Inshriach West Central (!)
Compass use in the dark
Tue 17th Oct 2017
Type of event: Night, Training, Tue=O
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 10th Oct
Pre Event Info
Through October we will start the change to orienteering in the dark, with something for everyone each week. If the topic sounds a bit basic for you, don’t worry Hilary Q will have a cunning plan to make it more challenging!
Bring a headtorch or bike light or decent small hand-held torch with fresh batteries (or re-chargeable battery fully charged each week), preferably a spare one too, just in case. Please also remember that it’ll be colder and you’ll be moving more slowly than you do in the daylight – so wear an extra layer, perhaps also gloves and a hat. We also recommend that you bring your mobile phone, perhaps in a bumbag (along with your spare torch).
Juniors must go in pairs, adults are most welcome to do the same if they wish, though we’re sure that before long you’ll really enjoy being out on your own in the forest in the dark.
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: Kincraig
- Grid Ref:
- Lat/Lon: 57.10318,-3.92171
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
From Loch Insh Water Sports, turn SW on the B970 then after half a mile take the left (straight on) option when the B970 bends round to the right. Go up the single track no-through-road for about half a mile and park where the forest track joins on the left. Gridref. NH030836
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.
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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