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Scottish Middle Distance Championships 14th May

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Perthshire Weekend

Sat 14th May 2022

Last updated: 01st Jun
Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Woodland
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Regional event.   Kinnoull Hill, Perth. Scottish Middle Distance Championships 

Scottish Middle Distance Champs 2022      
Men’s Open Champion Graham Gristwood FVO
Women’s Open Champion Eilidh Campbell EUOC
     
M10 Champion Dougal Mather MAROC
W10 Champion Hannah Inman FVO
W12 Champion Lucy Ward INT
M14 Champion Finlay McLuckie MOR
W14 Champion Rebecca Hammond FVO
M16 Champion James Hammond FVO
W16 Champion Kate McLuckie MOR
M18 Champion Jamie Goddard FVO
W18 Champion Isobel Howard MOR
M20 Champion Matthew Gooch EUOC
W20 Champion Alice Wilson EUOC
MV Champion Roger Goddard FVO
WV Champion Janine Inman FVO
MSV Champion Tim Griffin GRAMP
WSV Champion Alison Cunningham ESOC
MUV Champion Donald Petrie MOR
WUV Champion Sally Lindsay ESOC
MHV Champion Phil Smithard KFO
WHV Champion Eleanor Pyrah ESOC

Location

Nearest town: Kinnoull Hill

Pre event information

The Kinnoull Hill map is being updated by Jon Musgrave. Kinnoull Hill is a mixed woodland on a hill with a network of paths and tracks. Please give other users of the hill priority. There will be walkers, dog walkers and mountain bikers. Map scale 1:7500 or 1:10,000 depending on course.

There are ticks in the area. Full leg cover required and please check for ticks after the event. Whistles recommended. Stay at home if you have recently developed Covid symptoms and have not had a negative PCR or if you have symptoms of any other infectious disease.

Start 250m approx from Quarry Hill car park/ Event Centre/ Registration - follow tapes.

It is a punching start but please try and be on time for your start as it will be difficult to fit people in on some courses. Please try and keep 1m between you and other competitors at the start, finish and prize giving where possible as Covid 19 is still with us.

All maps including white and yellow will be at the start. Competitors on the white and yellow courses who are not competing in an age category can look at their map a few minutes before starting with a helper as long as they keep away from other competitors and the helper is not doing the same course later in the competition.

Make a note of your course number and whether it is an A or B course. It is important that you pick up the correct map. A and B courses will be in different lanes to minimise the risk of picking up the wrong map. The map boxes will have course numbers on not age categories.

Finish - 100m approx from registration and download in the Quarry Hill Car Park area. Maps will be collected at the finish until 1pm. There will be stickers and pens so you should write your name/ initials on the sticker, put it on the back of your map and put your map in the bag for your club. Only ESOC and FVO have their own bags, the other bags will be a mix eg A-D clubs. At 1pm the bags will be taken to registration. Follow the tape from the finish to the steps at Quarry Hill car park. Don't try and navigate back please.

Courses close 3pm 

Prize giving 2pm. Near registration/Event Centre/ Quarry Hill Car Park.

Trophies will be awarded to the first "Scot" in the Men's Open and Women's Open classes.

All members of Scottish open Clubs shall automatically be recognised as "Scots". All other orienteers claiming to be a "Scot" must notify the organiser before the event.

(On Fri 13th no one has notified the organiser of this. Please do not leave it until the last minute)

Any of the following qualifies an orienteer as a "Scot":

a) born in Scotland
b) have at least one parent who was born in Scotland
c) a current member of the Scottish Orienteering Association

 

Medals will be awarded to first, second, and third in each class (irrespective of being a "Scot").

 

Any junior may enter and "run up" in an older age class (up to M/W Open), and any senior may enter and "run up" in a younger age class (down to M/W Open) . Women may enter men's classes. A competitor who elects to "run up" must do so at time of entry and must explicitly state which age class they are choosing to run. Further, they will only be eligible to become champion in the age class in which they have chosen to run.

 

 

First Aid will be available at registration The nearest A and E hospital is Perth Infirmary Taymount Terr in Perth 01738 473734  

Directions / Parking

Please park safely and considerately in the streets around Corsie Hill Road/ Hatton Road. PH2 7BW Please take care  if changing in your car in a residential area. 

Please do NOT try and park in the Quarry Hill Car Park.

We expect 100 or so cars so you may have to walk 0.5-1km to registration/ start. Allow time to look for a sensible parking space and walk to the event centre.

Facilities

There will be mobile toilets in Quarry Hill car park.

There will be no traders or refreshments

Registration & Start Times

Quarry Hill Car Park PH2 7BW nearest Postcode

Start Times 11am to 1pm 

Course Information

1.     Men's Open                        1:10000 Dist 4.6km Climb 250 TD5

2A.  Women Open                     1:10000 Dist 3.6km Climb 205m TD5

2B.  M Vet                                  1:7500  Dist 3.6km Climb 205m TD5

3A.  M18 M20                            1:10000 Dist 3.2km Climb 180m TD5

3B.  M supervet / W vet             1: 7500  Dist 3.2km Climb 180m TD5

4A.  W18 W20                           1:10000 Dist 2.3km Climb 190m TD5

4B.  M16 & U-vet  W Supervet  1:7500  Dist 2.3km Climb 190m TD5

5.    M Hy/vet W U/vet W16       1:7500  Dist 2.2km Climb 130m TD5

6.    W Hy/vet                             1:7500  Dist 1.8km Climb 105m TD5

7.    M14  W14                           1:7500  Dist 1.4km Climb 95m  TD4

8.   (Orange) M12 W12              1:7500 Dist 1.4km  Climb 80m TD3

9.   (Yellow)  M10 W10               1:7500 Dist 0.9km Climb  45m TD2

10.  (White)                                1:7500 Dist 0.6km Climb 40m TD1

Age groups explained -

Veteran 40+   Superveteran 55+   Ultraveteran 65+   Hyperveteran 75+

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

Via Fabian 4  https://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=3140

Adult - BOF/SOA member £15  / Non members £17

Junior/ Student BOF/SOA £8   Non members £10

Contacts / Officials

Organiser Angela Dixon

Planners ; Grant Carstairs and  Allan Downie

Controller John Emeleus

Dogs allowed?

No dogs running with competitors and no dogs left unattended in cars.

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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