BRITISH NIGHT ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 – ABERDEENSHIRE – 23/24 FEBRUARY 2019
Come to spectacular North East Scotland for an Aberdeenshire adventure this February at the British Night Championships Weekend. Be sure the 23/24 February is firmly in your Orienteering calendars for 2019!
There is something for everyone including the first SOL of the year.
The main Muir of Dinnet event on Saturday night is not to be missed, offering a true test of technical ability. With a complex moraine landscape and higher parts presenting a profusion of gullies, rocks and crags, the terrain varies between very fast open moor and clean forest floors to more physically demanding steeper heathery slopes. Planner Drew Tivendale’s courses will not disappoint!
Make a weekend of it! There is a Scottish Orienteering Urban League Sprint at Cove, Aberdeen earlier in the afternoon on a new map which Team GB’s Graham Gristwood and Chris Smithard have been busy working on alongside planner Pete Lawrence. Emit Touch Free Emitags will be used at this event which is being organised by Grampian Orienteering Club and can be entered as part of the British Night Orienteering Weekend on Fabian4.
On Sunday there’s the first CompassPoint Scottish Orienteering League of 2019 at beautiful Birsemore, Aboyne. Birsemore Hill rises to 333 metres, and includes some intricate areas on the steep northern slopes with a wealth of contour and rock detail including cliffs and crags. The majority of the area is covered with runnable plantation. The area was a firm favourite during the 2017 Scottish 6 Days and Maroc’s Andy Oliver is the course planner. Registration, download and parking is within the Aboyne Academy/Community Centre Complex.
Online entries for all three events are now open on Fabian 4.
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