Summer is whizzing past and it’s time to start feeding you all some details for the next bto SOUL race being staged in Aberdeen. We’re using the Danestone/Grandholm area to the northwest of the city centre and courses are full length urban style mainly on paths through the housing estates, some grassy open areas and woodland.
Assembly: Danestone Community Centre – registration/download, loos and hall to leave kit and have a blether over a cuppa from the kitchen. Hall will be open for orienteers from 11:00 to 16:00.
Streetmap what3words: ///cakes.last.laptop
Parking: There are parking spaces immediately adjacent to the hall plus on the roads indicated here.
Please leave gaps between groups of cars parked alongside the roads to allow other traffic to pass each other easily.
Start/Finish: Both close to the Community Centre.
Starts: Punching starts within nominated time bands Early/Middle/Late 11:30 to 13:30.
Courses close: 15:00 TBC
Courses: (provisional lengths)
1 7.70km MO (M18-35)
2 6.20km WO (W18-35), MV (M40+)
3 5.00km WV (W40+), MSV (M55+)
4 3.75km WSV (W55+), MUV (M65+), MHV (M75+)
5 3.00km WUV (W65+), WHV (W75+)
6 4.10km WJ (W16-), MJ (M16-)
7 1.90km WYJ (W12-), MYJ (M12-)
There will also be an Open category for each course – same length, same course, just non-competitive. Please enter by category as this assists us to process results quickly for the SOUL League points.
Junior courses do not cross any major roads and all courses are designed to make use of underpasses as optimum route choice so there will be no marshalled crossings or timed out legs.
Map: Scale 1 : 4,000, 2.5m contours, ISSOM
For those of you who haven’t tried urban orienteering on an ISSOM map before please take a look at this guide which explains the map symbols so you don’t inadvertently cross an out of bounds area or fence or wall.
Entry fees: includes hire of Emit brikke
SOUL Category: £10 Senior, (£12 Non-BOF/SOA member) £5 Junior/Student
Any Course X Open Category: £4 Senior, £2 Junior/Student
This is for:
– those folk wanting to run non-comp for the SOUL e.g. regular non-club competitors in GRAMP’s Urban Series as this event counts towards that too or any Danestone locals wanting to try orienteering on their doorstep
Online entries: NOW OPEN via Fabian 4 (some Entry on the Day too)
Officials: Planner – Pete Lawrence, Controller – Tim Griffin, Organiser – Rachel Scott (all GRAMP)
Sunday: And by way of a complete contrast to round out the weekend, Maroc are hosting a Level C at Pannanich near Ballater on Sunday 16th.
Safety – A risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
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).
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.