Cambus O’May

Sun 27th Sep 2020

Type of event: Local Race
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 15th Sep

Upcoming event - long awaited and welcome news.  Entry is on the Fabian site via the following link:

Enter Online

Entries close at midnight, 24th Sep.

This event will follow the latest Covid-19 SOA Event guidance issued 26th August 2020. All competitors are required to pre-enter and pay online (details to follow) and there will be no entry on the day allowed and no registration tent.  This event is open to members of other clubs as well as to members of MAROC.

Please could all competitors read the BOF Participant Code of Conduct at the link below and ensure that they adhere to it.
British Orienteering

Competitors will be allocated a start time which must be adhered to in order to keep people separate and will go direct to the start.

SI-Cards may be hired via the online entry system.

Please ensure that you avoid contact with others by not gathering in groups at either the car park, start, finish or download. Competitors are encouraged to arrive just in time for their run and then leave after download in order minimise contact with others.


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Nearest town: Ballater

Pre Event Info

Course Information

White, Orange, Light Green and Blue courses will be available.

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 Fees: Adult £5, Junior £2.50

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Ranolph Whitehead (assisted by Sarah Dunn)

Organiser: Chris Low

COVID-19 officer: Trevor Ricketts

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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