Programme 1 The Scottish 6 Days team are grateful for the support we have received for the Scottish 6 Days Orienteering Event, Tay 2009. Generous financial support from EventScotland has enabled us to add to various aspects of the event, focusing on enhancing the experience of participants. EventScotland is Scotland's dedicated national events organisation responsible for attracting, creating and developing sporting and cultural events throughout the country. Perth and Kinross Council are keen to encourage events that increase tourism to the Perth and Kinross areas. They have helped Tay 2009 with generous financial support, particularly focused on the Social programme, helping us to include more Scottish culture, and with the production of the updated Kinnoull map. The Forestry Commission encourages recreational use of their forests. Four of the Tay 2009 events, Dalrulzion, Kinnoull, the Lassintullich forest at Tullochroisk and Tentsmuir, are in Forestry Commission forests. The Forestry Commission has given us financial support towards the cost of making up to date maps of these forests. Perthshire is renowned for having some of the tallest trees in the UK. At The Hermitage near Dunkeld, which is one of our training areas, there are some magnificent trees. A stand of Douglas Fir has a tree which, until recently, was the tallest tree in the UK. It has recently been overtaken and is now ranked 3rd or 4th. Even if you don’t use the training opportunity at The Hermitage it is well worth a visit for a walk in the woods. Salmon are often seen leaping the falls on the River Braan. 2 Scottish 6 Days Orienteering TAY 2009 PROGRAMME CONTENTS Welcome to Tay 2009 ............................................................................................................. 4 Police ...................................................................................................................................... 5 Tay 2009 Central Organising Committee ................................................................................ 6 Acknowledgements ................................................................................................................ 7 Location of the 6 Day Venues and the Event Centre at Perth Racecourse ............................. 8 The Event Centre .................................................................................................................... 9 The Campsite at Perth Racecourse ....................................................................................... 13 Bus service ............................................................................................................................ 15 First Aid and Medical Services .............................................................................................. 16 Council Recycling Facilities ................................................................................................... 17 Training and Coaching Opportunities ................................................................................... 18 Entry and Registration Information ...................................................................................... 20 General Competitor Information .......................................................................................... 23 Technical Information ........................................................................................................... 25 Prizes, Awards and Badges ................................................................................................... 29 Colour‐Coded Courses .......................................................................................................... 30 String Courses ....................................................................................................................... 31 Courses, Classes and Starts ................................................................................................... 32 Course Lengths and Climb, and Map Size for each day ........................................................ 34 Day 1: Dalrulzion ................................................................................................................... 37 Day 2: Kinnoull and Deuchny ................................................................................................ 40 . Day 3: Tullochroisk ............................................................................................................... 44 Rest Day: Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) .................................................................... 47 Rest Day: Sprint Orienteering ............................................................................................... 49 Day 4: Tentsmuir .................................................................................................................. 52 . Day 5: Barry Buddon ............................................................................................................. 58 . Day 6: Loch Ordie ................................................................................................................. 63 Perth & Kinross Leisure Centre Services ............................................................................... 66 Social Programme ................................................................................................................. 66 Tay 2009 5‐a‐side Football Tournament ............................................................................... 68 Personal Organiser ............................................................................................................... 69 3 Welcome to Tay 2009 On behalf of the Scottish 6 Days team, welcome to the event, to Scotland and the local area. We hope you will enjoy the top‐quality orienteering, the social programme and the many tourist attractions of Tayside, Angus and Fife. The Scottish 6 Days was last in Perthshire in 1997, based then at Aberfeldy. For 2009 we have come further south to Perth to take advantage of Perth Racecourse as Event Centre. This gives us the luxury of campsite parking on hard surfaces, some excellent facilities for socials and the use of the racecourse bars and restaurants. The orienteering venues have been chosen to give a wide variety of terrain types. We range from the highlands of Tullochroisk to the coastal dunes of Angus and Fife, from the commercial forest at Dalrulzion to the well trodden woods of Kinnoull Hill, and finish on the purple heather moorland above Loch Ordie. The wildlife of these areas is very rich, and we hope you will get the chance to see some of it. All days and courses have been the subject of extensive discussions with conservationists and environmental bodies and their concerns have been taken fully into account. We are monitoring the effect of thousands of feet on the vegetation of Barry Buddon dunes and have not been able to visit Loch Ordie between April and the end of July to allow ground nesting birds to remain undisturbed until the end of their nesting season. Almost all the people who compete regularly and support their respective clubs in Scotland have been involved in preparing for this event. Some of us started very early indeed when looking for suitable areas and a small group from the two organising clubs, FVO and TAY, met for the first time in October 2006. On your behalf I’d like to thank everyone for their many contributions, and also, in anticipation, for the much appreciated help on several days from our many friends in clubs outside Scotland. As well, the event depends heavily on the work of SOA professional staff who provide much‐needed continuity and essential expertise. We are always interested to hear from competitors, with their ideas and opinions on the event which can help us develop and improve the event. If some things do not go as smoothly as you would wish please have patience with the event staff – remember they are all volunteers giving up their time. Acknowledgement must also be made to all those people (see page 7) outside the orienteering world who have also helped. In particular, we thank the landowners and tenants for their willing co‐operation. Also the staff at Perth Racecourse for their help in organising the Event Centre and campsite. We wish to thank those organisations which have given financial support to the event. We thank Event Scotland for financial support to enable a number of event enhancements. We thank Perth and Kinross Council for financial support for marketing, for part of the cost of remapping Kinnoull Hill, and to enable us to expand our Social Programme. We thank the Forestry Commission for support towards event marketing and making maps. Jan and I competed in the first Scottish 6 Days in 1977 and were first involved in the central 4 organisat ossachs ’79. Day 3 of Trossachs ’79 was held in Tentsmuir tion in 1979 – for Tro On Day 4 of Tay 2009 Forest. O 9 we are going back to Tentsmuir, with a n new map and a new Assembly area location. This Tentsmuir event w be the 100th day of Scottish 6 Days y s will Orienteer ring. We plan special 100th day commemo orative spot prizes. I have always looked forward to the Scottish 6 Day event more tha any other in the d an orienteer k being Co‐ordinator h ring calendar. I think has been a once in a lifetime experience oth on n – with bo highs and lows. I plan to compete o most days, and on all days enjoy the spirit of the event, meeting old friends and making new friends. I wish everyone a memorab ble and successful we eek both in and out off the forest. Gareth Bryan‐Jones (FVO), Co o‐ordinator Police e P Tayside Police welcomes all competitors to the Scottish 6‐Days Orie enteering Event. In reduce the risk of opportunist crime, we a order to r o take the necessary ask all competitors to measures during their security m r stay. orts, cash, credit card or other valuable goods unattended Do not leave passpo ds, e and insecure within tents. Keep valuable posse essions on your person at all times wherever possible. Close all windows an nd lock your vehicle w nded and remove all when it is left unatten valuable items within from view. Secure cycles and ot ther sports equipmen nt when not in use. Consider road safety y at all times. Park ve ehicles only within designated event car parking areas. ncy es For all non‐emergen calls or general information enquirie please telephone Tayside Police non emergency number 0300 111 2222 w where assistance is available 24 hours a day. 5 Tay 2009 Central Organising Committee Co‐ordinator Gareth Bryan‐Jones FVO Assistant Co‐ordinator (Access) Dave Prentice TAY Assistant Co‐ordinator (SOA) Scott Fraser SOA Scottish 6‐Day Company Rep Lynne Walker ECKO Treasurer Elizabeth Sinclair FVO Mapping Co‐ordinator Terry O’Brien STAG Technical Co‐ordinator Dave Coustick FVO Day Co‐ordinator Steve Nicholson FVO Equipment Team Co‐ordinator Davie Frame TAY Marketing and Publicity Jennifer Williamson TAY Information Team Leader Moira Laws TAY Sponsorship Penny Hicks FVO Event Centre Jan Bryan‐Jones FVO Campsite Manager John Emeleus KFO Campsite Bookings Marieke Dwarshuis TAY Entries (except online) Jane Anderson TAY Bus co‐ordinator Colin Butler FVO Computing and online Entries Dave Nicol FVO Programme Simon Patton FVO Web Site and Results David Sloan TAY Police Liaison David Combe TAY Training Steve Barrett FVO String Course Co‐ordinator Rona & Jonathan Molloy FVO Road Signs Ross McLennan, Charles Howie FVO Social Programme Louise Longhurst FVO Prizes Maureen Brown FVO Daily Newssheet Jon Cross FVO Traders’ Contracts Martin Dean FVO Merchandise Claire Allison FVO/LOC Rest Day Activities – MTBO Janine Inman, Steve Nicholson FVO Rest Day Activities – Sprint O Dave Prentice, Angela Dixon TAY Press Officer Mel Nicoll TAY 6 Acknowledgements In addition to the acknowledgements listed for each day’s event, the Tay 2009 organisers would like to thank the following people for their help: General Rhona Corscadden, Event Scotland Jennifer Downs, Event Scotland Alan Graham, Events and Tourism Manager, Perth & Kinross Council Mike Strachan, Policy and Development Officer, Forestry Commission Ross McMillan, Outdoor Education Development Officer, Perth & Kinross Council Roy Abel, Perth & Kinross Roads Department Willie Mahoney, Perth & Kinross Roads Superintendant Mark Murray, Marketing Executive, VisitScotland June Carmichael, British Red Cross Timothy Poole, Capercaillie Project Officer, RSPB/SNH John Burrow, SNH Area Officer, Tayside & Clackmannanshire Dot Gunn, Angus Police Department Gair Forbes, Tayside Western Division Police Ross Hall, Fife Police Department Event Centre & Campsite Sam Moreshead, Perth Racecourse General Manager. Amanda Kirk, Perth Racecourse Sales & Events Roddy McInnes, Tayside Fire & Rescue Training Areas Polly Freeman, Ranger Atholl Estates (Drumbuie) John Spittal, TAY Forest District Manager (Tentsmuir) John Montgomery, Forestry Commission Ranger (Tentsmuir) Hamish Murray, Forestry Commission Manager (Faskally) The organisers would also like to thank the many sponsors and advertisers who contributed to this programme and ask you to give them your support. 7 Location of the 6 Day Venues and the Event Centre at Perth Racecourse (For travel directions see appropriate section of the Programme) Location of the 6 Day Venues and the Event Centre at Perth Racecourse (Not to scale : not to be used for navigation!) There’s more to do at the Scottish 6 Days! In addition to 6 days of top quality orienteering Tay 2009 brings you …. 6 different training areas (see page 18) A full Social Programme (see page 65) A lively Campsite with bars (see page 13) Rest Day Activities: MTBO (see page 47), Sprint O (see page 49) Please remember that all competitors and participants in Tay 2009 orienteering events or other associated activities take part at their own risk. 8 The Event Centre The Event Centre is at Perth Racecourse adjacent to the grounds of Scone Palace. Location, Travel Directions and Parking Location The Event Centre is at Grid Ref: NO 109272 (postcode PH2 6BB). Travel Directions Both Perth Racecourse and Scone Palace are well signposted from all approaches to Perth. From the north, south, west and the Dundee area, leave Perth on the A93, signposted to Braemar. 1½ miles (2.5km) after leaving the town turn left in Old Scone. This turning is after the entrance to Scone Place and is signposted to Perth Racecourse. Follow the minor road for ½ mile (1km) and turn left towards Perth Racecourse. From the north‐east, approaching Perth on the A93, turn right in Old Scone, 1½ miles (2.5km) before Perth. This turning is before the entrance to Scone Place and is signposted to Perth Racecourse. Follow the minor road for ½ mile (1km) and turn left towards Perth Racecourse. The Event Centre will be signed from the A93 junction in Old Scone. Parking Parking for the Event Centre will be on hard standing. The plan of the Event Centre shows the location of the parking areas (see next page). There will be parking marshals to direct traffic on Saturday 4th August only. 9 Event Centre General Information Fire Regulations If the fire alarm sounds, please follow the Fire Exit signs and proceed out of the buildings as quickly as possible to the car parking area. Dogs Dogs will be allowed on leads and under strict control in outdoor areas of the Event Centre. Owners must always clear up after their dogs, and dispose of the waste appropriately. Smoking There is no smoking in any of the Event Centre buildings. Event Centre Services The Event Centre will be staffed, during the times shown for the Information Point, by members from the central organising clubs. They will do their best to help and to make the event as enjoyable as possible for everyone. They are however all volunteers, giving up their own time to do this. Information Point The Information Point will be on the ground floor of the Nelson Stand (see Event Centre 10 map). The Information Point in the Event Centre will be open as follows: Saturday 1st August 1200 – 2030 hrs Sunday 2nd August 1900 – 2100 hrs Monday 3rd August – Tuesday 4th August 1900 – 2000 hrs Wednesday 5th August Closed Thursday 6th August – Friday 7th August 1900 – 2000 hrs Saturday 8th August 1800 – 1930 hrs There will also be an Information Point in the Assembly Area on Days 1 to 6, which will be open from 1000 – 1600 hrs each day. The Information Point will deal with general enquiries, receipt of appeals and protests, lost property, distribution of certificates and prizes, event badge sales, event map sales, contributions for the daily news sheet, limited tourist information, sale of maps of training areas, tickets and bookings for social events. Non‐UK competitors and UK competitors who elected to collect their programmes and bibs at the event can do so at the Information Point, both at the Event Centre and Assembly Areas. Information will also deal with collection of number bibs and hired SI cards for those already entered for the event. On Saturday 1st August there will be a tourist information stand at the Event Centre, in the ground floor of the Nelson Stand. There is also a Tourist Information Centre at Lower City Mills, West Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5QP, Tel. 01738 450600 and at other locations throughout the area. Registration and Entries Registration will deal with entries for colour coded courses, last minute entries for age class courses and requests for changes to entries. A Registration point will be situated at the Event Centre in the west end of the stand containing the Club Restaurant (R on map on page 11). It will be open at the same times as the Information Point except that on Saturday 1st August it will close at 1700 hrs. There will also be a Registration Point at each Assembly Area. Last minute entries will be subject to availability (See page 20 for more information). Payments Purchases from Information, Registration or Event Merchandise are by cash or cheque (with cheque guarantee card) only. Please write your name and address on the back of any cheques. Payments in GBP only. Lost Property Lost property handed in at assembly areas will be taken to the Event Centre at the end of each day and may be claimed at the Information Point there. 11 Map Sales Maps will be available for purchase at the Information Point in the Event Centre after each day’s event and the following day in the Assembly Area. Both blank maps and overprinted maps will be available at £2 each. Results Full results for each day’s competition will be on display at the Event Centre as soon as possible after each day’s event. Showers Showers will be available at the Event centre from Saturday 1st August to Saturday 8th August. These are portable showers and are provided primarily for people using the event campsite. Meals Breakfast and evening meals will be available in the Club Restaurant. Fish and Chips will be available in the Fish and Chip bar. Breakfast Evening Meals Date Fish and Chip Bar Club Restaurant Club Restaurant Saturday 1st August 1700 – 2000 hrs 1700 – 2100 hrs Wednesday 5th August 0800 – 1000 hrs 1700 – 2000 hrs 1700 – 2100 hrs Saturday 8th August 0700 – 1000 hrs 1700 – 2100 hrs All other days (2nd, 3rd, 0700 – 1000 hrs 1700 – 2000 hrs 1700 – 2100 hrs 4th, 6th and 7th) There will also be food traders at the Assembly Areas each day. Bars On Saturday 1st August the Gallileo Bar, upstairs in the Nelson Stand, will be open from 1500 to 2300 hrs. From Sunday 2nd August to Saturday 8th August the Famous Grouse Bar, in the Nelson Stand Betting Hall (downstairs) will be open every evening from 1700 to 2300 hrs. Traders Orienteering equipment traders will be at the Event Centre on Saturday 1st August and at each of the Assembly Areas on competition days. Event Merchandise Help support Scottish Orienteering. st Event merchandise will be available for sale at the Event Centre on Saturday 1 August and in Assembly Areas thereafter (while stocks last) – just look out for the Scottish 6 Days flag. Payment will be accepted either by cash or by cheque with a bankers card. 12 The Campsite at Perth Racecourse Campsite The campsite will be open for eight nights from Saturday 1st August at 0900 hrs onwards until Sunday 9th August closing at 1200 hrs. The campsite is located on flat ground, immediately adjacent to the Event Centre at Perth Race Course, (bordered by open farm land). The camping area is zoned into youth, quiet and family areas. There are specific areas for campervans and caravans. For travel directions see the information for the Event Centre, on page 9. Campsite Management The campsite manager (see page 6) will be available 0730 ‐ 0830 hrs and 1700 ‐ 1900 hrs at a base adjacent to the campsite entrance to deal with operational queries. A noticeboard will be located there – please check it from time to time and feel free to use it for leaving messages etc. All campers will be issued with a mobile phone number for the campsite manager – this is made available only to help resolve urgent problems, which cannot wait until “opening hours”. Please be sure to check relevant sections of the programme, campsite rules and notice board before using this number. Emergencies Contact the emergency services directly (in the UK this is done by dialling 999 to ask for police, fire or ambulance). Non‐emergency Medical Assistance A first aid kit will be available with the Campsite Manager. See information on pages 16 for details on First Aid and Medical Services. Arrival Everyone staying on the campsite, whether or not pre‐booked, is required to register on arrival. Please leave vehicles in the main car park and walk the short distance to the campsite entrance, where event officials will assist with the following: Receipt of any outstanding payments for camping. Issue of site maps and copies of the Campsite Rules. Receipt of a signature from one adult member of each group, acknowledging agreement to follow the Campsite Rules. Under 18s not camping with parents/guardians will be required to provide a telephone contact number for next of kin. All members of any camping group composed solely of under‐18s will need to download a campsite registration form before leaving home, so that their parents/guardians can complete the relevant parts of this. Issue of waterproof labels, as proof of registration, to be displayed on each tent/campervan/caravan on the site. As long as the weather is reasonably dry it is hoped to allow vehicles to be driven on the site at the beginning and end of the week only, to allow for easy unloading and loading of camping equipment. At all other times you are kindly requested to leave vehicles in the car 13 park. This is primarily to create the safest environment possible on site. The only exceptions to this are owners of campervans who have chosen to stay in the family zone and require taking their vehicles off site on a daily basis. It will not be possible to drive vehicles to the youth zone at any time. There is a camp‐as‐you‐please policy within each zone, but please be respectful to neighbours, with common‐sense distances between tents of different parties. To adhere to fire regulations there must be a minimum distance between tents, to be advised at registration. Do not pitch your tent in the lanes left for emergency vehicles or those designated as pathways. Campsite Rules Please read and abide by them. The rules are there for good reason and will help ensure the safety and enjoyment of the area by all. Quiet Areas The quiet zone should be treated as quiet from 2200 until 0700 hrs. All other areas in the campsite should be quiet from 2300 until 0700 hrs. Please be extremely respectful of other people on site if returning after 2300 hrs. Toilets and Other Facilities See the map for locations of toilets amongst the Race Course buildings. Water and simple dishwashing facilities will be provided on the campsite. There are no power points or electrical hook‐ups available (but within the event centre there are some mains plug locations for battery recharging). Rubbish should not be left lying around. Disposal and recycling facilities are available on site. There are no toilet disposal facilities on site. 14 There are two shower blocks. Please leave showers as clean as possible for those using them after you. Campsite Security Arrangements will be made to ensure reasonable security of the campsite, but we cannot accept responsibility for valuables or other items left unattended. Security will be provided through the middle of each day, and at other times, by a firm contracted to the Race Course. The Scottish 6 Days officials, the security firm and local police will do all they can to maintain your safety and security on the campsite during the event. You are strongly advised to keep all valuables with you and not leave them in your tent. Dogs Dogs are allowed on the campsite, but must be on a lead at all times, and owners must ensure they do not foul on the campsite. It is the owner’s responsibility to clean up after their dog anywhere on the campsite. Local Facilities See Event Centre details for information about on‐site eating opportunities etc. The nearest shop is close by, in Scone Camping and Caravanning Club Site, which is accessed directly from the car park. Shop opening hours each day are 0700‐1800 hrs. Orders can be made (tel 01738 552323). A gas cylinder replacement service is available. Scone, 2 miles away, has supermarkets, a bakery, newsagent, library, bank, café, pubs and takeaways. Perth has extensive facilities. Bus service A bus service will run from the Event Centre and Campsite to all Days leaving and returning at the following times: Departs campsite Departs event Day 1 0815 hrs 1430 and 1630 hrs Day 2 0810 hrs 1330 hrs Day 3 1000 hrs 1645 hrs Day 4 0905 hrs 1620 hrs Day 5 0930 hrs 1540 hrs Day 6 0900 hrs 1500 hrs and after prize giving These bus timings are based on the start times allocated to bus passengers on each day, the journey time and distance to the start. They aim to allow approximately 1 hour in Assembly before having to go to starts. In the event of buses being delayed competitors will be allowed a punching start. The bus will leave promptly at these times. You will need to show your competitor number 15 to board the bus. The bus may return from the events earlier than the stated times if everyone is ready. See the event centre plan (page 10) for the location of the bus boarding point. There may be a few spaces available on the bus for booking on a daily basis at a cost of £6.00/adult, £4.00/junior or student. Payment should be made as you board the bus but you are advised to ask at the Information Point on the previous day whether spaces are still available. On Day 2 the bus service will be operated by a shuttle bus, with later shuttles also conveying campervan drivers and passengers. Full details on page 40. First Aid and Medical Services Emergencies In an emergency, dial 999 or 112 to contact the Police, Fire Service or Ambulance Service. You will be asked which of these services you would like to be connected to and you must give your name, location and the nature of the emergency. You should only use these numbers where there is a danger to life or a crime in progress. Hospitals Perth Royal Infirmary, Taymount Terrace, Perth, Perthshire, PH1 1NX. Tel. 01738 623311. Full Accident and Emergency services are available at this hospital. Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, DD1 9SY. Tel. 01382 660111. Full Accident and Emergency services are available at this hospital. Medical Practices The following practices will see temporary residents for urgent problems. Westgate Medical Practice, Charleston Drive, Dundee, DD2 4AD. Tel. 01382 668189. Carse Medical Practice, The Rowans, High Street, Errol, by Perth, PH2 7QL. Tel. 01821 642248. Perth & Scone Medical Group, 7 Stormont Road, Scone, Perth, PH2 6RH. Tel. 01738 551739. Aberfeldy Health Centre, Taybridge Rd, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BH. Tel. 01887 820366. Medical Practice Tayport, 21 Dougall Street, Tayport, DD6 9JG. Tel. 01382 553294. Out of surgery hours, (1800 to 0800 hrs), calls are automatically transferred to NHS 24, the 24‐hour telephone health advice line (Tel. 08454 242424), which will refer your call to a medical practitioner or nurse as appropriate. 16 Pharmacies ASDA, 89 Dunkeld Road, Perth, PH1 5AP, Tel. 01738 494610 (pharmacy open Monday ‐ Wednesday 0900‐2000; Thursday ‐ Friday 0900‐2100; Saturday 0900‐ 1900 hrs; Sunday 0900‐1800 hrs). Boots, 145 High Street, Perth, PH1 5UN Tel. 01738 629181. Davidsons, 11 Angus Road, Scone, PH2 6QU Tel. 01738 551769. Davidsons, 12 Main Street, Bridgend, Perth, PH2 7HV Tel. 01738 623957. Davidsons, 1 Bridge Street, Dunkeld, PH8 0AH Tel. 01350 727210. Davidsons, 112 Atholl Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5AB Tel. 01796 472810. Lloyds Pharmacy, 115 Glover Street, Perth, PH2 0JB. Tel. 01738 624566. Lloyds Pharmacy, 3 Orleans Place, Menzieshill, Dundee, DD2 4BH. Tel. 01382 665284. Dentists There is a shortage of NHS dentists in the Tayside area and many practices accept fee‐ paying patients only. For NHS treatment in an emergency, contact the following: Community Dental Service, Drumhar Health Centre, Drumhar Court, Perth, PH1 5PD Tel. 01738 564261 after 0830 hrs weekdays for treatment the same day. After 1800 hrs and at weekends, contact NHS 24 on 08454 242424. Kings Cross Health & Community Care Centre, Hospital Street, Dundee, DD3 8EA, Tel. 01382 660111. After 1800 hrs and at weekends, contact NHS 24 on 08454 242424. Dundee Dental Hospital, Park Place, Dundee, DD1 4HN Tel. 01382 635971 – Monday to Friday only 0830 ‐1400 hrs for possible treatment that day. Veterinary Surgeons Fair City Veterinary Group, 3 Angus Road, Scone, PH2 6QU. Tel. 01738 623210. Tay Valley Veterinary Centre, Whitefriars Crescent, Perth, PH2 0PA. Tel. 01738 621415. Ticks/Lyme Disease Please note the warning on ticks in the General Competition information (see page 23). Council Recycling Facilities With thanks to Perth Race Course, there will be refuse and recycling bins available at the Event Centre and Campsite. It has not been possible to arrange a recycling service in the Assembly areas; however refuse bins will be provided. We would nevertheless urge you to make use of the many recycling centres operated by Angus, Fife and Perth & Kinross Council. Recycling centres can be found at: Angus (Dundee) Baldovie Recycling Centre, Piper Street, Baldovie Industrial Estate GR: NO442329 (East end of Dundee). 17 d ngs Marchbanks Recycling Centre, Harefield Road, opposite Kin Cross Road GR: NO380319 (North en nd of Dundee). Riverside Recycling Centre, Wright Avenue, off Riverside Drive GR: NO361296 (West end of Dundee on the coast). Fife ntre, Civic Amenity Sit Cupar Recycling Cen te, Coal Road, Cupar, KY15 5YQ. ng Centre, 45 Largo Ro St Andrews Recyclin oad, St Andrews, KY116 8PJ. oint, 1 Scott Crescent Tayport Recycling Po t, Tayport, DD6 9PN. ire Perthshi Bankfoot Recycling Centre, Stanley Road, PH1 4AZ. Birnam, Willowbank k, PH8 OJN. Blairgowrie, Tesco car park, Welton Road d, PH10 6NB. ane Car Park, PH10 6E Blairgowrie, Croft La ET. Kinloch Rannoch, Du unalastair Hotel, PH16 5PW. n Road, PH2 8DF. Perth, Friarton Recycling Centre, Friarton Perth, Tesco Car Parrk, Edinburgh Road, PH2 8DX. Perth, ASDA Car Park, 89 Dunkeld Road, P PH1 5AP. Perth, Morrisons Car Park, Caledonian Ro oad, PH1 5XD. Centre, Aldour Indust Pitlochry Recycling C trial Estate, PH16 5LY. and Coaching Training a g Opportunities There are or training, and these will be available from Monday 27th July e 5 areas available fo th day 8 August. A further training area which is a 2 kms walk (o to Saturd or a short car drive) from the EVENT CENTRE is available for genera training and pract e al tice for TD1 ‐ TD4 standard courses. The areas a are as below: ( h6days.com/images/2009/Tay09‐TrainingVenu (see also http://scottish uesMap.pdf) 18 Faskally Pitlochry (grid ref. of car park NN 922 590) A small Forestry Commission woodland with good contour & rock detail and mixed runnability. Terrain relevant for Days 1, 2 & 3. Other attractions: waymarked woodland walks and the town of Pitlochry. The Hermitage Dunkeld (grid ref. of car park NO 009 419) A small Forestry Commission woodland with good contour & rock detail and mixed runnability. Terrain relevant for Days 1, 2 & 3. Other attractions: waymarked woodland walks and the town of Dunkeld. A walk guide will be provided that includes a fine viewpoint, the River Braan and its waterfalls plus Birnam Glen. Craig a Barns Dunkeld (grid ref. of car park NO 023 436) One of the best areas in Scotland, intricate contour & rock detail with mixed runnability. Terrain relevant for Days 1, 2 & 3. Note: there will be a 1km uphill walk from the car park to the start. Other attractions: waymarked woodland walks and the town of Dunkeld. Pitmedden Forest Abernethy (grid ref. of car park NO 197 138) A Forestry Commission woodland with good contour detail, a path network and mixed runnability plus a very runnable open area with contour detail, rock features and marshes. Terrain relevant for Days 1, 2, 3 & 6. Other attractions: nearby villages of interest include Abernethy, Newburgh and Auchtermuchty. A walk guide will be provided for one walk at Pitmedden and another on the nearby Moncreiffe Hill which goes to the site of an iron‐age hill fort. Tentsmuir South St Andrews (grid ref. of car park NO 498 242) A Forestry Commission woodland with good contour detail (sand dunes). Terrain relevant for Days 4 & 5. Other attractions: beach, picnic area and town of St Andrew’s. Muirward Wood Scone (grid ref. of car park NO 125 275) A pleasant mixed broadleaf and conifer woodland with generally good runnability and a path network. Terrain relevant for Day 2. Other attractions: Scone Palace, one of Scotland's leading stately homes, with Perth nearby. Directions will be provided on how to walk to the wood and a guide to a walk along the banks of the River Tay will also be included. Training will be run in a self‐help format i.e. you purchase a pack which includes all the details of the area, directions and a pre‐marked map and you can visit and train in the area in your own time (within the availability dates given). 19 There will be a training pack available for each area. Included in each of the packs will be a pre‐marked map, general information about the area, directions and control descriptions. There will also be a suggested training theme for each of the area for you to try if you wish. There will be between 10‐15 controls out in each of the training areas. The control sites will be aimed at the intermediate to experienced orienteer (TD4 & 5). The control sites, descriptions and codes will all be pre‐marked on the maps included in each pack. Coaching Fully qualified coaches will be on hand to help and offer advice with the aim of improving the orienteering skills of those at Light Green standard or above, progressing through to TD5 and 5*. Coaches will be available from 1100 to 1500 hrs at the venues and days listed below. The exercises and advice will be pitched at the following levels: TD 4 progressing to TD 5; TD 5* There will be no specific charge for coaching although participants must be in possession of a ‘training pack’. Coaches will be available as follows: Date Training area Monday 27th July Faskally Tuesday 28th July Tentsmuir South Wednesday 29th July Craig a Barns Thursday 30th July Pitmedden Forrest Friday 31st July The Hermitage How to obtain your Training Packs Training Packs will cost £2.50 each and can be purchased on‐line via the TAY2009 entry form (from 1st June) or from the following: Perth Tourist Information Centre (25th July – 8th August); Lower City Mills, West Mill Street, Perth, Tel: 01738 450600. Tay 2009 Information Point at the Event Centre or the Assembly area, Perth st th Racecourse (1 – 8 August). Entry and Registration Information Registration Event Registration will deal with all entry changes and new entries and will be open on Saturday 1st August from 1200 to 1700 hrs in the Event Centre. Registration on Sunday 2nd August and subsequent days will be adjacent to the Computer Marquee in the Assembly Area until 1300 hrs and at the Event Centre in the evening at the same times as the Information Point. Please note: the Event Centre is closed on Wednesday 5th August. Competitors who have their competition bib and who are using their own SI‐card do not 20 need to visit Registration. Competitors who have already entered the event and are still to collect their bib and or hired SI‐cards should collect them from Information. Every competitor, in the Age Class competition, must wear a bib. No bib no go! Colour coded competitors will not have bibs. Age‐Class Entries Entries for Age Class Courses are handled separately from entries for Colour Coded classes. Please see below for colour coded entries. The final closing date for Age Class entries was the 15th June. After that date all entries either on the internet, by post or at the even are classified as Late Entries. See below for details of Late Entries and Entry Amendments. Late Entries Late entries will be accepted on the internet and by post up to and including 20th July. After that date Late Entries can be made at Registration at the Event Centre or at Registration at the events. Competitors entering online between 16th June and 20th July will receive email confirmation of their entry and emailed details of start times. They should collect numbered competitor bibs at Information Point either at the event centre on 1st August or at event Assembly areas. Runners who enter at Registration at the event will receive a bib and start times for the days they enter. Cost per day of late entries: Senior £16.00 Junior/Student £ 5.00 SI‐card hire will cost an additional £1.00 per day. Payment will be accepted either by cash or by cheque with a bankers card. NB Please note that for competitors who are British Orienteering Local members but not members of the Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA), and for UK competitors who are not members of British Orienteering at all, we are obliged by British Orienteering to charge an additional £2 per day. This does not apply to juniors, students or foreign competitors, nor to colour coded entries Entry Changes There is now a £10.00 handling charge for any entry changes requiring the re‐allocation of start times or change of class/course, with an additional £5 for any subsequent competitor requiring change on the same entry form. Changes will only be made if there is space on the course requested. Requests for changes to start times within the same class/course may not be accepted, unless there are exceptional reasons. Any changes received after 20th July will be settled at the Event Centre. Up to and including 20th July, requests for changes should be made online at www.fabian4.co.uk. Select the “ad‐hoc” payment box (top left of screen), fill in the request in the “Reason for payment” box, and make the appropriate payment. 21 Requests can also be made by writing to Scottish Orienteering 6‐Day Event 2009, PO box 21594, Stirling, FK7 1BT or to firstname.lastname@example.org. They must be received by us before the 20th July. Names will only be changed with the written permission of the competitor being replaced, who must be eligible to run in the same class. If you are unable to run but wish to give your entry to someone else, you must write to the organisers by 20th July giving the name and club of the replacement runner. That person must then go to Registration at the Event Centre to complete the formalities and pay the handling charge before being allowed to compete. Any person running under the wrong name will be disqualified. During the Scottish 6 Days 2009 week, entry changes will be dealt with at Registration – see above. Note that after Day 1 changes cannot be made at the event for the same day’s competition. Colour Coded Entries Entries for Colour Coded classes will only be accepted at the event. Competitors on Colour Coded will NOT be given a bib, but will be given a ticket to give to the Start Team to allow them to start. Colour Coded competitors will not be given a pre‐allocated start time. Instead they will use a punching start during an appropriate slot to be identified by the Start Team. See page 30 for more details. Errors If you think that a mistake has been made in transferring information from your entry form please write to Scottish Orienteering 6‐Day Event 2009, PO box 21594, Stirling, FK7 1BT or to email@example.com as quickly as possible. There is no charge for such changes. However, if you have changed your SI‐card number and have yet to inform us of your new number, there will be a £1.00 fee to cover the cost of printing a new competition bib. Special Requests for Start Times The rules of the competition require that each competitor runs in a different block of start times on each of the six days, thereby eliminating any advantage that may arise from running early or late each day. The only exceptions are officials and organising club members, who cannot otherwise carry out their duties (who will be issued a helpers punching start card), and parents with split starts. Unless otherwise requested, all competitors in the same club are allocated start times within the same block. As usual, a large number of special requests have been made on entry forms mostly relating to preferred start time allocations. Every effort has been made to accommodate such requests within the rules of the competition. We apologise if we have not quite matched your preferences. Split Starts Split starts have been allocated to parents and others who have requested them. For each pair the split is Early Block 1/Late Block 4; Early Block 2/Late Block 5 etc. Each parent is formally allocated a start within each block as per the start rules of the competition detailed in the previous section. The parent with the earlier start must attend at the 22 correct time. To help families, the parent with the later start will be able to obtain a punching start from the Start Teams at any time after 1200 hrs. This is indicated on your bib. General Competitor Information Safety and First Aid Cover The British Red Cross will be in attendance at the event each day. For details of doctors and hospitals, see page 16. We must remind competitors that all orienteer’s run at their own risk! Forest Check If you are travelling alone and want the reassurance that you will not be abandoned in the forest, a checking system is available. Special cards will be available at the Information Point in the Assembly Area each day. Fill in your details, including a time at which you would want the organisers to start to be concerned about your non‐appearance. Leave this card and, if you wish, your car keys (at your own risk) at the Information Point. Collect your keys and the card as soon as you finish. If you are concerned about an overdue competitor, particularly young juniors, please report to Download. Dress and Equipment Full leg cover must be worn although short‐sleeved tops can be used. Please read the warnings about ticks. For safety reasons, we recommend you carry a whistle (though it is not obligatory). The distress signal is six short blasts, wait one minute, then repeat. Ticks Ticks are common in the competition areas. Check carefully for ticks after each run and flick off any that are still crawling about. If the ticks are attached you should remove them as soon as possible by gripping them firmly next to your skin and pulling them out with a slight anti‐clockwise twist. There are particularly effective tick removers called O’Tom hooks (www.otom.com) which are available from pet stores and veterinary suppliers. A small supply of these is also available from the Information Point at the Event Centre or in the Assembly areas (cost £4). Eyebrow tweezers are also ideal for this task. If in doubt, ask at the First Aid tent. Lyme disease does occur in this area. If you develop a rash at the site of a tick bite, you are advised to seek medical advice. E‐COLI 0157 This organism, which infects a significant proportion of the ruminant population (including cows, sheep and goats) is excreted by infected animals. It may be found in fields used for parking and assembly, as well as elsewhere in the competition area. All participants, spectators, officials, etc, must accept responsibility for their own personal hygiene and we recommend that you wash your hands thoroughly before eating. You should be aware that there may be infected material on your person, particularly on your shoes, that you may inadvertently transfer to yourself or others. Parents need to be 23 vigilant on behalf of their children who may well get infected material on their clothes or hands. Toilets will be provided in or near the Assembly Area each day. Drinks Points Drink Points in the competitions areas will be marked on the map using the cup symbol. Due to the difficulty of vehicular access on Day 1 (Dalrulzion) and Day 6 (Loch Ordie), there will be no drinks points in the competition area on this day. We strongly recommend that all competitors fully hydrate (drink plenty) before starting. This is particularly important for those expecting to take more than one hour on their course. If you dispose of drinks containers at the starts, please use the rubbish bags provided. You are advised not to drink any natural water on the course as this may not be safe. If you carry your own water, do not dispose of containers on the course. Drinks points are not necessarily on the optimum route between controls, and are not intended to be used as an aid to navigation. On Day 1 water will be provided at the Finish for all competitors. Every finisher will also be given a sports drink bottle. We ask that you use this bottle to bring your own water to the Assembly area on subsequent days, as we will not be providing water at the finish. Drug Testing If the SportScotland Drug Testing Unit is present, some elite competitors will be asked to report to it after their run. Please co‐operate with this request. Details of the drug testing procedure and, more importantly, the need for "Therapeutic Use Exemption" forms are detailed on the UKSport web site: http://www.uksport.gov.uk/did/. All ELITE runners must ensure they have obtained a "TUE" or "ATUE" as appropriate for any medicines they are taking. Dogs Dogs will not be allowed in any of the competition areas. Please respect this. They will be allowed on leads, under strict control, in car parks and Assembly Areas only. Owners must always clear up after their dogs. Website The TAY 2009 Website is located at:‐http://www.scottish6days.com/2009. A wide variety of competition, tourist and other useful information can be accessed there. Up until the event, please check there for any late breaking news/emergency notices. Help The organising team of TAY 2009 would welcome offers of additional help. Please apply to the Information Point either at the Event Centre or in the Assembly Areas. 24 Technical Information Waterproof maps In order to minimise the environmental impact of the event, all maps will be printed on Pretex waterproof paper, and will not be placed in a polythene bag. If you would like to use a polythene bag, please bring one along or buy one from the equipment traders at the event. The map sizes are listed on pages 34 – 35. Competitor Bibs All competitors, except on colour‐coded courses, have been issued with bibs showing start times and other details. This bib must be worn on your chest every day – no bib, no go. If you lose your bib, please go to the Registration Point at the Event Centre or at Registration in the Assembly Area. Please note that we would advise you to strengthen the corners of your bib with tape. On the Elite courses, new bibs will be issued for Days 1, 4 and 6; these will be available at the pre‐start on the relevant day Competition Maps All six competition maps have been produced especially for the event. The maps have been updated, extended or had new survey work undertaken. This was carried out over the summer of 2008 and the spring of 2009. IOF/BOF Drawing specifications have been used. All days except Days 1 and 5 use 1:10000 scale for all competitors, with the dimensions of features 50% larger than IOF standard for 1:15000. Courses will be overprinted with 6mm circles for all competitors. An exception is on Day 3 for Elite competitors only who will use a 1:15,000 map. All control circles will be 6mm diameter. Days 1 and 5 use 1:10000 and 1:7500 scales. The dimensions of features and overprint sizes on 1:7500 maps will be 33% larger than the 1:10,000 maps. Course overprint will use 6mm circles on 1:10000 maps and 8mm circles on 1:7500. The maps will have no legends on them ‐ these will be available separately at the Information Point. Special symbols are noted on the maps. It is each competitor's responsibility to ensure they pick up the right map. As maps are litho printed competitors may wish to check the 6 register circles to ensure all colours have been printed; the register circles are adjacent to where the course number is printed in purple on the map. Control Descriptions Control descriptions on all courses will use IOF pictorial symbols. Control descriptions will be printed on the front of the map and will also be available at the start in the ‐3 box. They will not be available in advance. A leaflet listing English text equivalents of the pictorial descriptions into English will be available at the Information Point. Control Sites Control markers will be hung on aluminium T‐bars. A number bearing the control code will be attached vertically just below the top of the T‐bar. Usually the markers will be placed so 25 that the feature is seen before the marker. There may be more than one T‐bar at some controls. Each T‐bar will carry a SPORTident SI‐unit. If a second SI unit is provided for a heavily loaded control, only one T‐bar will have a kite and the control number. Electronic Punching: SI system The event uses the SPORTident (SI) punching system. You ‘punch’ by inserting your SI‐card into the hole in the top of the unit at each control site. The unit confirms that your punch has registered by bleeping and flashing a red light. This happens almost instantaneously. If in doubt, punch again. Do not worry if the unit bleeps more than once. As with conventional punching, it is your responsibility to check that you have punched correctly. If you think that the SI‐unit has not registered your punch then you should use the needle punch that is attached to the control stake to punch one of the three ‘emergency punch’ boxes on your map. If you have no record of visiting a control site, you will be disqualified: under BOF rules, evidence in the control units may not be used. For security, you may like to consider attaching your SI‐card to a wrist loop, using the ‘string hole’ on the card. Please note: If you lose a hired SI‐card you will be charged £30.00 and you will be disqualified. For competitors who are unfamiliar with SPORTident, information on its use will be available at the Information Point. You cannot use an SI‐card for more than one competitor each day; the download from the second runner would obliterate the data stored in the computer system for the first runner. If your SI‐card number is different from the one shown on your bib, you must inform Registration in advance of your run. For the benefit of any competitor who has a Series 9 SI card it is confirmed that all the SI units used in the competition are compatible with these SI cards. In the unlikely event that you encounter a problem at a control‐site, please complete your course as normal and report the matter when you finish. Crossing Points Some courses use crossing points on walls, fences, rivers etc. Where crossing points are overprinted on the map, their use is compulsory unless stated otherwise in the information for each day. Taping White, Green, Yellow, Blue and Red tapes indicate the routes to the starts. Red and white striped tape marks out of bounds and crossing points. Green tape is also used for run‐ins. Yellow and Black striped tape is used to mark dangerous objects and dangerous features Due to the complex terrain, some junior courses on some days will have white tape tied between controls to assist navigation; these taped routes will be indicated in the control descriptions. 26 Finish and Timing Routes will be taped from the last control. Your finish will be timed when you punch at one of the Finish units. After this, follow your lane to the Download point where you will be instructed what to do. A printout of split times will be provided. Scoring and Results Computer printouts showing all finished competitors in each class will be displayed at intervals in the Assembly Area. Provisional points will also be displayed although these will not be finalised until the last runner has finished. Results will be displayed at the Event Centre. Apart from Elite classes, the points calculation is based upon the finishing position such nd that the first placed runner gets 1 point, 2 2 points and so on. The lowest 4 days’ points count and the winner is the runner with the lowest number of points. In the event of two competitors tying on points, the highest score of each competitor is examined, with the higher place winning. If this is a tie then the second highest scores are considered and so on for the top four scores. If all four scoring scores are equal, then the runners are tied overall. In the Elite classes, the competition will be decided on the combined time over 6 days, i.e. competitors will need to complete all 6 days to count. There will be a chasing start on Day 4 and a reverse order start on Day 6. Start times on these days will be based on the leading times from Days 1‐3 and Days 1‐5 respectively. In the chasing start on Day 4, the leading runner will start first. In the reverse order start on Day 6, the leading runner will start last. There will be spectator controls on the Elite course on Day 4 approximately 1.5k from the finish. The start times for Days 4 and 6 will be available at the Event Centre on the evening prior to the event and will be posted on the web at 2100 hrs. Routegadget Routegadget will be available for post‐race analysis after each day has concluded. A link to it will be provided on the Scottish 6 Days website. Use of GPS Equipment Although GPS units are not allowed for navigation purposes at orienteering events it is generally allowed that devices used only for subsequent route analysis, e.g Garmin Forerunner, are permitted. However under a recent update to IOF Rules even such devices as the Forerunner ARE NOT PERMITTED for Elite classes on Day 1 as this is a World Ranking Event. Retirals If you retire from the course, please tell the officials at the Download tent. All competitors MUST report to the Download. Map Collection Maps will not be collected once a competitor has finished. Please respect the spirit of the competition and do not show your map to competitors who have not yet run. The continuation of this system for future Scottish 6 Days Events depends on your co‐ 27 operation. Complaints A complaint may be made orally or in writing to the Day Organiser. There is no fee for a complaint. A complaint at the Scottish 6‐days can only be made up to 1630 hrs on the day of the competition. Official Protests A protest can only be made against the Day Organiser’s decision with regard to a complaint. A protest is made to the Controller, and must be accompanied by a fee of £5, refundable if the protest is upheld. On receipt of a protest the Controller shall notify the Day Organiser. If they agree with the protest they shall take the appropriate action. If they do not agree with the protest they shall convene the Jury. Shadowing of Young Juniors Whilst Tay 2009 caters very well for families, we must ensure that the competition is fair to everyone. If juniors require shadowing, they must enter the colour coded courses. No shadowing will be allowed before your own run. The adult shadower must not pick up a map at the start. Start Information 1. There will be five starts:‐ WHITE ‐young Juniors. GREEN ‐older juniors and some older seniors YELLOW – shortest senior courses BLUE – intermediate length senior courses RED ‐ longest courses 2. For details of which class uses which start please refer to page 32. On each day some of the starts will be combined, but start combinations may differ from day to day. Check the details for each day (pages 37 ‐ 62) for information on which starts are combined on that day, and also take note of the coloured tapes leading from the Assembly Area to each start. 3. SI clear stations will be at the pre start areas. 4. Start Times each day are from 1000 – 1400 hrs. All courses close at 1630 hrs each day. 5. Start Lists will be displayed at the Event Centre and in the Assembly Area each day. 6. If you lose your bib you must get a replacement at the Registration Point either at the Event Centre or the Assembly Area. 7. Start Procedure Call up will be at ‐4 when there will be an SI check. The next box, ‐3, will have sets of self‐service control descriptions; these will be on pegs and printed on waterproof paper. It is the Competitor’s responsibility to affix these to his/her person as they wish. Blank maps will be available in the ‐2 box. A check of bibs 28 will take place in the ‐1 box. The start is on the long beep. All competitors must use the SI box for a punching start prior to picking up their map. Competitors must start on their allocated minute unless they have a Special permit (for split starts and helpers – see below). The maps will be in an appropriately numbered bag. Please ensure you take only 1 map. A tape will lead from the map boxes to a kite which marks the centre of the start triangle. Maps for courses 1 and 2 (and for the White and Yellow Colour Coded courses) will be on display in the Assembly Area, but will be picked up at the Start, as for other competitors. On the right of the start boxes will be the colour coded and late start lane with separate start officials. This will also be used by the second runner of adults with split starts and helpers. These competitors will have confirmation on their bib of “punching start” and helpers will have a “helpers punching start permit” (see page 26). All such competitors must report to the start official for a suitable start time. 8. Late starts If a competitor is late, they will be allowed to start as soon as practically possible with a punching start. However, it will be at the discretion of the controller whether their official start time or punching start time will be used in the results. Please report to the late start official who will advise you when you may start and note the late start. 9. Elite starts On Day 1 which is a World Ranking Event, there will be a separate start lane for elite competitors. On Day 4 there will be a chasing start in real time. For this there will be a separate lane beside the main start boxes with dedicated officials. Control Descriptions on this day only will be handed to competitors after call up. Call up for Elite on day 4 will be at –5 minutes. For these competitors and on this day only there will NOT be a punching start. On Day 6 there will also be a reverse seeded start with 3 minute intervals. Competitors will start from the normal start boxes. Prizes, Awards and Badges Prizes Prizes for the overall competition will be awarded to the first three in each class. The Elite prize giving will take place at 1530 hrs in the Assembly Area on Day 6 (Saturday 8th August). The prize giving for all other classes will also be held in the Assembly Area on Day 6 directly after the competition or as close to 1600 hrs as possible. Please stay and attend the ceremonies to support those who have done well and especially if you think you may have finished in a prize‐winning position. If you cannot collect your prize in person, please arrange for it to be collected by someone else. We cannot guarantee to send on uncollected prizes, although it may be possible to 29 collect outstanding prizes at SOL4, Dalnamein, on 20th September or by prior arrangement with Maureen Brown (contact details below). Certificates These will be awarded to the first three competitors in each class on each of Days 1 to 5 only. They will be available for collection from the Information Point at the Event Centre or at the events on the following days. The Badge Scheme Cloth badges with the TAY2009 event logo and edged in the award colour will be available from Day 4 onwards. The scoring will be based on the competitor’s points from their best four days. Gold, Silver and Bronze badges will be awarded to competitors with a score of less than a given benchmark, which will depend on the class size. The benchmark (N) for each class will be published during the week, once class sizes are clear. The standards for gaining a badge are: Gold: N x 0.8 Silver: N x 1.6 Bronze: N x 2.4 where N is the total number of active competitors in the class. Badges can be purchased at a cost of £3.00 each at the Information Point or at the Event Centre. Badges may also be purchased after the event subject to availability. Please send details of name and class together with SAE and cheque for £3.00 made payable to “Scottish 6 Days 2009” to Maureen Brown, 21 Alexandra Drive, Alloa FK10 2DQ. Colour‐Coded Courses Five courses will be provided each day: White‐ Easy, Approx. 2k, Technical Difficulty 1. Yellow ‐ Easy, Approx. 2.5k, Technical Difficulty 2. Orange ‐ Slightly harder, Approx. 3k, Technical Difficulty 3. Light Green ‐ More technical, Approx. 3k, Technical Difficulty 4. Red ‐ Longer than light green but less technical, Approx. 5k, Technical Difficulty 3. Entry You should register each day at the Registration Point in the assembly field; you may also register for the rest of the week. On registering you will receive a map ticket, which you should hand in at the start as well as an SI‐card, which should be returned after your run (or after your last run if entered for several days)). If you registered on a previous day for the remainder of the week you will already have a map ticket for each day. Entry fee £5 Seniors / £3 Juniors & Students. 30 Starts Colour‐coded starts will be from 1000 hrs to 1400 hrs from the White start except Light Green courses will go from the Green Start. There will be a separate start lane for the colour‐coded courses. There will be a 'punching start' and a start official will tell you when you may start. Map 1:10,000 scale (1:7500 on Days 1 and 5). Maps will be overprinted but will not be bagged as they will be printed on Pretex waterproof paper. Please only pick up the number of maps you have paid for. One map ticket = one map. Finish The colour‐coded finish will be the same as the finish for the main competition. The same finish procedure will apply. Results Results will be displayed in the Assembly Area, at the Event Centre in the evening, at the next day's event and on the event website. Nobody running in the main competition may do a colour‐coded course (or shadow a child doing one) before his or her competitive run. String Courses There will be a non‐competitive string and ‘off string’ course provided each day for young children, using special maps. The string course will have a different theme each day and this will be announced in the daily information sheet. On the string course, children follow a course defined by a long string and discover the special controls along the way; the line of the string is marked on the maps provided. String courses are generally between 1 and 1.5km. The ‘off string’ course follows the same string as the string course but controls are situated about 10–20m away from the string, ideally along a linear feature. Standard orienteering control kites are used. This provides a more challenging test for children as they need to read the map to locate the controls. It is the next development step from the string course as children become more capable orienteers. Certificates will be awarded for both courses and should be kept to be stamped on finishing each day. The courses will be available between 1000 and 1500 hrs. Both the string and ‘off‐string’ courses will use SI punching. Children can either use their own, or their parents’ SI cards (‘dibbers’). Names will not be registered on the string courses so SI cards can be used on the string course and in a competitive class on the same day without problems. There will also be SI cards available to borrow each day at the String Course start. There will not be a charge. Prizes have been donated by Scottish Water, Dundee Heritage, Team Challenge and Bank of Scotland. 31 Courses, Classes and Starts The following table shows the Technical Difficulty and Expected Leading Times (ELT) for each course, as well as the age classes competing on each course. The ELT is used as a target for course planning and should approximate to the average of the fastest three competitors on a course. Courses marked * are not planned on the basis of an ELT. Target lengths for S classes are approximately 2/3 of the corresponding L course. Similarly M21L and W21L are set at 85% of the corresponding E classes (assuming the Elite course is a “Long” course, which is only the case on Days 1 and 6; on other days the effective Elite winning time has been adjusted). Junior B classes use the same course as the A class from 2 years younger. The table also indicates the Map Scale and which Start the Courses will go from. Map size ‐ Small or Large is given in the detailed table on page 34. Please check which starts are together as different days may combine different colour starts in a different combination. Remember the colour of your start is the same every day. Map Scales are given as S (standard) or L (large) where, Standard = 1:10000 on days 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6. All except course 25 1:10000 on Day 1. Large = 1:10000 on Days 2, 3, 4 and 6. 1: 7500 on Day 5. On Day 1, All courses from White and Yellow starts, plus all M/W45+ courses will use a 1;7500 map. All others will use 1;10,000. On Day 3, M/W21E have a Classic Distance Race on a 1:15000 map. Course TD Classes ELT Scale Start 1 1 M/W10B * L White 2 2 M/W10A, M/W12B 20 L White 3 3 W12A, W14B 25 L White 4 3 M12A, M14B 25 L White 5 1 White * L White 6 2 Yellow * L White 7 3 Orange * L White 8 3 Red 40 L White 10 4 W14A, W16B 30 L Green 11 4 M14A, M16B 30 L Green 12 5 W16A, W18S 45 S Green 13 5 M16A, M18S 45 S Green 14 5* W60L, M55S 50 L Green 15 5* M70L, M50S 50 L Green 16 4 Lt Green 30 L Green 20 5* W65S, W70S, W75S, W80, W85 * L Yellow 21 5* W75L, W55/60S, M70/75S, M80/85 50 L Yellow 22 5* W70L, W45/50S, M65S 50 L Yellow 24 5* M75L, W65L, M60S, W21V 50 L Yellow 32 25 5* W20/35/40S * S Yellow 30 5* W21S, M21V * S Blue 31 5* W55L 50 L Blue 32 5* W50L, M65L 50 L Blue 33 5* W45L, M45S 50 L Blue 35 5* W40L, M40S 50 S Blue 36 5* M20/35S * S Blue 37 5* W18L, W20/355L 50 S Blue 38 5* M60L 50 L Blue 40 5* M21S * S Red 41 5* M55L 50 L Red 42 5* M50L 50 L Red 43 5* W21L * S Red 44 5* M18L 50 S Red 45 5* M45L 55 L Red 46 5* W21E 75/60/30 S Red 47 5* M40L 55 S Red 48 5* M20/35L 55 S Red 49 5* M21L * S Red 50 5* M21E See note below S Red / W) Classes – Expected Winning Times: Elite (M / Days 1/6: 60 mins. 6 Day 2: 3 30 mins. Day 3: 9 90 mins. Days 4/5: 4 45‐50 mins. Visit our ompass Clinic for sales & repairs Co fit st oes Footwear custom f centre for the bes selection of ‘O’ sho from LAS OLWAY WALS JAL MOSCOW TRIMTEX SH INOV8 SILVA M X NONMAME Tel: +44 (0) 1253 795597 Fax: +44 (0) 1253 739460 Web shop: www.compassp point‐online.co.uk 33 Course Lengths and Climb, and Map Size for each day The following table shows provisional details of the courses on each day of the competition. There may still be minor changes before the competition. L = length C = climb. In the column indicating map size, Small means up to 31x22cm, Large means up to 44x31cm; note these dimensions are slightly larger than A4 and A3. The exact size and orientation varies from day to day. Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Course Map Map Map Map Map Map L (km) C (m) L (km) C (m) L (km) C (m) L (km) C (m) L (km) C (m) L (km) C (m) No. Size Size Size Size Size Size 1 1.7 35 S 1.2 30 S 1.8 70 S 1.9 15 S 1.9 10 L 1.7 10 S 2 2.1 60 S 2.1 40 S 2.1 100 S 2.5 20 S 2.1 20 L 2.0 30 S 3 2.2 55 S 2.3 55 S 2.5 135 S 2.9 25 S 3.1 50 L 2.7 70 S 4 2.5 55 S 2.7 95 S 2.5 150 S 3.4 25 S 3.3 55 L 2.9 80 S 5 1.7 35 S 1.2 30 S 1.8 70 S 2.0 15 S 1.9 10 L 1.7 10 S 6 2.1 60 S 2.1 40 S 2.1 100 S 2.8 20 S 2.1 20 L 2.0 30 S 7 2.2 55 S 2.6 75 S 2.5 135 S 2.9 25 S 3.1 55 L 2.7 70 S 8 3.9 100 L 5.2 170 S 4.0 210 S 5.5 30 S 4.9 75 L 5.0 130 L 10 3.1 95 L 2.9 75 S 2.9 110 L 3.8 30 S 3.5 55 L 3.1 100 L 11 3.1 80 L 3.8 115 S 3.5 140 L 4.5 35 S 4.1 70 L 3.5 120 L 12 3.9 140 L 4.6 145 S 4.4 170 L 5.6 55 S 5.4 110 L 4.8 190 L 13 4.9 195 L 6.0 215 L 5.3 240 L 7.0 80 S 6.7 140 L 5.6 210 L 14 3.3 90 L 4.1 125 S 3.9 160 L 4.9 55 S 4.7 90 L 3.8 140 L 15 3.8 135 L 4.5 150 L 4.2 155 L 5.2 60 S 4.8 100 L 4.6 200 L 16 3.1 85 L 2.9 85 S 2.9 110 L 3.8 30 S 3.4 65 L 3.1 100 L 20 2.3 70 S 2.0 70 S 2.8 80 L 2.8 35 S 2.2 50 L 2.2 25 S 21 2.5 105 S 2.7 75 S 2.9 90 L 3.2 35 S 3.2 85 L 2.6 70 L 34 22 2.8 85 S 3.1 90 S 3.0 100 L 3.7 35 S 3.4 90 L 3.0 75 L 24 3.4 110 S 3.3 85 S 3.6 120 L 4.2 40 S 4.0 125 L 3.5 130 L 25 3.3 120 L 3.5 105 S 3.5 120 L 4.3 35 S 4.1 110 L 3.4 90 L 30 3.4 125 L 4.3 170 L 4.0 160 L 5.1 60 S 4.9 105 L 3.9 150 L 31 3.4 135 L 4.5 160 L 4.2 160 L 5.3 50 S 5.0 110 L 4.3 140 L 32 4.1 200 L 5.1 150 L 4.6 180 L 5.9 80 S 5.4 125 L 4.5 170 L 33 4.2 185 L 5.3 170 L 4.7 210 L 6.0 90 S 5.8 125 L 5.0 190 L 35 4.0 155 L 5.5 170 L 5.2 190 L 6.3 85 S 6.0 130 L 4.7 195 L 36 4.3 230 L 5.5 200 L 5.3 190 L 6.3 85 S 6.0 125 L 5.1 170 L 37 4.5 215 L 5.5 210 L 5.3 210 L 6.6 95 S 6.2 130 L 5.1 240 L 38 4.3 145 L 5.8 210 L 5.3 230 L 6.9 95 S 6.4 125 L 5.2 230 L 40 4.9 220 L 6.0 200 L 5.6 220 L 7.1 55 L 6.8 135 L 5.9 220 L 41 5.0 245 L 6.4 170 L 5.6 230 L 7.3 50 L 6.7 135 L 6.0 195 L 42 5.0 205 L 6.7 230 L 6.2 240 L 7.7 55 L 7.3 140 L 6.3 230 L 43 5.2 195 L 6.7 190 L 6.2 240 L 7.7 35 L 7.4 140 L 6.5 260 L 44 5.9 265 L 7.4 270 L 6.2 310 L 8.0 45 L 7.9 135 L 6.8 210 L 45 6.2 250 L 7.5 230 L 6.4 340 L 8.7 60 L 8.2 135 L 6.9 255 L 46 7.2 350 L 3.7 100 S 8.3 420 S 7.2 55 L 6.4 120 L 7.6 260 L 47 6.3 320 L 7.6 290 L 6.9 360 L 9.4 75 L 9.0 145 L 7.7 275 L 48 6.4 325 L 8.3 340 L 7.0 360 L 9.5 65 L 9.0 165 L 7.8 280 L 49 6.5 345 L 8.3 340 L 7.2 360 L 9.5 75 L 9.0 150 L 8.0 275 L 50 8.5 405 L 5.1 170 L 12.0 570 S 9.1 60 L 8.0 130 L 9.0 320 L 35 36 DAY 1 Sunday 2nd August Dalrulzion OS 1:50,000 Sheet 53, Grid Ref: NO 133 578 Travel Directions Leave Perth Racecourse and follow the A93 north through Blairgowrie for 25 miles (40kms). This is a slow road and overtaking is not easy, so please drive with patience The main parking area and Assembly is in a field to the left of the A93, 3 miles (5kms) north of Bridge of Cally. Traffic from the west should follow the A924 from Pitlochry, turn left in Kirkmichael onto the B950, and turn right onto the A93. This traffic, along with any approaching the event along the A93 from the north, will require to turn right into the assembly field. A new wide gate is being constructed which hopefully will ease traffic flow. All competitors must arrive before 1230hrs. NO EXIT BEFORE 1230 HRS. Organising Officials Organiser: Mike and Norma Atherton (BASOC), Alastair Lessells (ESOC). Planners: Mike Stewart (ESOC), Richard Beattie (ESOC). Controller: Graham Ackland (INT), Ewart Scott (ESOC). Members of ESOC and BASOC clubs. Acknowledgements John Spittal, Forestry Commission, Tay Forest Park District. Gerard Watts, Persie Estate, Bridge of Cally. Richard Dickson, Bleaton Hallet, Bridge of Cally. Donald Cameron, Middleton of Dalrulzion Farm, Bridge of Cally. 37 Harry McFadyen. Andy Morrison. Car Parking Car parking is in a large field on the west side of the A93 which will also incorporate the Assembly. The field has a line of telegraph poles roughly running N to S. The area to the east will be the car park, while the west part will house the traders, club tents and the Finish. The bus park is situated 500m S of the Assembly field, adjacent to a run down inn and ski hire centre. Passengers will then walk along a ride which is rather tussocky and marshy in places and not the main road. They will pass some houses before entering the south of the assembly field Dogs See the dog policy on page 24. Assembly Area The Assembly Area will have space for club tents overlooking the final controls and the run‐ in. Ground conditions should be good for tents. From the Assembly field it will be possible to see competitors exit the forest to the NW and cross an open area before entering the field at the NW corner. The finish control for the WRE competitors (courses 46 and 50) will be different from all other competitors and will be very visible for spectators. Toilets Toilets will be in the Assembly Area. There will be also be limited toilets near to the Red, Blue and Green starts. Starts There are 4 starts. The Red start is 2.7km, the Blue/Green start 2.2km, the White 0.8km and the Yellow 0.35km from Assembly. All follow a route west into the forest, with the R/B/G starters joining a forest road after 1km. Courses from the Yellow starts cross the walk to the start, which is not marked on the maps. Please take care and note that these competitors should have priority. String Course The String Course will be located at the north west of the Assembly field. Drinks Points There will be 2 manned drinks stations marked on the maps of WRE competitors only (Courses 46 and 50). Due to difficulty with vehicular access there will no drinks stations for non‐WRE competitors. Drinks bottles may be left at the start for disposal but please use the black rubbish bags provided. On this day only, drinks will be provided at the finish. Terrain Dalrulzion is a coniferous forest with intricate contour detail, especially on upper slopes. Longer courses will also be crossing open runnable moorland. The entire area used by red, 38 green and blue starts has good runnability and will be a good test of navigation. There are taped routes on TD1 and TD2 courses. In places these follow very distinct forest edges instead of paths. Please ensure that your child knows what to expect. The lower slopes used by Yellow start courses only have significant brashings and extraction lanes as a result of recent forest operation. Where the green stripe symbol is used, the brashing is probably impassable to less agile competitors. The extraction lanes, although very distinct, seldom offer good running. It has proved impossible to map them all and so none of them are shown on the map. Courses have been planned to ensure that unmarked tracks are not the best route. After crossing the walk to the start the convention changes and all extraction lanes are mapped. The White start is out of bounds to Yellow course competitors. Crossing Points There are 4 compulsory crossing points. 2 are near the finish as competitors leave the forest into an open area NW of the Assembly field. The other 2 are to allow access to the open area to the south and hence only used by Red Start competitors. Controls are situated near these crossing points, in some cases on the far side. Additional Information This event has been awarded World Ranking status. This should result in an exciting day of competition in the elite classes. With the addition of an excellent commentary system, it is hoped as many people as possible will stay after their runs to create a great atmosphere for the elite runners. Map Information A new map based on a PG plot. Survey by Stirling Surveys (July‐August 2008 and revision April 2009). All courses from White and Yellow starts, plus all VET (M/W45+) courses will use a 1:7500 map. All others will use 1:10,000. In open land single trees are represented by areas of white on the map. Single trees in pictorial descriptions are shown with a distinctive tree symbol. 39 DAY 2 Monday 3rd August Kinnoull and Deuchny OS 1:50,000 Sheets 52 & 53, Grid Ref: NO 162 235 IMPORTANT: NO CAMPERVANS (OF ANY SIZE/SHAPE) WILL BE PERMITTED TO PARK AT THE VENUE TODAY. SEE PARKING SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION. Travel Directions Leave Perth Racecourse and follow the A93 south into Perth. Note that traffic may be slow moving through the town, especially in the morning rush hour. Carry straight on following the A85 and signs for Dundee, out of the town to the A90 dual carriage‐way. 2 miles (3kms) after the A85 / A90 junction take the left slip road at the Kinfauns junction. Follow the minor roads for 2 miles (3kms) to the parking area. Alternatively, to avoid congestion in Perth, leave Perth Racecourse and cross the A93 towards Scone (note this is an offset junction – turn right onto the A93 and immediately left on the Scone road). At Scone, turn left onto the A94. After 2 miles (3kms) turn right at Perth Airport onto a minor road. Follow minor roads for 5 miles (8kms) as sign‐posted to the parking area. Traffic from the east should leave the A90 at the Kinfauns junction 2 miles (3 kms) east of Perth and follow the minor roads for 2 miles (3kms) to the parking area. Do not use the minor road from Perth via Muirhall Road / Murray Royal Hospital as this goes through the competition area. Minor roads are slow and narrow. To minimise congestion, please car share where possible. As there is only a single track road in and out of the parking area all competitors must arrive before 1230 hrs. NO EXIT BEFORE 1230 hrs. Organising Officials Organisers: Lindsey Knox (RR), Carol Burnapp (ECKO). Planners: Ross Lilley (ECKO), Niall Urquhart (ECKO). Controllers: Robin Sloan (RR), David Robertson (CLYDE). Members of CLYDE, RR, ECKO, SOLWAY and BL clubs. 40 Acknowledgements John Spittal, Forestry Commission. Niall Lobley, Senior Ranger, Perth and Kinross. Roland Fraser, Parkfield House, Perth. Gannochy Trust. Andy Pedgrift, North Lees Farm. Major David Walter, The Garden House, Balthyock, by Perth. Parking THERE WILL BE NO PARKING AVAILABLE FOR CAMPERVANS DUE TO THE STEEPNESS OF THE GROUND. There is no suitable parking nearby. Campervans must be parked at the event centre at Perth Racecourse. From here there will be a shuttle bus for campervan occupants only. You will be dropped off and picked up from the bus parking area. The first bus will leave the event centre at 0840 hrs and the journey will take approximately 20 minutes. After 0840 hrs there will be buses every 20 minutes until the last bus at 1130 hrs. The first bus to return to the event centre will leave from the drop off point at 1330 hrs. Buses will leave every 20 minutes until the last bus at 1640 hrs. Bus parking will be to the south side of the public road approx 250m past the turning to the main parking fields. Walk east for 250m along the road then follow the signed route through fields running parallel to the farm track for 500m to Assembly. Parking for cars is in two sloping fields adjacent to Assembly. Cars arriving and pedestrians leaving the parking fields for Assembly will have to use the same gateways so please take appropriate care. Would parents please supervise their children until all cars have been parked. Exit is at the bottom of the western field. You MUST then turn left (east). Dogs See the dog policy on page 24. Assembly Area The Assembly is in the field to the north of the parking fields, with a slope overlooking the run‐in and finish. There is limited flat space in the Assembly Area for club tents. We would encourage clubs to pitch their tents along the run‐in, where there is ample room. Download Download will be in the large shed which competitors pass on their left on the way to the starts. This will be 350m from the finish. Competitors are reminded that they MUST go to download once they have completed their run and not be distracted by passing Club tents on the way! Toilets Toilets will be in the Assembly Area only. Starts The routes to all starts leave from the NW side of the parking fields. The White start is 650m from parking with 50m of climb. The Red/Blue/ Green/Yellow start is 1km from 41 parking with 70m of climb. Both of these routes are unsuitable for pushchairs. Clear stations will be in the pre‐start area. String Course The String Course is located 300 m north of Assembly along a path. There is a small pond along the way which will be taped off but parents are advised to accompany small children. Drinks Points There will be a drink station at the compulsory road crossing. Public The forest is a popular area for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Please be courteous to anyone you meet. Terrain The competition area extends over two broad hills which are separated by a minor public road. To the west is Kinnoull Hill, which is fast, runnable broadleaved woodland. A mixture of beech, oak, birch and rowan – for those that have time to notice! Being close to town, there is an extensive network of paths. Deuchny Wood to the east is a commercial plantation of spruce and Scots pine. Here the runnability is varied. Further to the east is an area of birch scrub interspersed with thickets of gorse. There is a network of forest tracks and paths throughout, and competitors should be prepared for new faint paths caused by the high usage of the area by walkers and mountain bikers. Mapping Notes Contour features are most prominent in the western half of the area. Vegetation boundaries often make up for the lack of contour features in the eastern half. The symbol X on the map denotes a wrecked car or a hide. A few long courses using the extreme west end of the area may cross an open space bounded on one side by a “high fence”. This has a strand of barbed wire along the top, but it is possible to squeeze through between the lower strands. Crossing Points Many of the Senior and longer Junior courses require you to cross and re‐cross a minor road at a compulsory crossing point. This will be marshalled but appropriate care should be taken and the instructions of marshals obeyed. As these courses use this same crossing point on outward and return routes, competitors should take particular care in reading the course overprint and navigate to the correct next control. Some low fences and walls in the eastern area are marked on the map with a solid red line as being ‘uncrossable’ at the request of the farmer. These MUST ONLY be crossed at the marked crossing points, which will be a mixture of open gates and stiles. Safety Issues There are very high cliffs along the southern edge of the western part of the map and numerous small crags and quarries in the forest. Courses have been planned to avoid the 42 most dangerous ones and no juniors should go near these. Yellow/Black tape will be used in places where a steep drop is not obvious from above. A ruined barbed wire fence in the western area of the map will be taped in places. There are some other ruined fences which may be a trip hazard. These will not be taped. Map Information The map was resurveyed by Deeside Orienteering and Leisure Maps in 2008 and updated in March 2009. 1:10,000 map scale is used for all classes. 43 DAY 3 Tuesday 4th August Tullochroisk OS 1:50,000 Sheet 52, Grid Ref: NN 712 578 Travel Directions Car Park OS Grid Ref: NN712578 Distance Perth Racecourse to parking 50 miles (80km). This is likely to take at least 90 minutes, due to slow roads. To reduce congestion, please car‐share wherever possible. The recommended route from Perth Racecourse is to join the A9 at Perth and follow this north. Leave Perth Racecourse and follow the A93 south into Perth, and follow signs for Inverness. There are alternative routes via the A93 and A984 to Dunkeld, however turning right onto the A9 at Dunkeld may take a considerable time due to the heavy volume of traffic on the A9. For all routes follow the A9 for 8 miles (13km) north from Dunkeld and turn left at Ballinluig onto the A827 slip road, signposted Aberfeldy. At the roundabout at the end of the slip road take the exit onto the A827 signposted to Aberfeldy. Follow this road for 10 miles (16km) to Aberfeldy. Turn right in Aberfeldy and follow the B846 for 9 miles (15km) and turn left onto a minor road (the Schiehallion Road). The parking area is a further 4 miles (6km) along this road. As there is only a single track road in and out of the parking area all competitors must arrive before 1230 hrs. NO EXIT BEFORE 1230 hrs. Organising Officials Organisers: Trina Rogerson (ELO) and Jane Cherry (AYROC). Planners: Iain Shepherd (INVOC) and Joy Cameron (INVOC). Controllers: John Colls (ESOC) and Pat Flanagan (AYROC). Members of INVOC, AYROC and ELO clubs. Acknowledgements Ewan Cameron, Tullochroisk Farm. John Spittal, Forestry Commission, Tay Forest Park District. John Harwell, Lassintullich House. Kenny Dewar, Coshieville Farm. 44 Car Parking Car parking is adjacent to the public road, in several fields south and west of Tullochroisk farm and the Assembly Area. Bus groups can be dropped off at the designated drop off point close to the car park entrance, with bus parking 1.5km west of here at the Forestry Commission road. There is no Bus parking closer to the event. Parking space is at a premium at Tullochroisk. There will be an overflow car park, west of the main car parks and 2500m from Assembly, however it is a very scenic walk! To make best use of the parking closest to Assembly we ask that people share transport as much as possible. Single drivers may be directed to the overflow car park. To aid car sharing we have arranged a “Park and Share” car park at Coshieville Farm, 5 miles beyond Aberfeldy on the B846, 8 miles before the event. This “Park and Share” car park will be signed from the B846 at Coshieville, and is 100m along the Glen Lyon road which goes left from the B846. Dogs See the dog policy on page 24. Assembly Area The Assembly Area is on a flat ridge in a field east of the car park fields and close to Tullochroisk farm. There will be space for club tents along the run in. Toilets Toilets will be close to the car park entrance. There will be limited toilets 150m before the R, B, G and Y start. Starts The route to the White and String starts leaves from the north west corner of the Assembly field and is easy going on grass. The route to the R/B/G/Y start leaves via the car park entrance from where it is 2km and involves a fairly short (250m) section of steep climb across a rough hillside, but is otherwise easy going on tracks and roads. ' String Course This is located north of the car park fields and close to Tullochroisk farm, on the route to the White Start. Drinks Points There will be one drinks station, which competitors on courses 44‐50 will pass after completing approximately 60‐75% of their course. Competitors on other courses should make their own arrangements. Terrain The competition area comprises three main types of terrain ‐ coniferous plantation, open moorland and natural deciduous woodland. Wherever possible courses have been set to sample all three. Dense bracken growth also occurs in places during the summer: courses have been set to avoid such areas. 45 Fences and their crossing points are also an important aspect of the terrain. Where a fence/wall is shown with a purple overprint alongside, it may be crossed ONLY at the marked crossing‐points. Other fences/walls may be crossed anywhere, generally without difficulty. Optional crossing‐points are shown where necessary to assist the less agile. Most crossings use gates or stiles that are obvious on approach: the remainder are marked with red/white tape so they can be easily seen. If you cause any accidental damage to a fence or wall, please remember the details and report to the team at the Finish. Map Information The map was resurveyed by Deeside Orienteering and Leisure Maps in 2008/2009. 1:10,000 map scale is used for all classes except M21E and W21E which use a 1:15,000 map scale. There will be two sizes for 1:10,000 maps ‐ A4 for courses from the White Start, A3 for others. Please note two particular symbols that should be used as an aid to route choice (but not relied on for precise navigation): Green vertical screen: this means DENSE bracken ‐ such areas are best avoided. Bracken is also present elsewhere but not as a significant barrier to progress. Yellow screen: this means open, rough fields and has also been used on the open moorland for areas of faster running. These occur where the ground‐cover is grass and/or where the heather has been burnt off. 46 Rest Day Activities Wednesday 5th August 2009 Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) (Blairadam Forest) A great opportunity to give your legs a break from running yet still get out into the forest and orienteer. Blairadam suits both novice and advanced mountain bikers with its diverse network of forest roads, paths and single tracks; choose your routes between controls to suit your biking skills. The area is adjacent to Kathellan Farm Park, Tea Shop, Deli and Gift Shop so why not make a morning of it? Venue Blairadam Forest, junction 4 of the M90, 25 miles south of Perth Racecourse and 6 miles north of Dunfermline. Come off the M90 at junction 4 and turn west onto the B914. Follow O signs which will take you first right (north) onto a forest drive that leads to the car park at NT127941. Organising Officials Planner: Steve Nicholson (FVO) Organiser and Entries: Janine Inman (FVO) Starts Registration from 1000‐1100 hrs. Starts from 1030‐1130 hrs (or later as necessary). SI electronic punching will be used. Start times will be allocated on the day. These times should give competitors wanting to compete in both the MTBO and the afternoon Sprint race enough time to do both! Courses Long and Short. The Long has an estimated winning time of 1 hour and takes in all types of paths from forest roads to technical narrow single track (although of course depending on your route choice you can choose not to ride these!). The Short has an estimated winning time of 30 minutes. There will be options for technical riding depending on your route choice between controls, but you can choose to stay mostly on medium‐large easier riding tracks. Suitable for families. Courses will be pre‐marked on waterproof paper and will be provided at the start. There will be no control descriptions, as all controls will be on paths. Control codes will be printed on the map, next to the control number. At each control site there will be a flag on a cane along with its control code and electronic punching unit. The event is cross‐country style, not score, so you should visit the controls in the correct order. 47 Map 1:10,000 mountain bike orienteering specific map, contour interval 5m, updated 2009. This shows the ridability of the paths based on the width and solidness of the line. Width of path on the ground is indicated by a thick (4x4 type track) or thin line (single track) on the map, whilst speed/technicality of riding is indicated by solidness; a solid line represents fast riding, long dashes medium‐fast riding and short dashes slow/difficult riding. Take note! There are no vegetation boundary symbols on MTBO maps, so there should be no confusion between the ‘difficult to ride’ path symbol and vegetation boundaries! Entry Online entry is preferred through www.fabian4.co.uk by 26th July 2009. Final details and results will be available through the event website at www.janineandjase.co.uk and also via the Trail Cyclist Association (www.trailquest.co.uk) and Scottish 6 Day websites. Seniors £8 and Juniors/Students £5 for pre‐entries by 26/07/09, with a £2 discount if you are a Full TCA member. If you aren't a TCA member, you need to be become an Associate Member (for free!) for the year; this is easily done online at www.trailquest.co.uk/members, and will mean you are insured! You can also join through the link on the Fabian entry system. You may go round in pairs/teams, but one entry = one map = one SI dibber. If you need to rent an SI (electronic punching) card, please add 70p. Late entries and entries on the day will be accepted for an additional £1 per entry. You can also enter at the Scottish 6 days Information Point (Event Centre and Assembly Areas) up until the end of Day 2. Not pre‐entering will mean you are not guaranteed a pre‐marked map so please try and enter before the day; in 2007 there was a huge last‐minute rush! All cheques should be made payable to “FVO”. Facilities There are extremely limited toilet facilities at the car park. Please use local facilities on your way to the event. As a last resort there are toilets at Kathellan Farm Park at the M90 junction 4. Dogs See the dog policy on page 24. Rules, Health & Safety You must wear a helmet at all times during your race. No helmet, no go! Riders should carry spares and tools for minor common repairs. You are not allowed off the paths, either riding or carrying your bike, and you must stay with your bike at all times. Please take care around any machinery, felled areas, log piles etc. You may find yourself crossing or riding on a quiet public road; take care and be aware of traffic. The area contains many small tracks that may be narrow, rocky or loose, with fallen and overhanging branches ‐ take care ‐ you compete at your own risk! You may want to wear cycling glasses to protect your eyes. Please obey the country code and respect other forest users. 48 Rest Day Activities Wednesday 5th August 2009 Sprint Orienteering Tayside Orienteers (TAY) have great pleasure in inviting you to the Scottish 6‐days sprint race in the grounds of Scone Palace and Perth Racecourse. Venue The sprint race will largely be in the Scone Palace Grounds with the finish at Perth Racecourse. Bar and Restaurant facilities will be open at the Racecourse (see page 12). If you are not competing come and watch from the seats of the main grandstand, and enjoy a drink while you do so. Travel Directions Both Perth Racecourse and Scone Palace are well signposted from all approaches to Perth. From the north, south, west and the Dundee area, leave Perth on the A93, signposted to Braemar. 1½ miles (2.5km) after leaving the town turn left in Old Scone. This turning is after the entrance to Scone Place and is signposted to Perth Racecourse. Follow the minor road for ½ mile (1km) and turn left towards Perth Racecourse. From the north‐east, approaching Perth on the A93, turn right in Old Scone, 1½ miles (2.5km) before Perth. This turning is before the entrance to Scone Place and is signposted to Perth Racecourse. Follow the minor road for ½ mile (1km) and turn left towards Perth Racecourse. Follow the Event Centre signs from the A93 junction in Old Scone. Organising Officials Planner / organiser: Dave Prentice and Angela Dixon (TAY). Acknowledgements Scone Palace Estates and the Earl of Mansfield for the use of their beautiful grounds. A donation of £1 will be given per senior runner to a local charity supported by the Earl. Perth Racecourse for the use of their facilities and grounds including the finishing straight (even though it may be in the wrong direction!). Entries Online entry is preferred through www.fabian4.co.uk by Fri 31st July 2009. There is a link to the sprint race entries on the Tay 2009 website at www.scottish6days.com/2009. All senior entries after this will be subject to a £1 surcharge. 49 On Saturday and in the evenings, entries will be accepted at the Event Centre up until when the Information Point closes on Tuesday 4th August. On Day 1, 2 and 3 you can enter during the day at the Assembly Area Information Point. Limited Entry on the Day (EOD) will be available at the Event Centre on Wednesday 5th August until 1600 hrs. You can enter either as an individual or a group of up to 4 individuals, (one map per group), where just the name of the primary competitor will be entered. Entry Fees Entry fees are set at flat rates of £6 senior and £4 junior / student. Juniors are defined as under 18 years old. Course Information Two courses are available. Details are as follows: Long 4.5 kms approx Medium 3.0 kms approx Map and Terrain The map will be at a scale of 1:5,000. The courses will initially go into the lovely formal gardens of Scone Palace where there is intricate detail provided by shrubs and trees, lawns and paths. It includes the amazing trees of the pinetum. The second part of each course is on open fast parkland with a scattering of trees before a final few metres around racecourse buildings to a true grandstand finish. Dogs See the dog policy on page 24. Start Times Starts from 1600 – 1800 hrs (4pm – 6pm), with a possible extension if demand requires it. Start‐Lists If you have pre‐entered you may go straight to the start. Follow the signs from the entrance of the campsite towards Scone Palace. The start is across the road beyond the campsite and to the North of the sloping field in which crops are growing. There will be no start lists though advised start times will be allocated to minimise queues. These will be displayed alongside the results at Day 3, also at the Information Point on Tuesday evening and the Registration desk during Wednesday, both within the Event Centre. A punching start will be used for all competitors. Competitors will be allowed to start at 30 sec intervals, possibly reducing to 20 sec intervals if large queues form. At the start, your name will be checked against the list of pre‐entries. EOD competitors will be given an entry slip as proof of entry. SI electronic punching SI electronic punching will be used as for the main 6‐Day Event. You are asked to use the 50 same SI unit you have been using for the main event. Assembly, Start and Finish Car parking is in the main car park. Registration will be at the Registration desk within the main (Nelson) stand at the Perth Racecourse Event Centre. The finish will be in front of the Nelson Stand – a real grandstand finish. The start is a flat walk past the campsite to the edge of the Scone Palace grounds and will be located in an avenue of old yew trees. Prizes Prizes will be awarded to: the three leading male and female competitors on each course the leading male and female aged under 16 years old on each course the leading group entry other categories, to be decided, depending on entries a memento will be given to all competitors aged under 16. The prize giving will be in front of the main stand. It will be scheduled for 1900 hrs, but may be delayed if the number of entries necessitates this. The Alyth Pipe Band will be present at the prize giving and will play on to provide traditional Scottish entertainment afterwards. 51 Day 4 Thursday 6th August 2009 Tentsmuir OS 1:50,000 Sheet 59, Grid Ref: NO 473 268 Sponsored by Ultrasport Travel Directions Leave Perth Racecourse and follow the A93 south into Perth. Note that traffic may be slow moving through the town, especially in the rush hour. Carry straight on following the A85 out of the town to the A90 dual carriage‐way. Follow the A90 18 miles (29kms) to Dundee. Alternatively, to avoid congestion in Perth, leave Perth Racecourse and cross the A93 towards Scone (note this is an offset junction – turn right onto the A93 and immediately left on to the Scone road). At Scone, turn left onto the A94 and follow this for 3 miles (5kms). Turn right onto the B953. Follow this road for 5 miles (8kms) to the A90 and turn left towards Dundee. On arriving at Dundee turn right onto the A85 and follow this road to the Tay Road Bridge. Note that traffic may be slow moving through the city, especially in the rush hour. Cross the Tay Road Bridge (A92) and go straight on at the roundabout at the south end of the bridge (signed A92 Kirkcaldy). Carry on the dual carriageway for about a mile and turn left at the roundabout onto the A914. Continue on this road for about 2.5 miles and then turn sharp left onto the B945 just after the 40mph sign entering St Michaels. Drive north on this road towards Tayport ignoring the first sign to Tentsmuir Forest. Shortly after you get into Tayport turn right onto Elizabeth Street towards the golf course. Continue on this road, past the golf course, then turn right onto Shanwell Road, drive to the end and then follow the signs to the parking area. Note that these are residential streets with a 20mph speed limit – please drive with consideration. Under no circumstances attempt a short cut by following signs to Tayport from the south end of the Tay Bridge. The narrow streets in the middle of the town will be completely unable to carry the volume of event traffic and we must avoid disruption to the free movement of traffic for residents. Please depart by the same route. 52 The last 1 km is a single track farm access road. Please comply with the instructions of marshals as we are required to allow access for farm vehicles. All competitors must arrive before 1230 hrs. NO EXIT BEFORE 1230 hrs. With the last few km on narrow residential streets and the farm road, there may be delays. Please be patient and allow plenty of time for your journey. Organising Officials Organisers: Alastair Marshall (MAROC), Claire Duncan (KFO). Planners: Rab Philp (KFO), Phil Smithard (KFO). Controllers: Trevor Hoey (FVO), Jon Musgrave (MAROC). Members of MAROC, KFO and Moravian clubs. Acknowledgements John Spittal, Forestry Commission, Tay Forest Park District. David Findlay, Shanwell Farm. Bid Strachan, FC Ranger Service, Tentsmuir Forest. Tom Cunningham, SNH, Reserve Manager, Tentsmuir Point and Morton Lochs NNR. Car Parking Car and van parking is in one field with access through a single gate. The field also accommodates the assembly area. Bus Parking will be on an area of hard‐standing just outside the entrance gate to the parking field. Take care when walking through the parking area. Bus passengers should pay particular care as they will need to enter the parking / assembly field by the same gate as cars. Please supervise children when using these gates. Obey any directions to wait given by the parking marshals. The parking/assembly field may be used by cattle until shortly before the event. Parents in particular should be aware of the health risks and ensure children have clean hands before eating. See page 23 for more information. Dogs See the dog policy on page 24. Assembly Area The Assembly area is on the east side of the parking field. Spectators will be able to see competitors on the elite courses at two controls in the forest near to the fence on the east side of the assembly area. Toilets Toilets will be on the east side of the parking field adjacent to the Assembly area. There will also be two toilets just before the Red Start. 53 Starts All routes to the starts leave the assembly area from the south east corner of the parking/assembly area. This will cross a fence and then a few metres of open ground before joining flat forest roads all the way to the White, Green, Yellow and Blue Start and most of the way to the Red Start – there is a short section of rough track and a temporary bridge across a ditch en route to the Red Start. The routes pass close to competitors finishing their courses just as you leave the assembly area; please do not leave the marked route or stop to watch as this may create a bottleneck with people trying to get past. The Clear Units will be just before you enter the start boxes. Distances to each start are indicated on the direction schematic above (there is no climb to any of them). The combined White, Green, Yellow & Blue start will be very busy and is positioned on a forest road which provides a long but relatively narrow area. We ask competitors not to wait for their start time near the entrance to the start boxes as this will impede other competitors getting through. A clock showing the time will be positioned some way back from the start boxes. Please wait here and move down just before you are due to enter the boxes four minutes before your start time. The White start will be on the left, late/punching starts in the middle and others on the right. There will be a chasing start for the M/W21E elite classes. Bibs will be available in the pre‐ start area and a warm‐up area will be available close to the Red Start with small maps of the area placed at the entrance for use. String Course The string course will be located to the south east of the assembly area and is accessed using the same route from the assembly area to the main starts. The ground underfoot may be damp in one or two places, so suitable footwear should be worn. The route to the start is mostly suitable for pushchairs although they may need to be carried for the first 10 metres after leaving the assembly field. Note the course is not suitable for pushchairs. Drinks Points All courses except 1, 4 & 5 will pass near a drinks station. Public The area is used regularly by the general public, including professional dog walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Local residents have been made aware of the event. If you should meet anyone in the terrain please greet them politely. Terrain The mapped area is all within the forest boundary, so there is only a very small amount of open land. The plantation used for the courses is mostly mature pine with good visibility. There have been major forestry works in much of the area and second plantings are now growing up which provide low visibility technical orienteering. The ground form is generally flat with lumps of dunes scattered across the area. Much of the forest is fast runnable but some blocks have significant fern (not bracken) growth 54 which is enough to impede running to slow run or walk. These blocks are shown with vertical green stripes. There is an extensive network of tracks, rides and forest roads which will offer some route choice on longer legs. Courses from the Red Start will cross ditches of varying character. One ditch near the start is uncrossable and is shown as such on the map. Another two ditches, running S to N and W to E vary in width and depth. The S‐N ditch tends to be wider and is crossed by the route to the red start. The W‐E ditch is also less deep in the west. Both have up to 30cm of mud/sand at the bottom and varying amounts of water. Crossing points have been installed and are marked on the map by a black dash, but are not compulsory. Competitors crossing elsewhere should do so with care. Mapping Notes Note that the forest extends a long way (several km) south of the mapped area. If you get completely lost it is best to head west as sea bounds the forest to north and east. The beach at the northern edge of the map is out of bounds at the request of Scottish Natural Heritage. The coastal strip of forest to the north was thinned in spring 2009 and there are unmapped extraction lanes and brashings on the forest floor which will slow progress a little. Training is being organised in Tentsmuir South, as described elsewhere in this programme. Competitors must not enter the competition area to the north of the training area. The limit of the training area will be clearly shown on the training maps, and out‐of‐bounds signs will mark the edge of the training area on the main tracks and paths. Safety Issues One deep, hidden hole has been found in the forest and will be marked with yellow & black tape. There may be others that are not marked. Note the comments about drainage ditches under Terrain above. Crossing points have been installed and are marked on the map, but are not compulsory. Competitors crossing at bridges or elsewhere should do so with care at their own risk. Tentsmuir is a working forest. There are stacks of timber logs in places. Please avoid these and ensure children do not climb on them. Some isolated pieces of barbed wire have been noted lying around the forest, please watch your step. There are many ticks in Tentsmuir so please check for ticks after your run. See page 23 for more information. In the event of dry weather prior to the event, there may be a risk of forest fires. If the risk is elevated by Forestry Commission, warnings will be placed in the daily news‐sheet, in the Assembly Area and at the starts. The notices will advise the appropriate action to take in the unlikely event of a fire. Please take all care not to be the cause of one! Information for Parents (White Start) The White Start is combined with Green, Yellow and Blue starts which will make for a very 55 busy start. The White Start will be on the left hand d side of the track andd runners should go straight a r map and progress to their start triangle on the forest road. ahead to collect their Competit ts will head directly o tors on the other start t their maps. off the track to collect ormation Map Info The map was resurveyed by D g Deeside Orienteering and Leisure Maps in 2008/2009 and is based on a 1999/2000 re‐surv 70's map. 1:10,000 m vey of the original 197 map scale is used for s. All Red Start course all classes es will use A3 maps w will use A4 maps. while the remainder w e proud to be spons Ultrasport are smuir sors of Day 4 Tents 56 57 DAY 5 Friday 7th August Barry Buddon OS 1:50,000 Sheet 54, Grid Ref: NO 541 336 Sponsored by Dundee Heritage Trust Travel Directions Leave Perth Racecourse and follow the A93 south into Perth. Note that traffic may be slow moving through the town, especially in the rush hour. Carry straight on following the A85 out of the town to the A90 dual carriage‐way. Follow the A90 ring road round Dundee. At a major traffic light junction, continue straight ahead on the A972, signed Arbroath and Tay Bridge (do not turn left onto the A90 for Aberdeen). At the third roundabout after this junction, take the second exit onto the A92 signed to Arbroath. Alternatively, to avoid congestion in Perth, leave Perth Racecourse and cross the A93 towards Scone. Turn left onto the A94 and follow this for 3 miles (5kms). Turn right onto the B953. Follow this road for 5 miles (8kms) to the A90 and turn left towards Dundee, joining the route above. Follow the A92 Dundee to Arbroath road for 7miles (11km) then turn left following red bordered military signs for Barry Buddon. Follow this road south for 1 mile (1.5kms).Turn right at the roundabout on the A930, straight across at the next roundabout then first left to Barry Camp. To avoid queuing traffic on the level crossing, please comply with the instructions of the marshals at all times. Entry to event is via a level crossing on the Aberdeen to Dundee railway line. There are about 8 trains an hour, for each the barrier may be down for 3 to 4 minutes. Please leave plenty of time in case you are held up by trains. Do not start over the crossing until there is space for your whole vehicle on the far side, beyond the barrier. Please keep close to the vehicle in front once over the crossing to ensure that the maximum number of vehicles get across. There will be a 10mph speed limit once over the level crossing. Follow the instructions of parking marshals at all times. 58 All competitors must arrive before 1230 hrs. NO EXIT BEFORE 1230 hrs. Organising Officials Organisers: Sam Gomersall (GRAMP) and Clive Masson (BAOC). Planners: Pete Lawrence (GRAMP) and Zoe Griffin (GRAMP). Controllers: Brian Bullen (FVO) and Donald Grassie (GRAMP). Members of GRAMP and BAOC clubs. Acknowledgements Capt (rtd) Tom Graham, Commandant, Barry Buddon Training Centre. Capt (rtd) Dave McGurk, Range Controller, Barry Buddon Training Centre. Jackie Rosenquest, Landmarc. Gary Hallam, Landmarc, Estate manager, Barry Buddon. Shirley Paterson, Landmarc. Mark Johnston, Defence Estates. Ian Roberston, Defence Estates. Karen Phillip, SNH. Colin MacLeod, Carnoustie Golf Management Committee. Dr Theo Loizou, Ecological Consultant. Barry Buddon is an active military training area and we are delighted and privileged to have permission to use it for this event. Because of the military nature of the area, there are specific warnings, of which competitors should be aware, given below. Warnings and Out of Bounds Barry Buddon is an active military training area. Under no circumstances should anyone touch anything of a military nature. Children should be warned not to pick up any unusual objects. The large area marked as out of bounds on the competition map, is strictly out of bounds due to live explosive demolition training which takes place there. This area is fenced off and there are ‘No Access’ notices on the fences. The area will also be marked with black and yellow exclusion tape. Courses are planned to avoid this area. Under no circumstances should you enter this area. Smaller out of bounds areas on the map are stop butts for the firing ranges. Please keep out of these areas There is no access to the area until the day of the event. No camping, fires, BBQs or smoking is permitted inside the area. Sensitive sand dune areas Barry Buddon military training area is located within one of the largest intact sand dune sites in Britain, and has been designated as Barry Links Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in recognition of this. Its use as a military training ground since 1865 has helped preserve this site from being developed. The sand dune habitats are of such natural heritage importance that they have also been designated a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), under European legislation. Some of the dune habitats are of European importance, such as the lichen rich areas, are particularly sensitive to trampling damage, which could 59 take more than 10 years to grow back if damaged. Sensitive areas are therefore marked as “Out of Bounds” on the map. Two areas will be protected by Red and White Tapes: do not cross the tapes under any circumstances. Please help us to conserve this important sand dune site for future generations. For further information about Barry Links SAC and SSSI please visit www.snh.org.uk/snhi , click on Sitelink and enter Barry links into the box that says, 'Contains the letters, word or phrase' and then click on return. Car Parking Car parking will be on a level grass covered golf driving range approx 1km from assembly. In the event of very wet conditions this area will be unavailable and parking will be on the roadside. If this occurs a notice will be posted at Day 4 to warn competitors to be prepared for a walk of up to 3km from their vehicle to the assembly area. If the emergency parking plan is activated there will be a drop off zone approximately 500m from the assembly area. Vehicles may pause for a few seconds to drop off passengers and bags before the driver moves on to the parking area. Camper vans & buses will be parked on hard standing approx 1.5 km from assembly. All vehicles will exit via the same level crossing. Please take the same precautions over the level crossing on exit. Dogs See the dog policy on page 24. Assembly Area The assembly area is a delightful open area of short grass and heather. There will be space for club tents alongside the run in. Both starts and the string course are close by. Toilets & traders will be located at assembly. Toilets Toilets will be at the west side of the Assembly area en route from the car park Starts The Red/Blue/Green starts are about 750m from assembly along a level road and track, back towards the car park (going to these starts directly from the car park is an option, about 250m). The Yellow start is 50m from assembly to the south over a fence stile. The White start is 100m from assembly to the south east along a level path. String Course There is a string and an off string course available. The string courses are adjacent to and in the south west corner of assembly, across the road. Drinks Points There will be three drinks points on courses, marked in the usual way. One with the 60 number of expected v smallest n nned. visitors will be unman and Crossing Points Fences a s Plain‐wire stock fences can be crossed at any poin but please report any damage at the e e nt finish. Many of the Crossing Points are sections of fence where st M g tout, 5 metre long, f hat wooden frames have been placed to protect the wire fence; note th the IOF crossing point sym . a mbol does not necessarily denote a gate. There will also be a stile over a fence adjacent to a drinks point on the longer courses; only the drinks point t will be marked on the map. Terrain Barry Bud the ddon is a triangular, sandy peninsula at t mouth of the river Tay. The area is predomin nantly flat, crossed w with lines of dunes up p to 20 metres high. Most of the area is covered w with grasses which, in n August, can be high h and impede free run nning in parts of the area. Courses have been plan nned to avoid the wo orst areas. There aree sporadic blocks of woodland d, both conifer and broadleaved, and area as of scrub woodland where visibility and run‐ability are reduced. Ditc th ches of varying width cross the area wit the largest ones t mpetitors. Again, courses are planned to avoid the deepest difficult to cross for most com o and widest ditches, which even in dry weather can have deep goo in the e base. ormation Map Info The map was resurveyed by S 008 early 2009. 1:10,000 Stirling Surveys in 20 and updated in e map scale ses using standard sc e is used for all class cale maps and 1:7500 0 map scale is used asses using large scale for all cla e maps (see page 32). There aree disused narrow gau uge railway tracks in the area and marked on the map; they are in bounds. There are num merous small ‘pits’ thhroughout the area, usually 1.5m long x 0.7m wid de and up to 1m deep wooden panelled o observation points or r target pits. These marked on the map but are a serious haza are not m ard for unwary runners. Many are found but not on tracks, clos close to b n or near hill tops. se to ridge lines or on ghts Local sig don is Barry Mill a working water mill maintained by the In the vicinity of Barry Budd National T Trust for Scotland. Thhe world famous Carn noustie golf course is also close by. ndee Heritage Trust are proud to be s Dun Barry Buddon sponsors of Day 5 B 61 62 DAY 6 Saturday 8th August Loch Ordie OS 1:50,000 Sheets 52 & 53, Grid Ref: NO 004 512 Travel Directions The recommended route from Perth Racecourse is to join the A9 at Perth and follow this north. Leave Perth Racecourse and follow the A93 south into Perth, and follow signs for Inverness. There are alternative routes via the A93 and A984 to Dunkeld, however turning right onto the A9 at Dunkeld may take a considerable time due to the heavy volume of traffic on the A9. For all routes, follow the A9 for 8 miles (13kms) north from Dunkeld and turn left at Ballinluig onto the slip road, signposted Aberfeldy. At the roundabout at the end of the slip road take the third exit signposted Ballinluig. After crossing over the A9 turn right into Ballinluig. After the garage take the next road on the right, signposted to Tulliemet, and follow this minor road, for 2 miles (3kms) to the parking area. All competitors must arrive before 1230 hrs. NO EXIT BEFORE 1230 hrs. Organising Officials Organisers: Jackie Riley (STAG), Marcella McLennan (TINTO). Planners: David Eades (INT), Graham McIntyre (INT). Controllers: Lynne Walker (ECKO), Paul Caban (INT). Members of INT, STAG, TINTO and EUOC clubs. Acknowledgements Andrew Bruce‐Wooton, Atholl Estates Office, Blair Atholl. Bryan Menzies and James Menzies, Baledmund Farm. John Burrow, SNH, Battleby, Perth. 63 Car Parking Car parking is on 2 fields. The south field is accessed through the north field. The exit for both fields is via the south field. Please be aware that competitors will be leaving this exit en route to the Assembly Area. There is only one exit/entrance to the parking. Dogs See the dog policy on page 24. Assembly Area The route to the Assembly Area is from the exit of the south parking field and across the road directly into the assembly field. Maximum distance from the North parking field will be 500m. Please abide by the marshals instructions when crossing the minor road. The Assembly Area is on a gently sloping field with lots of space for club tents/spectators overlooking the finish. The finish area is separated from the assembly area by a small stream, please DO NOT attempt to cross this at any point other than the bridge at the west end of the field. Traders will be located on the south side of the assembly field. Toilets Toilets will be at the west side of the Assembly field in the direction of the White, Yellow and Green starts. There will be NO toilets at the Starts. Starts The White, Yellow and Green starts leave the assembly field via the gate at the entry to the assembly field. The first 100m is on the road (care should be taken). The route from this point to the start is via a track, across grazing land and on to the open moor land and climbing steeply in places, with 150m climb to the White start and 175m climb to the Yellow and Green starts. The Red and Blue starts exit the east side of the assembly field. Please use the stiles provided to cross the fence and the walls. The first 700m is along a small path with 65m of climb before you start to climb 145m up the open hill side. As this route ascends a relatively steep hillside, competitors should ensure that they allow for this in their timing. String Course The String Courses are close to the Assembly Area, just east of the exit to the White Start. Again this involves a short walk on the road and children should be supervised at all times. Drinks Points Due to the nature of the terrain it has proved impossible to provide drinks on the courses and you should make your own arrangements. Rubbish sacks will be provided at the Starts for empty bottles. Public There is unlikely to be public in the competition area but be aware that the walk to all starts passes by several houses. 64 Terrain Loch Ordie is an area of open moorland with two distinct hills. The western slopes of the two hills have large areas of bracken but courses generally make minimal use of these areas with the starts set above the bracken line and the descent to the finish the only section of most courses on these slopes. The upper areas of moorland are areas of mainly managed heather (i.e. it is patch burnt and so is a mosaic of different ages) with the occasional area of bracken mapped with vertical green lines. The terrain on the southern hill is a series of ridges and marshes with complex contour and rock detail. The northern hill does not have the distinctive ridges of the south but does have good contour and rock detail. Fences/walls and their crossing points are also an important aspect of the terrain. Where a fence/wall is shown with a purple overprint alongside, it may be crossed ONLY at the marked crossing‐points. Other fences/walls may be crossed anywhere, generally without difficulty. Optional crossing‐points are shown where necessary to assist the less agile. Most crossings use gates or stiles that are obvious on approach: the remainder are marked with red/white tape so they can be easily seen. If you cause any accidental damage to a fence or wall, please remember the details and report them to the team at the Finish. Map Information A new map based on a photogrammetric plot. Survey by Stirling Surveys and Deeside Orienteering and Leisure Maps in 2008. 1:10,000 map scale is used for all classes. Prizegiving The Elite prize giving will take place at 1530 hrs in the Assembly Area on Day 6 (Saturday 11th August). The prize giving for all other classes will also be held in the Assembly Area on Day 6 directly after the competition or as close to 1600 hrs as possible. 65 Perth & Kinross Leisure Centre Services Perth & Kinross Leisure (PKL) is Perthshire's largest leisure provider. They operate many venues throughout Perthshire – more information can be found here: www.liveactive.co.uk Leisure Pool Perth Leisure Pool, Glasgow Road, Perth, PH2 0HZ. Tel: 01738 635454 / 01738 492421 Opening Times: Sunday to Thursday (1000 – 2030 hrs); Friday (1000 – 2200 hrs); Saturday (1000 – 2100 hrs). Fitness Centre Rodney Fitness Centre, Dundee Road, Perth, PH2 7AA. Tel: 01738 630901 Opening Times: Monday to Thursday (0700 – 2200 hrs); Friday (0700 – 2100 hrs); Saturday & Sunday (0945 – 1500 hrs). Sports Centre Bell's Sports Centre, Hay Street, Perth, PH1 5HS. Tel: 01738 492460 Opening Times: Sunday to Friday (0900 – 2200 hrs); Saturday (0900 – 1700 hrs). Fees Charges for access to all LiveActive facilities are as follows: Rodney Fitness Centre & Perth All PKL venues Leisure Pool Health Suite Adult Standard £4.40 £5.00 Junior Standard £3.40 £4.00 Senior Standard £3.90 £4.50 Social Programme Summary Sunday Live Scottish Folk Music by Tarneybackle Free Monday Whisky Tasting £4 Tuesday Scottish Ceilidh with the Fraser McKinnon Ceilidh Band £5 / £2 Free / £5 per Wednesday Alyth and District Pipe Band and Quiz Night Quiz Team Thursday Proclaimers Revival Band Free Friday Final Fling – Music and Dancing with “Hud Yer Wheesht” £5 / £2 Saturday Survivors’ Social – Scottish Folk Singer, John Davidson Free 66 Tay 2009 Social Programme in detail We are offering a full and varied Social Programme with all the events taking place at the Event Centre in Perth Race Course’s Nelson Stand. Tickets for the events can be purchased at the Information Point at both the Event Centre and the Assembly Areas. All the events take place in the Nelson Stand of Perth Race Course and start at 2000 hrs. We are able to offer many of the events to you free of charge due to generous sponsorship from Perth and Kinross Council. Please come along and enjoy the social events. Sunday 2nd August Live Scottish Folk Music with Tarneybackle. Event Centre 2000‐2300 hrs. Free Entry. Tarneybackle are a trio whose interpretation and presentation of Scots song has brought them praise from reviewers, and a growing fan base from their extensive live performances and radio work. www.tarneybackle.co.uk Monday 3rd August Whisky Tasting. Event Centre 2000 hrs. Tickets £4 (over 18 only). Enjoy sampling a range of Scottish Whiskies. Tuesday 4th August Family Ceilidh. Event Centre 2000‐2330 hrs. Tickets £5 (juniors £2). Scottish country dancing, to live music from the Fraser McKinnon Ceilidh Band. Dances will be “called” allowing everyone to join the fun. Great fun for all ages! Wednesday 5th August Live Music. Alyth and District Pipe Band. Event Centre 1900 hrs. Free Entry. Enjoy the splendour and music of a traditional Scottish pipe band. http://www.alythpipeband.org.uk/ Quiz Night. Event Centre 2000‐2300 hrs. Tickets £5 per team (of up to 5 people). Come along and test your knowledge! 67 Thursday 6th August Live Music. Event Centre 2000‐2300 hrs. Free Entry. Enjoy listening to the music of the Proclaimers, as performed by revival band – The Complainers. Friday 7th August Final Fling. Event Centre 2000‐2330 hrs. Tickets £5 (juniors £2). Music and dancing with Hud Yer Wheesht who are a 5‐piece ceilidh band with a modern style. www.myspace.com/hudyerwheesht Saturday 8th August Survivors’ Social with John Davidson. Event Centre 2000‐2300 hrs. Free Entry. John Davidson is a highly entertaining, melodic folk‐singer and musician. www.myspace.com/soutarjohn Tay 2009 5‐a‐side Football Tournament Edinburgh University Orienteering Club (EUOC) are organising a 5‐a‐side Football Tournament. The tournament will be in the form of a knockout. To enter a team, please complete an entry form at the Information Point at the Event Centre or at Assembly on Day 1. The cost to enter a team is £10. nd All entries must be received by 2000 hrs on Sunday 2 August. A draw will determine the order of play and who plays who. The draw, showing times of games, will be displayed at the Event Centre and at the Information Point at Assembly. If you do not turn up for your match, your opponents go through by default All games will take place at the Event Centre. th The final will take place on Wednesday 5 August at 1800 hrs. Please come and give your support! 68 Personal Organiser Area Departure Time Travelling Time Preparation Time Walk to Start Start Time 1 2 3 4 5 6 69 Memories of 2007 on facing page. Look forward to the next 6 Days ‐ OBAN 2011 overleaf The programme editor would like to thank all those who contributed to it.