There will be 8 courses available as follows:
Technical Difficulty 5 (Hard):
Brown 10.1 Km, Blue 6.8 Km, Green 5.0 Km
Technical Difficulty 4 (Moderately Hard):
Light Green (used by Junior Elite) 3.5 Km
Technical Difficulty 3 (Intermediate):
Long Orange (used by Under 17s) 4.5 Km, Orange (used by Under 15s) 3.1 Km
Technical Difficulty 2 (Easy):
Yellow (used by Under 13s) 2.8 Km
Technical Difficulty 1 (Very Easy):
White (used by Under 11s) 1.7 Km
All above course lengths are subject to minor changes at the direction of the event controller.
The maps are all fully updated and printed on waterproof paper. They will be at 1:7,500 scale (1cm = 75 metres) for all courses except Brown which will be at 1:10,000. The size of the map sheets will be A4 for White, Yellow, Orange, Long Orange and Light Green, and A3 for Green, Blue and Brown.
Moray & Highland Junior Champs runners should enter one of the following classes:
Boys Elite (open age)
Girls Elite (open age)
Boys Under 17
Girls Under 17
Boys Under 15
Girls Under 15
Boys Under 13
Girls Under 13
Boys Under 11
Girls Under 11
Moray & Highland Junior Championship classes are matched to the 'colour coded' courses as shown above. Please note that this championship is aimed at novice juniors, so some juniors who orienteer regularly might find their own age class too easy. Experienced junior orienteers are therefore encouraged (but not obliged) to run in an older age category, or the open-age junior elite, whichever class uses a course appropriate to their ability. Note that unlike in most other orienteering events,your category depends on your age ON THE DAY OF THE RACE and not your British Orienteering age group which is based on your age as at 31 December.
Any Moray/Highland junior who would rather enter an easier/shorter course than the one designated for their age group can still take part. Please enter any of the open 'colour coded' classes in a similar manner to juniors from outside our area. Such competitors won't be eligible for any prizes.
ALL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITORS PLEASE USE EITHER YOUR CLUB ABBREVIATION WHEN ENTERING, OR USE 'MORAY/HIGHLAND' DEPENDING WHICH REGION YOU LIVE IN.
Juniors from outside Moray & Highland are welcome to compete on any course but are also ineligible for trophies. Please therefore enter as a normal 'colour coded' competitor - please DO NOT enter an 'age-group' category.
Note for the uninitiated The link on the fixtures front page takes you directly to the pre-entries web site (www.fabian4.co.uk). If you're new to entering orienteering events on-line, please don't get confused when you're asked to list your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of course during stage 2 of the entry process. This can be ignored! You simply select your entry class at stage 3 from a drop-down list.