T=O training Uath Lochans North

Tue 16th Oct 2018

Type of event: Coaching, Training, Tue=O
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 18th Sep

Results

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Pre Event Info

Come and play in a rarely visited bit of the northern part of Uath Lochans!

Location

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Directions / Parking

Approach on B970 either via Feshiebridge or from Loch Insh Watersports. Head for the FCS car park just SW of Feshiebridge, the one for the sculpture trail. Beware it's quite a sharp turn if you're coming from Loch Insh. Go down the track to the main car park.

Course Information

As it gets darker, you might choose to go in pairs - we recommend this for juniors. Also please make sure your headtorch is fully charged, AND bring a backup torch.

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.

Hired timing chips (Si-Cards, dibbers)

We provide a free loan of these if you don't have your own but if you lose it there will be a £30 charge for its replacement.

Dogs allowed?

Well behaved dogs welcome on lead.

Contacts / Officials

Hilary Quick

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

If you have joined an orienteering club, or are competing in one of your first 3 events, then you are 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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