SOUL 5 Banchory

Sat 05th Oct 2013

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Info updated: 09th Mar


Urban Race Banchory

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Nearest town: Banchory

Pre Event Info

Younger entrants should be aware of BOF guidelines of road crossings and only enter courses appropriate to their age.
Adult entrants can run out of class. 

Directions / Parking

Car parking at Banchory Academy (off Raemoir Road) AB31 5TQ and overflow at Banchory Primary (of Arbeadie Road) AB31 4EH.  Further overflow parking is on Arbeadie Road.  Registration and assembly (start & finish within 200m) is next to Banchory Sports Centre - signed from car parking areas.

Course Information

Courses 1-7 (as per BOF guidelines)  age groups - 12-, 16- open, 40+, 55+, 65+ (M & W)
Course lengths and climb coming soon.

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.

Timing will be by EMIT brikke

Please note that lost brikkes will be charged for at £45 unless the Club Commitee agrees there are special circumstances.


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