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For the main 6 Days, a full range of age classes is available, from M/W10 to M/W85. White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, and Green courses are also available for less experienced or casual orienteers.

 

Quick link to Provisional Course Lengths & Climbs – as of 24th June 2019.

 

Please Note: The starts locations are referred to by colour, these have nothing to do with the colour of courses. See the table of classes below for details

Details of start, class, length and climb for all courses...

 

Day 1

* White & Green starts: 1.0km / 70m climb along good tracks
* Blue, Red & Yellow: 1.0km / 70m along good tracks

 

Day 2
 

* White start: 2.0km / 90m of climb along metalled roads and good tracks
* Green, Red, Blue & Yellow: 1.8km / 90m climb along metalled roads, good tracks and a short section of the grassed field

The GRBY start is 0.65km from the White start for those adults who wish to drop children before going on to their own. All routes will pass the Finish field about 1.4km from Assembly. We hope to have clothes drop near the Finish field.

 

Day 3
 

* White start: 0.65km / 5m climb along good track
* Green, Red & Blue: 0.65km / 30m climb along good tracks, then rougher ground and forest
* Yellow start: 0.75km / 30m climb along good tracks then rougher ground and forest

Note: Courses 5-7 have been moved from the White start to the GRB start on this day to allow good TD5 courses. On the way to their Yellow start, the Elites will pass a short practice course.


Day 4
 

* White start: 1.6km / 90m climb along paths and rougher ground.
* Green, Blue, Red & Yellow starts: 1.8km / 120m climb along paths and rougher ground.


Day 5
 

* White & Green starts: 1.5km / 75m along rough vehicle tracks.
* Blue & Red starts: 2.2km / 160m along rough vehicle tracks, ride and paths.
* Yellow start: 2.2km / 175m along rough vehicle tracks, ride, paths and runnable forest.

 

Day 6
 

* White & Green: 1.8km / 90m climb along paths and rougher ground
* Blue, Red & Yellow: 1.8km / 90m climb along paths and rougher ground

 

Distances to the Start Diagram:

 

                                    Classes
Course M W Start

1

M10B W10B White
2 M10A, M12B W10A, W12B

White

3   W12A, W14B

White

4 M12A, M14B  

White

5   W75S, W85

White* except for Day 3

6 M85 W70S, W80 White* except for Day 3
7 M75S, M80 W65S, W75L White* except for Day 3
8 White   White
9 Yellow   White
10 Orange   White
14 Light Green   Green
15 Green  

Green

16   W14A, W16B

Green

17 M14A, M16B  

Green

18 M70S W55S, W60S, W70L

Green

19 M65S W50S

Green

20 M75L W45S, W65L

Green

21 M60S W40S

Green

22   W18S, W20S, W35S

Green

23 M55S W60L Blue
24 M70L W55L Blue
25 M18S W16A, W21S Blue
26 M50S   Blue
27 M45S W50L Blue
28 M40S, M65L   Blue
29 M20S, M35S W45L Blue
30 M60L W40L Blue
31 M21S W18L, W20L, W35L Blue
34 M16A W21L Red
35 M55L   Red
36 M18L, M50L   Red
37 M45L   Red
38 M40L   Red
39 M20L, M21L, M35L   Red
40   W21E Yellow
41 M21E   Yellow

 

(*) except on Day 3. Green start that day.

 

 

These will provide a choice of courses at Technical Difficulty (TD) levels 1 - 5, where TD1 is the easiest and TD5 is the most difficult.

  • TD1 - M/W10B, White
  • TD2 - M/W10A, M/W12B, Yellow
  • TD3 - M/W12A, M/W14B, Orange
  • TD4 - M/W14A, M/W16B, Light Green
  • TD5 - M/W16A, Green
  • TD5 - M/W18, M/W20 - Long and Short
  • TD5 - M/W21 - Elite, Long and Short
  • TD5 - M/W35, M/W40, M/W45, M/W50, M/W55 - Long and Short
  • TD5 - M/W60, M/W65, M/W70, M/W75 - Long and Short
  • TD5 - M/W80, M/W85

The following is an explanation of the colour coded courses:

  • White – Technically easy with most controls on paths. Where paths don’t exist, a taped route may be necessary. Mainly used by 6-10-year-olds and family groups.
  • Yellow - Uses linear features like paths, walls, and streams. Mainly used by under 12s and family groups. 
  • Orange - Involves basic use of the compass and route choice. Ideal for competent youngsters or novice adults. 
  • Light Green - Uses simple contour and point features. Ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase.
  • Green - Very hard navigational difficulty. Mostly used by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course.

Course Information

Course lengths will vary from day to day, depending on the area. We are planning courses as follows:

Day & Date

Venue

Format

ELT Elites

1-Sunday 28th July

Auchingarrich

Standard

50 > 60 mins

2-Monday 29th July

Edinchip

Standard

50 > 60 mins

3-Tuesday 30st July

Dundurn & Cnoc a’Mhadaidh

Middle Distance

Middle Distance

4-Thursday 1st Aug

Culteuchar & Dron

Standard

50 > 60 mins

5-Friday 2nd Aug

Craig a’ barns

Standard

Full Classic

6-Saturday 3rd Aug

Grandtully

Middle Distance

Middle Distance

The following table provides information about the expected leading times which are valid for the ‘Standard’ days. For the two days labelled as ‘middle distance,’ the course lengths and winning times will be shorter on the TD5 course. The other courses will not be shortened.

Expected Leading Times-Standard Days

Junior

Senior

M/W10A

20 minutes

M80L+, W70L+

40 minutes

M/W12A

25 minutes

M75L, W65L

45 minutes

M/W14A

30 minutes

M55-70L, W35-60L

50 minutes

M/W16A

45 minutes

M18L, W18L, W20L

50 minutes

 

 

M20L, M35-50L

55 minutes

Except for M/W21, the course lengths for Senior Short (S) classes are approximately 2/3 of those for Long (L) classes.

For M/W21L the course length is set at 80% of the length of a 60-minute Elite course.

For M/W21S the course length is set at 60% of the length of a 60-minute Elite course.

For Junior B classes, the course is the same as the A course for the age class below (e.g. M14B will run the same course as M12A).

Provisional Course Lengths & Climbs

Strathearn 2019 - Provisional course lengths and climbs as of 24th of June can be found on the following downloadable link: Course Details

World Ranking Event

WRE status has been granted for the events on Day 3 at Dundurn & Cnoc a’Mhadaidh and for Day 5 at Craig a’ barns.

UK Orienteering League

The events on Day 1 at Auchingarrich and Day 6 at Grandtully both count towards the UK Orienteering League.

Reversed Seeded Start

For the M & W21 E competitors, a Reversed Seeded Start shall be used on Day 6 at Grandtully. See Day 6 for more information.

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