Details of STAG’s SoSOL @ Cathkin Braes CP-Sunday 19th March 2017

SATURDAY 18th MARCH 2017 - Entry on day available for maps as shown below - Seniors £10 ; Juniors £4.

Due to weather forecast & the number of under 10s there shall now be no additional “Kiddies Course”.

You should also be aware that we do not have the pleasure of the Strains support as they are elsewhere this weekend so we may be using a RETRO method to indicate results but if not the aim shall be to have results on STAG website by 4pm with Robin Strain adding all the wee touches of Routegadget, Winsplits later.

Participants list available to download - no formal Start Times are being issued.

On line entries are now closed.

The number of extra maps still available are shown below as of 9:30pm on Saturday 18th March 2017.

Brown - 1.

Blue - 4.

Green - 10.

Short Green - 4.

Light Green - 3.

Orange - 5.

Yellow - 6.

White - 7.

Date - Sunday 19th March 2017

Disclaimer - Safety: Competitors take part at their own risk & are responsible for their own safety at all times. If the weather is poor a cagoule maybe required.

Venue - Cathkin Braes Country Park, Glasgow G45.

Terrain - Sometimes it is hard to believe that this is a public Glasgow Park as the area is diverse & different from all the other parks within Our Dear Green Place. The area can be split into distinctive parts 1. The Big Wood - a beautiful area of deciduous woodland with trees over 100 years old . 2. The north facing slope is pretty steep in places, mostly rough open land brackenised (bracken is currently dead) with the rogue thorn bush / brambles to be avoided - Full Leg cover strongly advised. Intricate in places cliffs, re-entrants, ruins included the odd wrecked car here & there 3. The far Eastern part is a mix of open park land & woodland with steep & slippery slopes with some crags & boulders & shape to be negotiated. A number of fallen trees means that progress can be slower within the light green areas.

Parking - In Main Car Park off B759 at Grid Reference NS609579. Park at western end adjacent to Start. Beware of potholes.

Entries - Via Sportident uk site. Very limited entry on day with Registration from 10am > 11am.

Entry Fees - Up to & including Sunday 12th March 2017 - Seniors £8 Juniors £3 ; then until Wednesday 15th March - Seniors £9 Juniors £4.

Start Times - 10:30 > 12 Noon. Courses close 2pm.

Courses
Brown* 8.32k 220m   * Back to back maps.
Blue 5.74k 195m
Green4.58k 155m  
Short Green 3.23k 100m  
Light Green 2.8k 65m  
Orange 2.62k 60m  
Yellow 2.17k 60m  
White 1.65k 50m.

Map - Updated by Stirling Surveys post 2014 Commonwealth Games with additional updates by T.O’Brien, STAG March 2017. Scale 1:10,000, 5m contours.

The Start Within 400m of centre of Car Park to the west.

The Finish Within 400m of centre of Car Park to the east.

Start Times - Individual Start Times shall NOT be allocated.

 

Posted on 07th Mar 17
by Terry O'Brien

 

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