STAG’s 19th GPC - Sun 3rd Dec’17 - Nos 595,596 & 597- Event Report added

Thank-you to all the STAG Team who supported this event & to competitors from near & far.

Results are here.

Report on 19th Glasgow Parks Championships held Sunday 3rd December 2017
Just over a week ago we were almost sweltering in the warmth at Drumpellier & still discussing the days’ events at 4:30pm in a dark car park. Somehow the weather has changed & if it were yesterday it would still have been a great day but completely different for both organisers & competitors.
A vast number of individuals contributed to the success of GPC 2017 & we thank you all STAG Members & others alike.
I must apologise for making the courses @ Races 1 & 2 too long. Not 100% sure how I managed it & we shall make every effort to hit the correct standard next year.
Guess The Parks
To reduce the odds we may make changes to this wee parallel competition.
Income- Via SI Entries = £1182.00 + £32.00 = £1214.00.
SI Entries Fee - £81.78.
SI Air Hire - £36.00
Levies BOF Levy - £121.50       SOA Levy - £82.80 =  £204.30
Map Royalty     £300.00
Map Printing £322.94
Trophies/Medals £150.00
Room Hire(DCP) £ 43.05
Race Bibs £31.45
Miscellaneous £45.00
Sub Total £1,184.52
Resulting in an operational loss of 48 pence
Our thoughts have already turned to the 20th Anniversary Event in December 2018.

Kind Regards
Terry, Gerry, John, Andy, Fredrik, Marta, Robin, Sheila, Blair, Lorna & Lynn


GPC 2017 Race Information

GPC 2017 Final Information

GPC2017_Race 1_Cathkin Braes CP_CDs



Drumpellier T-Pole

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Posted on 12th Dec 17 by Terry O'Brien

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Information about the location

Area: City of Glasgow
Near: Glasgow G1  GoogleMap

Map of Glasgow - Cathkin Braes Country Park MapTerrain description

When combined with the adjacent “Big Wood”, this area provides the most challenging orienteering available within the City.
New permanent course relaunched in 2017.

Further resurveys required due to extension of Mountain Bike Facilities.

The area was first mapped in the 1970s by Mr.J.W.Baillie, Geography Teacher from Cathkin High School.
Since then it has been remapped on 3 occasions.

12 controls make up the new permanent course. With tussocky terrain, stout footwear is advised. Walking time for the course is approximately 60 minutes.
Venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games Mountain Biking Event. 

New Permanent Course installed Aug 2016. Maps on sale from 1st Nov 2016 from Bellahouston, Emirates, Kelvin Hall & Tollcross Sports Centres.

Park History:

Presented to the City in 1886 by Mr.James Dick and in accordance with his wishes, the Park has been left in its natural beauty. Every part is open to the public to roam about at will.
Course spans the west end of the Braes including Big Wood.
Highest point is Queen Mary’s Seat, about 600ft. above sea level.
Watch for diving skylarks on the grassland to the west.
Extensive views across the City of Glasgow and beyond.

Location details:

Castlemilk - Glasgow G45
Bounded by Cathkin Rd. (B759), Burnside Rd., Ardencraig Rd. & Carmunnock Rd. (B766).

Details of other mapped locations



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