Tillyfourie Forest Sprint

Fri 17th Apr 2015

Type of event: Local-(D), Sprint
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 25th Apr

Results

The fIrst Maroc forest sprint of the year will be at Tillyfourie on Friday 17th April. A completely new area for orienteering, Tillyfourie offers just enough contour, rock and vegetation detail to make it an excellent addition to Maroc’s map portfolio.

A single ‘tricky’ orange course. 3.6km with a tough 115m of climb, 12 controls, 1:10,000 map scale. Enter from the signposted ‘Pitfichie Forest Cycle Trails’ sign at grid reference 657 126 to the south west of Monymusk on the B993 and continue 400m to small Forestry Commission carpark. Car sharing essential as only room for around 20 cars including general public.

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Location

Nearest town: Tillyfourie

Pre Event Info

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 6-7pm

Course Information

One 3.6 km TD3 (Orange) standard course.

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

Entry on the day

£5 adults
£2.50 children

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Drew Tivendale
Organiser: Drew Tivendale

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.

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