Glen O’Dee: Local

A Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Trophy (JD2) race

Sun 07th Jan 2024

Type of event: Local Race, JD2C
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 07th Jan


Local Event with courses for all technical abilities; beginner to experienced. This event forms part of the John Duncan Junior Deeside Cup. Refreshments in the Pavillion, please bring cash.

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Nearest town: Banchory

Pre Event Info

Local event, the traditional event to start the year at Glen 'O Dee. The forest is in good condition, with not much windblow. The new bike park area to the West of the hospital is under construction and is out-of-bounds. There are 3 courses on offer, a White suitable for beginners, an Orange for intermediates, and a Green for the more experienced.

Directions / Parking

Parking is in the Banchory tennis club car park. Enter via Burnett park and follow the one way system around clockwise. 

Registration & Start Times

There will be entry on the day only. Registration opens at 10:30am, with starts from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Courses close at 2:00pm

Course Information

There are three courses on offer:


White: 1.4km with 15m of climb. Suitable for beginners. Course follows paths.

Orange: 3.1km with 60m of climb. Suitable for those of an intermediate ability.

Green: 4.6km with 120m of climb. The most difficult course for experienced orienteers.

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

There will be entry on the day only. Cash or card accepted. Senior £6, Junior/Student £3. Dibber hire £1.


We are able to make use of the sports pavillion at Burnett park for registation, changing and toilet facilities. We will also be serving hot drinks and cakes from the pavillion (please bring cash). No muddy shoes allowed in the Pavillion.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/oranganiser: Ewan Bennett 

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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