Aboyne: DNC Night Event

Wed 30th Nov 2022

Type of event: Local Race, Night, Street
Type of terrain: Urban
Info updated: 02nd Dec


Continuation of the Deeside Night Cup series.

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Nearest town: Aboyne

Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

Parking and registration are in the Aboyne Academy community centre carpark 
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Registration & Start Times

The start is in the carpark and the finish is within a short walking distance of  the carpark.
Starts 6pm - 7pm, course closes 8pm.

Course Information

The long course is 5.2km
The short course is 3.2km.

The courses are mainly urban with some woodland where there are brambles so full leg covering is advised.
There are some road crossings so Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Entry £5 senior £2.50 junior, card or cash.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Ranolph Whitehead

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
Participants in orienteering should be aware of the risk of tick bites - more information here.

SPORTident timing will be used

Please note that a lost hire SI-Card will be charged for at a rate of £30, unless the Club Commitee agrees that there are special circumstances.


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