Northern Night Cup Mullochard

Round 1 of the 2017 - 2018 Northern Night Cup

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Wed 06th Dec 2017

Type of event: Local Race, Northern Night Cup
Type of terrain: Woodland
Info updated: 20th Nov

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Pre Event Info

Round 1 of the NNC will take place on the recently revised (November 2017, Stirling Surveys) map of Mullochard. This area has rarely been used in recent years, come along and enjoy a new challenge. The area has a mix of woodland, mainly birch trees, fast open areas and slower rough open (a wee bit of marsh as well); there is good contour detail to keep you thinking all the time. All courses have to cross a fence, there will be a control point at this crossing and 'crates' will be provided to assist with the step over.

Map scale is 1:10000 with 5m contour interval.

The farmer has been very cooperative - he is moving the cattle out of the area just for our event, thank you!

Location

map

Directions / Parking

Mullochard Farm.

Please only approach from Carrbridge as competitors will be walking along the road if you approach from Dulnain Bridge.

Restricted parking area so park as directed and share transport if at all possible (e.g. met in the car park in Carrbridge and share from there).

Registration, Start & Finish

Registration: Mullochard Farm

Start & Finish: approximately 500m away, signed with reflective tape.

Course Information

Subject to final controlling

Short: approx. 2.5km, 40m climb

Medium: approx. 3.5km, 65m climb

Long: approx. 4.7km, 130m climb

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Orienteering club members

Senior: £6.00
Junior: £3.00

Non club members

Senior: £7.00
Junior: £4.00

Entering online in advance helps up with knowing how many maps to print and other organisational issues. Online entries will close on 4th December; maps will be ordered on 1st December so please enter by then to guarantee the course you would like to run.

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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.

Terrain Description

Broadleaf woodland and rough open areas.

Facilities

None - please use the toilets adjacent to the car park in Carrbridge before arriving.

Stop press: BASOC juniors will have soup and cake for sale - cost TBC

Dogs allowed?

NO DOGS in the area or in the car park (this is a working farm with livestock around).

Contacts / Officials

Lynne Walker

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.

Insurance

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.

Medical Conditions

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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