Glen o Dee

Sun 08th Jan 2017

Type of event: District-(C)
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 13th Jan


Fantastic turnout for the first event of the year - 137 runners on the day!  Thanks to the juniors involved in organising and planning a great event to kick off 2017.

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Nearest town: Banchory

Pre Event Info

Dust off those festive cobwebs and head to the Burnett Park to kick of the new season.  Everyone welcome – suitable for all ages! 

This event is being organised by Banchory Schools Orienteering Club to help raise funds for their trip to represent Scotland at the IOF World Orienteering Championships in Sicily in April 2017.

Registration will be located inside the Burnett Park Pavilion, Banchory AB31 4AE. 

Car parking is limited so please park neatly or consider car sharing.

Please ensure that you are dressed appropriately for the weather conditions and are wearing suitable footwear.  In case of bad weather cagoules and whistles may be compulsory.

Other members of the public such as dog walkers and cyclists may be present in the woods so please be cautious and considerate.

Soup, Hot Drinks and Home Bakes will be on sale.

Directions / Parking

Parking at Burnett Park cricket ground at the west end of Banchory (AB31 4AE).  There is limited so please park neatly or consider car sharing.

Registration & Start Times

Registration Times: 10:00 - 12:00

Start Times: 10:30 - 12:30

Courses Close at: 14:00

Course Information

Courses from white to brown:

White – 1.9km (50m climb)

Yellow – 2.5km (70m climb)

Orange – 3.1km (95m climb)

Lt Green – 4.0km (135m climb)

Green – 4.6km (165m climb)

Blue – 6.1km (160m climb)

Brown – 7.0km (220m 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 (£7.00 for non BOF members), Seniors running Light Green & below £2.50, Juniors £2.50.

Early Entry System (Guarantee A Map & Avoid the Queue!)

This first event of the year is always very popular so to help speed up admin and to guarantee a map until 12 noon, if you think you are coming to the event, please email your name, BOF number (if applicable) and course to by 3pm on Saturday 9 January.

Please put EEE in the subject line for the email filter.

For those who send in an early email entry, there is no need to complete an entry slip at registration.  Just go to the Early Entry desk, 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 EEE, you can still register and enter in the standard way at the event.

Punch Type: Emit


Soup, Hot Drinks and Home Bakes will be on sale.

Dogs allowed?

Dogs on leads only

Contacts / Officials

Controller: David Esson

Planners: Jake Chapman/Abi Mason

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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