Tilquhillie

Forest Sprint

Wed 18th May 2016

Type of event: Sprint
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 19th May

Results

6th in the Maroc / Gramp forest sprint series.

Take the turn off immediately east of the Bridge of Feugh, on the South Deeside Road, veer left after 100 metres (signposted Tilquhillie), continue for approx. one kilometre, parking is in the wood on left at the top of the hill at grid reference NO 714 947. (HIll of Maryfield Wood). Please park "efficiently" as this is a smallish area but is on good hardstanding.

The course is in Maryfield Wood which is 500m from the parking area with access along the narrow Tilquhillie road. The road is not heavily used but please take care when making your way to and from the course.

Single course, reasonably tricky orange level, 2.9 km, 125m climbing, 14 controls. There is a little bit of windblow but the course avoids the most grotty area of the map.

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Location

Nearest town: Banchory

Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

Take the turn off immediately east of the Bridge of Feugh, on the South Deeside Road, veer left after 100 metres (signposted Tilquhillie), continue for approx. one kilometre, parking is in the wood on left at the top of the hill at grid reference NO 714 947. (HIll of Maryfield Wood). Please park "efficiently" as this is a smallish area but is on good hardstanding.

Registration & Start Times

6-7pm

Course Information

Single course, reasonably tricky orange level, 2.9 km, 125m climbing, 14 controls. There is a little bit of windblow but the course avoids the most grotty area of the map.

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

Adults £5

Children £2.50

Contacts / Officials

Planner / organiser : - Andy Bain

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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