Auchenblae Village: Local Event

A joint Summer Series Event with GRAMP

Wed 22nd May 2024

Type of event: Local Race
Type of terrain: Urban
Info updated: 23rd May


The event will use a brand new map of the village and takes place during Auchenblae Gala Week. More details to follow.

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Nearest town: Auchenblae

Pre Event Info

Auchenblae village was mapped for orienteering in 2023 on behalf of the village scout group, and this is the first time it has been used for an orienteering event. As well as part of the Summer series of events, it is Auchenblae Gala Week, and the event is being promoted to local residents to come and try orienteering.

The village is big enough to make an interesting urban sprint course, in this case planned by Adam Barrie. There will also be a second, easier course for beginners and children which will not involve crossing the main road through the village. Runners on either course may encounter some hostile vegetation so long leggings or trousers are recommended.

Directions / Parking

Please park at the church or in the school car park, and then walk down the hill and left to the village hall where registration will be. See map. What3words: ///candidate.cheese.flesh

Registration & Start Times

At the Auchenblae village hall. Registration open from 5.45pm. Starts from 6pm to 7pm. Please remember to download.

Course Information

Short – easy, about 1.5km

Long – TD3, about 3km straight line distance.

Please take care when crossing roads. Children under 16 must be accompanied on the longer course.

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

Adults on the long course £6. Children and short course £3.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Sue Barrie, Planner: Adam Barrie

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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