Spring Series 5 - No.658Cathkin Braes CP - WOW 2Wed 22 May, 2019

Local level event

Explanation of Event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Activities are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.



If you went down to the Braes last night it was a very busy place as our photograph proves!

Local residents, with friends from desirable Dennistoun & luxious Lanarkshire turned up on another beautiful evening to help STAG bring WOW 2019 to a glorious end.

The Orienteering as ever proved a real test with the crème de la crème (Joe & Fredrik) rising to the top again.

The map - there is no doubt that parts of the map need to be updated but until Glasgow City's plans for further extending the Mountain Bike network are confirmed this is just not an option. In conversation with Simon we discussed 'another clearing' near Control 4 / Code 33 and, as you can see from the 1992 Map attached it does indeed exist whereas on the 2015 map the clearing to the south of the rhodo bush does but the 1992 doesn't show that.

Cathkin Braes is always useful as it provides STAG's most challenging physical & mental test which also highlights the need for STAG to arrange such training for our Members so expect this to be on our agenda in the Autumn.

To assist I had enlarged the map scale but then left 'map legends' in the house but I am now told by coach Gerry that the symbol for a tunnel is now known!!

Thanks to Colin, John & Marta for composing our photograph & to Fredrik & Gerry for their help & a special thanks to Nick Langley for giving the inspiration for the photograph via the curse of predictive text ie Braes / Bears !!

Location Info

Near: Glasgow
Lat,Lng: 55.79181,-4.22921
OS Grid Ref: NS609579
Postcode: G45

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Directions / Parking

At Car Park at Western end of Back Road to Carmunnock

Map / Terrain

1:7500 checked May 2019 by Terry.

Registration and Start times

From 6:15pm

Course Information

3 courses - Long 4.1 Km 95m ; Medium 3.1 km 75m & Short 1.8km 25m climb.

As Tollcross use made of Permanent Course.

Entry Details

22 pre-registered so far - Catriona, 'Rebecca', Mark, 'Paul', Kenny, Rory, Peter, Benji, Fredrik, Marta, Nick, Simon B., Arnis, Gerry, John McK, John N, Colin, Jo, Kirsty, Maz, 'Fiona' & Lynn.

OK so its the day after WOW supposedly ends but then again they were initially only going for a 1 Day idea so we shall keep it going for another day.


Long Trousers a necessity !!!

Other Events part of the Spring Series 2019

Wed 3 Apr Whitecrook

Wed 17 Apr Pollok Country Park

Wed 1 May Greenhead Moss, Wishaw

Wed 15 May Tollcross Park - WOW 1

Wed 29 May Cumbernauld Community Park

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