Moravian welcomes you to our Saturday League Event, on a newly mapped part of Altyre Forest - Stoneyford.
We are using SI punching in normal mode. (SIAC can still be used by dibbing normally)
Adjacent to the car park will be 2 tents:
Hire Dibber collection/Download.
Enquiries/Yellow course map collection/online entry assistance.
There are no facilities for rubbish, please take any items home for disposal.
If you are bringing a dog, please ensure you clean up if necessary.
Directions and Parking
Parking at the Dallas Dhu Historical Distillery (not currently open). Follow brown signs. Situated on the minor road between the A940 and Rafford. What3 words https://w3w.co/snooty.demoted.goose
Event will be signed from the A940 south of FORRES
Start and Finish
There are TWO starts:
Light Green and Orange courses exit the car park via the entrance, cross the road (Marshalled) and follow tapes to the start along estate track. Allow 10 minutes flat walking.
Yellow course exit the car park onto the Dava Way, follow taped route along the Dava Way, follow tapes down steep bank then path to start about 900m allow 10minutes.
Finish is near the Yellow Start, return to the car park along the Dava Way, about 900m, don't forget to download.
Yellow 1.7k 20m climb
Orange 2.6k 35m climb
Light Green 4.1k 95m climb
Timed out road crossing - both Orange and Light Green courses have a timed out, marshalled road crossing. Competitors are allowed up to two minutes to cross the road between the two controls either side of the crossing point.
The newly mapped area of Stoneyford features a mix of mature woodland, predominantly coniferous. The topography is gently undulating throughout the area. Some areas have a prominent track and path network, with some ruins. The Dava Way, the route of the former Forres to Grantown railway passes through the northern part of the mapped area. The Lt Green and Orange courses run through the eastern part of the Altyre Estate and Wardend Woods, both of which are mature coniferous woodland with some deciduous areas. There are some brashings in parts of the mapped area, resulting in slower progress. There is a timed out and marshalled road crossing on both the Light Green and Orange courses to take runners into the Stoneyford Woods for the final section of the respective courses.
Entries are open, we are taking entries ONLINE i.e. pre entry as previously, but online entry will be possible until 11:30am on the day of the event subject to map availability, including by phone from the event car park.
Normal entry fees until 18/05/2022 late entries +£1 subject to map availability until 11:30 ON THE DAY.
If you cannot enter online it will be possible to make paper entry at the event, however we wont be handling cash, so you will still need to pay by card.
Don't forget Sunday has a BASOC event see their website for information. BASOC
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.