Day 5: Craig a Barns
Fri 2nd Aug
Today is a World Ranking Event.
The birthplace of Scottish orienteering, and widely regarded as one of the best orienteering areas in the country. Craig a Barns was used for the Scottish Championships in 1962 and was the first specially mapped area for orienteering in Scotland. The area has played host to various events, including the Jan Kjellstrom 1990 and more recently JK2012.
The Livestream today is focused on the M/W 21 Elite but not exclusively.
Within the competition area, there has been an occurrence of pythopthera ramorum, a deadly pathogen causing major problems in parts of Scotland.
To help contain the possible spread of this pathogen we request that all competitors thoroughly wash their boots/shoes with water prior to leaving the event area at Craig a Barns. All soil and needle remains are to be cleaned from footwear and clothing. An area to do so will be provided at the end of the course.
Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club describes the area as “a tough area, on a steep craggy hill, often quite rough underfoot. The terrain is complex; a forested plateau split by a series of parallel valleys, with many crags, fallen trees and some areas of bracken”. For Strathearn 2019 we will extend the area to the north and east of Rotmell Farm, including some finely detailed terrain with runnable heather and rough grazing and extending out beyond the Rotmell and Dowally Lochs and down to the Mill Dam.
Thanks go to the Atholl Estates for use of the area, and if you have time to venture a bit further north their Blair Castle is worth a visit. Thanks go to the Brewster family for access to Rotmell Farm -this was built around 1825 as a show farm by the Duchess of Atholl, with Prince Albert, of Queen Victoria fame, also involved in the original design. Beatrix Potter, of Peter Rabbit fame, used to stay in the Dunkeld area and was known to visit the farm and use it in her illustrations.
World Ranking Event Embargo Details
This embargo applies to all potential WRE competitors (runners, team leaders, coaches, doctors, etc.) as well as to all others with strong links to elite squads. Embargoes also apply to anyone intending to compete at the Scottish 6 Days.
No orienteering of any kind can take place in these embargoed areas until after Strathearn 2019.
Officials involved with the organisation of Strathearn 2019 are allowed to enter areas as appropriate e.g. race arenas and parking areas. If in any doubt please contact Colin Matheson for authority.
Note that the embargoes do not apply to public roads running by or through the areas as defined on Google Maps.
Please see Google Maps for details of the embargoed areas.
Main Day Officials
Organising Clubs: TAY, INVOC & ELO
Organiser: Fiona Downie (TAY)
Asst.Organiser: Jane Anderson (TAY)
Planners: Dave Summers & Kevin Holliday (INVOC)
Controller: Trevor Hoey (FVO)
Asst. Controller: Paul Caban (INT)
Maps & Directions
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 online 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 2 when near the start, Day 3 and 5 when trackers and WRE numbers will be issued at the WRE Warm Up area near the Elite Start.
|2||Pim van den Nouwelant||11:06||OLifant||M21E|
|4||Andreas Polden||12:06||Nydalens SK||M21E|
|5||Brian Odermatt||12:09||OLG Basel||M21E|
|16||Toby Scott||13:03||OLV Steinberg||M21E|
|19||Thomas Curiger||13:12||OLC Kapreolo||M21E|
|26||Laure Gauthiez Putallaz||12:17||COLJ||W21E|
|35||Yiching Huang||12:44||Moxina Ok||W21E|
|40||Iida Varmavuo||12:59||Rajamï¿½en …||W21E|