King's Park Night Event

Date Start Place OS Grid ref Type Organiser
12 Dec 2018 6:30 p.m. King's Park NS 789 927 Night Geoff Hensmann
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Night Events

Night Events run on a fortnightly basis through the dark winter nights.

The events will provide some great orienteering and merit top billing in your diary! Normally there are two courses provided - a longer course, and a cut-off is defined on the longer course to provide a short course. There is a mass start at 18:30, but the courses will be gaffled to provide additional challenge. Hope to see you there!

Most events are by SI punching.

Please pre-enter through www.nav.run - usually by 10pm on Monday before the event - to secure a map. Indicate if you are doing the longer or shorter course. If you cannot pre-enter please phone or email the organiser directly.

  • NO CONTACT = NO MAP!
  • Include details of your SI card
  • Don't forget your head-torch on the night
  • Meet at grid reference shown above.
  • Cost: £4 (juniors/students £3) Non BOF members £6/£4 - Payable through pre-entry or, in exceptional circumstances, on the night. Note – under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Mass start at 6.30pm. Courses close at 8pm.
  • Pre-marked waterproof maps.
  • One technical (green +) course of ca 5k - with short cut for those wanting to do less!
  • Controls are sport-ident (SI Air enabled) and/or reflective tape.
  • Safety - spare torch and whistle are mandatory, and wearing/carrying hooded waterproof jacket is mandatory if deemed necessary by the organiser. Checks will be made! Wearing high visibility/reflective clothing is strongly recommended for urban events.
  • Note: Car parks are often close to houses and are often used by others, so please park considerately and change discreetly.
  • Note: Participants take part at their own risk!

Further Information

Date - Wednesday 12th December

Time - Mass start at 18:30, courses close 20:00.

Venue – King’s Park, Stirling. Parking is at the entrance to the park on King’s Park Road by the tennis courts at NS789927.

Lift shares / pick-ups - Stirling station is 15mins walk; use FVO mail if you need help.

Courses - Long (approx 5km) and Short (approx 3.5km) TD5 courses, and (subject to demand) a 3km ochre (night yellow) course which follows the main path and has controls within 20m of the path.

Entry - Online at https://www.nav.run/ by 8am on Tuesday 11th December. NO CONTACT = NO MAP!

Cost - BOF/SOA members, Adults £4 / Juniors/students £3. Non-members £6/£4.

Under 16s – must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Timing - SportIDENT and reflective canes.

Safety - spare torch and whistle are mandatory, and wearing/carrying hooded waterproof jacket is mandatory if deemed necessary by the organiser.

Hazards – This area is a crag and tail and contains significant crags. These are marked on the map but please do take suitable care. The long course will involve a steep climb up a grassy spur from the bottom to the top of the craggy area

Participants take part at their own risk!

Note - Car parks are often close to houses and are often used by others, so please park considerately and change discreetly.

Post event food – We will have a post event pub meal probably at the Highland Gate pub (Kildean).

Please let me know by email if you would like to be included in the table booking.