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Not the JK CANCELLED

Sun 12th Apr 2020

Last updated: 17th Mar
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Forest
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Info

Tayside's customary JK weekend event.  . Comrie this year.

Tayside Orienteers are holding an event at Comrie on Sunday the 12th April 2020. 

This is mainly a newly mapped area but also covers part of the previously mapped Twenty Shilling Wood area. The terrain is very varied but in general there is a good path network and with careful route choice the going off trail is good. 

Location

Nearest town: Comrie

Pre event information

This is mainly a newly mapped area but also covers part of the previously mapped Twenty Shilling Wood area. The terrain is very varied but in general there is a good path network and with careful route choice the going off trail is good. 

Directions / Parking

Event start is Western Edge Car Park PH6 2LS NN776 223

There is no designated parking area. There are public car parks at NN 777 220, NN 772 220 and NN 773 218. There is plenty of street parking in Dalginross which on the south side of the River Earn. Please park considerately as the public car parks on the North side of the River earn may be busy with churchgoers as it is Easter Sunday.

Facilities

Toilets available in the town

Registration & Start Times

Registration open 10:30.

Starts 11am until 1pm. Courses close 3pm

Course Information

Courses

A selection of colour coded courses will be offered from yellow to blue. Provisional lengths and climbs  are

Yellow 2.2km 75m

Controls mainly on paths or linear features

Orange 2.4km 75m

Some controls

are not on line features but a route on a line feature to an obvious attack point

should be possible

Short Green 4km 100m

TD4/5

Green 4.8km 150m

Blue 6.5km 200m

There may be a requirement for the Short Green, Green and Blue to follow a mandatory route through the area.  This unfortunately cannot be confirmed until the day of the event.

The golf course is out of bounds and shown on the map as this.

There are a number of mandatory crossing points and these must be used. They will be taped. Competitors should be aware there may be a requirement to cross at locked (5 bar metal) gate.

SI punching will be used.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Entry on the day but you can book a map by contacting the organiser Allan Downie  at -

ntjk120420@gmail.com

You should give the following information

Full Name
BOF number if you are a member
Club. If you are a member
SI card number if you have your own otherwise we will assume you are hiring one at no charge but you accept you will pay for a replacement in unlikely case of loss.
The course you would like to enter

You can then pay the entry fee on the day.

The entry fees are: 

£6 for adult running short green and above  
£3 per map for junior and adults running Yellow and Orange.

Please if possible bring the exact money as this is a big help for the volunteers manning registration

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.

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Contacts / Officials

Contact Allan Downie at  

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.

Keep It Clean campaign - Forestry Commission Scotland

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.

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