Wed 02nd May 2018
Last updated: 29th Apr
Type of event: Night, Training
Type of terrain: Parkland
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May training session - meet 6.30pm at forestry hut near Jubilee Car Park. This month it's a chance to try out the permanent course controls, scanning the QR codes if you have a smartphone (but don't worry if you don't have one). Alistair will bring maps. Or just go for a run in some lovely forest terrain!
Our monthly sessions provide an opportunity for club members and potential members to meet and train together to develop skills and fitness. This is not a formal coaching session. All children attending will need to remain under the close supervision of their parent or carer.
Nearest town: Perth
- Grid Ref: NO144236
- Postcode: PH2 7LN
- Latitude: 56.39588
- Longitude: -3.38695
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Pre event information
Directions / Parking
Turn right off Muirhall Road about ¼ mile (0.5 km) after the entrance to the Murray Royal hospital see Kinnoull Hill
Clothing/equipment:- road or trail running/walking kit and shoes, including waterproof/warm outer layers according to weather on the day/forecast (NB no indoor facilities). Note that terrain is rougher than at North Inch so shoes with good tread are advisable. A compass may be used for some sessions. Headtorches and bright/reflective clothing please. Club members - please wear club tops prominently to identify yourselves to newcomers.
There is no charge for these sessions for club members, although a small charge may be levied to cover map printing costs (likely to be no more than £1 per session).
If you are not a member of Tayside Orienteers (or another British Orienteering affiliated club) and attending regularly you will normally be expected to join after participating in three sessions.
Please note that this is an informal session/not formal coaching. Under 18’s attending will need to remain under the close supervision of their parent or carer at all times.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE:- This training session is taking place in more challenging terrain than our normal venue, with attendant risks. Please wear footwear with a good tread. There are also large crags, a quarry and watercourses/features. The area is popular with other users, especially mountain bikers and dog walkers. Please remain aware of your surroundings and other users at all times and look out for cars when crossing the road from the car park. You may wish to carry a headtorch in case you stay out longer than intended!
If you have any existing medical conditions of which you feel we should be aware please download and complete our medical form, bring it with you in a sealed envelope and hand to the co-ordinator on the night. It will only be used in the event of an emergency (ie opened only if required), and will otherwise be destroyed after the event.
Contacts / Officials
Safety and Risk
A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
Our forests are at risk from tree pests and diseases. These can dramatically affect the health of our trees, upsetting the delicate ecosystem balance and devastating large areas of woodland.
Pests and diseases hitch a ride in mud and debris on shoes, paws and tyres, ending up in new forests. Here, they can spread rapidly in environments with no natural resilience.
Read more about this on the FCS website.
When entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports.