Dunfermline Urban Event

Sunday 24th March 2019

Preliminary Details: 

Overview

The Event will take place in Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline (Fife/Scotland) extending into the town area bordered by Glen Bridge, Carnegie Drive, St Margaret’s Drive and Nethertown Broad Street. 

This is an orienteering event.  Competitors are given a map with control points marked and must visit each control in sequence.  Control points will be identified on the ground with an orange/white flag.   Attendance at each control is evidenced from a digital recording device (SI card) hired by the competitor from the event.  

Map

The map has been created especially for this event and has drawn to ISSOM2007 at 1:4000 with a 5m contour interval.

Terrain

The area is varied, encompassing old town structures and well maintained fast parkland.  Most competitors will experience alleyways, quiet streets and a steep sided gorge providing interesting route choices. 

Assembly

The assembly area is in the 2nd Fife Scout Hall in West End Park at the end of Berrylaw Place, Dunfermline, KY12 8AG.  OS Grid Reference: NT 081  875

Travel

It is possible to travel to this event using public transport depending on your location.  Time to Assembly from public transport hubs:

Dunfermline Town Train Station – 25 mins walk. [Not Queen Margaret Station]

Dunfermline Bus Station – 11 mins walk.

Parking

Parking will be within West End Park, Berrylaw Place, Dunfermline adjacent to the Scout Hall.  Please use the designated parking, car share where possible or use public transport. 

Facilities

Enquiries, Registration, Download and Results will be situated in the Assembly Area at the Scout Hall. Toilets will be available in the Hall.  A baggage area will be available for those travelling via public transport. 

Entry

Pre-entry is preferred at SiEntries link to follow.

Event Prices:
Adult BOF/SOA member £9
Adult non-BOF/SOA £11
Students: £5
Juniors BOF/SOA member £3
Juniors non-BOF/SOA £4
Entry on Day (EOD) +£1 extra

Courses

Several courses will be available of varied difficulty and distance.  M/W Open, M/W Vet, M/W Super Vet, M/W Ultra Vet, M/W 16-, M/W 12-.  See Final Details nearer to the event date.

Registration

Registration in the Scout Hall will be open from 10:30am for EOD and SI hire. Registration will close at 12:45pm.  The hall will remain open throughout the day.

Start Times

11am – 1pm.  5 mins walk from Assembly to Start.

Finish

There is one Finish, for all courses, in Pittencrieff Park.  The Assembly area is not on the competition map ie it is distinct from the course finish.  You must report to the Finish by 14:30 ​even if you do not complete your course.

Dogs

There are no restrictions on dogs.

Safety

Competitors take part at their own risk.  

In the event of inclement weather, cagoules may be compulsory.

This is a public area, please respect members of the public, including walkers, dog-walkers, cyclists, children playing, shoppers, church-goers etc.

Nearest A & E: [Minor injuries only] Queen Margaret Hospital,  Whitefield Rd, Dunfermline KY12 0SU Tel: 01383 623623.   

All competitors must report to download soon after finishing, even if you (or anyone in your party) retire or do not complete the course.

Child Safety

Competitors take part at their own risk.  Under 17s must enter the junior course as British Orienteering rules specify no major road crossings for safety reasons.  Young and inexperienced orienteers may be shadowed (or accompanied).  

Officials

Organiser: Claire Duncan 
Planner: Phil Smithard
Controller: TBC

Acknowledgements

KFO acknowledge the assistance of Scottish Orienteering and the Carnegie Trust who have awarded grants to assist with the mapping costs for this event.

The BTO Scottish Urban Orienteering League is sponsored by BTO Solicitors, branches in Edinburgh and Glasgow.  

Fife Council have given interim permission for this event. 

Final Details

This information constitutes preliminary information.  Final Details will be released 1-2 weeks prior to the event. 

 

Make a weekend of it?  There is an urban sprint event in Culross on 23rd March 2019 information here.