InveraweSun 30 January, 2022
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.
Ecko had a fantastic event at Inverawe today. Luckily, we had a weather window so most managed to remain dry. Our entries are continuing to grow and we welcomed loads of club members plus some orienteering visitors giving an entry of well over 60!
Many thanks to the Campbell-Prestons for allowing us the use of their facilities and permission to hold the event. Thanks to Ross Lilley for planning and providing five fun, interesting courses and putting out the controls, Alan Partridge for all his efforts behind the scenes including entries, map printing and results. Many thanks to Bill, Jana and Elisabeth for managing the starts and last but not least to all the control collectors - Finlo, Linda, Leigh, Ayden and Jake plus with several other offers to help. Without you all these fantastic events wouldn't happen.
The next EckO event is the SOL 2 at Coille Nathais, Taynuilt on Sunday, 27th February 2022. This is a regional event so keep this date in your diaries. Entries will be open shortly.
Pre Event Info
This will be our first event of 2022. Many thanks to Patrick Campbell-Preston and his team for giving us permission to hold this event at Inverawe Smokeries. Many thanks to Andrea Lines and Ross Lilley who are this months event organiser and planner.
Near: Taynuilt Lat,Lng: 56.43594,-5.21193 Postcode: PA35 1HR
Directions / Parking
Leave the A85 at Bridge of Awe and follow the signs for Inverawe Smokehouses for 3 km. Park in the car park (W3W nerves.kinds.heartache)
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
Start blocks will be from 11:00 am to 12:00 midday with courses closing at 14:00
Start slots and dibber numbers are now here.
· All Competitors take part at their own risk and should choose a course that matches their experience and fitness.
· Competitors are advised to notify the organiser of any relevant medical conditions. If you wish to do so, please email event organiser as soon as possible. All details are confidential and will be removed after the event.
· All competitors must wear clothing suitable for the weather conditions.
· The competition area has the River Awe as one of its boundaries, some ponds, steep slopes, crags and significant marshes.
· There may be livestock present in the competition area – cattle and sheep.
· Ticks may be present. Competitors should check for ticks as soon as possible after the event.
· You MUST report to Download by Course Closing Time of 1400
Please do not attend this event if you are currently exhibiting any Covid symptons. As with our previous events, we respectfully ask you all to observe the current COVID regulations, 1m social distancing, avoid gathering in groups at download and that you are familiar with British Orienteering's Code of Conduct
Yellow - 1.9km - uses simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. Mainly used by under 12’s and family groups
Orange - 2.2km - basic use of the compass and route choice. Ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters
Light Green - 3.3km - ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and ‘point’ features
Green - 3.9km - mostly experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty
Blue - 4.8km - as for Green, but physically more challenging
NOTE - We much prefer PRE-ENTRY and payment by bank transfer, but will accept very limited entry on the day (dependent on the number of maps available).
Non-members and orienteers from outwith Argyll are welcome to enter this event.
ENTRIES will open on Sunday, 16th January 2022 and close on Friday, 28th January
HOW TO ENTER: Complete the attached form here
Juniors (under 21): £3
Seniors (members): £5, Seniors (non-members): £6
Well-behaved dogs on a lead.
There will be no toilets available at the event.
Contacts / Officials
Andrea Lines (Organiser)
Ross Lilley (Planner)