Local event/Club Championships/AGM/Social – Tweedbank

12/01/2019 @ 11:15 am – 11:15 am Europe/London Timezone
The Barns, Tweedbank
Robin Sloan

PDF version here:       Event Info v3

January 12th 2019
RR Club Championships and Local Event
Tweedbank, Galashiels

Please read these notes fully, as there is important information about the event, especially regarding juniors.

Tweedbank is an Urban area, but has lots of parkland so be prepared for controls in areas rough underfoot – which may be muddy – so wear appropriate shoes.

Parking is in Tweedbank near the Community Centre, which is here. There is a very small car park at the Centre, otherwise please park responsibly on Essenside Drive. Post Code is TD1 3RT.

Registration and SI card hire is at the Tweedbank Community Centre. Clothing dump and toilets available and will be open from 10.45.

Entry fees:
Senior members £3.50, Juniors £1.50. Non-members £4 and £2. Families a maximum of £8.

Yellow course is quite short, but has a steep climb. Suitable for juniors under 12 years, and those who want an easy course.

Massed Start Handicap Score Everyone starts at the same time, but the number of controls to be visited depends on your handicap, see list below. For RR club members, this is the Club Championships, but anyone else is welcome to take part. If you are not an RR member, please let me know you are coming so there will be enough maps and we can allocate a handicap number. The winner will be the fastest to return to the finish having visited the correct number of controls.

The version of the map we are using is ISOM 2010 and is at a scale of 1:5000. As this is a smaller scale than usually used for a technical area, very few controls have been set in the complex housing areas.

Being an urban area, there will be road crossings. BOF Guidelines state that M/W 16s and below will not be able to cross “roads with significant traffic”, but it has been agreed that most roads in Tweedbank are “roads with traffic management which induce slow speeds”. Therefore we WILL accept entries for the Massed Start event from juniors who have reached their 12th birthday on the day. However, to conform to these guidelines, the main bus route which runs through the middle of Tweedbank must be crossed only at the underpass by ALL competitors. The underpass will be marked on the map as a “crossing point”. The main roads themselves are out-of-bounds and marked with red crosses on the map, but you may run along the pavements beside them.

To assist in planning your route, the Start is on this eastern side of the bus route where there are 9 controls and there will be 10 controls to the west of the bus route where the Finish is. The controls have no points values as in a Score event and you may choose any controls from either east or west to make up your total.

Make sure you double check that you have visited the correct number of controls before heading to the finish!

Note about Yellow Course
Juniors under 12 years old will be able to do this course, but parents should note that the course will cross two cul-de-sac roads on the School Route, where there are traffic islands. The route also follows paths close to Tweedbank Loch. The Yellow course will include the Underpass mentioned above under the main bus route. If parents are unsure about older juniors doing the Score, they should enter the Yellow course.

Please make sure you are registered and ready to walk to the start as a group at 11.15. The Massed Start event will start at 11.30, with the Yellow course immediately after, but there will be a 400m walk for all competitors which involve crossing the bus road. This crossing will be marshalled, but parents please take responsibility for your children’s safe crossing of the road.

The finish will not be near the start, but back nearer to the Community Centre. Please remember, that even if you do not do the correct number of controls, you must punch the Finish unit.

Courses will close at 12.45 to allow the RR AGM to take place at the Community Centre.

These are the number of controls you must visit, but if your name is not there, please contact me at robinsloan1526@gmail.com

Number of controls to be visited
17 Kirstin Maxwell
16 John Tullie
16 Ian Maxwell
16 Tim Darlow
16 Sam McKinnon
16 Mike Johnston
16 Paul McGreal
16 Rachel Sullivan
16 Barry Veitch
16 Keith Murray
15 Sarah McAdam
15 Edmund Rooney
15 Fiona Forrest
15 Quin Arthur
15 Ken Horne
15 Karen Maxwell
14 Kate Darlow
14 James Purves
14 Andrew Armstrong
14 Craig Scott
13 Lindsey Knox
13 Eileen Maxwell
13 Douglas Henderson
13 Pauline McAdam
12 Catherine Rooney
12 Lynne Bogle
12 Max Arthur
11 William Bruce
11 Fiona Johnston
11 Bridget Khursheed
11 Judith Purves
11 Duncan Shiell
11 Ged Smith
11 Ellie Darlow
11 Wils Wilson
11 Anne Campbell
10 David Patterson
10 Catherine Baker
10 Kate Grimsditch
9 Robert Cranston
9 Susan Shiell

Roxburgh Reivers AGM

Immediately following the Event, the Roxburgh Reivers AGM will take place at Tweedbank Community Centre. As soon as you have recovered from your run, please make your way to the Barns. For eats before the meeting, there are kitchen facilities and hot water.

Organiser: Robin Sloan, 01896822548 or 07773599807