We are off to explore a great bit of Culbin not often used because it is a bit of a trek in. We are proposing you bring your bikes and cycle to assembly. A proper adventure!
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
SI Entries are OPEN. There will be NO ENTRY ON THE DAY.
Entries times can be selected by you on SI Entries before the event and competitors are asked to arrive no more than 25 minutes before their start time and proceed to the start no more than 10 minutes before their start time.
Directions and Parking
In Wellhill Car Park. Once you have cycled from Craigfield Farm confirm you have arrived and collect any dibber before following the signs/ tape to the start. We know you will be tempted to park in Wellhill but we have been specifically asked by Forestry and Land Scotland not to do so and therefore we have arranged parking as detailed below. We rely on the good will of Forestry and Land Scotland for the use of Culbin and other local forests therefore we hope you will understand why we are asking you not to use Wellhill Car Park in this instance.
We have been asked not to park in the Wellhill Carpark (NH997613) so as we are venturing into the east of Culbin we have suggested you make this a cycling adventure by using the parking kindly agreed at in the yard at Craigfield Farm, Kintessack IV36 2SP. It is located approximately 1km south of the turnoff to Wellhill on the road between Broom of May and Kintessack and it will be signed from the road using an orienteering kite. (approx 2km to Wellhill Car Park)
You have been asked not to block the shed doors as access will be required and to park on the concrete pad. A volunteer will help with parking. There will be cyclists on the access road please be patient and careful. If you do not have a bike or have young children please contact the organiser to discuss alternative parking arrangements.
Start and Finish
Start and Finish are adjacent to each other and are located approximately 2km from Wellhill Car Park. There is room to park your bikes and planner has indicated the starts are approximately 10 minute cycle or a 20 minute walk from Wellhill Car Park at junction 9 on the Culbin map.
A map will be provided in the final details.
Yellow (TD2) 2km
Lt Green (TD4) 3.5km
Green (TD5) 4.5km
Culbin was planted between the wars to stabalise shifting sand dunes; the resulting open pine forest on complex topography is perfect for orienteering. The forest is lovely and runnable with good visibility. A mix of control sites, some probably well known and some hopefully new.
In terms of the SOA Covid-19 event guidance the key elements to avoid Covid-19 risks are
- Ensure that people with Covid-19 or self-isolating or in quarantine do not attend.
- Keep people 2m or more apart from each other.
- Avoid indoor gatherings associated with the events.
- Control events so that any groups that do gather are fewer than 15 and at the start 10 or fewer. (limit work for Test & Protect).
- Gather sufficient data to assist Scottish Government: Test & Protect if a case is detected after an event.
- Disinfect equipment before and after use and minimise contact between participants and the equipment.
There are therefore no entries available on the day and start times allocated to every competitor. Competitors are asked to arrive in the car park no more than 25 minutes before their start time and to leave the event immediately after completing their course.
There will be no coaching support at the event therefore competitors are asked to choose a course which matches their fitness and experience. For further advice on which event to enter please check the British Orienteering website https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/newcomers_guide
Competitors must maintain the 2m distance rule throughout the event including at registration and walking to and from the start & finish. The 2m distance rule applies while competing on the course and takes precedence while at a control where other competitors are present. Please move away from any control promptly. Competitors should also remain 2m 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 such as with the use of a bumbag.
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. Competitors are advised to minimise contact with SI boxes.
Print outs of results will not be provided but results will be uploaded to the event website as soon as practical.