Kinneil Woods Saturday 1st April
Welcome to Interlopers local orienteering event at Kinneil Woods on Saturday 1st April...
Our event is based in Kinneil Woods, West Lothian.
Entries are open on Fabian4 now; initial entries close midnight Monday 27th March after which the number of further advance entries will be limited to the number of maps available, with final advance entries closing at midnight on Thursday 30th March. Any remaining maps will be available for entry on the day so if you haven't pre-booked by Thursday evening you are advised to turn up early.
Access to the park is from Provost Road (just opposite the entrance to Chestnut Grove) where we suggest you park if coming by car.
- Google Maps
- Nearest Postcode: EH51 0PJ (on Chestnut Grove)
- Grid Reference: NS982804
- What3Words: ///storeroom.crisp.prude
If travelling by car,parking should be available on Provost Road or adjacent streets. Please be considerate to local residents, and don't park on sharp bends! Assembly, start and finish are located along the track that runs west from just opposite the junction of Chestnut Grove and Provost Road.
- From the west, leave the M9 at J5 then as you reach Bo'ness and Kinneil on the A904, take the A993 to the right and as this curves back left, turn right on to Provost Road (brown sign to Kinneil House)
- From the east, leave the M9 at J3 then as you reach Bo'ness and Kinneil on the A904, carry straight on on the A993 instead of following the A904 to the right. Carry on through Bo'ness until the road curves north / right and then turn left into Provost Road at the brown sign 'Kinneil House'
ENTRY AND ENTRY FEES
Entries are open on Fabian4; initial entries close midnight Monday 27th March after which the number of further advance entries will be limited to the number of maps available, with final advance entries closing at midnight on Thursday 30th March. Any remaining maps will be available for entry on the day so if you haven't pre-booked you are advised to turn up early.
For any last minute queries please contact: email@example.com.
Seniors: £5 (SOA/BOF-affiliated club members) / £7 (non-members)
Juniors: £2.50 (SOA/BOF-affiliated club members) / £3.50 (non-members)
There are no toilets at the venue.
Maps will be at 1:5000 scale, planned by Colin Ledlie. Organiser is Max Carcas.
Separate control descriptions will be available.
|Planned to Sports Governing Body standards. Maps will be printed on waterproof paper|
|Yellow||2.5 km||Controls (checkpoints) are very easy to find, mostly on main paths, ideal for younger children and complete beginners.|
|Orange||3.4 km||Moderate, controls are on or near paths, with more route choice. Good for progressing juniors and beginner adults who are reasonably confident reading a map.|
|Green||4.4 km||Suitable for adult intermediate and experienced orienteers.|
|Map Memory||as per green||We intend to have a map-memory course where you will find a section of map at a control showing the next 1 or 2 controls, and the idea is to practise your map memory skills by remembering this rather than having a map with you. You can decide on the day - just pre-enter on green - and you will get a map to take home whichever option you choose.|
REGISTRATION, START AND FINISH
Start times 1:30 - 3pm.
Courses close at 4pm at which time controls will begin to be collected in.
Everyone must report to the finish and proceed to Download, whether they finish their courses or not.
If you think you may take a while on your chosen course, please ask for an early start time. Late starters on the urban courses should take care in the Park.
SportIdent (SI) electronic timing will be used, with SI Air enabled. If you have your own SI dibber, please bring it. Otherwise SI dibbers can be hired free of charge, but with £30 charge if lost. This must have been requested when booking your place for the event.
Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. By entering the event you are accepting this condition.
Parents/guardians should explain all safety aspects to all children and vulnerable persons in their care and if you are in any doubt about their ability to stay safe only allow them to participate with a carer.
A risk assessment has been carried out by the organiser.
- Vehicles use the roads, driveways and car parks, so you must watch out for vehicles, give way and follow the Highway Code before, during and after the event ie: to and from your car as well as during the event. The Yellow course does not cross any roads.
- The area is used by the general public, including dog walkers and cyclists. Please respect their right to use the area and make room to pass safely. You are required to abide by the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (see http://www.outdooraccess-scotland.com/sites/default/files//docs/know_the_code_leaflet.pdf), and if necessary give way or stop running temporarily for safety reasons, e.g. some cyclists, dogs, etc.
- If you or one of your dependants have an underlying medical condition that might occur during the event, please brief the organiser in advance and leave a sealed written record at the event registration (to be destroyed afterwards).
- The area in a few places can be rough underfoot, steep and slippery.
- You are encouraged to carry a coat if there is a risk of bad weather and a whistle in case of injury (if injured give 6 long blasts, wait a minute, repeat).
- As ever, if you have any COVID symptoms, please respect others and stay away.