Vogrie Country Park- 21st Feb

Results for ELO’s event  at Vogrie Country Park near Gorebridge on 21st February.
Well done Neil McMillan for the course planning and thanks to all how came along and to those who helped.

Particular congratulations to Julian Hall who would have been the comfortable winner of the Green course – except that Oleg Chepelin (Britain’s #11 ranked orienteer) also entered.

Sat 21st Feb 2015

Info updated: 7th Feb – Oentries now available.
Type of event: Local event in the East of Scotland Orienteering Association (ESOA) Winter series
Type of terrain: Parkland and Woodland

General Information

Vogrie is a very popular, extensive country park, managed by Midlothian Council.

Terrain: A mixture of parkland and woodland with a good path network. This is definitely the best time of year for an event there as the bracken and undergrowth are less of a hindrance to progress.

Other Users: The woods are very well used by the general public including dog walkers and families. Please respect their right to be there at the same time as you are orienteering there. Please observe all out of bounds areas, particularly the unfenced.

Dogs: Area is well used by dog walkers so dogs are welcome.

Location

Nearest town: Gorebridge
Grid Ref: NT375631
Postcode: EH23 4NU
Latitude: 55.857887
Longitude: (-2.998582
StreetMap

Directions

Vogrie is off the B6372 which runs between the A7 at Gorebridge to the A68 South of Pathhead.

Follow signs to public parking. Stop at the pay point to purchase, for £1, a token to open the barrier to the car park. Look for the ELO flag at the North of the car park

There is an hourly bus service Edinburgh to Edgehead and about a 1.5km walk to registration. Timetable

Registration & Start Times

Registration: This will be from 1:30pm to 2:30pm at the car park. Pre-entry is available at Oentries and will not close until the night before the event. It will help smooth registration if as many as possible can enter that way, but of course, everyone is very welcome, just to turn up. Please try to come and start early if you think you might take a long time over your course – it still gets dark very early at this time of year and we need to get the controls in before it gets too dark. Controls will be brought in from 4pm promptly.

Start and Finish will be close to the registration. Start times will be from 1.30pm to 2:30pm. NOTE the slightly earlier start time for this event.

Courses Close at 4pm promptly so it is essential that you report to the Finish by 4pm, even if you have not completed your course.

Course Information

There will be White, Yellow, Orange and Green courses. The map has been revised and will be printed at 1:6000.

Entry Charges

Seniors (born 1994 or earlier)
British Orienteering members – £3
Non-members – £5

Juniors (born 1995 or later)
British Orienteering members – £2
Non-members – £2.50

Students
British Orienteering members – £2
Non-members – £2.50

Groups (Adults + children) – including 2 maps
British Orienteering members – £4
Non- members – £6

Extra maps and runs on a second course – £1

SportIdent (SI) electronic timing will be used. If you have your own SI please bring it with you. We will have SIs for hire free of charge but there is a £30 charge if lost.

Results

Results should be published here after the event.

Contacts / Officials

Trina Rogerson – Contact

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

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