|Date||Start||Place||OS Grid ref||Type||Organiser|
|10 Sep 2017||10 a.m.||Dunblane West/Laigh Hills||NN 781 014||SOUL||Ben Stansfield
Round 8 of the Scottish Orienteering Urban League.
Dunblane offers a range of terrain types for an urban event covering the Laighills area of parkland, the streets of central Dunblane and the suburbs with many interconnecting pathways. Afterwards relax at one of Dunblane’s many cafes, see the Golden postbox or just stroll by the river.
- Event Centre: Victoria Halls, Stirling Road, Dunblane.
- Grid Ref: NN782009
- Postcode: FK15 9EX
Directions / Parking
The Victoria Halls are located opposite the train station in Dunblane just off the main shopping street (pin on map below). There is a new one way system around the centre of Dunblane, so please make sure you have a plan for finding a parking spot. Self-parking: Parking is available in several car parks in Dunblane and on the streets. Parking is available on the side of the B8033, at a car park off Millrow, next to the cathedral (this will be busy on a Sunday) or on the lower level at TESCO off Springfield Terrace (charge may apply). Please park considerately. Please note that there are new parking charges in some parts of Dunblane, although most are free on a Sunday.
Registration, Start & Finish
Registration will be located at the Victoria Halls, Dunblane. Registration from 10:00-11:30. The start will be located 350m from the Victoria Halls. The route will be marked with tape. Please note that the route crosses roads and all children should be supervised on the route.
Starts from 10:30-12:00.
Start times will be allocated, but a punching start will be in operation. You are advised to arrive at your allocated start time to avoid having to wait for a slot. The finish will be located 450m from the Victoria Halls. The route will be marked with tape (although it will also be possible to navigate using your map!). Please note that the route crosses roads and all children should be supervised on the route. Courses close 14:00. Victoria Hall closes and must be vacated by 15:00.
The map will be 1:4000 with 5m contours using urban mapping symbols and may be larger than A3.
Entry Details: Please enter via SIEntries (to be opened shortly!).
Entry Type Fee (£) Adult member of British Orienteering / SOA Club £8 Junior member of British Orienteering / SOA Club £3 Adult non-member £10 Junior non-member £4 Adults on course 6 or 7 As per junior entry
If you are going round with a person who has entered and wish to take a map these will be available for £1.50 from registration. There will be no charge for the hire of SI cards, although there will be a charge of £30 for lost cards.
The following information is for guidance only. Course lengths are subject to controller’s final approval.
|1 Black||6.9||30||Men Open (MO) (M18-35)|
|2 Brown||5.5||24||Veteran Men (MV) (M40+)||Women Open (WO) (W18-35)|
|3 Blue||4.4||19||Super Veteran Men (MSV) (M55+)||Veteran Women (MV) (W40+)|
|4 Green||4.0||19||Ultra Veteran Men (MUV) (M65+)||Super Veteran Women (WSV) (W55+)|
|5 Short Green||2.9||17||Hyper Veteran Men (MHV) (75+)||Ultra Veteran Women (WUV) (W65+) Hyper Veteran Women (WHV) (75+)|
|6 Light Green||3.1||19||Junior Men (MJ) (M16-)||Junior Women (WJ) (W16-)|
|7 Yellow||2.1||20||Young Junior Men (MYJ) (M12-)||Young Junior Women (WYJ) (W12-)|
NB: M/W16s that have not had their 16th birthday prior to the event must enter course 6 due to British Orienteering regulations regarding athlete safety in urban areas. If they are 16 they can enter any course.
All distances are as the crow flies so distances you run will be considerably longer than those indicated.
A combination of urban street orienteering and park land. For courses 1-5 you are advised to wear non-dob shoes as about 80% of the courses will be on tarmac. On all courses there will be some grass/terrain with some steep slopes which will be slippery if conditions are wet. You may encounter some undergrowth including nettles and brambles, but you may wear shorts if you wish. Note that courses 6 and 7 have been planned to avoid road crossings.
The terrain is a usual urban environment with many other users. Please be courteous and considerate at all times. Adults please ensure children in your care are aware that there may be cyclists, dog walkers and the occasional maintenance vehicle on their courses. Facilities: At the Victoria Halls there will be toilets, a place to leave clothing and plenty of room to change. Please note that all possessions are left entirely at your risk and the Hall closes at 15:00. No muddy shoes in the hall.
Contacts / Officials
- Planner – Hazel Dean
- Controller – Roger Scrutton
- Organiser/enquiries – Ben Stansfield 01786825024/07816470362 email shown above
Safety and Risk:
Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events and not joined an orienteering club that is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.
If you have any medical conditions that you think the organisers should know about before your run please inform the registration desk. Please leave your name and sufficient information for the organiser to act if you are in need of help.
When entering this event your name will appear in the results which will be published online.
Visit this page after the event for results, photos and more!