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|Tuesday, 28 September 2010 13:18|
Thanks to all who attended and all those who helped out. Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Results are up here and have been sent to BUCS.
A copy of the final details can be found here.
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Individual - 19/03/2011 – Balkello
Travel and Parking
The area is located just north of Dundee, taking 1:10 to get there from the Forth Road bridge. Take the M90 to Perth, following signs to Dundee it becomes the A90 to Dundee. From the A90, take the A923 North West out of Dundee. After 2 miles the A923 branches off, continue along the main road, now the B954 until Auchterhouse where the event will be signed from. Turn right off the B954 towards Kirkton of Auchterhouse. Take the second right out of Kirkton of Auchterhouse signed to Tealing (along Tealing Road). About 1 mile down the road, after taking a sharp left and right, the car park is off to the left.
For detailed travel directions click here
Parking space is limited so make sure cars are shared where possible.
If help getting to the area has been requested, a pick up from Dundee station will be provided by a minibus and cars at 9:30. (The 7:59 from Edinburgh gets into Dundee at 9:21). Please make yourself known to the shuttle driver. Every group requiring a shuttle should also provide a contact number.
The BUCS Orienteering event is held on the southern slopes of the Sidlaw Hills above Dundee. The area is mainly open hillside, covering the three hills of Auchterhouse, Balkello and Balluderon. On the lower slopes is a community woodland; further uphill are areas of scattered Scots pine and Larch; several areas with old quarry workings resulting in fine technical detail and broken ground; a good path network with some fast runnable open terrain suitable for runners, though in places there is heather to test the stamina.
For the geographers:
The Balkello site has excellent rock exposures in the old quarries of 400 million years old (Devonian) fluvial sandstones and lacustrine mudstones with primitive plant fossils. In particular there are superb examples of Parka decipiens (algae) which have been described and figured in geological literature since 1800 onward. A small fault is also well seen together with an igneous intrusion. The hilltop is also a splendid viewpoint for the surrounding area.
Features marked with uncrossable purple over print must not be crossed at any point other than a designated, marked crossing point.
1:10,000, contour interval 5m.
Assembly area has space for club tents and as such clubs are advised to bring them in case of bad weather, it is an exposed hill. For those clubs without, limited space will be provided in a spare tent.
Commentary on the race will be provided with a couple of radio controls and a spectator control visible from the area. Live results will also be set up in a tent.
2 portable toilets are located a small distance from the assembly area.
There is no catering so make sure you have plenty of food for yourselves.
The finish is located in the assembly area.
Water will be provided at the finish but no cups to reduce rubbish so bring water bottles.
The start is a 30 minute walk from the assembly area. The route passes through private land which should be respected, not leaving the designated route.
Starts are every 2 minutes on each course with at least 4 minutes between runners from the same university. Starts are roughly seeded with top seeded runners starting later. Race numbers are to be hung up at the start with pins, make sure you arrive with time to put yours on. The start will be a timed start therefore you must turn up at your designated time, otherwise the clock is running.
The call up for the start is 3 minutes; control descriptions will be available in the -3 box.
Starts are from 11:00 with final starts at 13:00 for men’s A, 12:45 for Woman’s A and 12:30 for all other classes. Guest and helpers must start from 10:30 to 11:00.
Start times will be published on the EUOC website on 14/03/11 or as soon as possible afterwards.
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