Creag Choinnich, Braemar

Sun 08th Nov 2020

Type of event: Local Race
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 11th Nov


Final details now available in this word document.

Start Times are now published in the files below. Please also download control descriptions from the link below.

Creag Choinnich Start List by surname

Creag Choinnich Start List by time

Creag Choinnich Control descriptions

This event is only open to members of MAROC, GRAMP or AUOC due to Covid-19 considerations. Pre-entry only by Sunday 1st November.

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Nearest town: Braemar

Pre Event Info

Pre-entry only by Sunday, 1st November using this link.

No entry on the day. A form needs to be completed for each family member entering.
Payment will be by email invoice. Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment.

See COVID related details later in this entry.

Directions / Parking

Signpost from the A93.

Please use the car park behind the former Invercauld Arms Hotel. What3words location for the car park: thrusters.headings.searched

The route to the Start will be signed from the Car Park. It is approximately 500m from the Car Park to the Start all along quite back roads or forest paths. It takes about 6 minutes to walk. Young children walking this route should be accompanied at all times. Please walk on the left.

Registration & Start Times

Due to a good turn-out, the Start window has been extended to run from 11:45 until 13:00. If you have been assigned a Start time before 12:00, and think that you cannot get there in time, then please contact the Organiser.

Start times will be pre-assigned. A Start list will be posted on the Maroc website, no later than Friday, 6th November.

Please do not arrive at the Start any earlier than 7 minutes before your Start time.
Courses close at 15:00. You must report to Download even if you haven’t visited all the controls (safety check).

Hired SI cards can be collected from the Download tent which will be on the way to the Start.

Course Information

Yellow 2km  60m climb

Light Green 3.1km 165m climb

Green 4.2km 130m climb

Blue 5.6km  300m climb

Maps for all courses are to be picked-up after you have started. The control descriptions are printed on the maps but if you wish to print out your own loose descriptions a pdf copy will be available on the event website.

SI Electronic punching is in use but SIair will NOT be enabled.

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

£5 for adults and £2.50 for juniors, students and adults on Yellow

Pre-entry only by Sunday, 1st November using this link.

No entry on the day. A form needs to be completed for each family member entering.
Payment will be by email invoice. Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment.


Nearest toilets are in the public car park in Braemar, marked B on the map above.


Subject to Scottish Government COVID rules in operation on the day of the event, as well as Scottish Orienteering’s COVID rules.

A Covid Risk Assessment will be completed for the event.

All participants need to take note of the following important information:

  • If you're displaying one or more Covid-19 symptoms you must not attend.
  • If you are in Covid-19 quarantine you must not attend.
  • People in higher risk categories as set out by the government should be aware that attending could put you at increased risk.
  • The 2 metre rule applies at all times, including at controls, so please move away from controls as soon as you have punched and wait if someone else is at the control when you arrive.
  • Please give way to other non-orienteering members of the public, including walkers and cyclists.
  • Please keep young children with you at all times.
  • Please do not congregate at the start, finish, download or car park. The officlal British Orienteering guidance is to go directly from the finish (download) to your transport, and to leave the event once all members of the party have returned.
  • By taking part you agree to British Orienteering’s code of conduct

Other things that will be different from our previous local events:

  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided at the start and at the finish
  • No splits printout will be issued on finishing – results will go online soon after the event.
  • Please avoid touching the controls.
  • Avoid unnecessary contact with fences and gates/stiles (you may still have to climb them and/or go through them).
  • We won’t have a communal car key drop box.

Contacts / Officials

Planner:-  Denise Wright

Organiser and Covid officer:-  Trevor Ricketts

Co-organiser:- Fran Getliff

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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