Open Sprint race - 1 August

Nairn Arena location

Nairn Arena location



Last edited: 03rd Aug


Nearest town: Nairn

There will be two Open Sprint races during Highland 2015; the first is straight after the WOC Sprint Relay.

Travel:  From Inverness, follow A96 east for 16 miles to Nairn. 0.7 miles into Nairn, turn R into the Farmers' Showfield. Scotrail train timetable Inverness-Nairn-Forres.

Parking:  The main parking area is at the Nairn Farmers Showfield.  It will be signed off the A96 on the west side of Nairn at postcode IV12 4RY. It is a 1.1 km walk to the arena from the Showfield. Overflow parking will be at Millbank Primary School (IV12 4QB), (1 km to arena) and Nairn Academy (IV12 4RD) (2.1 km).  All routes will be signed to 'Arena'.

Parking will open at 14:00.

Buses will drop passengers off at Nairn Bus Station, 550 m walk to arena. The route from Nairn railway station will also be signed.

Organiser: Anne Hickling (GRAMP)
Planner: Dave Robertson (CLYDE)
Controller: Steve McKinley (SN)

Start Times: SiEntries

Final Details: To accommodate the large number of entries there will be two parallel courses on Men’s Open and Women’s Open, identified by colour. Juniors are also designated by colour:

  • Men_Red
  • Men_Blue
  • Women_Green
  • Women_Yellow
  • Junior_Sky (boys)
  • Junior_Orange (girls)

Course lengths are:

  • Men: 3.5k
  • Women: 2.9k
  • Junior: 2.1k

Map: 1:4,000 scale maps for all courses, with 2.5m contour interval.

Starts:  19:30 - 21:00. Runners will be started at 30 second intervals. Runners should go to the pre-start 10 minutes before their allocated start time and will line up in lanes, one for each course. These will be identified by colour.

A punching start will be used; provided competitors follow the procedure above, everyone should expect to start close to their allocated start time.  Please do not go to the start earlier than 10 minutes before your start time.

Courses will close strictly at 21:30, when road closures will be lifted.  You must return to the finish by this time even if you have not completed the course.

Finish and Download:  The Open Sprint finish will be through the main WOC Sprint Relay finish.  From the finish please follow the marshals’ directions to Download.  You must go to Download even if you do not complete your course.

Important:  All competitors will be required to wear a coloured wristband to indicate which course they are running. These may be collected from 14:00 from the Information tent, and must be worn on arrival at the Pre-start. Anyone arriving at Pre-Start without a wristband will be required to return to Information to obtain one.

Hired SI cards may also be collected from Information.

Note that wristbands and hired SI cards will NOT be available for collection from the 6-Days Event Centre in Inverness.

Bibs are not required for this race.


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