Update 6 Dec 22. Please note that there will no longer be a Novice course at the event.
This second round of the NNC will take place in Stoneyford - part of the Altyre Estate. Event parking, registration and download will be at the Dallas Dhu distillery car park near Forres. The senior start will involve crossing the road at the entrance to Dallas Dhu distillery, whilst the Junior start will be via the Dava Way. The route from the finish for all courses will be via the Dava Way.
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
The senior start will involve crossing the road at the entrance to Dallas Dhu distillery, whilst the Junior start will be via the Dava Way. The route from the finish for all courses will be via the Dava Way.
Two Courses: Long (NNC) and Short (NNC).
Shadowing and Juniors. Note that anyone under the age of 14 MUST be accompanied on the course by an adult unless the parent/guardian can convince the organizer of the young orienteer's proven competence at night orienteering. Adults shadowing juniors on the Night Novice course can run competitively on the Short/Long afterwards. If you shadow a junior on the Short/Long course, you should declare yourself non-competitive to the organiser if later running one of those courses.
Entries are online via SI Entries only.
Late entries will be accepted after the FIRST closing date (when maps are ordered) subject to map availability, until the start of the day before the event. (i.e. Midnight Thursday for a Saturday event.) An additional fee will be charged for a late entry
Entries can also be edited/changed/cancelled until this closure again subject to map availability.
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.