Entries open for 2019 Scottish Orienteering Championships!

Anyone looking to take part in this year’s Scottish Orienteering Championships can now enter via SiEntries, as entries for the 2019 Individual and Relay Championships are now open.

Entries for the Individual Championships close on Sunday 12 May, with entries for the Relay Championships closing on Thursday 16 May.

With Solway Orienteers hosting this year’s championships, Dumfries & Galloway will host both events.

Dalbeattie Forest will host the 2019 Scottish Orienteering Individual Championships

Scottish Orienteering Championships 2019 – Individual Entries:

https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=5608

On Saturday 25th May, close to the town of Dalbeattie, Dalbeattie Forest will host the individual event, where an abundance of rock and contour details should supply a significant challenge to participants’ orienteering skills for the Scottish Orienteering Championships.

The existing Dalbeattie Town Wood map has been updated and extended southwards towards Moyle Hill in recent months (mapped by DOLM) and the longer courses will visit areas not used since the 1980s.

The assembly area will be located just beyond the boundary of Dalbeattie town and there are many local cafes and restaurants people can enjoy in the area.  There is also the beautiful Solway coastline to visit, with particularly fine views to be gained in locations like Rockcliffe and Portling.

Scottish Orienteering Championships 2019 – Relay Entries:

https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=5622

On Sunday 26th May, the Scottish Orienteering Relay Championships will be staged in Drumlanrig Estate, near Thornhill. To the front of the castle is open contoured terrain while, at the back, there are extensive woods and some steep hill sides. It is excellent terrain for a relay event, with fast running being possible and accurate navigation at speed being well rewarded.

Further details of both events are on Solway Orienteers’ website:

http://www.solwayorienteers.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you there!