It's club champs and our AGM time of year again. As usual to let everyone finish at approximately the same time so we can proceed quickly on to the AGM the club champs will be in a score format.
Everyone is welcome to join us for this score format event but only club members will qualify for the club champs.
There will be two courses - an Open and Junior Course. The Junior course will be a 30 minute score for W/M12 and under and W/M14 age classes. For all older age classes the Open course will be a 45 minute score.
Score events are a type of event in which you have to find as many controls as possible in a fixed time. The number of points scored for each control varies according to its distance and technical difficulty, you can choose which controls to go to, and there will be a penalty if you take longer than the time allowed.
Each competitor will be allocated a handicaps calculated according to historic form. Alan Halliday has kindly offered to work out the handicaps for those entered.
The AGM will be held directly after completion of the Club Champs. We would encourage everyone to stay and bring a picnic to consume while we hold the AGM. For the hardy there is always the possibility of a swim after.
Directions and Parking
The event is located in the main car park at Roseisle.
From Forres: Turn off the A96 onto the B9011 to Kinloss, then the B9089 to Burghead. Look out for the car park on the left after 6 miles (10km).
From Elgin: Turn off the A96 onto the B9013 to Burghead. At College of Roseisle turn left and follow the signs. The car park is on the right after 2 miles (3km).
IV36 2UB is the nearest postcode.
Assembly will be located at the east end of the main car park.
The charges to park at Roseisle are:
Payment options: Coin only
- £1 for up to 1 hour
- £1.50 for up to 3 hours
- £2 for all day
- £8 for minibus or coach all day
Start and Finish
Start and Finish will be located adjacent to assembly.
There will be two courses - an Open and Junior Course.
The Junior course will be a 30 minute score for W/M12 and under and W/M14 age classes.
For all older age classes the Open course will be a 45 minute score.
Score events are a type of event in which you have to find as many controls as possible in a fixed time. Controls will be allocated 10,20 or 30 points according to its distance and technical difficulty. Each competitor can determine the route and controls which they visit but points will be deducted per part of minute over the course time.
Each competitor will be allocated a handicap based on historic form. Alan Halliday has kindly offered to work out the handicaps for those entered.
Competitors should wear a watch.
Roseisle is a planned forest consisting of mostly open pine forest with some denser areas located on the Moray Firth. Planted on coastal sand dunes which provide some complex topography with the Beach running along the north of the area.
COVID-19 Guidance (Updated September 2021)
In terms of the SOA COVID-19 event guidance, the key elements to minimise the risk of transferring the COVID-19 virus are to:
- Ensure that people who are symptomatic, have tested positive with COVID-19 or have been told to self isolate do not attend an orienteering event or activity until they have completed their period of self-isolation.
- Control events by keeping people outdoors and by avoiding circumstances throughout the event or activity where people may gather.
- Keep people 1m or more apart from each other.
- Collect participant contact data to support the Scottish Government’s Test & Protect service if a case is detected after an event or activity.
- Minimise contact between participants and event equipment during the event or activity.
- Disinfect and/or quarantine event equipment before and after use.
There are, therefore, no entries available on the day and start times will be allocated to all competitors.
Competitors are asked to arrive at the event parking at a time before their allocated start time as specified in the final details and to leave the event as soon as they have completed their course and downloaded.
There will be no coaching support at the event. Therefore, competitors are asked to choose a course which matches their fitness and experience. Advice on which event to enter can be found via British Orienteering: https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/newcomers_guide.
Competitors must maintain and abide by the 1m social distancing rule throughout the event, including at registration and walking to and from the start and finish locations, unless competitors are of the same family/support bubble. The 1m distance rule applies while competing on the course and takes precedence while at a control where other competitors may be present. Competitors are to move away from any control promptly and to maintain at least 1m spacing at download. Competitors should also remain 1m distant from members of the public.
There will be no key drop box, so competitors must make arrangements for the storage of their key whilst they are competing.
Hand sanitiser will be available for use by competitors and volunteers at the registration area. Controls will be quarantined for at least 72 hours before the event and will be placed by an individual wearing disposable gloves and/or with sanitised hands. Competitors are to minimise contact with SI boxes, including Clear, Check and SI AIR test boxes, and the download equipment.