Summer Series Events – fun, friendly events with something for everyone on Wednesday evenings. Events will have an easy (white/yellow standard), medium (orange standard) and two as-hard-as-we-can-make-it courses of different lengths (generally referred to as short and long tech).
Starts 6-7pm, courses close 8pm (unless changed for a particular event, please check website for any changes)
Seniors £3, students/juniors £1
|25 May||Hazlehead*||Results , Splits , RG|
|1 June||Countesswells*||Results , Splits , RG|
|8 June||Scolty*||Results , Splits , RG|
|15 June||Tyrebagger*||Results , Splits , RG|
|22 June||Crathes*||Results , Splits , RG|
|29 June||Balmedie* + BBQ||Results , Splits , RG|
|6 July||Cheyne Hill||Results , Splits , RG|
|13 July||Glen Dye||Results , Splits , RG|
|20 July||Dunnottar||Results , Splits , RG|
|27 July||No event (Welsh 5 days)||Gramps in Wales|
|3 Aug||Back O’Bennachie||Results , Splits , RG|
|10 Aug||Foggieton||Results , Splits , RG , Juniors|
|17 Aug||Mulloch||Results , Splits , RG|
|24 Aug||Templars Park + BBQ + PRIZE-GIVING!||RetrO Results , Overall|
Junior Attendance Awards
The more events you attend, the higher the award you’ll get. 3 for Bronze, 6 for Silver, 9 for Gold. Prizes and certificates given out at Templars Park event (the Templars event counts too).
Summer Series League
This year we will attempt to compile league table for the medium and technical courses – a bit of friendly competition for extra fun. Best seven results (per course) count. Points awarded: 1st 100 points, 2nd 95 points, 3rd 90 points, subsequent places two points less for every place. Templars Park event not part of league (except as prize-giving)
Some events may offer an extra training exercise – this will not be taken into consideration in the rankings (there are plenty of events to get your best times on!).
*The Summer Series incorporates the Grampian Adventure Challenge for teams of 8 at the first six venues. Check the GAC post for results and comments and contact email.
Useful Orienteering Information
New to Orienteering?
Guide to O map symbols and control descriptions
Guide to Technical Difficulty (pdf courtesy of BKO)
Safety – A risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser for each event, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
Health – Full leg (trousers) and torso (t-shirt) cover is required to help avoid ticks. Due to the nature of orienteering going through undergrowth, picking up ticks is more likely than during walks/runs along well used paths.
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). Why not become a member? Also, you will be asked to provide contact details for insurance purposes
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.
…and then on to the Urban Series: 6 Wed evening events starting 31 Aug 2016.