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 are familiar and safe.
Parking Turn down High School Lane just south of Selkirk High School, and then turn right at bottom to the Argus Centre.
Terrain Selkirk Hill has a good network of paths. The street lights of Selkirk should always be visible to the west.
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.
Advance notice – the 2017 Christmas Event and Dinner will be on Sunday 17 December 2017, returning to Hawick Golf Club as people seemed to enjoy the venue and the meal there in 2016.
- Yellow, easy course for younger juniors and newcomers
- Orange, slightly more difficult, more route choice
- Light Green, longer and more technically difficult
Juniors £2.00, Seniors £4.00, Families £7.50 maximum
Keith Murray, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check the RR website again before traveling for notice of any last minute changes
Tweedbank and Melrose:
An exciting new format for RR – two urban sprints in one day, combined time for the two events will determine the winners. Full range of courses including juniors. Ample car parking or why not take the train on the scenic journey from Edinburgh to Tweedbank Station from where it’s a short walk to the Arena. Both events are within walking distance of the Arena.
Tweedbank has a good mixture of “new town” streets and alleyways with light traffic. Melrose is a more traditional small town, all centred round The Greenyards, home of the Melrose 7’s rugby tournament every April (for rugby fans, the event is the day after the Calcutta Cup match at Murray field so you could make a weekend of it). Magnificent views of the surrounding area from the Eildon Hills. Plenty of cafes nearby as well as Abbotsford House, home of Sir Walter Scott.
Maps: Tweedbank was used for our 2013 SOUL and has an updated map: Routegadget HERE. Melrose has been mapped more recently and only used for a couple of small club events, so not on Routegadget.
Planners: Kirstin Maxwell RR
Organiser: Ian Maxwell RR