Wood of Easter Clune

Sun 04th Oct 2015

Type of event: District-(C)
Type of terrain: Forest, Moorland
Info updated: 10th Oct

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District-(C)

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Location

Nearest town: Finzean

Pre Event Info

Remapped in 2013 the area, although not large, provides some excellent, and very varied, technical challenges. The majority consists of a forested hill and contains plenty of detailed rock and contour features. The underfoot runnability is very varied ranging from a clean forest floor, to heather or tussocky grass. Visibility in the forest is mainly very good. The open part consists of cattle grazed rough hillside with some areas of detailed contours, and will generally provide for fast running.  There are unmapped areas of bracken.

The North Area Inter-Club Junior Competition is taking place at this event. Juniors should run the course appropriate to their ability.  White to Light Green courses will count towards the Inter-Club competition. This event also counts towards the Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup.

The Inter-Club prize giving will be at approximately 1pm, so competing juniors should aim to complete their runs by 12:30 at the latest.

The start is 800m from parking and registration.

Nearest public toilets are at Banchory and Potarch.

Due to concerns of the Land Owners NO DOGS are allowed. 

Directions / Parking

Travel directions: Leave Banchory on the B974 heading south and drive for 12km straight through Strachan and on to Finzean. Turn down the minor road opposite Finzean Hall. Drive for a further approx 1 km. Parking will be signed, and will cost £1 per car.

Last arrival by 12:30, No exit until 12:30.

Registration & Start Times

Registration 10:30 – 12:30, starts 11:00 – 13:00

Course Information

White:  1.4 km  0 m climb.  6 controls

The White course will have a taped leg.

Yellow: 2.3 km 10 m climb  9 controls

Orange: 2.9 km  75 m climb 11 controls

Light Green: 3.4 km 105 m climb 13 controls

Green: 4.6 km 115 m climb 11 controls

Blue: 6.4 km  165 m climb 14 controls

Brown:  7.8 km 215 m climb 19 controls

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 is available but if possible please help the organisers by using the early entry system. Email by 12:00 Sat 3rd Oct with your name, club, BOF number and details of which course you would like to run.

Facilities

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.

Dogs allowed?

Due to concerns of the Land Owners NO DOGS are allowed. 

Contacts / Officials

Planner Trevor Ricketts

Controller Drew Tivendale

Organiser Lynn Collins

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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