Wed 31st July
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.
Venue: Macrosty Park and Crieff West
Parking: In Crieff... We will confirm closer to the event.
Terrain: A mixture of runnable (but detailed) parkland with some steep slopes and a hilly urban area
Map: ISSOM 1:4,000. 2.5m contours. Drawn October 2018 by G Gristwood.
Starts: Provisionally 10.30 am - 1.30 pm
Planner: Graham Gristwood
Classes: Open- Men/Women, M/W40+, M/W55+, M/W65+, M/W75+, M/W16- & M/W12-
With fine view across Strathearn and towards Ben Chonzie, situated within an exceptionally picturesque landscape, MacRosty Park has been an attraction for over 100 years.
Named after its benefactor, James MacRosty, the park boasts children's play areas, a Victorian bandstand, picnic areas, a café, easy going walks and an impressive collection of conifer trees.
The sprint race counts towards the UK Urban League
There will be a TrailO event at Drummond Castle, 4 miles from Crieff.
Directions: from Crieff take the A822 south. After 2.5 miles turn right, signed Drummond Castle Gardens. Parking will be in a grassy field.
Toilets including disabled will be available in the main castle car park.
The course will include both a short PreO (classic TrailO) and TempO (speed TrailO, all controls timed). Both courses will include ‘Z’ controls (where no kite is correct). Results from the two courses will be combined to find the overall winner. There will be prizes in senior, junior and para classes.
Map: Drummond Castle 2011, updated 2019 around TrailO control sites. 1:4000
Preliminary course details:
TempO: 4 stations, 4 problems at each
PreO: 10 controls, distance 1.8km
Total walking distance from the car park for both parts will be approx 3.5km.
Start times 12.00 – 14.00. Start times will not be allocated. If you are not running in the sprint please arrive early to help spread the starts and avoid queuing at the TempO stations.
Entry fees: until final closing date: Seniors £8, Juniors £4
after final closing date/EOD: Seniors £10, Juniors £4
(subject to map availability)
The Drummond Castle Gardens are considered amongst the finest in Scotland and well worth a visit, see www.drummondcastlegardens.co.uk The Castle is not open to the public.
For more information on TrailO, see www.britishorienteering.org.uk/site/trailo.
For tips on how to succeed at TrailO, see the Technical-Introduction-to-TrailO-for-Experienced-Foot-Orienteers