Uath Lochans

Come and enjoy Uath Lochans. A great forest with a cracking new map made in 2016.

Note - entry on the day is available. If you do intend coming then please message in advance - james.tullie(at)gmail.com- if you can to make sure we have enough maps.

Sun 26th Mar 2017

Type of event: Local Race-(D)
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 31st May

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Event Report

We were blessed with fantastic weather - 19 degrees and sunny all day. Always makes the organisers job that little bit easier! 

Thanks to everyone who came and ran - I hope you had a good day. 

Thanks to Steve B for putting out controls (plus Gemma last minute!)

Thanks to all those folk that helped collect flags in particularly Steve and Catherine Bunn from INVOC and Bob Daly from Gramp. 

James T

Pre Event Info

Location

map

Directions / Parking

Signed off the B970 just south east of Kincriag. Up the Glen Feshie road and park in the forestry commision car park (signed right off the road)

Registration, Start & Finish

Registration 10 -11

Starts 10.30 - 12

Courses close 1330

No allocated start times - punching start for all competitors

Start a short walk from assembly. Finish adjacent to assembly.

Course Information

Following courses available:

White - 1.9km / 20m

Yellow - 2.7km / 30m

Orange - 2.7km / 50m

Light green - 3.2km / 80m

Green - 4.0km / 90m

Blue - 6.4km / 170m

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

Senior £6 

Junior £3

(£7/£4 for non british orienteering members)

Online entry now available through Si Entries:

 - Enter Online

- Entry List

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

Classic Speyside scots pine forest. the odd bit of bog and brashing but generally good runnability. The blue will encounter some steep craggy slopes - take care!

Facilities

No facilites of note. Just a car park and the outdoors.

Dogs allowed?

Dogs OK on leads

Contacts / Officials

James Tullie

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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