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Rest Day

Wednesday 2nd August

Last edited: 26th Oct

For those who don't want to "Rest" we have a range of activities to keep you occupied.

The traditional Sprint race for those with energy to burn, or TrailO for those wanting to test the brain and give the body a rest.


Sprint Race

Organised by: The Sprint Scotland Team (Graham Gristwood, Kris Jones, Chris Smithard and Fanni Gyurko), with assistance from SEDS and ScotJos.

Part of the UK Urban League and Scottish Urban Leagues 2017

Venue: Ballater

Start times: 11:00 - 14:00

Terrain: Mixture of forest and urban

How to Enter:  Pre-entry is now possible using the SiEntries online entries system, and entries will remain open until midnight on Friday 30 June 2017.

Enter online

Classes: Open Men, Open Women, Veteran Men 40+, Veteran Women 40+, Supervet Men 55+, Supervet Women 55+, Ultravet Men 65+, Ultravet Women 65+, Hypervet Men 75+, Hypervet Women 75+, Junior Men 16-, Junior Women 16-, Young Junior Men 12-, Young Junior Women 12-.

Winning Times: Approximately 15 minutes for all classes.

Entry Fees:

Entry Date Senior Junior /
Student
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Jan 2017 £10 £5
1 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017 £11 £5.50
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £12 £6
Entry on the Day £12 £6

Entry on the day: There will be limited availability

Punching System: SPORTident electronic punching will be used.

SI Card Hire: There will be a charge of £2 to hire an SI card for this event. The charge for a lost SI card is £30.

Evening talk: The Sprint Scotland team will put on an evening talk (provisionally 7-8pm) with a presentation on sprint orienteering, and also a Q&A session with (among others) Kris Jones - 4th place WOC sprint, sprint relay and relay 2016. Price £3 for seniors, £2 for juniors, students. Venue in Ballater.


TrailO logoTrailO logoTrailO Event

Venue: Cambus O'May- approximately 4km east of Ballater along the A93 Deeside Road.

Start times: 12.00 – 14.30

How to Enter: Pre-entry is now possible using the SiEntries online entries system, and entries will remain open until midnight on Friday 30 June 2017.

Enter online

Courses:   Elite & Novice PreO (Classic TrailO)

The Novice course will not include any ‘Z’ controls (where no kite is correct), nor a timed control. Novice competitors will be welcome to try the Elite timed control, but priority will be given to Elite competitors if a queue builds up. Full course details will be announced later. 

The courses will be along good forest tracks. There is one short section which is a little steeper and where assistance may be needed by wheelchair users. Wheelchair users should bring their own assistant, we are unlikely to have enough manpower to provide escorts.

Entry Fees:

  Elite Course Novice Course
Entry Date Senior Junior /
Student
Senior Junior /
Student
1 Dec 2016 - 30 Jun 2017 £10 £3 £6 £3
Entry on the Day £12 £3 £8 £3

Entry on the Day: Subject to map availability

Punching System: Pin punches will be used rather than electronic punching.

Getting to the Event: Cambus O’May can be reached by bus from Ballater and other towns and villages along the A93. The Aberdeen – Braemar bus service (hourly) will stop on request at the forest entrance.

It easily possible to compete in both the Rest Day Sprint and the TrailO. Anyone wanting to do both should run the Sprint first, and select early as their preferred start block for the Sprint in SiEntries. Start times will not be allocated for the TrailO.

For more information on TrailO, visit www.britishorienteering.org.uk/site/trailo


Cancellation Policy

In the case of curtailment or cancellation of the Rest Day Sprint or TrailO due to circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to retain all or part of the entry fees.

Competitors may only cancel their entry to the Sprint Race or TrailO if the event itself has not been curtailed or cancelled. Cancellations of an entry to the Sprint Race before the closing date of 30 June 2017 will be given a full refund, less an administration charge of £2. Cancellations of an entry to the TrailO before the closing date of 30 June 2017 will be given a full refund, less an administration charge of £1. Cancellations between 1 and 15 July 2017 inclusive will be given a 50% refund. We regret that no refunds of entry fees will be possible after this date.

You can also donate your cancelled entry fee (without any deductions) to a local charity.

Email if you wish to cancel your entry.


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