Laighills, Dunblane - FORTH VALLEY HEALTH BOARD RESIDENTS ONLY

Date Start Place OS Grid ref Type Organiser
28 Oct 2020 6:15 p.m. Dunblane-cemetry NN 787 023 Night Graham Gristwood
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Night Events

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

The events will provide some great orienteering and merit top billing in your diary! There will be three courses provided - a longer TD5 course, a TD5 short course, and an easier Orange/Light Green course (where possible). The easier course is intended for people who have some day orienteering experience and who wish to try night orienteering, however remember that even Orange courses are more difficult at night-time! The courses may be gaffled to provide additional challenge.

Juniors (those who have not had their 16th birthday) may not compete independently of an adult in Night races unless (a) they have successfully completed three daytime races at TD5 standard, and (b) they have successfully completed two Night races with an experienced shadow, at either Long or Short level (novice courses don't count). The Night series co-ordinator will be able to advise which juniors are included in this.

COVID arrangements:

  • You must follow British Orienteering's participant Covid code of conduct at all times, in particular do not attend if you have covid symptoms. Please maintain 2 metres distance at all times, even if it means waiting to punch a control. Please return to your car directly after download, change and go home.

  • Pre-entry mandatory

  • Instead of a mass start, the Covid risk assessment requires a staggered start with 30s intervals

  • Maximum 60 entries

Other arrangements:

  • Cost: £4 (juniors/students £3) - Payable through pre-entry only.

  • Pre-marked waterproof maps.

  • Please read the final details carefully - they will be posted on this webpage below in advance of the event.

Further Information

THIS EVENT IS ONLY OPEN TO PEOPLE WHO ARE RESIDENT IN FORTH VALLEY HEALTH BOARD AND ARE MEMBERS OF SCOTTISH OR BRITISH ORIENTEERING.

Date - Wednesday 28th October

Time - Seeded starts from 18:15-18:45, courses close 20:00.

Venue - Laigh Hills, Dunblane - parking at the cemetery NN 787023. Note we are NOT parking near the cathedral!

Map - 1:4,000 ISSprOM19. Minor recent updates. Pre-printed on waterproof paper.

Courses - Long (TD5 approx 5km) with gaffling. Short (TD5 approx 3.2km). Orange (TD3 approx 2.6km).

Entry - Pre-entry is mandatory, there is no Entry on the Day. Closing date is Monday 26th October 10pm. Enter here

Juniors - (those who have not had their 16th birthday) may not compete independently of an adult in Night races unless (a) they have successfully completed three daytime races at TD5 standard, and (b) they have successfully completed two Night races with an experienced shadow, at either Long or Short level (novice courses don't count).

Timing - SportIDENT and reflective canes.

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

Hazards - Participants may cross a couple of minor roads depending on route choice, and may encounter members of the public, bikers, dog walkers, steep slopes, undergrowth, ditches, fences etc...

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

Participants take part at their own risk!

Results

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