Dunblane West Local Event - Newcomer Event 1

Date Start Place OS Grid ref Type Organiser
3 Mar 2019 10:30 a.m. Dunblane High School NN 771 007 Local Chris Smithard
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Results

Local event

Further Information

New To Orienteering? See Further Down Page

Starts from 10.30-11.30

Travel / Car parking: Dunblane High School (To be confirmed)

Courses

Yellow 1.5km

Orange 2.5km

Green (Urban): Optimum 5km

Blue (Urban): Optimum 7km

Brown (Urban): Optimum 8.5km

Adults: £6 (£4 British/Scottish Orienteering Members) Juniors: £4

Newcomer Series

Try an outdoor adventure sport around Dunblane. Ideal for all ages and abilities, families, children and runners welcome. Loads of help is available and no experience is necessary.

It is also the first in our Dunblane newcomer orienteering series. We're running 4 sessions over the first 4 weeks in March. Every week will have different routes for you to try!

SUNDAY 3RD - Dunblane High School

SUNDAY 10TH - Playground, Laighills

SATURDAY 16TH - Playground, Laighills

SUNDAY 24TH - Playground, Laighills

Start from 10.30-11.30 (everyone starts at a different time so you can't follow!)

Travel / Car parking: Dunblane High School (To be confirmed)

New to orienteering? It's a trail run (and often an off-trail run!) with a difference - an orienteering race doesn't follow a set route. Instead you have to visit a series of checkpoints and register each one with an electronic timing chip. The checkpoints are marked by flags on the ground and may be along paths, earth banks, streams or anywhere around the area. The challenge is to race between each one, choosing your own route between the checkpoints, using a special orienteering map (which you get to keep too). Why not come and give it a go?

What do I need? It's an outdoor sport, dress for the weather conditions. You may encounter mud and bushy vegetation so please don't bring your designer clothes... We'll give you a map, compass and an electronic card for recording your time.

Courses Kids: Ideal for under 16s. Approx 1.5km.
Newcomers: Perfect if you haven't done any/much before. Approx 2.5km, allow up to an hour to complete! On and off-path. Short Technical: Harder navigation, for those who have done it before or who are in search of a challenge! Approx 4km with hills. Long Technical: Harder navigation, for those who have done it before or who are in search of a challenge! Approx 6km with hills.

Cost Group £6 Adult £6 Under 20s £4

Need more info? Send us a message via our Facebook page or email Chris on developmentofficer@fvo.org.uk