Lossie Forest Regional Event & Moray & Nairn Schools League Sat, 04 Nov 17

Event Info
Location of Event: 
Lossie Forest
Type of Event: 
Regional Event & Moray & Nairn Schools League
Event Date: 
Sat, 04-Nov-2017

Location

57° 41' 13.6788" N, 3° 14' 56.5404" W
Event Timings
Registration Times: 
10:30 - 12:00
Start Times: 
11:00 - 12:30
Courses Close at: 
14:30
Event Details

Final Details

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See the start list via THIS LINK

Course maps available for entry on the day:

Brown 7               Light Green 12

Blue 7                  Orange 11

Green 6                Yellow 24

Short Green 5       White 15

Preliminary Details

Directions

2.5 miles SE of Lossiemouth on the B9103, then turn left just about 200m after the bridge over the River Lossie (known as Arthur's Bridge).
If arriving from South, take B9103 junction N, about 1 mile W of Lhanbryde.  The turn off is 3.5 miles N of this junction.

Parking

On forestry tracks in Lossie Forest.  Assembly will be a maximum of 400m walk from parking.

Nearest Toilets

Portaloos provided

Safety Information

It is getting toward winter and Assembly is outdoors but in a sheltered area.  If you have your own small shelter, feel free to bring it.

  • 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

Start and Finish are within 200 metres of Assembly.

School League Info

This event will count as round 7 of the 2017 Moray & Nairn Schools Orienteering League

Anyone attending School in Moray or Nairn is automatically entered in to the Schools League competitIon. Remember to give the name of your school on your entry form, or in the remarks box when entering on line. The best 4 competitors from each school count for the teams.

Schools League competitors can run on any course. The harder the course the more points you might score, but only if a clear round is achieved. 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. It's the best 4 times that count for the Schools League - you can see the full rules and information HERE.

Press and Photography

Previews and post-event reports for all our events appear in the local press. We often take photos at events that may be used in the press, but will not name anyone under 18 without parental consent. You can see previous press reports in our press album on Facebook.

Courses available: 

Terrain Description

Mainly fast runnable pine forest with some very complex open dune areas

Courses

Full range of colour-coded courses:

Brown- 8.3 km (very hard)
Blue-6.3 km (hard)
Green-5.0 km (hard)
Short Green-3.3 km (hard technically but physically easier
Light Green-3.8 km (moderate)
Orange-3.4 km (easy to moderate)
Yellow-2.1 km (easy)
White-1.6 km (very easy)

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.

Punch Type: 
Emit
Dogs: 
Dogs on leads only
Event Prices
£1 discount for using own brikke

Adults: Club Members £8.00 Non Members £9.00 

Adults doing Orange and below: Club members £5.00 Members £6.00

Juniors (Under 21): Club members £4.00 Non Members £5.00

The above fees are eod rates.

 

MEMBERSHIP INFO

Club membership costs £18 for seniors and just £3.30 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 - but we recommend you wait until 1st November as this is when memberships open for 2018. Anyone joining from 1st Nov will get 14 months' membership for the price of 12.

Event Officials
Controller: 
Ade Chapman
Planner: 
Scott Hamilton
Organiser(s): 
Suzanne Lynch-McKay
Organiser Email: 
highlandtonic@gmail.com
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