Train to Race 5

Beachen & Heathfield

The final session (of five) to help you prepare for going to events. 

Tue 22nd May 2018

Type of event: Training, Tue=O
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 20th May

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Pre Event Info

A map scale of 1:7500 will be used to enable you to get used to this scale before the Scottish relays. Heathfield has 2.5m contours (like Roseisle) while Beachen is at 5m contours.

This will be 'Runner's Choice' training. there are about 20 controls out, have a chat and make up your own course to work on the areas you think you need to. Many of the paths have been removed from Beachen (it was the only map I could get to load in Condes, computer was on strike!). There will also be a 'twist' to keep you on your toes!

Also, bring along your maps from the British weekend, especially the Individual at Balmoral. Have a chat through things, analysing what you did and alternatives to this.


Every Tuesday we go out orienteering, usually with a navigational focus. Call it training or just playing, it’s as hard as you want it to be, both physically and technically!
Newcomers are welcome and there is always someone to explain things and help you get started.

Meet at 6:30 prompt. Please come appropriately dressed for the weather on the night, the sort of thing you would wear if you were going for a trail run.
You need to be back by 7:30pm.

£2 Adults, £1 Juniors for BASOC or other orienteering club members.
£3 Adults, £1.50 Juniors for non members.

Read more about Tue=O



Directions / Parking

Parking at the Grantown Health Centre (thank you James!)

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?

Dogs under control and on leads please.

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.


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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