Club coaching - Night Orienteering 30 Jan 2016 Dunrod Hill

Event type: Activity

UPDATE: We have some sign ups for this so its definitely going ahead unless the weather takes a turn. Nice and dry up there today (Sunday 24th) but windy. A pick’n'mix sessions is planned with several sessions on contouring, route choice and fine navigation on offer. Do some or all you want in the time available. Cagoules will be compulsory as even if its dry the wind can be fierce up there. Let Andy P or Al D know if you are coming.

The Scottish night orienteering championships takes place on Sat 6 Feb 2016 in the Pentlands. Coaching will be available to hone your skills at the similar Dunrod Hill (Greenock) on Saturday 30 Jan from 6pm.
See below for further details. Please note this session is available to members of any SOA club.

Map of Dunrod Hill mapTerrain description

Rising to 298m above Greenock this is a classic large area of open moorland. There is a lot of contour and rock detail with extra interest added by various bits of industrial archeology. During the Industrial Revolution the area was used to supply water to Greenock leaving a number of reservoirs both large and small, and an 8km aqueduct, the Greenock Cut, running round the foot of the hillside. Amazing views of the Clyde coast on a clear day!  The Greenock Cut visitor centre has toilets, educational displays and a small cafe.

NOTE - this session is NOT at the Greenock cut visitor centre which will be closed! See below for details.

This session is open to members of any Scottish Orienteering Club. You must be competent at Technical Difficulty 3 or request/bring a competent shadower. Please register below to book a place, you will only be charged if you attend.

Dunrod Hill is an open moorland area similar to large parts of the North Pentlands map which will be used for the Scottish Night Championships 2016.

CLYDE coaches will have sessions at TD3 and TD 4/5 to help you get to grips with the techniques involved with night O, or simply to get used to running on a similar area/scale map prior to the main event next week.

Head torches and whistles will be essential. Let the coaches know if you need to borrow.

Expect to take around 60 minutes for your session. You can arrive any time between 6pm and 7pm but the session will finish at 8pm sharp.

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Access is at the NORTH end of the Dunrod Hill map NOT the usual Cornalees Bridge car park.
Parking is in Overton Road (Greenock) which is accessed from Papermill Road via the junction with the Old Largs Road adjacent to Whinhill Primary school.
There’s a brown signpost to “Greenock Cut parking” off Overtoun road.

Start times:

6pm to 7pm

Entry Fees:

Cost is £2 per adult participant regardless of club. Junior (under 20) and student are free. You must be a member of a Scottish orienteering club to participate.


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Explanation of Course Colours

White = Easy controls all on paths, compass not essential.

Yellow = Easy controls on paths with some controls just off paths, compass not essential.

Orange = Moderate with most controls just off paths or line features, compass recommended.

Green = Technical with most controls NOT on paths or line features.

Blue = Same as Green but longer (5km +).

Glasgow parkrun

parkrun-logoIt is a 5km run in Pollok Park every Saturday at 9:30