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Jan 14, 2024

Polkemmet Country Park local event, Saturday 4th May 2024


Welcome to Interlopers local event at Polkemmet Country Park on Saturday 4th May 2024.

 

Our event is based at Polkemmet Country Park

Entries now open on Fabian 4.

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LOCATION

Event is based at Polkemmet Country Park

  • Postcode: TBC
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DIRECTIONS

By train: TBC.

By bus: TBC

By car: TBC

ENTRY AND ENTRY FEES

Entries are now open on Fabian4.

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Entries close at midnight on TBC. A small number of extra maps will be printed and available on a first come first served basis on the day.

For any last minute queries or to reserve a map after entries close, please contact: info@interlopers.org.uk.

Seniors: £TBC (SOA/BOF-affiliated club members) / £TBC+2 (non-members)

Juniors / Students: £TBC (SOA/BOF-affiliated club members) / £TBC+1 (non-members)

Pairs, Groups and Families should make one entry paying the rate of the oldest participant, put the second runner / group name in the comment box, and order any extra maps (£1 each) on the entry form.

Entry on the day (EOD) will be at non-member rates, and subject to map availability so please pre-book to guarantee a map.

TOILETS

TBC.

TERRAIN

TBC.

Map was last updated in TBC.

COURSES

Map will be to TBC scale, with courses planned by TBC.

Planned to Sports Governing Body standards. Maps will be printed on waterproof paper
Yellow TBC km Controls (checkpoints) are very easy to find, mostly on main paths, ideal for younger children and complete beginners.
Orange TBC km Moderate, controls are on or near paths, with more route choice. Good for progressing juniors and beginner adults who are reasonably confident reading a map.
Light Green or Green TBC TBC km Suitable for experienced orienteers.

 

REGISTRATION, START AND FINISH

Start times TBC for all. No allocated start times; 2-minute intervals between starts on each course unless we have too many last-minute starters!

Courses close at TBC at which time controls will begin to be collected in.

Everyone must report to the finish and proceed to Download, whether they finish their courses or not. Otherwise you may trigger a search party and/or call to the emergency services!

If you think you may take a while on your chosen course, please ask for an early start time.  Late starters on the urban courses should take care in the Park.

EVENT OFFICIALS

Event officials are as follows

    • Planner: Paul Caban
    • On-the-day planner / control organiser: Colin Ledlie
    • On the day Organiser: Paul Caban

ELECTRONIC TIMING

SportIdent (SI) electronic timing will be used, with SI Air enabled.  If you have your own SI dibber, please bring it.  Otherwise SI dibbers can be hired free of charge, but with £30 charge if lost.  This must have been requested when booking your place for the event.

SAFETY NOTICE

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. By entering the event you are accepting this condition. 

Parents/guardians should explain all safety aspects to all children and vulnerable persons in their care and if you are in any doubt about their ability to stay safe only allow them to participate with a carer.

A risk assessment has been carried out by the organiser. 

Please note:

      • The area is used by the general public, including dog walkers and cyclists.  Please respect their right to use the area and make room to pass safely.  You are required to abide by the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (see http://www.outdooraccess-scotland.com/sites/default/files//docs/know_the_code_leaflet.pdf), and if necessary give way or stop running temporarily for safety reasons, e.g. some cyclists, dogs, etc.
      • If you or one of your dependants have an underlying medical condition that might occur during the event, please brief the organiser in advance and leave a sealed written record at the event registration (to be destroyed afterwards).
      • The area in a few places can be rough underfoot, steep and slippery.
      • You are encouraged to carry a coat if there is a risk of bad weather and a whistle in case of injury (if injured give 6 long blasts, wait a minute, repeat).
      • As ever, if you have any COVID symptoms, please respect others and stay away.

 First Aid will be available on the day from certified first aiders. Anything more serious should be dealt with at the nearest A&E which is at St John's Hospital, approx 1 mile from the event at Howden Road West, Livingston EH54 6PP. Main reception 01506 523 000.

PRIVACY

When entering our orienteering events your name may appear in the results section of the Interlopers orienteering club website.  We do not share your data with other organisations, other than the sport governing bodies for administrative purposes.  We do not use it for any marketing purposes.  By entering the event you are accepting this condition.

 

 


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