Tech Event 4 - Rusland Beeches

Part of the 2018 Tech Series

Wed 2 May 2018

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Wed 2 May


Pre Event Info

The controls, including the finish, will be enabled in contactless mode so that those with SIAC dibbers should not need to physically punch the controls. However, note that it will be necessary to punch the start controls which will not be programmed in contactless mode.


Nearest town: Bouth

Directions / Parking

Parking will be on the road, please car car share if possible as the space is restricted and the road isn’t very wide, but seems to be wider north of the start than south The wider laybys may be restricted for club minibuses. The start layby is at GR SD344874.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 17.00 - 18.15

Runners using their own SI cards should bring them to registration to streamline the registration process and the information accuracy for the results.

Starts will be from 17.30 - 18.30

Inexperienced orienteers should start before 18.00.

There will not be a mass start and runners should not start within 30 seconds of another runner.


Course Information

3 courses will be offered:

  • Orange:                 2.2km
  • Long Technical:     4.1km
  • Short Technical:     2.8km

The Short course will use part of the Long course but with a cut-off which misses out some controls, with an additional control in the cut-off leg. For the short course please remember to punch the additional control in the cut-off leg, this is typically named 'Short only' on the map.

There is evidence of deer in the area, so a thorough post-event tick check is recommended.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

  • Seniors: £4 (non-BOF members £6)
  • Juniors & students: £2

Terrain Description

An open runnable woodland with good contour features. The bluebells are not out yet but will probably be out in May.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Stephen Edge

Controller: Derek Fryer

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser.

Runners MUST download even if they retire so we can be sure everyone is back and that we do not need to start a search and rescue.

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Help and Information: Anyone needing any advice about Orienteering should talk to the Organiser.

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