Galashiels TD1 1DQ
The Club is holding a short series of night orienteering events in terrain, and as we are aware that many won’t have tried this format, we are making the courses easy and the venues used safe. Gala policies have not been used for Orienteering for some years, but will be known to many from the Gala Harriers XC races.
Parking near Gala swimming pool. Parking usually possible in Livingstone Place, but observe yellow lines.
Terrain is generally mature woodland with a good path network. Please take care around the pond. Safety bearing is NE
One course on offer at about Orange standard
starts 6 – 6.30pm.
Course Closure time will be 7.30pm.
Entry fees £10 for Series, £4 per night.
Compared to day events, night events present a greater risk of exposure, Competitors are advised that they should carry additional protection – consider hat, warmer clothing or cagoule and a whistle. A compass is essential. Juniors under 16 may take part, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Timing will be by SI cards as usual.
Head torches provide hands-free illumination but pleases check your batteries are good enough to last the evening and it’s advisable to carry a spare torch as backup.
Map Scale. please check website nearer the event