Scottish Orienteering League and JHIErrochty Forest (SOL4)Sat 06 October, 2018

National 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.



And another STAG Project comes to a successful fruition thanks to the wonderful Club Members & Friends that I am blessed with.
My thanks to everyone listed below who supported yesterday’s double header of Junior Home Internationals (Scotland didn’t just win but annihilated the opposition) & Scottish Orienteering League 4.

The Junior Home Internationals Results can be found here

* Graham & Blair - Planner & Controller respectively. Full reports to follow plus final accounts.
* Robin & Sheila - Computer Support
* Arnis, Peter, Fredrik, Marta, Colin, Jo, Lorna, Liz, Brian, Margaret, Les, Ben & Kyle.

The site was all cleared by 6:30pm on Saturday & with the exception of the access track not a piece of litter or any other evidence of us having been there

Our thanks to all competitors & Colin Matheson (SOA Events Manager), Steve Barrett - resurveying & Nathan Stevens - printing (Stirling Surveys); Dougie, his Team & Bob Burrell of Pitlochry Scouts {Marquee Hire}; Tay FD (Forest Access); Alex McIntyre / Andy Chapman {Parking Field} ; Anne Rodger {Tulloch Fields accessed for Orange & Yellow Courses} & Wayne Pearson {First Aid Cover} and of course the Scottish Autumnal Weather we were blessed with.

Once Tay Fd share their harvesting plans with STAG for what remains of the forest, we shall be able to determine possible future use.

Controller’s Report

Well done to all of the competitors on their performances in at both the JHI and the SOL.
A particular well done to those who are not normally competing in tough Scottish working forests.
Graham’s courses made best use of the woodland that the FC has left us and a big thank-you to those who took the time to say that they had enjoyed their runs.
Terry’s organisation together with his ability to utilise local Perthshire contacts ensured a smooth running day.
It was disappointing to see a below par entry for the SOL. I presume that this was at least in part due to it being a Saturday however having driven home on Sunday afternoon through the wind and rain, we certainly got the best of the week-end.
As always it was a pleasure to work with the STAG team who travelled from all corners of the country to put on the event which is only one of a huge number of fixtures organised over the year.

Blair Young

Location Info

Near: Pitlochry
Lat,Lng: 56.75045,-4.00262
OS Grid Ref: NN767637
Postcode: PH18 5UE

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Pre Event Info

Following on from JHI , the SOL start times shall run from 2pm > 3:30pm.
Courses planned by Graham McFadyen.

Directions / Parking

£2 charge per vehicle going directly to farmer.

Map / Terrain

North facing slope of 40/50 year old woodland with a plethora of rock & subtle contour detail. Errochty has just had a vegetation check by Stirling Surveys.

Registration and Start times

Starts from 2pm > 3:30pm.

Dog restrictions

On leads at all times.