Nearest town: Braemar
- Grid Ref: NO146912
- Postcode: AB35 5WP
- Lat/Lon: 57.00310,-3.41065
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Pre Event Info
The Jamie Stevenson Trophy is an annual inter-club competition for junior orienteers in Scotland. This year the Competition will take place at Morrone Birkwood, Braemar, on Sunday 17th June. This is a great event for juniors of all abilities to meet, socialise and compete against each other. Last year approximately 180 juniors from 12 clubs took part.
The competition is open to juniors (M/W18 and under) and courses offered include Yellow, Orange, Light Green and Green. Information about the eligibility of juniors for each course and the scoring system can be found on the Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) website: www.scottish-orienteering.org/soa/page/jamie-stevenson-trophy-rules-and-guidelines.
In addition to the medals awarded for each course, we would like to have ‘spot’ prizes so that everyone feels included; if Clubs are able to donate something suitable (sweets, kit, club memorabilia) it would be greatly appreciated; if you are able to donate something, please bring it along on the day, and hand to any of the Organisers.
Directions / Parking
Travel directions: Car park grid reference= NO 146 912. AB35 5WP is the nearest postcode.
From the A93, in the centre of Braemar, turn west onto Mar road signed for Linn of Dee. Continue until the roundabout by ‘taste’ restaurant, take the left turn (passing to the left of ‘taste’) and continue along Chapel Brae. Just before the end of Chapel Brae, turn left onto Broombank Terrace. Car parking and Assembly is on the right-hand side of the road, just past the buildings.
Car parking: is on a level(ish) hard-standing area suitable for cars and vans. Please follow marshal’s directions for parking. Access to the parking area may not be suitable for large coaches, as there is a reasonably tight turn from Chapel Brae onto Broombank Terrace. If you are travelling in a large coach, please contact the Organiser beforehand () for alternative parking options. Please remember the general public may also be using the car park, so please do not obstruct the entry/exit track.
Registration & Start Times
Registration/Enquiries/Download/Toilets/First Aid will be situated adjacent to the car park. Club Captains please pick up envelope with hired EMIT brikkes, Start list and Yellow maps at Registration. EMIT is free to hire; a practise control will be available at Assembly. First start for adult helpers wanting a run will be 13:30; very limited EOD for adult helpers subject to map availability - register to reserve a map before 11:00 please.
Registration: 10:30 - 11:30
Starts: from 12:00
JST Courses Close: 14:30
Non JST Starts: 13:30 - 14:00
Non JST Courses Close: 15:30
Prize-giving: As soon as possible after 14:00 (but some work will need to be done to extract the results – please be patient).
Prizes, prizes, prizes: As well as medals for the first 3 M/W finishers on each colour course, there will also be awards for fastest run-in, so even if you think you’ve had a bad run, sprint for the finish for the chance of a medal! Spot-prizes will be awarded throughout the Competition, there will be a quiz (and a prize), and a prize for the best decorated/dressed Club tent/area – let your imagination run riot!
Provisional start list here
Assembly area is spacious, but mostly hard, stony ground with some heather. A suitable area will be marked for Club Tents and a view of the Finish; the hard ground may be difficult to fasten tent-pegs into – bring a mallet, or be prepared to improvise. There will be a ScotJOS cake stall and an ice-cream van – so bring some money to spend.
Start: approx. 500 m flat walk.
Course information: All map scales 1:10 000 with 5m contours. Start times are pre-allocated ONLY.
Map is A4 for all courses; loose control descriptions available at the Start.
Yellow 2.2km, 40m climb
Orange 2.9km, 60m climb
Light Green 3.6km, 75m climb
Green 4.6km, 110m climb
Terrain and safety notes:
Morrone Birkwood is a beautiful area of heathland, juniper and birch woodland. There are no major crags, and water courses are small; there is a pond on the way to the Start. There are no fence-crossings. Ticks are likely; please ensure juniors are checked after their run.
Juniper disease is present in the area; to avoid further contamination there will be a disinfecting point, which all competitors must use before leaving the site. This will be Cleankill sanitising spray, which is just that – a sanitiser, with no know side-effects at the quantities required for this use.
Please be respectful of other recreational and local users of the area.
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.
Entries for the JST have now closed.
Adults and anyone else not participating in the JST will be able to participate on courses after the main event. To help manage entries for this, please send an Early Email Entry stating your name, BOF/SOA number and a note of which course you would like, by Wed 13th June at the latest to:
All EEEs will be guaranteed a map with only limited entry on the day available. Please note the EEE is for non-JST participants only. Entry fee £8.50 or £5 for anyone who has helped on the day.
Toilets will be provided in the assembly areas
ScotJOS will be selling baking to raise funds for the squad, so please ensure that juniors have some money for this. It is expected that Aboyne Ices will also be at the event.
Dogs: welcome – on leads please in and about the Assembly area.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Dan Gooch (Maroc)
Organiser: Jane Cox (Basoc) Email: jl_cox @ hotmail.co.uk (delete spaces) Tel 07519 569005 and Sarah Dunn (Maroc)
Controller: Hilary Quick (Basoc)
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.
Timing will be by EMIT brikke
Please note that lost brikkes will be charged for at £45 unless the Club Commitee agrees there are special circumstances.
When entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports.