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Scottish Orienteering Championships

Competition nameScottish Orienteering Championships
Start date20120602
End date20120605
CountryGreat Britain
Race typeNational
Nearest place or cityAberdeen
Club/organizerMar Orienteering Club
Region of countryAberdeenshire
Number of competition days4
Expected number of runners1000
WRE event?Yes
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Contact phone number013398 84447
Contact postal addressGardens Cottage, Dess, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5BA
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions65km (good bus service)
Latest entry date20-5-12
Entry fee (Euro)19 21+, 8.5 20-
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)40-50 person/night
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)3-5 person/night
Event descriptionScottish Orienteering Championships includes an individual long race on 2nd June and a relay on 3rd June. 2nd June is a World Ranking Event. Also included in the event are an MTBO event and an urban sprint race on 4th June and a middle distance event on 5th June. Please check website for more details.
Terrain descriptionHilly, fast running plantation and open hillside - mixed running with some heather and some fast grassland. Moderate to intricate contour detail, much rock and crag detail. Good network of line features - paths, fences, walls, streams etc.
Training possibilitiesThere are plenty of areas on Deeside that can be used - contact Jon Musgrave for more information. Maps will cost 2-3 depending on area. If a large group is interested courses and control hanging can be arranged.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Deeside has a wealth of outdoor activities - biking (road and mountain), walking at low level or mountain-tops (1000m+). There are also castles to visit - eg Crathes, Balmoral and a distillery to visit. Many wood and lochs have pleasant walks marked round them - eg Glen Muick, Loch Kinord/Dinnet Moor.
Street address of navigation pointBraemar Village Hall, Mar Road
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