Quarry Wood - So the last event here was cancelled by COVID but we couldn't let Peter McLuckie's courses be missed. With thanks to Spynie Kirk for use of their parking.
ALL COMPETITORS MUST ABIDE BY THE BRITISH ORIENTEERING COVID CODE OF CONDUCT. Details to be found at: https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/COVID19_Safe_Orienteering
ENTRIES ARE CLOSED. There will be NO ENTRY ON THE DAY.
Start Blocks can be selected by you on SI Entries before the event and competitors are maintain social distancing before, during and after their run. Please proceed to the start no more than 10 minutes before their start time.
Directions and Parking
From Elgin take the B9012 northwards from Elgin or the same road south from Duffus. Near Quarry Wood take the signposted road towards Spynie. The Kirk can be found on the northern side of the road. Please park carefully and do not drive/ park on the grass.
Registration and Download will be situated in the Spynie Kirk Car Park.
Postcode IV30 8XJ
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57° 39' 37.1484" N, 3° 22' 13.4472" W
See map: Google Maps
Courses (Colours and Lengths)
Lt Green - long 4.3km
For advice on which course to enter please see https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/newcomers_guide
Loose control descriptions will be available at the start.
Safety bearing south to A96
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.