Spring Series - TrainingGlen NantSun 16 June, 2019
Training level event
Explanation of Event levels
Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Activities are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.
Results will be here
A small but select band of members and non-members braved torrential rain showers, hordes of midges, and burgeoning bracken to take part in Ross Lilley's expertly planned training exercises in beautiful, though technically difficult, Glen Nant woods.
Ross provided two exercises:
- Attack Points: using easily located points on line features to attack off-line control sites.
- Dog Bones: using fine navigational skills on a variety of legs crossing hillsides and contour features.
There was a problem sending emails to the mailing lists and so Ross has decided to leave controls out until next Sunday (23rd June) to allow those of you who missed out to have a go in your own time.
Maps can be downloaded from the following links:
Pre Event Info
An opportunity to develop some skills appropriate to your level in a technical area that can challenge at all levels.
This is a training event with 2 exercises designed for participants at all orienteering skill levels.
Near: Taynuilt Lat,Lng: 56.39604,-5.21009 OS Grid Ref: NN019273
Directions / Parking
Park at Glen Nant National Nature Reserve car park off the B845, 4km from Taynuilt. Registration is about 400m up the forest track.
Map / Terrain
We will use the mature oak woodland area in Glen Nant in and around the Ant Trail. Considerable contour and rock detail and few line features.
Registration and Start times
Registration from 11am to 12 noon. Courses close 13:30
Technical difficulty 3/4 - attacking control sites off the line feature using marked attack points.
Technical difficulty 5 - Dog bone controls exercise. Very technical and only for the experienced orienteer. If you're not familiar with dog bone control legs then all will be revealed at registration.
Club Members Senior £4
Non-club Members Senior £5
Well-behaved dogs preferable on a lead.
Nearest toilets can be found in Taynuilt
Contacts / Officials
Planner/Organiser - Ross Lilley,