Beecraigs CAT

Date Start Place OS Grid ref Type
25 Sep 2016 11 a.m. Beecraigs, Linlithgow NS 998 741 Local

Local event

Further Information

Final details

Travel:

From Linlithgow High Street, turn south into Preston Road, following the sign to Beecraigs Country Park. Take care on sharp corners going up the hill. Ignore the first left turning after these corners, signposted towards Beecraigs Country Park and caravan park.Continue on to the next left turning, signposted to Balvormie/Wairdlaw. The car park is approximately 200m on the left.

Be aware that the Linlithgow 10k race is being organised Sunday afternoon. Some roads, including the High Street will be closed from 2pm.

Assembly

Starts from 11am to 12.30pm Registration and start/finish are adjacent to the car park. Toilets located in a building on the west side of the road from the Balvormie car park - please take care crossing the road.

Courses:

Course Distance Description
Yellow 2km Easy, suitable for families with children 4+
Orange 3km Medium, suitable for adult beginners and older families looking for a challenge
Green 4km Difficult, suitable for those with navigation and running experience
Blue 6km Difficult, suitable for experienced orienteers - under 16s are not allowed to do this course unaccompanied due to road crossings.

A fun orienteering trail for younger competitors is available in the adjacent car park (a string course without the string!).

Safety:

Please do not cross areas marked as out of bounds on the map: these include the mountain bike area and some areas fenced off by high fences - these are shown by black vertical lines on the map. The main road to Linlithgow is busy with fast traffic and is out of bounds for all courses - it is shown by pink crosses on the map. Beware of mountain bikers, as they are moving fast and some courses pass close to the mountain bike area. There are also large numbers of dogs in the woods, please take care. Take care of slippery terrain, roots, crags and river banks. If you are crossing a fence, please take care and report any damage to the organiser. Please be aware of the risk of Lyme disease and check for ticks after your run.

The Blue course crosses a minor road twice. There are no road marshalls - please take of moving vehicles when you are crossing.

All competitors must report to the finish even if retiring. Closes close at 2pm. Participants take part at their own risk.