Logie Steading, Forres Saturday and Moray & Nairn Schools League Sat, 17 Nov 18

Event Info
Location of Event: 
Logie Steading, Forres
Type of Event: 
Saturday and Moray & Nairn Schools League
Event Date: 
Sat, 17-Nov-2018

Location

57° 32' 1.4964" N, 3° 39' 38.5164" W
Event Timings
Registration Times: 
10:15 - 11:15
Start Times: 
10:30 - 11:30
Courses Close at: 
13:00
Event Details

Entries  

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Directions

Leave Forres on the Grantown Road A940 for approximately 7 miles until the B9007 to Carrbridge. Turn right onto the B9007 and continue downhill for approximately 0.5 miles until the turning for Logie Steading.

Once you enter the driveway to the Steading continue for 0.4 miles along to the end where a couple of club members in high vis jackets will show you where to park. 

Parking

You will be directed to appropriate parking by club memebers in high vis jackets.  Please follow their instructions as the Steading is popular with the public at weekends and it’s VERY important we don’t clog up all the parking in the main car park. Car sharing is actively encouraged.

Nearest Toilets

There are toilets situated within the Logie Steading adjacecnt to the cafe.  Please be considerate of the other users of Logie Steading by removing shoes if necessary and leaving them in a location which will not cause a hazard.

Safety Information

  • All Competitors take part at their own risk and a choose a course that matches their experience and fitness
  • You MUST report to Download by Course Closing Time

Start and Finish Information

Registration and download are in the Long Room which is situated between the Wine and Whisky shop and the Farm and Garden shop by the main gravelled car park. Watch out for pedestrians and other cars around here.   The Long Room is a lovely clean room so we will not be allowing ANY muddy shoes in there! We will have a box for key storage.

From registration, it is a 500m walk to the start and this will be marked with tape. Please note the route crosses private property so please be respectful of this and avoid walking on the lawns. The start and finish are close to each other so it is possible to leave extra layers at the start if you wish.

Courses available: 

Terrain Description

This area was first used for WOC76 but we haven't visited it for many years. The map has been revised and updated with some lidar data incorporated.  It lies to the south of the Findhorn Gorge and is on the edge of the Darnaway Forest. 
The planner has tried to include the best of the area for all competitors in what is a stunningly beautiful location.

The three easier graded courses are within the clear path network of the woods and are nowhere near the river.  However, the Green and Light Green course have two controls that are near the path running parallel and close to the steep side of the Findhorn Gorge, runners should exercise caution here, although the path is sufficiently wide for safe passage.

There are lots of fallen leaves on the ground, they look lovely but are very slippery.  You will also encounter tree roots, mud and the odd rock on the paths.

For after Logie Steading has a great cafe, riverside trails, a small playpark and a variety of unique shops and galleries.

Courses (Colours and Lengths)

Green    4.3km   (Technically difficulty 5) Hopefully succeeding in offering as much of a challenge as the area can offer in terms of navigation, route choice and fitness
Light Green    3.5km    (Technical Difficulty 4) Offering a less physical challenge than green but still a navigational and route choice bonanza!
Orange    2.6km    A step up from the yellow designed to offer loads of route choice which you will heave to navigate!
Yellow    2.3km    Designed to challenge your navigation a wee bit but still all on estate roads, tracks and paths
White    1.5km    Suitable for beginners, all on estate roads, tracks and paths

Schools League Info

Anyone attending School in Moray or Nairn is automatically entered in to the Schools League competition. This is the penultimate round  for the 2018 league so please encourage others from your school to help make up a team.

Remember to give the name of your school on your entry form. The best 4 competitors from each school count for the teams but any number can take part.

Schools League competitors can run on any course - higher points can be scored by successfully completing the longer/harder courses but only by achieving a clear round. Shadowing by parents is allowed on the shortest course, but not on the others. Secondary and primary pupils will be scored separately. See the 'Leagues' menu for schools competition information.

Please register as an individual, but you're welcome to run with a friend and help each other out as you go. For groups of 3 or more running together, only 2 individual times can count for your school team score. This is to make it fair for the majority of more experienced juniors who do the course on their own or as pairs. It's the best 4 times that count for the Schools League - you can see the full rules and information HERE.

Press and Photography

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Punch Type: 
SI
Dogs: 
Dogs on leads only
Event Prices
Adults £5
Juniors £4
£1 discount for using own brikke
£1 discount for Oclub members
Adult beginners running the Yellow or Orange course pay £3

MEMBERSHIP INFO

Club membership costs £19 for seniors and just £5 for juniors (under 21). It entitles you to £1 off your entry fee for this event as well as discounted entry at all Moravian events, and most events organized by other clubs. If you'd like to become a member, please click HERE - your membership will be valid until the end of 2019.

Please note that non-members of an orienteering club are only covered under our insurance for 3 events.

 

Information for parents "shadowing" junior runners

Adults shadowing juniors only need pay for the junior entry. Please allow your son/daughter to do most of the navigation themselves. If you are doing all the navigation for them (ie they're chasing you round the course), please let us know at registration so we can note you down as "non competitive" or register you as an adult.

We encourage adult "shadowers" to help out if you see your children going obviously, wrong or getting stuck, but please wait for them to ask you for help before stepping in. That's all part of the learning process and helps build their self-confidence. This also makes it fair for the children that do the course all by themselves. Thank you.

Event Officials
Controller: 
Steve Smirthwaite
Planner: 
David Ritchie
Organiser(s): 
Fran Britain
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