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 May 2022)
The SOA has issued the following updated COVID-19 event guidance with effect from March 2022 for Clubs to follow.
All competitors must not attend an orienteering event if they have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 (even if they have received two doses of the vaccine and a booster) until they have completed their period of self-isolation.
Entry on the day (EOD) at events and activities is permitted but clubs should encourage physical distancing around registration or results displays even when outdoors.
Clubs are to avoid close packed (less than 1m separation) groups of people even when outdoors. Such close packing has been known to occur around both registration and results displays – it can also occur with helpers at registration and download.
- Indoor public spaces may be used for events and activities, but current face covering regulations must be followed and behaviours such as improved ventilation, provision of hand sanitiser, adapting layouts to encourage social distancing and encouraging the use of face masks to reduce spread should be adopted.
As a result, Moravian will continue to make hand sanitiser available for use by competitors and volunteers at the registration and download areas.
Competitors are asked not to form close (less than 1m separation) groups at events (be it outdoor or indoor), particularly around registration and download, and are encouraged to minimise contact with SI boxes, including Clear, Check and SI AIR test boxes, and the download equipment.
Where indoor/enclosed spaces are used which have restricted air circulation, Moravian will adapt layouts to maintain at least 1m segregation and encourage competitors to wear a mask.