Crathie “Come and Try It”

Sun 29th Apr 2018

Type of event: Local Race
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 29th Apr


Many thanks to the following helpers on the day:

Bob Sheridan, Pat Graham, Caz Dudley, Stuart Garrett, Eilidh Garrett, Dan Gooch, Esther Gooch, Matthew Gooch, Paul Mather, Scott Reynolds, Jon Musgrave, Ewan Musgrave and to Crathie School parents for refreshments.

Local event suitable for all, especially newcomers to the sport.

4 courses available: White (easy, for beginners and young children), Orange (intermediate for older children or novice adults), Light Green (intermediate for those with some experience) and Green (advanced)

We will also be hosting some Outdoor Woodland Learning School sessions at this event, to give young children an opportunity to participate in some fun hands-on outdoor activities. It will be possible for adults to leave their wee ones at an OWLS session whilst they have a go at orienteering for themselves.

Crathie School Parent Forum will be offering refreshments for after your run

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Nearest town: Crathie

Pre Event Info

This event will offer a great opportunity to come and try out the sport of orienteering. No prior experience is required and club coaches will be available to help get you started. No special equipment is necessary, just wear old clothing suitable for a walk / run in the woods and remember waterproofs if it looks like rain. You will be given a specially prepared orienteering map when you register for your course. You can take part on your own / in pairs / or as part of a family group.

You can just turn up on the day, or if you think you will be coming then please send an "Early Email Entry", which will help the organisers to print the right number of maps and set up the computer system. If you do this then a map will be reserved for you up until 11:30 on Sunday.

Email your name, BOF or SOA number (if applicable) and preferred course to  by 2.30 pm Saturday 28 April. Please put EEE and the date of the event in the subject line of the email.

If you would like to book a place at one of the OWLS sessions then please complete the Doodle Poll here, selecting a preferred time slot. There is no charge for the OWLS sessions for families participating in the orienteering.

Registration 10:30 - 12:00

Starts 11:00 - 12:30

Start times are not pre-allocated, you can just turn up at the start and go when there is a space

Fees: £2.50 Adults, £1.50 Juniors

White course 1.4km. Technically simple following tracks and fence lines but expect some ups and downs!

Orange course 1.8km. More complex navigation with line features to follow in many places but some controls use simple contour features. Note there are several fences on the course that you will need to cross.

Light green course 3.4km. You will need to navigate through terrain using a compass. Controls are away from line features. Plenty of ups and downs.

Green course 4.6km. As tricky as we can make it. Terrain includes a lovely area of morainey lumps and bumps as well as a vaguer hillslope with patches of rock and juniper.

Courses close at 14:00

Directions / Parking

Parking outside Crathie school or in the public car park for Balmoral (note prking charges apply). Please take care crossing the A93 on your way to and from the registration area and ensure that children are supervised.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Ewan Musgrave

Organiser: Sarah Dunn

Email sarah @ (delete spaces in address)

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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