Polmaise

Date Start Place OS Grid ref Type Organiser
18 Apr 2021 TBC Polmaise Wood, Stirling NS 772 923 Local David Nicol
(email)

Local event

Further Information

Hi everyone

Thanks very much for entering the event - we looking forward to seeing you all there!

Final details are below. Start times are as entered (see Orienteering Signup - View Entries pythonanywhere.com.

Important Covid Info: 1. If you're displaying one or more Covid-19 symptoms you must not attend. 2. If you are in Covid-19 quarantine you must not attend. 3. People in higher risk categories as set out by the government should be aware that attending places you at increased risk. 4. The 2-metre rule applies at all times, including at controls, so please move away from controls as soon as you have punched. Please also maintain distancing on the route between parking and Start/Finish. 5. Please keep young children with you at all times. 6. You need to turn up for your starts on time. There is minimal room for rescheduling late starters, and you may have to wait to get an available start slot. 7. Please do not congregate at the start/finish/car park. 8. By taking part you agree to British Orienteering code of conduct - see https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/COVID19_Safe_Orienteering

Parking: We are parking at the quarry car park at the top of Quarry Road, Cambusbarron, Grid Ref NS772923. There is only very limited parking here, but additional parking can be found on the residential streets near the car park. As these are private residences, please park considerately.

Toilets: There are no toilet facilities at the event, so please bear this in mind.

Start/Finish: These are very close to the parking. The start is at the top of Quarry Road adjacent to the parking and the finish is a short distance along the forest track to the west of the car park. Please avoid congregating around the start area and aim to arrive at the start no more than 5 minutes before your start time. Please always adhere to the 2m rule while waiting.

Terrain: Largely wooded, with a good network of paths and generally good runnability. There is still some undergrowth around, plus tree branches and so on, so full body cover is recommended.

Map: 1:10,000, Contour interval 5m. Surveyed 2020.

Control descriptions: These are printed on the front of the map. There will be no loose descriptions at the event, but a sheet with the control descriptions on is attached to this e:mail, for you to print out and bring to the event.

Timing: Sportident in Contactless mode (SIAC) but any version of Sportident dibber will work. Note that all dibbers, including SIAC, must be dibbed manually at the Start and the Finish.

Controls: Please avoid putting your hands on any of the equipment.

Courses: Yellow 2.3km, Orange 2.7km, Green 3.8km, 110m climb and Blue 5.5km, 150m climb.

Courses close: at 2:00pm but earlier controls may be collected before then.

Safety: Please be aware that you may encounter other vehicles, particularly around the car park. In addition, other users will be in the woods, such as dog walkers, runners and cyclists. Please be considerate to other people using the area for recreation.

Covid-19 procedures: A Covid officer will be present at the event, ensuring that we meet the guidelines; please do not be offended if you are asked to move to give someone else space, or move on after you have finished, or downloaded, etc.

Any questions please just get in touch.

Happy orienteering!

Rhys Stanwix

07767 852697

In line with current SOA guidance (issued 13th March), this event is now open to U18s from any council area, but only open to adults who are resident in Stirling Council. Juniors may be shadowed by a parent for safety reasons only. If you are shadowing a junior, please include yourself on the entry list, marking No map - shadowing.

Starts: 11:00-13:00

Courses:

Yellow ~1.5km

Orange ~2.5km

Green ~3km

Blue ~5km (plenty of hills!)

Entries: (restricted entries - see above to see if you are eligible) are now open for this local event. Enter here - If there are no entry spaces left please email me and we will release more. Entries close Thursday before at 10AM. Late entries might be available through the wesbite if there are any maps left.

A maximum of 70 starting places are available

Cost: Members - Adults £5, Juniors £3. Non members - Adults £6, Juniors £4.

Closing date: Thursday 14th at 10am. Late entries through entry system if maps are available.

Please comply with SOA guidance on current travel restrictions, the full guidance is at https://www.scottish-orienteering.org/news/welcome-back/

As before, we are sorry that this means that many members cannot attend this event. Please do abide by the restrictions.