MOR Local Event. This is the FIRST use of this area for orienteering. It has never had an O banner on it. Come and be one of the first to run here.
There will also be pre-event coaching available
Please do consider coming along if you are interested in learning a bit more about the basics of orienteering.This week we will look at : Map Symbols and Colours, Setting the map and Following a Line Feature.
After the coaching session you will be able to go around your chosen course as normal - hopefully with even more confidence!
Please let Morag - (coach"at"mor.scot) know if you are able to come along this Saturday
Directions and Parking
Parking. The parking location is accessed from the layby/picnic site off the A96 at the end of the dual carriageway heading east out of Alves - approximately 1 mile east of Alves and 4 miles west of Elgin. The parking field is shown here at what three words: https://w3w.co/stickler.ramble.chickens
Campervans should parked in the layby/picnic area, whilst cars should drive up a track and into the field to park. There will be a marshal to direct traffic. The access track is suitable for cars, but drivers should be aware that the central grass strip is raised in places and they will need to drive up with care or leave any cars with relatively low ground clearance in the layby/picnic area.
Start and Finish
Start and finish within 500m of the excellent car parking courtesy of Moray Estates.
Light Green 4.1km
Very runnable open pine forest and an area of pasture and gorse. Excellent beginners Yellow and Orange terrain but an excellent race for those who fancy themselves as orienteers!
This area has never been used for orienteering before and, with the brand new map, will be a chance to visit the very first markers here. Smashing views of the Laich of Moray and the "hidden" Mosstowie glen
Entries are online via SI Entries.
Late entries will be accepted subject to map availability. An additional £1 fee will be charged for a late entry or paper EOD
Entries can also be edited/changed/cancelled online until this closure again subject to map availability.
- Competitors take part at their own risk and are advised to wear suitable footwear and must wear full leg cover.
- Please check for ticks after the event.
- Competitors may advise the Organiser of known conditions at Event Registration.
- Competitors advised to carry a whistle.
- Competitors to be aware that the area may be used by other users.
- Competitors advised to enter a course to match their experience. Beginners and newcomers are recommended to enter the yellow course.
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.