Sprint Relay – Nairn
Saturday 1st August
The Sprint Relay will take place in the attractive seaside town of Nairn on the Moray Firth. Athletes will have to adapt their navigational style to both the complex streets of the old town and areas of parkland and sand dunes.
What is the Sprint Relay?
The Sprint Relay is the newest World Championship discipline, first introduced in 2014. Each country can enter one mixed-gender team of two men and two women, running in the order woman-man-man-woman.
Each team member races their course individually before handing over to the next runner, with the first team to cross the finish line being the winner. To stop athletes forming a pack and following one another, there are several slight variations to the courses. To keep it fair, each team runs all the different variations, just not necessarily in the same order.
The Sprint Relay takes place in a mainly urban environment, with athletes having to make split second decisions on which route to take under the extreme pressure of head-to-head racing.
Maja Møller Alm
Håkon Jarvis Westergård
Øystein Kvaal Østerbø
Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordberg
Nairn is a new area and has not been used before for orienteering.
|Map Scale||1:4 000|
|Contour Interval||2.5 m|
|Women||1 & 4||3.8 km||40 m||20-21||14 min 30 sec|
|Men||2 & 3||4.3 km||45 m||23-24||14 min 30 sec|
All course details are given per lap.
|Mass Start||Flower Ceremony|
All times are in British Summer Time (BST).
Extended Start Lists
Provided by Jan Kocbach, World of O
|Mixed||HTML (no photos)||HTML (with photos)|
Maja Møller Alm
Live GPS Tracking
|Start Time||17:45 BST|
|Ticket for this Race||€10|
|Ticket for all Races||€18|
GPS tracking can be unreliable in urban areas when athletes are running between buildings, so although live tracking will available for the Sprint Relay, it may not always be completely accurate.
|United Kingdon||BBC Alba||18:00-19:25|
All times are in the local time of the broadcaster.
Travel Directions – Public Transport
Nairn railway station is on the Aberdeen to Inverness line. See National Rail for details of train times and connections.
Travel Directions – By Road
Follow the A96 east from Inverness to Nairn, 28 km. Parking is at the Farmers’ Showfield (IV12 4RY), on the right 600 m after the 30 miles per hour speed limit sign at the traffic lights. Turn right off the A96 (take care of oncoming traffic). Overflow parking will be available at Millbank Primary School and Nairn Academy (follow “Overflow Parking” signs). The race arena at The Links (Bandstand, IV12 4NQ) is accessed via the High Street (route maps issued at parking).
The Nairn Show (Nairnshire Farming Society) is taking place close to Nairn on Saturday 1 August, and traffic may be very slow. Expect delays and allow plenty of travel time.
Typical travel time from Inverness: 35 minutes
|Course Planner||Dave Robertson|
|Course Controller||Stephen McKinley|