Great wee area near the Cairngorm ski centre, planned by ex-Gramp Rob Hickling, low key local event, 30 entries max, no EOD and SIEntries will open 15th May.
More details on BASOC website.
First of the Summer Series already, already! And as it coincides with the first World Orienteering Day period for 2021 (going to be two periods, May and Sept, as not all the world is ready to go just yet) so we’ve registered Hazlehead for this too.
Take a look at their website to see what else is happening world wide and maybe snap up a bargain headlamp!
Registration will be in the South East corner of the overflow carpark just round the corner from the Golf centre.
What3words for the registration is https://w3w.co/keeps.paths.cable
Parking is best in the café carpark or the overflow carpark. On a sunny evening (!) the park is very busy and certainly two weeks ago the main carparks at the entrance were almost full.
There are three courses:
Easy – 2.0 Km All controls are in the main Park
Short Tech / Medium – 3.1 Km, in the main Park and area South of the riding stables
Long Tech – 5.1Km, in the main Park and area South of the riding stables.
Both Short and Long Tech will use two maps and cross the road to access the area to the South…. Please take care on the road crossings.
Seniors £5, Juniors/Students £2.50 contactless payment at the event so bring a card/phone please
Start blocks between 17:30 and 19:00 – choose a block when entering
Pre-entry only by 21:00 on Monday 17th at latest via this form: Hazlehead Entry Form
An email confirming entry and start block will be sent to all entrants on Tuesday.
Covid-19 measures: sanitiser will be available, please wear a mask when collecting your map and paying (yes, it’s outdoors but it’s a courtesy to organiser/IT), no gathering in large groups when chatting afterwards and make sure to maintain your distance from anyone not in your bubble at all times including public using the park. Ta muchly!
Thank you David once again for doing the honours for Dunnottar (although I suspect it may have been a sneaky ulterior motive involving proximity to one of the finest chippers in the NE that may have decided you to volunteer? 😉 )
Some lovely photos of the afternoon and pm on our Facebook page. Good to see so many faces both well kennt and new again. All looking like the Summer Series will be off to a flying start in 2 weeks time so here’s a quick run down on what we’re planning but check here for individual posts for each event with any updates, Covid related or otherwise.
19 Hazlehead Park This just happens to fall within the first World Orienteering Week for 2021 so make sure to come along and celebrate with us.
9 North Bennachie
21 Glen Dye
28 No event (Six Days week lead up)
4 No event (Six Days week)
18 Templars Park
Shire’s turn to experience that weird feeling of sort of knowing what you were doing but also knowing you don’t really know at the same time. Took most of us until a couple of controls in before it became second nature again.
Thanks to David for providing us with a great wee sprint course on a great wee area on a peedie wee map – slight scale malfunction freely admitted and apologised profusely for. Apologies accepted. Ian Hamilton found the positive side: “At least there’ll be very little wind resistance running round with a map this size.”
Thanks also to Pete and Rachel for manning registration/download and to the control collectors who must not be named. 😉
Next up Dunnottar Woods in 2 weeks time. Watch out for a post with entry link etc very soon.