Dess Forest Sprint: Local Event

Deeside Activity park

Wed 17th Apr 2024

Type of event: Local Race
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 19th Apr


Part of a 6 Event 'Spring Series' held with GRAMP

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Nearest town: Aboyne

Pre Event Info

The Spring Sprint Series starts on the 17th of April with the first event at Dess.  The event is open to all with help available if you are unsure of anything.  There is no need to run the course.

Directions / Parking

Parking for the event is at Deeside Activity Park – what3words  ///

Registration & Start Times

Registration is from 6 pm to 7 pm and the course closes at 8 pm.

Course Information

Two courses:

'Sprint', approx 3km, Technical Difficulty 3 (Orange) Standard. This course enables everyone above beginner level to compete against each other whatever your age, fitness or orienteering ability.

Beginners, approx 2km, Technical Difficulty 2 (Yellow) Standard. This course enables beginners to complete a short course following defined line features.

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 £6, Juniors £3.  Dibbers are available to hire for £1.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/Planner: Nigel Money

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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