Night 3 – Selkirk Hill

When:
27/11/2019 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Europe/London Timezone
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Results are here

Planners comments: Selkirk Hill is a funny kind of place – we all know it well enough that we’ve probably visited every decent control site!. So it’s a tricky to do something new, and make it challenging. On reflection, that was probably a bit more technical than was strictly necessary for a night event, though that said, every control was on or near a path, and there were always path options to connect them. I tried to tempt you into taking cross country choices rather than ‘round the paths’, and tried to give you route choice decisions to make. In order to make the most of the complex pitted area, the course had a LOT of controls – but I felt that was necessary to prevent it being a simple fly-through on the larger paths. I suspect patience, keeping it slow and steady and really drilling down into the detail and always knowing where you were was what worked. Maybe ask Ellie what the secret was! Thanks to everyone for coming on what turned out to be a pretty miserable and damp evening!.

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The third in the series of 3 night orienteering events is being held on Selkirk Hill.

Parking: Park at Argus Centre, turning off A7 on south side of Selkirk, just on Hawick side of Selkirk High School, down High School Lane. Turn right at the bottom then immediately right again to the parking. See here

Argus Centre facilities not available this time, please note no toilets available here.

Registration: from 6.15pm .

Starts: From 6:30 – 7pm. Leaving car park, turn right to Start and Finish  along the road to Selkirk Hill.

Courses close at 8pm so come early if you think you might take a long time.

Courses: One course of about Orange standard, and around 2,5km in length.

Terrain:  Selkirk Hill: mostly scrubby open, some woodland areas, extensive path network.

Costs: Senior members £3.50, Juniors £1.50. Non members £4 and £2. Families a maximum of £8. Bringing the correct money would be helpful.

Equipment: A head torch is better than a hand-held one. Carry spare batteries in a pocket.

As Argus Centre not available, if bad weather, gazebo may be available for shelter.