Local, Glen O’Dee

Sun 15th Jan 2012

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Info updated: 09th Mar


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Nearest town: Banchory

Pre Event Info

Glen O' Dee - local event

Directions / Parking

At Burnett Park, Banchory

Course Information

White/Yellow - 2.1km ;  Orange/light green - 3.4km ;  Green - 5.7km

All of the courses go along the road between Banchory and Glen O Dee hospital. So would all runners be aware of this and be careful when travelling along the road especially the smaller children. There will be “caution runners” signs up so the vehicles should be aware but runners should still be very careful.

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.

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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