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Wednesday 7th February 2024

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Wednesday 24th January 2024
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Monday 5th February 2024 at 12:00
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41 Participants
Entry Fees
Senior Member   £8.00   
Senior Non-Member   £10.00   
Junior / Student Member   £4.00   
Junior / Student Non-Member   £5.00   
Susan Blackwood

INVOC welcomes you to Nairn East Beach for No.6 on the Northern Night Cup calendar. Many thanks to Highland Council for permission to use the land.

Terrain / Planner’s CommentsThe terrain is mainly sand dunes, with a few open dunes and also areas of grassland to the far east.  The terrain is fairly level with some small ups and downs.  There is a dense network of paths, some of which can be faint.  The areas of gorse can be pretty thick in places, so don't bother. High tide will not be until after 10pm on the night of the event, although none of the courses go below the edge of the sand dunes.

Maps: Pre-marked and printed on waterproof paper, scale 1:4,000 with 2.5m contour intervals.

Courses: Long 4.7km; Short 3 km; Night Novice 2.1km


● Registration is at “The Maggot” car park at Nairn East beach. Grid reference: NH; 889 570

● Directions:

       On the A96 coming from the east  turn right onto Riverside Crescent in Nairn (just before you go over the bridge). The Maggot car park is sign-posted, approx 1km on your left.

       On the A96 coming from the west turn left onto Riverside Crescent (directly after you have gone over the bridge) and follow the signs for Maggot car park.


● Registration is open from 5.45pm to 6.45pm. Starts from 6pm to 7pm. 

● Everyone must register and collect their map.

● Start and Finish location: The start and finish are approx 200m from registration.



-          Courses close at 8pm. If you think you will need more than an hour, please start close to 6pm.

-          The route to the start/finish area is along the public path to the beach, crossing the tarmac track at the bridge.

-          There may be snow and ice on the day, and the paths may be slippy (if snow is compacted)

-          All competitors should carry a back up head torch and a whistle. A mobile phone is advised. Be  prepared for a kit check at the start. 

-      Dress appropriately for the weather. 

-      Under 14s (on the day) must be shadowed by an adult, unless they have prior consent of the organiser.

 -     There are likely still ticks in the vegetation, please check afterwards and remove any ticks safely. 

 -     You MUST report to Download by Course Closing Time, even if you have not completed the course.

 -     Competitors are advised to notify the Organiser of any relevant medical conditions. 

 -     First aid is located at registration. The nearest hospital is Raigmore in Inverness.

 Toilets: There are no nearby toilets. Please go before you come, or stop enroute. 


 Refreshments The INVOC juniors will be offering tea/coffee and hot chocolate. Please make a  donation to junior training weekend funds (you need  some change!). Please bring your own mug to help us reduce waste.

      Some limited EOD will be available but please pre-enter if you can to guarantee  a map.


Entry fees: 

     Senior Member £8       Non-Member £10

     Junior Member £4      Junior Non-Member £5

     Entry on the day plus £1. SI Cards available for hire for £1.


Event timing: Mixed punching – contactless and traditional punching. 


Event Organiser: Dagmar Borrowman

Planner: Iain Sime  

Safety sign off : Dave Summers  

SI Timing: Susan Blackwood 


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Nairn East Beach, Nairn