Friday, July 17, 2015

Advisory Notice - Road Closures - World Orienteering Championships 2015 Saturday 1st August in Nairn

From a World Orienteering Championships Press Release Nairn - Saturday 1 August 

"Roads in and around Fishertown in Nairn will be closed from 1700 through to 2130 on Saturday evening to ensure safety of runners. 

The car park by The Links (Cumming Street) will be closed from early Saturday morning. 

Please note - Postcards have been distributed to properties affected by the closures with a further drop planned shortly."
They also say:

 "In two weeks time the eyes of international orienteering will be firmly set on Scotland. From 31 July to 8 August (WOC2015) and the 20th edition of The Scottish 6-Days, two of the world’s most renowned orienteering events, will be staged alongside each other in the Highlands and Moray. Together they comprise the largest orienteering event ever held in the UK, and one of the largest sports events to be held in Scotland in 2015.

The WOC15 courses are bound to test the sport’s most experienced elite athletes. The Middle distance and relay races will be held in the intricate terrain and forest at Darnaway with the ‘blue riband’ long distance race held in the more mountainous terrain at Glen Affric. Nairn and Forres, offering the mixed urban landscape of roads and small alleyways mixed with parkland, ornamental gardens and community woodlands, are the perfect locations for the extremely spectator friendly urban sprint and sprint relay races.

450 of the world's best orienteer athletes from 50 nations and more than 5,000 club competitors and enthusiasts from all over the world will compete on some of the finest, yet physically and technically demanding orienteering terrain in the UK. At the end of a week of close fought and tactical racing worthy world champions in individual and team sprint, long and middle distance and relay disciplines will have been crowned. "

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