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Moray & Highland Junior Championships and Regional Event Culbin

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Sunday 2nd June 2019

Entries Open
Monday 8th April 2019
Entries Close
Wednesday 29th May 2019
Courses
White; Yellow; Orange; Long Orange; Light Green; Green; Blue; Brown; Boys Select; Girls Select; Boys Under 17; Girls Under 17; Boys Under 15; Girls Under 15; Boys Under 13; Girls Under 13; Boys Under 11; Girls Under 11
Entries so Far
122 Participants
Entry Fees
Adult £7
Junior & student and adult beginner on White-Orange £3
£1 Dibber Hire
£1 for non BOF/SOA members
Contact
Morag McLuckie

Registration Times: 10:30 - 12:00

Start Times: 11:00 - 12:30

Courses Close at: 14:30

Event Details:

Moravian are delighted to be hosting the Moray and Highland Junior Championships 2019 alongside this Regional Event at Culbin, one of the country’s finest orienteering areas.  The M&H Junior Champs is aimed at young people who are fairly new to orienteering but we are catering for experts too!

There will be a prize giving at 1pm (or as soon as possible thereafter). Please aim to time your run so you can be finished and downloaded by 12:30 if possible so that we can do the prize giving on time.

Registration and Download:

There will be limited Entry on the Day. Please come to registration to register on the day, pick up hired SI dibbers or for enquiries. Please fill in the registration form, subject to course availability and pay your entry fee. Registration forms will be available on the day, however, they can be downloaded from http://www.moravianorienteering.org.

You must report to download after your run, even if you do not complete the course.

Start & Finish:

The start is approximately 100m from Assembly and the Finish is adjacent to Assembly.

Loose control descriptions will be available at the Start. Yellow and white course runners should collect their maps at registration. Blank maps will be on display at the start.

 Courses available: 

There will be 8 courses available as follows. If you'd like to read some information about what all these technical difficulty levels and colour codes mean, please click HERE

Moravian Regional Event

  • White 2.1 km (Technical Difficulty 1 (TD1))
  • Yellow 2.7 km (TD2)
  • Orange 3.3 km (TD3)
  • Long Orange 3.9 km (TD3)
  • Light Green 4.1 km (TD4)
  • Green 4.4 km (TD5)
  • Blue 6.8 km (TD5)
  • Brown 8.9 km (TD5)

Note: Course lengths will be subject to final Controlling.

Moray & Highland Junior Champs runners should enter one of the following classes:

Boys Select (open age) - uses the Light Green course

Girls Select (open age) - uses the Light Green course

Boys Under 17 - uses the Long Orange course

Girls Under 17 - uses the Long Orange course

Boys Under 15 - uses the Orange course

Girls Under 15 - uses the Orange course

Boys Under 13 - uses the Yellow course

Girls Under 13 - uses the Yellow course

Boys Under 11 - uses the White course

Girls Under 11 - uses the White course

This championship is aimed at novice juniors, so many juniors who orienteer regularly will find their own age class too easy. Experienced junior orienteers are therefore encouraged (but not obliged) to run in an older age category, or try the open-age Junior Select class. Unlike in most other orienteering events, your category depends on your age ON THE DAY OF THE RACE and not your British Orienteering age group.

Juniors living in Moray and Highland under the age of 17 (on the day of the event) please enter one of the "M&H Junior Champs" age-group classes which correspond to colour-coded course as shown above.

ALL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITORS: USE EITHER YOUR CLUB ABBREVIATION WHEN ENTERING, OR If YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER OF A CLUB USE YOUR SCHOOL NAME INSTEAD.

Adult/over 16 competitors and juniors from outside Moray and Highland Regions should simply enter one of the colour-coded courses.

Parents are welcome to accompany young/inexperienced children on the courses for safety/reassurance, provided the child is allowed to do the navigation themselves. Do not lead them round the course - they learn nothing if you do it for them.  If you do find yourself doing all the navigation for them, please let the entries team know and we can mark you down as non-competitive.

Directions

Follow the brown road signs to Culbin Forest via Kintessack from the A96. The event will be signed from the village of Kintessack.

Parking

Registration and Assembly are adjacent to the Forestry Commission Welhill Car Park (NH997613). Car Parking charges are levied by the Forestry Commission:

  • £1 for up to 1 hour
  • £1.50 for up to 3 hours
  • £2 for all day
  • £8 for minibus and coach all day

Please park considerately as there will be a lot of orienteering traffic in addition to the usual public use of the carpark and forest.

Nearest Toilets

Provided by Forestry Commission in the Car Park

Junior Prize Giving:

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Munro & Noble Solicitors, we have engraved wooden trophies to award to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd placed finishers in each Junior Class. We aim to award these prizes as soon after 1pm as possible. Do please stay for the prize giving if possible.

Championship placings will be for any Junior under the age stated for the course e.g. a 13-yr old can be placed in any of Orange, Long Orange or Light Green. If a 13-yr old wants to run yellow they will not be eligible for a prize but will appear in the results list as normal.  Please note that Juniors running Green, Blue or Brown will also not be eligible for a prize.

Event Safety Information

All competitors take part at their own risk and choose a course that matches their experience and fitness.  It is advisable to wear full leg cover, suitable footwear and to hydrate before run.

The area is popular with dog walkers and horse riders.  Please respect the riders’ wishes so as not to alarm the horses.

There may be faecal matter from dogs present along the tracks, presenting a possible health hazard to those who come in to contact with it.  Please take care, especially if you have young children with you.

Do not climb on the piles of wood.

The paths can be slippery, with roots and rocks protruding in places.  Please take care.

Ticks may be present in the area, please check yourself after the event.

Whistles are advised.

Event Officials:

  • Controller: Hilary Quick
  • Planner: Paul Furness
  • Organiser(s): Morag McLuckie

 


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