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Tartan Warrior Short and Sprint Courses 2024

23 Mar 2024

Organiser's Description

‘’What an absolutely epic weekend!! From the location, to the obstacles, to the organisation, just went as smooth as it should be for an OCR race. Gavin and his team have raised the bar in terms of planning, and should feel very proud. Route exceptionally well marked, and all volunteers expertly briefed on their roles at their own obstacle, as well as encouraging runners, and pointing them in the direction they should run next.’’

 

(Iain Ross, Tartan Warrior Runner 2023)

 

Tartan Warrior Short and Sprint Courses are back!

(For our 8km/5km Classic Course click here )

 

The short course and sprint course will take place on Saturday 23rd March 2024

(the day before the classic course)

The event will also be open to adaptive-athletes although not suitable for wheelchair users.

Please contact the organiser if you fall into any adaptive category. 

 

Short Course Description (3km)

The short course will be approx 3km long and will feature 20+ awesome obstacles and will have a few technical obstacles to challenge you. It will be run on a mixture of fields, short hills, burns (aka streams) and trails.  Be prepared and dressed appropriately to get wet and muddy and have loads of fun. You will be crawling, jumping, climbing and swinging your way around.

The course will be marked and marshalled all the way allowing you to focus on your race and have fun safely.

There will be both competitive and non-competitive waves for the short course.

 

Sprint Course Description (100m)

The sprint course will be approx 100m long and will feature between 6 and 10 obstacles with a mixture of balance, agility and grip strength obstacles. 

It will be run on a hard surface with a mix of indoor and outdoor obstacles.

There will be competitive waves only for the sprint course.

Please keep reading for wave info, start times and entry prices. 

 

The Venue

 Tartan Warrior is set in the stunning surroundings of Fit Body Farm.

 The address is... 

 Wheatrig Farm

Kilmaurs

Ayrshire

KA3 2NG

 Fit Body Farm was runner up in the UK OCR Facility of the year and was a finalist in the National Fitness Awards for Outdoor Facility of the Year. We regularly have over 100 kids and adults doing OCR training with us each week and now we have an annual  race to our fantastic venue. We’re inviting participants from across the UK and abroad to come and take on a fresh, exciting and fun challenge!

Tartan Warrior is also a British Obstacle Sports licenced event.

 

What do you get?

 Apart from an awesome experience with your friends, family and fellow competitors you will also receive water and a snack at the finish line and there will be prizes for our competitive waves.

 Please note that finisher medals and t-shirts will only be awarded for the classic course event on Sunday 24th March.

 

Dress to Impress

Don't forget to look out your Tartan and get your thinking bonnets on, the more Tartan and Scottish themed outfits the better, could we be seeing Nessie in the burn?

 

Competitive Waves Overview

 Short Course (3km)

 For the short course there will be waves for more competitive Adults and Juniors (10-17) as well as non competitive runners

 Within your wave you will be set off in mini waves of up to 6 people with a 2 minute gap between mini waves. This is to help avoid any queues at obstacles and help the race flow. These mini waves will be made up of athletes of same gender and age group.

 Each short course competitive runner will be chip timed so winners will be determined by fastest time, not necessarily first past the post.

 

Sprint Course (100m)

The sprint course will only be for competitive runners. It will be completed as a time trial with 2 runners on the course at once (1 lane each). Each runner will get two chances to run the course with their fastest time counting. 

 

Team UK Selection - FISO European Obstacle Championship 

The top 3 male and female (50% rule applies) from each age group from the 3km event will be selected automatically to represent Team UK at the FISO OCR Europeon Championships in 2024. Date and Location TBC. Find out more about European Championship Selection

https://britishobstacle.org/ocr-european-championships/

 

Please note: To be selected to represent Team UK, atheletes will be required to be British Obstacle Sports (BOS) members, a British citizen, and sign a team members agreement.

 Find out more and become a British Obstacle Sports (BOS) member at the link below

https://britishobstacle.org/membership/

 

Prizes

There will be podium prizes for the overall top 3 male and top 3 females for both the short course (3km) and sprint course (100m)

 In the short course (3km) there will also be podium prizes for top 3 Juniors (10-17yrs) and top 3 masters (40yrs+)

 Your age group for prizes will be based on your age on 31st Dec 2024 to align with World Obstacle.

 

Short Course (3km) 

Competitive Waves

Start Times

Your age group will be based on your age on 31st Dec 2024 to align with World Obstacle.

Mini waves of 6 athletes will start every 2-5 mins depending on entry numbers.

Age groups maybe combined for the purposes of filling each mini wave.

 

12pm WAVE 1 - Competitive MALES age 10 to 39 

 These are the age groups for Wave 1

 10 - 11yrs

12 - 13 yrs

14 - 15 yrs 

16 - 17 yrs

18 - 24 yrs

25 - 29 yrs

30 - 34 yrs

35 - 39 yrs 

 

12.15pm WAVE 2 - Competitive MALES age 40+

 These are the age groups for Wave 2

 40 - 44 yrs

45 - 49 yrs

50 - 54 yrs

55 - 59 yrs

60+

 

12.30pm WAVE 3 - Competitive FEMALES age 10 - 39

 These are the age groups for Wave 3

 10 - 11 yrs

12 - 13 yrs

14 - 15 yrs 

16 - 17 yrs

18 – 24 yrs

25 - 29 yrs

30 - 34 yrs

35 - 39 yrs 

 

12.45pm WAVE 4 - Competitive FEMALES age 40+

 These are the age groups for Wave 4

 40 - 44 yrs

45 - 49 yrs

50 - 54 yrs

55 - 59 yrs

60+

 

Short Course (3km) 

Non-Competitive Waves

Start Times and Age Groups

 

1pm WAVE 5 - This fun wave is open to all runners aged 5-105

 Under 10's must be accompanied by a participating adult with a maximum of three under 10's to one adult.  

 

 Sprint Course (100m)

Competitive Waves

Start Times 

 

2.30pm WAVE 6 - Competitive Males 10 yrs+

4.30pm WAVE 7  - Competitive Females 10 yrs+

 

Entry Fees

 

SHORT COURSE (3km)

WAVE 1 to WAVE 5

EARLY BIRD: Enter on or before 31st Oct 2023

Competitive Junior (10-17yrs) - £25.00

Competitive Adult (18 yrs+) - £32.50

Non Competitive Junior (5-17yrs) - £17.50

Non Competitive Adult (18 yrs+) - £25.00

 

Enter 1st Nov to 7th Jan 2024

Competitive Junior (10-17yrs) - £30.00

Competitive Adult (18 yrs+) - £37.50

Non Competitive Junior (5-17yrs) - £22.50

Non Competitive Adult (18 yrs+) - £30.00

 

Enter after 7th Jan 2024

Competitive Junior (10-17yrs) - £35.00

Competitive Adult (18 yrs+) - £42.50

Non Competitive Junior (5-17yrs) - £27.50

Non Competitive Adult (18 yrs+) - £35.00

 

100M SPRINT COURSE 

WAVE 6 to WAVE 7

Enter on or before 8th Jan 2023

EARLY BIRD: Enter on or before 31st Oct 2023

£15

Enter 1st Nov to 7th Jan 2024

£20

Enter after 7th Jan 2024

£25

 

Getting to and arrival at the venue

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OR address is Wheatrig Farm,Kilmaurs, KA3 2NG.

Race numbers will be given out on the day, please arrive at least 1 hour before your wave time to allow you to collect your number and warm up before you start. Please be on the start 10mins before your start time as we want to make sure you are warmed up and ready to go.

 

We will have a one way system in operation 

Please come via the village of Kilmaurs and approach the venue from this side (most routes will naturally bring you through Kilmaurs anyway). Once you drive through the village and are about to exit the 30 mph zone you will see a Tartan Warrior sign post telling you to turn left along Standalane. Drive for three quarters of a mile along that road and you will see the farm road on your left. 

 

Exiting the venue

The farm road is single track so please do not drive back down it otherwise you could cause a traffic jam. 

Instead you will be signposted down a different farm road running parallel to the road you came up. At the bottom you will be directed left to take a slightly longer loop back to Kilmaurs. Please do not turn right as you could cause a traffic jam.

We ask all drivers to drive slowly along the nearby country roads as there could be dog walkers, horses or children walking on them 

 

Car Parking/Charity/Key Drop

For car parking we would appreciate a small donation (recommended £3) for our chosen charity (tbc)

We will have designated hard surface car parking available for up to maximum of 80 cars and a small amount of field space.

With this in mind please car share as much as possible. 

The parking will be very close to the start/finish line so you can leave bags in the car. 

There won't be a bag drop but there will be a key drop

 

Facilities

Toilet facilities are available on site in the form of portaloos. There will be no showers available so please bring a towel and change of clothes and be prepared to change at your vehicles. Food and Refreshments will also be available on site.

 

Race Capacity 

We want to be sure we can deliver a quality race for you, that runs as smoothly as possible.

With this in mind will we be limiting entries to 400 people (50 in each wave) - if we feel nearer the time that can accomadate more cars and therefore offer more places then we will open these up.

 

Please book early to avoid missing out

Also whilst we would love to have everyone stay all day, we would ask if possible, that you limit your time at the venue to a maximum of 2.5 hours to help free up parking for people arriving for later waves. This should still give you plenty of time to race and get some food/drink afterwards. Please only arrive 1 hour before your wave start time. 

By entering, you agree to the following conditions

1.     All participants must wear appropriate clothing and footwear (strictly no football boots or spikes). It is also important to bring a change of clothing and footwear for after the event as you do get wet and muddy. There are no shower facilities.

2.     Participants take part at entirely their own risk and the organisers will not be liable for any injury before, during or after the event.

3.     Participants under the age of 16 cannot enter without parent/guardian's permission.

4.     Entry Fees are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another race date.

5.     There will be a £5 fee for entry transfers to another person.

6.     By entering, participants declare that they are physically fit and have sufficiently trained for this event and waive and renounce any rights and claims for damages they may have against Tartan Warrior (trading as OCR Ayrshire Ltd).

7.     Children under the age of 10 should be accompanied by a participating adult when running. 1 participating adult can accompany up to a maximum of 3 children under 10.

8.     Adverse weather conditions on the day may cause the race to be rescheduled.

9.     Photographs and filming will be done at this event and by entering you consent to this and their use by Tartan Warrior and their partners.

*Tartan Warrior will only share your details with British Obstacle Sports for the purposes of automatic team selection and will not pass on to any third party.

More information 

For more information and reveals as we near race day please visit our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/TartanWarriorOCR                                                                            

Prices

The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 23 Mar 2024

EventAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Tartan Warrior 3k Short Wave 1 (12.00pm) - Competitive MALES age 10 to 39??/32Open19 Mar 2024 23:59
Tartan Warrior 3k Short Wave 2 (12.15pm) - Competitive MALES age 40+??/32Open19 Mar 2024 23:59
Tartan Warrior 3k Short Wave 3 (12.30pm) - Competitive FEMALES age 10 to 39??/32Open19 Mar 2024 23:59
Tartan Warrior 3k Short Wave 4 (12.45pm) - Competitive FEMALES age 40+??/32Open19 Mar 2024 23:59
Tartan Warrior 3k Short Wave 5 (1.00pm) - Non Competitive Males and Females age 5 - 105??/32Closed11 Feb 2024 23:59
Tartan Warrior 100m Sprint Wave 6 (2.30pm) - Competitive MALES age 10+??/24Open19 Mar 2024 23:59
Tartan Warrior 100m Sprint Wave 7 (4.30pm) - Competitive FEMALES age 10+??/12Open19 Mar 2024 23:59
Transfer Entry to another person (Cost is £5)??/50Open19 Mar 2024 23:59

Organiser

Gavin Hogarth
 

Fit Body Farm Wheatrig Farm Kilmaurs Ayrshire KA3 2NG