NNCLoch Vaa NorthWed 22 January, 2020
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
BASOC welcomes you to Boat of Garten for the final event in the 2019/20 NNC Series.
Round 6 of the Northern Night Cup 2019-20 series. Please check website prior to event if weather conditions warrant any updates.
Near: Boat of Garten Lat,Lng: OS Grid Ref: NH937188 Postcode: PH24 3BL
Directions / Parking
The Event venue for Registration and Download is the Boat of Garten Community Hall.
Parking is available in the Hall Car Park, but please be aware that there may be other people using the Hall during the evening. If the Car Park is full there is parking close to the Hall on Deshar Road or Grampian Crescent; please be considerate of local residents if parking road-side.
Map / Terrain
Map Scale: 1:10 000
Contour Intervals: 5 m
A classic runnable Strathspey area with excellent contour detail, especially on the wooded slopes of the hill SW of Boat of Garten. Please note there a quite a few unmarked extraction lanes across the woods, there is also loose wire at the foot of some ruined fences, extra care needed at these points. The crossing point between controls 1 & 2 on BOTH courses is mandatory and will be marked with bright silver reflective tape. Other crossing points shown on the map are optional.
Both courses go near and round significant bodies of water, which might have surface ice. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU ATTEMPT TO CROSS ANY POND OR LOCH, EVEN IF IT LOOKS LIKE THICK ICE.
Registration and Start times
Registration and Download will be in the Boat of Garten Community Hall. Please use entrance at left-hand side (east side) of the building, not main entrance. No muddy shoes/dobs inside the building please.
Maps will be issued for both courses at Registration.
Registration: 5.45 pm to 6.45 pm.
Starts: 6 pm to 7 pm.
Courses close at 8 pm; please choose a course and start-time that matches experience and fitness.
Please report to download in the hall even if you don't complete your course.
Please read NNC 2019/20 Guidelines, Rules & Scoring before entering.
Medium Course: 3.6km (planned to roughly TD3 if done in daylight)
Long Course: 5.3km (difficult!)
Distance to Start: 700m along taped path route.
Distance from Finish to Download (hall): 850 m along same path
Punch type: SI
We have use of Boat of Garten Community Hall as a venue for Registration/Download, and are hoping to offer hot drinks, soup and home-baking at a modest cost. An indoor venue also offers the benefits of accessible toilets, a warm, dry changing area and the opportunity for a post-run social, so we hope that all competitors will appreciate that in order to cover the additional cost of the indoor venue hire we have increased the entry fee by £1/50p per adult/junior as follows:
Adult/Junior BOF/SOA member: £7/£3.50
Adult/Junior non-member: £8/£4.50
Entry on the Night will be available, but maps will be limited. ENTRIES CLOSED 10 a.m. Monday 20 January
Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome, but dogs are not allowed inside the Hall.
Toilets in the Community Hall.
Soup & bread, Cheese/Crackers, Home Baking and Tea/Coffee available, £1 minimum donation per item.
Safety: In accordance with NNC Safety Guidelines, carrying a spare torch & whistle is strongly recommended at all events. Random kit checks may take place. An extra top layer and high-vis reflective clothing may also be sensible choices.
- 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, a safety bearing tbc.
- Please ensure that you have read, and if appropriate are familiar with, the Shadowing and Juniors Guidelines published in the Northern Night cup 2019/2020 Guidelines, Rules and Scoring.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Clare Kemsley
Organiser: Ann McGougan
Controller: Hilary Quick