Roseisle North Northern Night Cup - Round 1 Wed, 30 Nov 16

Event Info
Location of Event: 
Roseisle North
Type of Event: 
Northern Night Cup - Round 1
Event Date: 
Wed, 30-Nov-2016

Location

57° 42' 3.2256" N, 3° 29' 14.7084" W
Event Timings
Registration Times: 
17:00 - 19:00
Start Times: 
17:15 - 19:00
Courses Close at: 
20:00
Event Details

STOP PRESS (1.50 PM WEDNESDAY) - ALL CONTROLS ARE OUT AND WE HAVE ACCESS TO THE HALL FROM 4.45. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO START EARLY YOU CAN ARRIVE FROM 5 ONWARDS AND START ANY TIME AFTER 5.15PM

Northern Night Cup Round 1 sponsored by Run4It Inverness and Brightbikelights.com

To get event updates as they happen please follow the NNC Round 1 Facebook Event Page

Night orienteering is great fun but is extremely challenging. If you've never done night-o before we recommend you do the short course which would be an easy yellow in daylight, but more interesting in the dark! Many children love being out in the forest at night but we do insist that under 14s are accompanied by an adult for safety reasons. To that end, the short course is designed with a family group with hand torches in mind. The medium and long courses are tricky and head torches are needed. Please aim to start at the beginning of the start window if you expect to be out a long time! We want you to enjoy the experience without worrying about the course closing time (8pm).

Entry. Entries have now closed and there will be NO ENTRY ON THE DAY.  Link to start list. Anyone who has entered and can't come on the night will get free entry to the next Moravian Northern Night Cup event in Forres on 25th Jan.

We are using Roseisle North (the same maps as used for our Saturday League event last September).

Registration. Check in/map collection is at Burghead Village Hall which is a former church building on the left-hand side as you drive in to Burghead (click on the link to see details/photo of the hall).  

The Hall is about 400 metres past the start/finish which will be on the playing field that you'll see on your left before you reach the first houses. We are sharing the hall with Scott Hamilton of Fitness Fun who will be running athletics training sessions for various age groups. The athletics group is using the large hall. We will use the small hall at the rear.

Refreshments One of our local Moravian junior members, Kirsty, will be selling cakes and biscuits, teac/coffee etc to raise money to enable her to attend a West End Stage Musical Theatre summer school in 2017 to further her career aspirations.

About the Northern Night Cup. See details of this year's NNC Series HERE and in particular these event guidelines

Note that head torches by one of our sponsors BrightBikeLights.com will be on sale at the event at a 10% discount, and available for inspection/testing.

Courses available: 

Final planning is complete and the courses will be as follows:

Long (4.3 Km) - technically hard

Medium (3.6 Km) - technically hard

Short (2.0 Km) - technically easy (in daytime this would be a Yellow but the darkness makes is harder)

Start and finish will be on the playing field by the Bowling Club

Maps are 1:7,500 (Long & Medium) and 1:5,000 (Short). Loose control descriptions will be available for all courses.

Maps will be issued at check-in for all courses. Orienteers are noted for their honesty so to make life as convenient as possible for everyone you will get your map on arrival. Runners on the Long/Medium are trusted to not look at their maps or pre-plan routes until you have started.

Shadowing Rules. Note that anyone under the age of 14 MUST be accompanied on the course by an adult unless the parent/guardian can convince the organizer of the young orienteer's proven competence at night orienteering. Adults shadowing juniors on the short course WILL be allowed to run competitively on the Medium/Long afterwards. If you shadow a junior on the Medium/Long you will NOT be allowed to run competitively yourself. 

NB - PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON THE TIME WHILE OUT ON YOUR COURSE. Failure to return by the 8pm cutoff causes safety problems and inconvenience. We appreciate that this sometimes occurs accidentally. Nonethelsss the Series Organizer reserves the right to ask any competitor who misses the 8pm cutoff to enter a shorter course or start earlier at subsequent Northern Night Cup events.

 

Punch Type: 
Emit
Dogs: 
Yes
Event Prices
Adults £7
Juniors £4
£1 discount for Oclub members

NO ENTRY ON THE DAY - see note above.

Event Officials
Planner: 
Elliott Harbottle
Organiser(s): 
Mike Rodgers
Organiser Phone: 
07957 836124
Organiser Email: 
mikerodgers506@gmail.com
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