Autumn/Winter 19/20TraleeSun 08 December, 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.
Congratulations to all the brave souls who ventured out this morning for a wonderful and amazing orienteering experience battling the ferocious winds and torrential downpours, fighting hail the size of golf balls (at least!) and there was even the odd rumble of thunder thrown in too which must have totally distracted some of our more experienced athletes - quite a few mis-punches noted! As usual, Tralee was fast and furious and those on the green course enjoyed their gallop along the estuary which, by the way, is well worth a visit in the summer if you've never been there (famous for flat fish and warm water)
Many thanks to John for organising and planning the event including putting the controls out, to Tralee Bay Holidays for being very welcoming and allowing us to use the area and to all our volunteer control collectors, Dave, Ross, Alan (who also organises entries and processes results),Jim and Max. Apologies if I have missed anyone out.
The Oban Times came, had a chat and took some photos so keep your eyes peeled this week for an interesting article raising the profile of orienteering in Argyll.
That's our last event for 2019 but we kick off 2020 with a de-flab run/social. More details will be available on the website shortly.
Hope you all have a very enjoyable festive season and don't eat too many mince pies!
Pre Event Info
The seventh event of this winter's series
The final EckO event of 2019 which may feature some cheesy festive additions to our normal deadly serious productions. Feel free to make your own contribution to said cheesiness.
Near: Benderloch Lat,Lng: 56.49586,-5.42064
Directions / Parking
Leave the A828 in Benderloch and follow the signs for Tralee Bay Holidays. Drive carefully through the caravan/chalet site and park at the end of the track adjacent to the beach.
Map / Terrain
The map is large scale (1:5000) designed for sprint orienteering. It is a mix of woodland (with an an extra bit added by John since we last used Tralee), beach, dunes, and the caravan site.
Registration and Start times
Registration: from 10.30
Start times: 11.00 - 12.00
Courses close 13.30
There will be three courses, Yellow (1.3 km, easy), Orange (1.9 km, still relatively easy), and Green (2.8 km, requiring some orienteering skills).
Juniors (under 21): £3.00
Seniors: Members £5.00, non-Members £6.00
As usual please order you maps in advance from
Well behaved dogs and reindeer are welcome.
Campbell Munro's world-famous emporium in Benderloch.