Spring Series 2019InveraweSun 19 May, 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.
Sunday saw a small but select bunch of competitors battling it out to become EckO's club champion of 2019. The competition was fast and furious with athletes hurling themselves down slippery slopes, across burns, around thickets, negotiating giant bog myrtle and avoiding gorse bushes to name but a few obstacles experienced in a bid to visit as many controls as possible in an hour or forty five minutes if you were a junior. Alan had placed controls over an extended area so route choice was an important factor when making decisions about which control to go for to gain maximum points. After an hour when all athletes had returned, the midges became a very good incentive to collect controls, clear up and retire to the cafe for a very sociable lunch.
Many thanks to Alan Partridge for his huge effort in organising and planning this event, Leigh's help on the day and all the control collectors. Many thanks also to Patrick Campbell-Preston for allowing EckO to use Inverawe once again.
The third in our Spring series of local events will incorporate the EckO Club Championships. (Non-members are welcome to take part of course.)
This will be a score event, where the aim is to visit as many controls, in any order, within a time limit. Each control is worth a number of points - distant/difficult controls may score 50 points; easy/close by controls score ten points. Points are deducted for exceeding the time limit.
If you are up for a bit of a climb into the woods overlooking the car park you'll find yourself amongst swathes of bluebells.
Near: Taynuilt Lat,Lng: 56.43553,-5.21068 Postcode: PA35 1HU
Directions / Parking
Leave the A85 at Bridge of Awe and follow the signs for Inverawe Smokehouses for 3 km. Park in the car park.
Map / Terrain
Inverawe is extremely varied: flat, open fields; a wooded, intricate path system round fishing ponds; a delightful, but very steep, wooded hill; and rough, tussocky open moorland.
Registration and Start times
Registration will open at 10.30.
There will be a mass start (i.e. everyone starts together) at 11.30.
|Age Group||Time Limit|
|Young Juniors (under 14 on 31/12/19)||45 minutes|
|Juniors (under 21 on 31/12/19)||60 minutes|
|Seniors (21 and over on 31/12/19)||60 minutes|
Enter on the day, but please order your map in advance. As well as guaranteeing a map this helps greatly with processing entries.
Juniors - £3
Seniors - £5 (non-members £6)
Dogs are allowed, but under control.
There is lovely cafe next to the car park.