Nearest town: Aboyne
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- Postcode: AB34 5JN
- Lat/Lon: 57.07557,-2.79458
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Pre Event Info
Birsemore Hill rises to 333 metres, and includes some intricate areas on the steep northern slopes with a wealth of contour and rock detail including cliffs and crags. The majority of the area is covered with runnable plantation.
Make a weekend of it! The British Night Championships are being held on the Saturday with a Scottish Orienteering Urban League event being held at Cove, Aberdeen earlier on the Saturday afternoon.
|Course colour||Length (km)||Climb (m)||Junior Men||Juior Women||Adult Men||Adult Women|
Entry should be by SOL rules and competitors should enter by course not age class. This allows for competitors wishing to “run up” to a longer course other than the default for their age class. Junior competitors should state age class and course.
UK Orienteering League Points
To gain UKOL points entrants must enter the following courses:
M21 - Black
W21 - Brown
Other ages classes up to and including M/W80 - the longer/harder course for your age class as indicated by the table on the SOA website and duplicated above.
M/W85 – Short Green
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 Fees: Seniors £17 (non-BOF/SOA supplement £2), Juniors and Students £7
Timing system: Emit - brikkes will be provided free of charge
Registration, download and parking is within the Aboyne Academy/Community Centre Complex. Toilets and room available to leave kit while out racing.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Andy Oliver
Organisers: Fran Getliff/Pat Graham
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.