Sun 27th Mar 2011

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Info updated: 09th Mar


For the first time in quite a few years we held an event at Redburn. It was great to be back at this top quality but tough area…and it was tough..thanks Dan and thanks Clare for organising. Great weather, and by my reckoning 170+ competitors!

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Nearest town: Logie Coldstone, Aboyne

Pre Event Info

For the first time in quite a few years we held an event at Redburn. It was great to be back at this top quality but tough area...and it was tough..thanks Dan and thanks Clare for organising.

Organisers Report:

Redburn is a great area to be in and with help from the farmer we had the perfect parking space but could do with it being slightly larger (next year?).  The kids and families of the Aboyne Academy teams going to the World Schools event in Italy worked very hard to make this event a success.   Apologies to those who suffered when the second set of brikkes arrived one hour late due to hour change.   Thank you all for being understanding and patient.   Some decided to run without a brikke and are on results as NS.   Finally I had problems setting up Routegadget and so had two Light Green courses up.   So now there is a Redburn updated with all the courses available.  


Directions / Parking

2km South of Logie Coldstone, From A97 Huntly road, a minor road near Loch Davan, signposted Raebush, forms the eastern boundary of the area.  Parking is in a sand quarry.  Children to be supervised at all times.  No exit before 12.30pm.  50p parking charge.
Cakes and soup will be on sale to raise funds for teams from Aboyne Academy travelling to Italy to take part in the World Schools Orienteering Championships.

Course Information

White 1.7 km - TD1 Easy. All on paths.
Yellow 2.2 km - TD2 Easy. Controls on or near paths.
Orange 3.0 km - TD3 Not much climb - Intermediate
Light Green 3.1 km - TD4 Not much climb - Intermediate
Green 4.4 km- TD5 About 100 m climb. Not as physical as Blue and Brown.
Blue 6.1 km- TD5 About 160 m climb - Hard
Brown 7.4 - 7.8 km - TD5 About 200 m climb - Hard
(“TD” = technical difficulty level, as described in British Orienteering guidelines)

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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