Building on the October training, November will be based in the woods around Grantown.
Tue 21st Nov 2017
Type of event: Night, Training, Tue=O
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 20th Nov
Pre Event Info
More work with contours in the dark! Map scale 1:10,000 with 5m contours.
The theme for the evening training will be using the contours to go:
- across the hillside at the same level
- diagonally up the hillside
- diagonally down the hillside
1 course is planned 2.0km; there is a 600m walk / jog to the start, and it is steeply uphill for part of the route!
Some of the paths have been removed from the map - this will help you to concentrate on the contours.
Over the winter months this is in the dark, so you need a torch*. We go out orienteering, usually with a navigational focus. Call it training or just playing, it’s as hard as you want it to be, both physically and technically!
Newcomers are welcome and there is always someone to explain things and help you get started.
*We have three 1000 lumen headtorches for use by club members at Tuesday night O. Particularly aimed at relative newcomers - these will get you on a level playing field with the pros!
Meet at 6:30 prompt. Please come appropriately dressed for the weather on the night, the sort of thing you would wear if you were going for a trail run.
You need to be back by 7:30pm.
£2 Adults, £1 Juniors for BASOC or other orienteering club members.
£3 Adults, £1.50 Juniors for non members.
- Nearest town: Grantown on Spey
- Grid Ref: NJ026282
- Postcode: PH26 3JQ
- Lat/Lon: 57.33440,-3.61782
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Seafield Road, adjacent to the Caravan Park entrance. From The Square, turn up beside the Co-op and follow this road to the Caravan Park.
Hired timing chips (Si-Cards, dibbers)
We provide a free loan of these if you don't have your own, but if you loose it there will be a £30 charge for it's replacement.
Dogs are allowed
Contacts / Officials
Safety and Risk
A comprehensive 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.
Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events and not joined an orienteering club that is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.
You have the option of downloading and completing this Medical form. It could be life saving if the organisers are aware of any existing medical conditions in the event of an incident. You can leave it at registration/enquires in a sealed envelope that will only be opened if required and destroyed after the event.
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