramps too and we’re open to suggestions for either areas to use or courses to convert. Ping an email to email@example.com to get your requests/offers in for either MapRun or lowkey trad courses as we start to prepare for travel restrictions being lifted even further.
And the ‘ding’ bit? That’s how Tim Griffin described the noise his phone made at each control when test running Perwinnes Moss.