|Date||Start||Place||OS Grid ref||Type||Organiser|
|20 Jun 2015||10 a.m.||Tullochroisk||NN 711 578||SOL||Louise Longhurst
Tullochroisk consists of classic technical forest and mixed open Scottish terrain. The area was last used for Scottish 6 Days 2009. Further info. including a map can be found on the Tayside Orienteers Website here
Please note embargoed area detailed here
Tullochroisk, near Kinloch Rannoch (Nearest Post Code: PH16 5QF, Grid Reference: NN711578 Lat: 56.694184, Long: -4.105817)
Car Parking will be in adjacent fields close to the Assembly.
Download and Registration will be adjacent to the parking. The finish will be in the Assembly area with plenty of room for club tents overlooking the last control/run in.
Entries via Oentries. Senior £12, non-BOF supplement £2, juniors/students £6, WRE competitors £12 (i.e. no student discount). Closing date 7th June 2015. Entries on the day (SOL only) subject to map availability. In addition to entering via oentries, those entering the WRE races must also register via IOF Eventor.
Please see SOL rules page for more information of class eligibility.
Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.
Sport Ident timing will be used. Competitors can collect hired dibbers from registration.
Provisional course lengths are detailed below subject to final planning & controlling
|Course||Class Men||Class Women||Length (km)||Climb (m)|
|Brown||M18 M20 M21 M35 M40||8.4km||495m|
|Short Brown||M45 M50 M21S||W21||6.6km||345m|
|Blue||M16 M55 M60 M35S M40S||W18 W20 W35 W40||5.7km||250m|
|Short Blue||M18S M20S M65 M45S M50S||W45 W50 W21S||4.5km||240m|
|Green||M70 M60S M55S||W16 W55 W60 W35S W40S||3.8km||220m|
|Short Green||M75 M80 M70S M65S||W18S W20S W65 W70 W75 W80 W50S W55S W60S W45S||3.1km||215m|
|Light Green||M14 M16B||W14 W16B||3.2km||155m|
|Orange||M12 M14B||W12 W14B||2.6km||150m|
|Yellow||M10 M12B||W10 W12B||2.2km||90m|
The WRE courses will have a spectator control half way around the course. Bibs can be collected at the start. There will also be a warm up area. Commentary will be provided at the finish along with a radio control. GPS tracking will NOT be used as there is no mobile phone coverage. Please remember that GPS enabled watches are NOT permitted at WRE.
Tullochroisk is a fantastic area which consists of fast running open grassland, mature woodland, tough hillside and forestry plantation. The plantation has suffered in recent years with some windblown and felling and the heather can be hard going, however course have been planned to avoid this wherever possible. The tough nature of the terrain is reflected in the course lengths, but be prepared for times to be at the upper limit of guidelines for all but the super fit!
There will be 2 starts. One for the SOL courses and one for the WRE Elites. Both will be a short distance from Parking/Assembly. The start times are from 12:00 until 14:00 unless running the WRE Elite courses which are seeded and competitors will not be able to specify a start preference.
The Map will be at a scale of 1:10,000 and A3 in size for all courses except White, Yellow and Orange which will have an A4 1:7,500 map. The map will be colour laser printed for all courses. It was surveyed and drawn by Deeside Orienteering & Leisure Maps in 2008 with minor updates and amendments during Winter 2014/15. A copy of the map can be seen here.
There will be a string course near Parking/Assembly. (free entry)
WRE and SOL Brown/Blue Courses cross a minor road which WILL NOT be manned. Competitors are responsible for safely crossing. Juniors "running up" please note British Orienteering 2014 rules 14.21 & 14.22.
Parents are reminded they should declare if they are actually helping a Junior competitor as opposed to following. Assisted juniors are competitive on their colour course. If you are the ‘shadower’ then you must have completed your own race before undertaking any shadowing.
Organiser – Louise Longhurst (FVO)
Planner – Will Hensman (FVO)
Controller – John Emeleus (KFO)
Dogs must be kept on a lead and under close control at all times. Lambing fields border the forest and it is imperative that the animals are not disturbed.
Portable toilets will be available near Assembly. The nearest public toilets are in Aberfeldy
Many thanks to Foresty Commisions Scotland, Rose de la Terriere (Land Owner) and Ewan Cameron (Farmer) for permission to use the area.
In the event of cancellation of the event for whatever reason, the organisers reserve the right to retain all or part of entry fees paid to cover expenses incurred or committed up to the point of cancellation.