Calendar

Oct
21
Sat
RR Autumn Series 2 @ Bowhill Estate
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Bowhill Estate has a good network of paths, so an excellent place for families and newcomers to orienteering. Much of the woodland is runnable, and the longer courses will offer route choice and a chance to practice the more technical skills.

Starts:

start times from 1.00 to 2.00pm. Please check on your map for the course closing time.

Courses:

  • Yellow, easy course for younger juniors and newcomers
  • Orange, slightly more difficult, more route choice
  • Light Green, longer and more technically difficult

Entry Fees:

Juniors £2.00, Seniors £4.00, Families £7.50 maximum

Organiser

Andrew Armstrong, doonhame@hotmail.com

Please check the RR website again before traveling for notice of any last minute changes

Nov
15
Wed
RR Night Event 1 @ Bowhill Estate
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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 at top car park above Bowhill House.

Terrain Mostly mature runnable woodland with a good path network. There are two lochs, so please take care around these.

One course on offer at about Orange standard

starts 6 – 6.30pm.

Course Closure time.

Best to start early, as we are going to have a course closure time of 7.30, as there will be a Mountain Rescue Team training session following on immediately after the Bowhill event.

Entry fees £10 for Series, £4 per night.

Risk Assessment.

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.

Nov
18
Sat
RR Autumn Series 3 @ Selkirk Hill
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Selkirk Hill is a well defined area popular with walkers, with a complex path network and lots of small contour features. Some of the paths are narrow, and need care to follow, but a good area for juniors and families.

Starts:

start times from 1.00 to 2.00pm. Please check on your map for the course closing time.

Courses:

  • Yellow, easy course for younger juniors and newcomers
  • Orange, slightly more difficult, more route choice
  • Light Green, longer and more technically difficult

Entry Fees:

Juniors £2.00, Seniors £4.00, Families £7.50 maximum

Organiser

Eb Rooney, edmund.rooney@tesco.net

Please check the RR website again before traveling for notice of any last minute changes

Nov
22
Wed
RR Night Event 2 @ Gala Policies
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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.

Risk Assessment.

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

Nov
29
Wed
RR Night Event 3 @ Selkirk Hill
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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.

Risk Assessment.

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.

Dec
17
Sun
RR Autumn Series 4 & RR Xmas Lunch @ Vertish Hill
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm

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.

Courses:

  • Yellow, easy course for younger juniors and newcomers
  • Orange, slightly more difficult, more route choice
  • Light Green, longer and more technically difficult

Entry Fees:

Juniors £2.00, Seniors £4.00, Families £7.50 maximum

Organiser

Keith Murray, kjmurray63@hotmail.com

Please check the RR website again before traveling for notice of any last minute changes