Autumn/Winter series 2018/2019GlencruittenSun 17 February, 2019
Local 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.
Another successful EckO event. Despite a dire but accurate weather forecast, more than forty folk turned out for John McLuckie’s event at Glencruitten Woods.
John created the Glencruitten map last year, updated the map this year (there has been a lot of felling), and planned Sunday’s courses. Unfortunately, as he put out Sunday’s controls on Saturday evening (by moonlight!), he discovered some new, unexpected felling which meant, at least, course alterations or, worse, complete cancellation of the event. After a recce by Ross Lilley on Sunday morning it was decided that we could go ahead, but two controls required to be removed from the Blue and Green courses, with warnings about adjacent log piles and Ross policing the area.
Before the first competitors arrived, John and Ross endured some horrible showers putting out the last few controls, Start, and Finish. (Whilst your scribe set up registration and download in the comfort of Ross’s van).
John’s longer courses proved more challenging than some competitors expected, given the extensive path network. Reaching some off-path controls was physically demanding and later finishers experienced another horrendous squall. Thankfully, no-one required Ross’s mountain rescue skills.
A big thank-you to John for mapping, planning, and placing controls; and to John (again), Ross, and Andrea for collecting controls.
Keep an eye on the EckO website for information about our upcoming Spring Series.
And my thanks to Alan for printing maps, registration and download.
Pre Event Info
The seventh event of the autumn/winter series, including this year's league.
This is final event of EckO's 2018/2019 series of local events.
The club Annual General Meeting will follow the event and take place in the Mountain Rescue post in nearby Sinclair Drive at approx 15.00 (to allow for control collection - hint, hint). Tea and coffee will be available and you are encouraged to bring sweet or savoury snacks to share.
Near: Oban Lat,Lng: 56.40899,-5.46029 Postcode: PA34 4EJ
Directions / Parking
From the centre of Oban travel 400m SE on the A816; take a left at the church into Glencruitten Road; take the second right turn into Mossfield Avenue; parking will be signposted from the SE end of Mossfield Avenue
Registration and Start times
Registration from 10.30
Start times from 11.00 to 12.00
Courses close 13.30
Blue: 4.4 km
Green: 3.7 km
Light Green: 3.2 km
Orange: 2.9 km
Yellow: 2.3 km
Seniors: Members £5; Non-members £6
Well controlled dogs allowed. Pick up waste.
As usual, PLEASE order maps in advance (which course, how many). Not only does this help us print sufficient maps, but also helps speed up registration on the day.