MOR Moray Mix – Lossiemouth SOUL

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Get involved in the Moray Mix which promises a great day of orienteering for all around the town of Lossiemouth. There will be lots to explore throughout the town and this event also has courses that cater for younger orienteers too.
MOR Moray Mix - Lossiemouth SOUL
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Sat 23rd Oct 2021
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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Lossiemouth Indoor Sports & Social Club, Queen's Ln, Lossiemouth IV31 6DR, UK
Start times
Sat 23rd Oct 2021
MOR Moray Mix - Lossiemouth SOUL:
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MOR Moray Mix - Lossiemouth SOUL
Route information
Taking place in the complex streets of Lossiemouth expect you orienteering skills to be put to the test in this challenging event. There will be a number of courses on offer promising some great views. If you are under 16 please enter either course 6 or course 7 which use quiet residential footpaths or on paths alongside minor roads.
The event is entirely urban, with Courses 1–5 crossing a main road to visit the complex housing estate to the south of the High School. This has many alley ways between blocks of housing with communal parking areas. Please take extra care as some of the alley ways are very mossy. Note the 5m contour interval.
The courses are all in urban terrain. There is no significant climb – but it isn’t flat either! Views guaranteed on every course (unless the weather closes in ☹).
Most controls will have the flag and SI unit grippled together and suspended from an obliging lamp post, tree or fence. There are a few SI units on stakes grippled to an object. Note that a few 'open area' control descriptions have the control on a lamp post on or adjacent to the open area.
What's included
  • Urban terrain courses
  • Great views
  • Non-competitive option
  • Toilets
How to get there
Lossiemouth Indoor Sports & Social Club, Queen's Ln, Lossiemouth IV31 6DR, UK
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By Car
Travelling into Lossiemouth on the A941 from Elgin, turn right on Church St and follow the road until just after it swings right. Turn right into the Lossiemouth East Beach Car Park (1 min walk across the square to Enquiries in the Social Club).
When this car park is full, continue on Church St to further parking on the river in front of Lossiemouth Bay Caravan Park (7 mins walk to Enquiries in the Social Club). This car park has a height restrictor, so is not suitable for motorhomes.
There is further parking at the car park on the east side of Pitgaveny St (7 mins walk to Enquiries at the Social Club) on the river front in the other direction. Parking is available on the residential streets near the Social Club, but please use the car parks if possible. All three carparks are free to use. A parking map is provided below.
By Bus
If travelling by bus the closest bus stop is at Chapel Lane
By Train
The closest train station to Lossiemouth is located in Elgin.
Event day logistics
12:00 Registration opens
13:00 - 15:00 Event starts
16:30 Courses close
Age Requirements
  • If you are under 16 please enter either course 6 or course 7 which use quiet residential footpaths or on paths alongside minor roads.
  • Parents/guardians of junior competitors (under 16) must ensure that juniors understand the road hazards and decide whether shadowing is appropriate for each individual.
Map/Hire Dibber Collection desk
Lossiemouth Sports and Social Club on Queen’s Lane, IV31 6DR. Download and an Enquiries Desk for Course 7 junior map collection and hired dibber collection will be in the Social Club. Please do not linger in the building more than necessary as we still need to follow COVID restrictions which discourage gathering inside buildings.
Finish and Download
Remember to punch the finish control if you are using SI AIR. Please follow the marked route back to Download in the Social Club. You MUST download even if you do not complete the course. Please do not linger at/near the Social Club unless you are staying for the SOA Trophy Presentation at 3.30pm.
First aid
At the Social Club. The nearest A&E hospital is Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin (10 mins drive). A map to find the hospital can be obtained at Enquiries.
The map scale is 1:4,000 with 5m contours for all courses. Map size will be A3. Courses 1-3 have parts 1 and 2 printed back to back
Covid-19 Guidance
  • Ensure that people who are symptomatic, have tested positive with COVID-19 or have been told to self isolate do not attend an orienteering event or activity until they have completed their period of self-isolation.
  • Control events by keeping people outdoors and by avoiding circumstances throughout the event or activity where people may gather.
  • Keep people 1m or more apart from each other.
  • Collect participant contact data to support the Scottish Government’s - Test & Protect service if a case is detected after an event or activity.
  • Minimise contact between participants and event equipment during the event or activity.
  • Disinfect and/or quarantine event equipment before and after use.
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