NewtonmoreSun 19 May, 2019
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
Based at Highland Folk Museum
Near: Newtonmore Lat,Lng: 57.06986,-4.10259 OS Grid Ref: NN727996 Postcode: PH20 1AY
Directions / Parking
Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore
Map / Terrain
Good path network with some rough open areas.
Registration and Start times
Registration: 13:30 to 15:00
Start times: 14:00 to 15:30
Courses close: 16:00
There will be three courses:
Courses 1 and 2 are 'training' courses, each about 1.2km long. These will be non-competitive; BASOC members will be able to give you advice before you try the courses.
Score course - this will be a timed course where you have 30 minutes to get as many of the controls as possible. You decide the order you will visit them in. For every minute (or part minute) you are late back you lose one control from those you visited!
Adults: £4 (+£1 if you are not an orienteering club member)
Juniors: £2 (+50p if you are not an orienteering club member)
If you have signed up for the BASOC Spring 2019, this event is included. More details here.
Dogs on leads only
Toilets and cafe available at Highland Folk Museum.
Rita from the TickApp Project will be attending this event. They will be recording ticks in the area before and during the event. Here's some information from them:
"Greetings to the orienteering community!
TickApp is a citizen science project that aims to estimate people’s risk of exposure to ticks in Scotland. As last year, the TickApp Project is collecting data at several orienteering events. The objective is to compare the number of ticks collected using survey transects (scientific method) with the number of ticks reported by people after orienteering in the same area, and the data will be used to assess whether citizen science can give robust information on the risk of tick bites.
The TickProject will be present on the 19th May at Newtonmore. If you are participating in the event and you are aged eighteen years and over, we would be grateful if you would to see us once you finish and tell us whether you found any ticks or not. We are interested in ticks on your body or clothes – and finding no ticks is as useful as finding ticks! You can also report your data via our website (see flyer for details).
For more information about the project, please see our website or come to chat with us on 19th May. You can also sign up to be a regular volunteer if you are interested.
Your participation is needed! Thank you very much.
The Tick Project Team."
Contacts / Officials