NNC 1Spey Valley Golf CourseTue 23 November, 2021
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.
NNC 2021 - 2022 has started - thank you to all who came along to sample Spey Valley Golf Course in benign weather with a orangy moon to help those who had any head torch failures! We had an excellent turn out and I hope you found that it was worth the drive.
Many gave me positive comments about the courses, thank you. I particularly liked "Usually I can switch off in the middle of a leg but I had to navigate the whole leg (#8 to #9)". My planning aim was to use as few controls as I could as every time you find a control you know exactly where you are. please do take the time to put your route onto RouteGadget, it helps me to learn as a planner.
This was a team effort from BASOC and I could not have done without the help of:
- Janette for sorting out the permissions and collecting controls;
- Gemma for setting up the computing side and collecting controls;
- Clare, Alice & Mehmet who collected controls and allowed me to be driving away 5 minutes after courses closed;
- Hilary for doing entries;
- Jane for being your first point of contact at Registration;
- Paul for doing Download and putting the results & RouteGadget up.
Thank you all, roll on NNC2 and NNC3 - and of course the NNC events in the New Year.
Lynne Walker Planner & Organiser
Pre Event Info
All the fun of the golf course but without the ball and clubs - just a map, some controls, and your headtorch!
This event is the first in this winter's Northern Night Cup (NNC), a league of 6 events being run by BASOC, Moravian and INVOC. The next event in the series is on Wednesday 1st December at Culbin, hosted by Moravian.
Near: Aviemore Lat,Lng: 57.20350,-3.81099 OS Grid Ref: NH906139
Directions / Parking
Park in Spey Avenue which is off Dalfaber Drive. When approaching from the north turn off the A9, turn right at the junction after this and travel 1.70km / 1 mile into Aviemore where you will take the second left turning after the 30mph sign. Look for the sign to Spey Valley Golf Course (a brown sign on right hand side of road) and turn left onto Dalfaber Drive. After going over the level crossing, turn first left into Spey Avenue. Park at the north end of Spey Avenue, ensuring that driveways are left clear.
Walk to the E end of Spey Avenue and down the track to Registration / Download (follow the signs for National Cycle Route 7). Location of Registration / Download what3words ///replenish.silk.belly
The Start is 350m from Registration / Download with the Finish being 70m from there.
Map / Terrain
Spey Valley Golf Course is a mixture of typical golf course (tees & greens - please avoid both, they are marked with olive green 'out of bounds' on the map; fairways and rough) with good intricate moraine contour detail (2.5m contour interval). There are stands of Scots pine trees and heather moorland add to the mixture. The River Spey bounds the area to the south while the Speyside Railway forms the western edge of the map.
Registration and Start times
Registration (collect your map / loose control descriptions) from 17:50 to 18:40.
Start times from 18:00 to 18:45.
There are no allocated Start times - after collecting your map from Registration follow reflective tapes for 350m to the Start. Remain 'socially distanced' from other while you are waiting to start.
- Score course suitable for everyone - choose your own controls AND what order you'll do them in. Time limit 45 minutes; if you take longer then you lose 1 point for every 6 seconds you are over the 45 minutes.
- Technical courses - with Long (4.3km, 80m climb, 13 controls) and Short (3.1km, 55m climb, 9 controls) options. The courses start off the same, the Short course misses out some controls and they finish the same so you can decide which course to do when you are actually out there!
- Only the Long or Short courses count towards the NNC overall scoring.
- The Start and Finish and All controls will need to be punched.
Courses close 8pm.
Members: Senior £8, Junior £4
Non-members: Senior £10, Junior £5
Pre-entry ONLY - send e-mail to Hilary Quick via Contacts page.
Entries for this event closed on Wednesday 17th November 2021.
Do not come if you or anyone in your household feel unwell or have any Covid-19 symptoms (well documented elsewhere). Also, do not attend if you or anyone in your household have been told to isolate or quarantine. People in higher risk categories should be aware that meeting a group of people does increase the possibility of them becoming infected. We also recommend that if you have a smartphone, you download the Protect Scotland app.
Competitors should read and abide by British Orienteering's Code of Conduct for Participants.
There are no facilities.
This event is taking place in late November on an area which is quite open to inclement weather. Competitors are advised to carry / wear a hood jacket; if the weather is deemed to be very inclement then this will be compulsory and competitors will be checked when they collect their maps.
If the weather is extreme, entrants will be contacted by email and text and notices will be placed on Facebook and the BASOC website.
Competitors with a medical condition are invited to download a Medical Form, complete it and leave it in a named sealed envelope at Registration / Download. Once all competitors are accounted for after the event these will be destroyed.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser / Planner: Lynne Walker
Covid Officer: Hilary Quick