Day 1: Auchingarrich
Sunday 28th July
Auchingarrich has a classic mix of plantation forest, with a surprisingly intricate network of rides; technically detailed open hillside and some faster running on the fields and woodland of the valley floor to the north.
The Livestream today is focused on the M/W 55L but not exclusively.
Physically and technically challenging, Auchingarrich hosted the Scottish Championships in 2011 and in 2018 played host to the first of the Scottish Orienteering League events. The area has proved a popular venue for orienteering squad training over recent years, with shades of green getting progressively lighter as time goes by.
Tilhill Forestry manages the main afforested area, and thanks go to them and adjacent landowners including Major Melville at Strowan and Michael Aldridge, Factor of Drummond Estates. The nearby Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre is a very popular visitor attraction including exotic creatures as well as farm animals, we would encourage a visit.
Auchingarrich is only a few miles from the event centre in Crieff and the event campsite at ComrieCroft.
Today counts towards the UK Orienteering League.
Today only, due to the distance car parking is from assembly, dogs will be allowed in the assembly field, but they must be kept on a lead.
Follow A822 south over Crieff Bridge then turn right onto unclassified road. Follow 8km to turn left into parking field.
Large sloping field immediately off the minor public road. ALL cars to arrive by 12:00 and NO exit before 12:30.
2.5-2.8km walk from the car park and bus drop off. Please follow marked route and use crossing points. The last 500m is on a very quiet public road. Route not suitable for buggies.
White/Green/Red/Blue/Yellowstarts are 1km from the arena retracing route from car park for first 100m. Route on good track and then grassy track suitable for all terrain buggies. Two toilets will be provided 300m before the starts.
Deeside Orienteering and Leisure (DOLM), updated May 2019. Scale is 1:7,500 for Courses 1-21, 23, 24, 28 & 30; 1:10,000 for rest.
Most courses visit areas of plantation forest with runnable rides, open forest, areas of marsh and intricate ditches before a fast finish in open runnable farmland. Longer courses visit a large rough open area.
South side of the Arena.
Very quiet public road adjacent to the arena will be open. Club tents and banners only permitted south of burn away from overhead power lines.
Long distance: 50-60 ELT. Map scale 1:10.000.
Today only, due to the distance car parking is from assembly, dogs will be allowed in the assembly field, but they must be kept on a lead. There will be a limited shuttle bus operating between the car park and arena. This is for use by older competitors and young families only. Day 1 queues to collect bibs and enter on the day may be long; please allow time for this. Competitors with Medical conditions can also make use of the bus service to & from Day 1 Event Arena
Main Day Officials
Organising Clubs: MAROC, AYROC & TINTO.
Organiser: Sue Barrie (MAROC)
Asst. Organiser: Paul Chapman (MAROC)
Planners: Dan Gooch & Scott Reynolds (MAROC)
Controller: Donald Grassie (MOR)
Asst. Controller: Bob Sheridan (MAROC)
Each day at the Scottish 6 days we will be tracking selected runners. On day 3 and 5 we will track the top elite runners and on the other days we will track one age group class. Tracking may be used as part of the Live Streaming broadcast each day and will be available on line later to re run and compare routes.
Please see the attached listing to see if you are on the tracking list. Please collect and return trackers and tracker vests from the media tent by the Finish except Day 3 and 5 when trackers and WRE numbers will be issued at the WRE Warm Up area near the Elite Start.
|6||Klaus Helfrich||13:46||OLV Steinberg||M55L|
|17||Arne Wilhelm Knudsen||13:02||GNEIST||M55L|
|19||Charles Bromley Gardner||12:34||BAOC||M55L|
|22||Anders Söderbärg||12:10||OK Roslagen||M55L|
|24||Pedro Lundquist||12:04||Linköpings OK||M55L|
|37||Trine Raaen||13:18||Aker Brygge Orienter||W55L|
|38||Anne Loever||13:13||Stord Orientering||W55L|
|40||Britt Karlsen||13:05||Askøy O-lag||W55L|
|41||Nina Lokoen Knudsen||12:57||GNEIST||W55L|
|48||Åsa Kindlundh||12:11||Alfta-Ösa OK||W55L|