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14 September 2016

Bennachie - 18th September 2016

 

Same venue as 2014 and 2015.  Now includes 50km (30 + Pl) and 60km (30 twice but second time in reverse) classes.

Taster and Pleasure routes are similar to last year. 

The 30km route follows last year's route clockwise around Millstone Hill, then zigzags up Bennachie and then past Watch Craig and over to Black Hill, before rejoining last year's route around the North side of Bennachie.  This includes some hillwork and there will be a compulsory time allowance.

The walk section on the 30 km route MUST be observed or elimination will result.

Please ensure all droppings, scraps of hay & litter are removed from the venue.

PLEASE NOTE : The Forest tracks are well used by walkers, mountain bikers and other horse riders.

Please look out for people, dogs and cyclists and show due consideration.

You MUST walk at the walk sections or you will be eliminated!

Camping or corralling to be confirmed.  Contact organisers for local facilities.

 

ROUTES

 

The routes are a mix of forestry tracks, grass tracks, farm tracks, with NO roadwork.

 

Taster 13 km

Pleasure/Training 22 km

33 km CR

55 km CR = 33 + Pl

60 km CR = t.b.a.

 

All vettings at venue and riders doing the bigger distances will be parked beside the vet gate area.

 

EVENT TIMETABLE

09.00   Event Admin Opens

09.30   Vetting for 60, 50km

10.00   Vetting for 30km

10.30   Trot-ups for 22km Pleasure and 13km Taster

Start times 30 minutes after vetting/ Trot-up

 

MIN/MAX TIMES (RIDING TIMES EXCLUDING VET HOLDS/GATES & TIME ALLOWANCES)

 

Class

min speed 8 km/h

max speed 11 km/h

13 kms Taster

1 hr 37

1 hr 11

22 kms Pleasure

2 hr 45

2 hrs

 

Competitive/

Training

Completion

(9 9.49 km/h)

SC3

(9.5 10.99 km/h)

SC2

(11 12.99 km/h)

SC1

(13km/h +)

22 kms Training

2:26 - 2:20

2:19 - 2:01

2:00 - 1:42

< 1:41

33 kms CR

3:39 - 3:29

3:28 - 3:01

3:00 - 2:33

< 2:32

55 kms CR

6:06

5:47

   

60 kms CR

       

 

TIME ALLOWANCES

There is a 10 minute compulsory time allowance for the Taster and Pleasure classes.

A 30 minute compulsory time allowance will be given for each 30km loop to compensate for the walk section and a steep and stony section where care is required.