Northern Night Cup round 2Loch Vaa NorthWed 12 December, 2018
Local level event
Explanation of Event levels
Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Activities are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.
Pre Event Info
Round 2 of the 2018 - 2019 Northern Night Cup.
Near: Boat of Garten Lat,Lng: 57.24848,-3.76390 OS Grid Ref: NH937188 Postcode: PH24 3BL
Directions / Parking
Parking on Deshar Road (north side) between the entrances to Grampian Crescent. Maximum distance to Boat of Garten Community Hall is 250m. You will be able to leave bags in the hall where there are also toilets.
Map / Terrain
Map scale 1:10000, updated to ISOM 2017 specification
Contour interval 5m
A classic runnable Strathspey area with excellent contour detail, especially on the wooded slopes of the hill SW of Boat of Garten. The flatter, more subtle areas will prove to be challenging at night - compass and distance judgement skills will be tested! There are lots of unmarked extraction lanes in the woods, particularly surrounding the furthest away controls on the long.
Registration and Start times
Registration, Map issue for ALL COURSES, Entry on the Night, Download and SI dibber collection - Boat of Garten Community Hall, please use entrance at left hand side (east side) of building. No dobs or muddy shoes inside.
Registration, Map issue for ALL COURSES, Entry on the Night: 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Start: 6pm to 7pm; 800m along a taped route on a flat path from Registration.
Finish: adjacent to Community Hall. Courses close 8pm. You must report to Download in the Community Hall even if you do not complete your course.
Long = 5.0km, 155m climb, 13 controls
Medium = 3.6km, 95m climb, 11 controls
Short = 2.5km, 70m climb, 9 controls.
All course details are subject to final controlling.
Enter online through SIEntries. Online entries close Monday 10th December 2018. Entry on the night will be available, but map numbers will be limited, so please enter online. This will make it much easier for event organisers!
Short course: this will be 'Enter on the Night' ONLY. We will print 15 maps, if you wish to reserve a map please email , giving details (name of entrant, club, age class, SI dibber or hire one). The course is relatively contained and so is suitable for beginners, less confident night-orienteers and younger juniors.
Senior: £6 (non-orienteering club members £7)
Junior: £3 (non-orienteering club members £4)
On leads outside; no dogs inside the hall.
Soup & bread £1 minimum donation. Alba Chocolate will also be selling, more details to follow. Tea & coffee available for a donation.
Toilets in the Community Hall.
- We strongly recommend carrying a spare head torch, as having a torch failure with no backup makes it hugely difficult to complete the course, and it can ultimately be challenging to find the finish! Whistles are also recommended, but are not compulsory.
- Please come prepared for winter Speyside conditions!
- The area is contained by many large paths/fences/roads, meaning getting completely lost would be a challenge! However, the safety bearing is NE.
- Please ensure that you have read the Northern Night Cup 2018/2019 Guidelines, Rules and Scoring and if appropriate are familiar with the Shadowing and Juniors Guidelines published there.
Contacts / Officials
Planners & Organisers: Kat McGougan & Izzy Cox
Controller: Lynne Walker