|Date||Start||Place||OS Grid ref||Type||Organiser|
|19 Feb 2020||6:30 p.m.||King's Park||NS 789 927||Night||Andy Llewellyn
Date - Wednesday 19th February
Time - We will leave the parking area at 18:30 for a short jog to the start. Courses close 20:00. If you're a few minutes late and we've already left for the start, head c500m on a NW bearing and you may catch up!
Venue - King's Park. Parking at NS789927. This is "the usual" parking place off Kings Park Road and near to The Pavilion eatery.
Terrain - Fast undulating runnable golf course with pockets of trees/copses. No road crossings. Courses stick to the nice bits of area. Should be some nice head-to-head fast and gaffled orienteering. More suitable for beginners to night orienteering than other venues in the night series!
Map scale - 1:4,000, 2.5m contours, with some minor updates specifically for this event.
Courses: Long - 6.0km, EWT c28 minutes. Short - 4.3km. Beginner (to Night Orienteering) - 2.0km. TD4/3 (ish). Maps will be handed out before the start.
Gaffling on Long and Short courses. I've tried to come up with a unique gaffling approach. No gaffling on Beginner course.
Public Transport - the parking is a 1.5km jog from Stirling station. If you need a lift from a station close by I can put a shout out for you on the FVO carshare Whatapps group.
Entry - Email me by Monday 17th February, 10pm. Include your SI number and say which course you want to run. 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, unless accredited as an experienced night orienteer (having completed three night events, and achieved BOF 5* daytime status).
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.
Note - Car park are close to houses and are often used by others, so please park considerately and change discreetly.
Post event food - I will book a table for food afterwards at the Portcullis Inn if there is sufficient interest. Please let me know in advance.