22nd Glasgow Parks Champs No.742.GPC Race 3 - Drumpellier CPSun 05 December, 2021
Regional 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.
Everything was going so well and then completely out of the blue the placing of '65' / '66' error came to light. At first my wee brain just didn't understand how this had happened but read on for an explanation.
DCP controls were 'hidden' late on Saturday pm after the deluge had hit Glasgow. The sudden downpour made the crossing of some areas problematic and this led to the error.
With the correct control for Spur South Foot located in my hand I could see the site across the marsh but wasn't able to cross so went further north up the track and crossed at the wee building.
My wee brain then decided that as I was now nearer the Marsh South Edge that I should just do that one first and that was what I did but with the wrong control.
Added to this error is the fact that even with glasses my eyesight has deteriorated badly in the last 6 months and the numbers are in fact too similar. Yet another lesson learned - orienteering has a nasty habit of kicking back when one becomes complacent.
On further examination of splits, with only 12/74 competitors deciding to 'go walk about' to look for the correct code number we have decided not to void any legs or courses.
I can only apologise for this error.
Big 'thank-you' to Dermid, Dale and Chris from NLC. Our race was allowed to go ahead as it was categorised as a 'Community Event' and not a 'Major Event' as such are still banned by NLC due to Covid-19.
Near: Glasgow Lat,Lng: 55.87390,-4.07326
Directions / Parking
In car parks adjacent to Visitors Centre
Map / Terrain
1:10,000 5m contours. Updated Nov 21 by TOBEM.
Registration and Start times
Starts from 14:00 > 14:30.
5pm Thursday 2nd December - Control Descriptions now available to download for carrying (6mm size). Already printed on your map (7mm size).
On arrival please remember to download at location outside Centre on northern side of main building.
Toilets available inside building. Remember face covering and on entering sanitise your hands and turn left for toilets.
For Courses 1,2, 3, 4 and 5 from Visitors Centre head west to reach pavement adjacent to A725 (200m) and follow south for 300m then turn east onto track. Total 700m.
Warm up area is now on your left hand side. Call up point at -3 shall be obvious. Please do not gather on track but listen for time being called up.
For Courses 6 and 7
Start is 100m west from the Visitors Centre and competitors then head off south between the neck of the 2 lochs.
The Finish is common to all courses and located 500m form the Centre.
Results shall be here.
The cafe within the Visitors Centre is operational and subject to Covid-19 regulations which include Track and Track - you can sign in if you have The App or fill in the form supplied. Face covering to be worn until you are seated. Please sanitise hands on entering.