Mayne Wood Saturday Series and Moray & Nairn Schools League Sat, 13 Jan 18

Event Info
Location of Event: 
Mayne Wood
Type of Event: 
Saturday Series and Moray & Nairn Schools League
Event Date: 
Sat, 13-Jan-2018

Location

57° 38' 11.67" N, 3° 19' 23.34" W
Event Timings
Registration Times: 
10:15 - 11:15
Start Times: 
10:30 - 12:00
Courses Close at: 
13:00
Event Details

To help us order the right number of maps please compete our map estimation survey before 10th 

Open to non-members and members of any orienteering club

 

Registration-  Elgin High School Sports Centre (on the other side of the main school building from the carpark.) 

Please note food and drink are not allowed in the gym.  Also be aware that there is a small football event going on at the same time as our event in the main Sports Hall next door to the gym.

Directions

Please note there is now a new approach to Elgin High School – you continue straight along Edgar Road.  The event will be signed from Edgar Road.

From the West:  From the A96, as you enter Elgin, turn right onto Wittet Drive.  Continue straight across roundabout on Wittet Road and bear left as it turns into Wards road.  Turn right across level crossing onto The Wards and follow this to the T-junction with Edgar Road.  Turn right onto Edgar Road and continue straight to the new Elgin High School carpark.

From the South:  From the A941, as you enter Elgin, turn left at the first roundabout onto Birnie Road.  Turn right at the next roundabout onto Sandy Road.  At the end of Sandy Road, turn left, then 1st right onto Glen Moray Drive.  At the end of Glen Moray Drive, turn left onto Edgar Road and continue straight to the new Elgin High School carpark.

From the East:  From the A96, as you enter Elgin, turn left on Reiket Lane at the first roundabout.  Follow Reiket Lane straight across the next small roundabout and at the 2nd roundabout turn right onto Linkwood Road.  Follow Linkwood Road as it bears left and then go straight across at the roundabout, onto Edgar Road.  Follow Edgar Road and continue straight to the new Elgin High School carpark.

 

Parking

Elgin High School Carpark and the approach road to carpark once it is full.

 

Nearest Toilets

In the Elgin High School Sports Centre 

Safety Information

  • All Competitors take part at their own risk and a choose a course that matches their experience and fitness
  • You MUST report to Download in the gymnasium  by Course Closing Time

Start and Finish Information

The start is a 900m walk from the Elgin High School carpark, across a playing field and then along a track and a forest path.  There is a large hole in the fence to climb through to reach the Start from the main path – please take care.  This route is not suitable for buggies.

Courses available: 

Courses

Long (Light Green standard ie technical difficulty level 4) 3.8 km , 70 m climb

Medium (Orange standard ie tech difficulty level 3) 2.5 km, 45 m climb

Short (Yellow standard ie tech difficulty level 2) 2.2 km, 25 m climb

 

Terrain Description 

Runnable, undulating forest

 

Additional Information - 

Schools League

Anyone attending School in Moray or Nairn is automatically entered in to the Schools League competition. This is Round 1 for the 2018 League so please encourage others from your school to help make up a team. If we can get 5 or more schools fielding full teams of 4 or more runners, the League will continue for the rest of 2018. If not, the League might be discontinued.

Remember to give the name of your school on your entry form. The best 4 competitors from each school count for the teams but any number can take part.

Schools League competitors can run on any course - higher points can be scored by successfully completing the longer/harder courses but only by achieving a clear round. Shadowing by parents is allowed on the shortest course, but not on the others. Secondary and primary pupils will be scored separately. See the 'Leagues' menu for schools competition information.

Please register as an individual, but you're welcome to run with a friend and help each other out as you go. For groups of 3 or more running together, only 2 individual times can count for your school team score. This is to make it fair for the majority of more experienced juniors who do the course on their own or as pairs. It's the best 4 times that count for the Schools League - you can see the full rules and information HERE.

Press and Photography

Previews and post-event reports for all our events appear in the local press. We often take photos at events that may be used in the press, but will not name anyone under 18 without parental consent. You can see previous press reports in our press album on Facebook.

Punch Type: 
Emit
Dogs: 
Dogs on leads only
Event Prices
Adults £5
Juniors £4
£1 discount for using own brikke
£1 discount for Oclub members

MEMBERSHIP INFO

Club membership costs £18 for seniors and just £3.30 for juniors (under 21). It entitles you to £1 off your entry fee for this event as well as discounted entry at all Moravian events, and most events organized by other clubs. If you'd like to become a member, please click HERE - your membership will be valid until the end of 2018.

Please note that if you're not a member of an orienteering club, you are only covered under our insurance for 3 events.

 

Information for parents "shadowing" junior runners

Adults shadowing juniors only need pay for the junior entry. Please allow your son/daughter to do the navigation themselves. If you are doing all the navigation for them (ie "escorting" them where they follow you round the course), please let us know at registration so we can note you down as "non competitive" or register you as an adult.

We encourage adult "shadowers" to help out if you see your children going obviously, wrong or getting stuck, but please wait for them to ask you for help before stepping in. That's all part of the learning process and helps build their self-confidence. This also makes it fair for the children that do the course all by themselves. Thank you.

Event Officials
Planner: 
Andrew Campbell
Organiser(s): 
Morag McLuckie
Organiser Phone: 
07974 320106
Organiser Email: 
moragmcluckie@yahoo.co.uk
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