SOL2 & BUCS Relays

Date Start Place OS Grid ref Type Organiser
31 Mar 2019 TBC Dumyat NS 815 986 SOL Steven Scott
(email)

Further Information

About the area

Last used nationally for the Compass Sport Cup Scottish qualification round in 2016, Dumyat is very much 'Stirling's hill'; its steep, craggy slopes tower above the small village of Blairlogie. Despite its relatively modest height of 418m, Dumyat is a big hill in a little body; its commanding position as the westernmost outlier of the Ochil Hills makes it instantly recognisable, and its summit is one of the finest viewpoints in the Central Belt. Thankfully the slopes to the west and north are less steep than its southern flanks, yielding some intricate contour detail and a variety of runnability. Always open, but not always fast! Further west towards Stirling University are the beautifully mixed woods of Yellowcraig and Hermitage, the latter directly adjoining the university campus.

Safety & Clothing

Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety at all times. Full body cover is required. Due to the height of the start for longer courses, cagoules and whistles may be made compulsory.

Directions / Parking

This event will be based at Stirling University, with the Event Centre located at the Golf Pavilion NS814968. Parking will be on the university campus, with ample available in the main car parks near the Cottrell building, a short - ca. 1.1km - walk across the Link Bridge to the EC. Closer parking might be available at the halls of residence; the closest main car park will be at the Medical Centre (NS810968 - ca. 400m from the EC) although we might reserve this for helpers and those travelling with small children. There will be no charge for parking.

Registration & Start Times

Registration/Enquiries from 11am. Start times 12:30pm to 2:30pm (Starts are later than normal to allow the BUCS Relays to take place in the morning).

Route to Start

Short Green, Light Green, Orange, Yellow, White courses will have a Near start within 200m of the EC. All other courses have a ca. 1.1km walk (with 150m of climb) to reach the Far start, from where they will venture directly onto the moor. This will be on paths and tracks all the way. Please allow sufficient time to get to your start, depending on your ability.

Course Information

As per SOL guidelines, save that there will be no Long Orange course on offer. Detailed course information added 16th March.

Course Classes Length Climb
Black M-E 10.9km 550m
Brown M18, M20, M21, M35, M40, W-E 8.9km 400m
Short Brown M45, M50, M21S, W21 7.7km 350m
Blue M16, M55, M60, M35S, M40S, W18, W20, W35, W40 6km 300m
Short Blue M18S, M20S, M65, M45S, M50S, W45, W50, W21S 4.8km 240m
Green M70, M60S, M55S, W16, W55, W60, W35S, W40S 4.3km 190m
Short Green M75, M80, M70S, M65S, W18S, W20S, W65, W70, W75, W80, W50S, W55S, W60S, W45S 2.9km 140m
Light Green M14A, M16B, W14, W16B 3km 160m
Orange M12, M14B, W12, W14B 2.2km 130m
Yellow M10, M12B, W10, W12B 2.1km 105m
White M10B, W10B 1.6km 80m

Map

Map Scale will be 1:10,000 at A3 for the longer (Black to Green) courses and 1:7,500 on A4 for the shorter courses (Short Green to White)..

Entries

Please pre-enter the event at fabian4. Closing Date is 18th March, due to printing requirements, although we can accept very limited further entries until 24th March, subject to map availability. Pre-entry fees are £13 for Seniors, £6 for Students/Juniors. There will be limited EOD, also subject to availability of maps. Prices for entry on the day - Seniors £15, Students/Juniors £7. (Add £2 to the above fees for non-Scottish/British Orienteering Association Members).

Toilets

There are toilets available to the public on campus, and we are currently finalising the location of portable toilets en route to the Far Start.

Privacy

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Cancellation of the Event

Should the event have to be cancelled for any reason we reserve the right to withhold a proportion of the entry fees to cover event costs.

Results

Visit this page after the event for results, photos and more!