Sun 29th Sep 2019

Type of event: Local Race, Coaching
Info updated: 01st Oct


Low key local event, particularly suited to families and participants new to orienteering. There will be a limited range of courses available; white, yellow, orange and green. 

This event is also part of a block of 4 sessions aimed at family participation which will equip participants with a basic understanding of the sport as well as the skills required to navigate round simple courses. Qualified coaches will be available to provide instruction to both adults and children who can be catered for and challenged at different levels appropriate to their knowledge and previous experience as well as age.

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Nearest town: Finzean

Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

Parking in field with mobile phone mast on east side of B976 South Deeside Road at Midstrath (NO 586 950), just south of Midstrath Stables, courtesy of Midstrath Equiworld Club (suggested donation of £1 per vehicle for car parking).

Registration & Start Times

Registration 10:30-11:30 am Starts 11:00-12:00 noon.  Courses close at 14:00

Course Information

White 2km,  50m climb

Yellow 2.1km,  70m climb

Orange 3km,  85m climb

Green 4.4km,  95m climb

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:  Senior £5.00, Juniors £2.50.

To ease admin on the day and reserve a map, please enter via this link by 5pm on Saturday 28 Sept if you think you may be coming along. For those who send in an early entry, there is no need to complete an entry slip at registration. Just pay for your run and pick up a timing brikke.

Please note that this is not a full pre-entry. There is no obligation, and no charge will be made if you cannot come along.

If you decide to run a different course on the day that’s fine. Simply come to registration and as long as there’s map available we will change your entry.

There’s no need to let us know if you can’t make it.

If you choose not to make an early, you can still register and enter in the standard way at the event, subject to map availability.

Dogs allowed?

Well behaved dogs on a lead only.

Contacts / Officials

Planner / Organiser: Pat Graham

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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