Altyre Retro-O and Moravian AGM
With the kind permission of Altyre Estates, please join us for some fun ahead of our AGM. Orienteering years ago used to be different! There was no electronic punching of controls, no computer download, no electronic timing and no printed course maps - you drew the course on a blank map yourself!
So, for our Retro-O, we will be taking you back to those times. Your oldest orienteering clothing will be the order of the day - still long trousers and torso covering please. For light green and oranges courses, you will need to draw your course on a blank map before you run - and your time has already started! Yellow course maps will be course printed in the normal way.
There will be hand-held punches at each control for you to manually punch onto a card which you will carry. You will hand your card to the download team after your run and they will check it to see if you have the right punches in the right places. Timing will be your finish time minus your starting time, and results will be displayed on a washing line! If you wish to receive a copy of the overall results, then please bring a stamped, self-addressed envelope, or fill in an envelope at the event and pay 50p towards the postage. It really used to be like that!
We will be basing the activity in the car park of the Glasgow School of Arts, on the Altyre Estate (w3w:///ducks.dull.loom). PARKING IS RESTRICTED SO PLEASE LIFT SHARE IF POSSIBLE. Thanks are due to the Altyre Estate for permission to use the woodlands and Glasgow School of Arts for use of the car park.
After the Retro-O, we will have our AGM in the Clubroom, which will be open from 1200 hours. We will aim to start the AGM between 1300-1330 hours and finish by 1400 hours, when we will need to vacate the Hall. Please bring your own food and drink. The agenda for the AGM is linked here: Microsoft Word - Notice of Annual General Meeting 19Aug23.docx (mor.scot).
Directions and Parking
Directions and Parking. The car park for the event is approximately 800 m along an estate road that leaves the A940 Forres - Grantown road approximately 4 km south of Forres (w3w///folks:sunshine:jetted). The turn off will be signed with Orienteering notices. Follow the road 800 m to the Glasgow School of Art (prominent Italianate buildings). Our parking area is beyond the School of Art. PARKING IS RESTRICTED SO PLEASE LIFT SHARE IF POSSIBLE.
Toilets. Public toilets are available at Grant Park in Forres. Toilets will be available in the Clubroom from 1200 hours.
Start and Finish
The start and finish locations will be approximately 250m from the car parking area.
- Light Green
Results. Results will be hung, in time order, on the traditional washing line. If you would like a copy of the results of everyone, then, in retro-O style, please bring a stamped, self-addressed envelope, or a write out an envelope at the event and pay 50p for the postage (second class).
The terrain is mixed coniferous with some broadleaved woodland, and varying amounts of heather and rough understorey. Runnability varies across the area, depending on the density of the coniferous canopy, brashings in the open areas and the height of the heather understory. There is a clear track network, with some smaller paths and rides. The terrain is undulating, and the climb on all courses is modest.
No online pre-entries. In retro-O style, there will be Entry on the Day only. Please bring change with you rather than large notes. Thank you.
Seniors - £3
Juniors - £2
- Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. Whistles should be carried. Six short blasts indicate a competitor in trouble, anyone hearing this signal is asked to offer assistance.
- Both the A940 road heading north-south on the map and the minor road heading west-east are out of bounds.
- All courses route near Blair Loch which is out of bounds and must not be entered or crossed.
- The safety bearing for all courses is to head due west, where competitors should re-locate on seeing either the A940 road or Blair's loch.
- The area could have ticks which may cause Lyme Disease, if not promptly removed. Competitors are strongly advised to check themselves afterwards for ticks and remove them ASAP.
- First Aid will be available at registration. The nearest A&E hospital – Dr Grays Hospital, Elgin
COVID-19 Guidance (Updated May 2022)
The SOA has issued the following updated COVID-19 event guidance with effect from March 2022 for Clubs to follow.
All competitors must not attend an orienteering event if they have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 (even if they have received two doses of the vaccine and a booster) until they have completed their period of self-isolation.
Entry on the day (EOD) at events and activities is permitted but clubs should encourage physical distancing around registration or results displays even when outdoors.
Clubs are to avoid close packed (less than 1m separation) groups of people even when outdoors. Such close packing has been known to occur around both registration and results displays – it can also occur with helpers at registration and download.
- Indoor public spaces may be used for events and activities, but current face covering regulations must be followed and behaviours such as improved ventilation, provision of hand sanitiser, adapting layouts to encourage social distancing and encouraging the use of face masks to reduce spread should be adopted.
As a result, Moravian will continue to make hand sanitiser available for use by competitors and volunteers at the registration and download areas.
Competitors are asked not to form close (less than 1m separation) groups at events (be it outdoor or indoor), particularly around registration and download, and are encouraged to minimise contact with SI boxes, including Clear, Check and SI AIR test boxes, and the download equipment.
Where indoor/enclosed spaces are used which have restricted air circulation, Moravian will adapt layouts to maintain at least 1m segregation and encourage competitors to wear a mask.