Tayside Orienteers


Monthly training

Wed 03rd Aug 2016

Last updated: 16th Jun
Type of event: Training
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August monthly training - meet outside Bell's Sports Centre, Perth in time for a 6.30pm sharp start.


Nearest town: Perth

Pre event information

Our monthly sessions provide an opportunity for club members and potential members to meet and train together to develop skills and fitness. Activities will vary from month to month but will typically last for an hour and will include a range of simple activities that will be flexible so as to suit all ages, levels of experience and fitness. Please note: these sessions are not coaching per se and children attending will need to remain under the close supervision of their parent or carer.

Directions / Parking

Bell's Sports Centre, off Hay Street/the North Inch, is within easy walking distance of the City Centre or there is parking on site.


The centre is open until 10pm. There are toilets, refreshment machines (please note that the cafe is shut in the evenings) and shower/changing facilities - the latter cost £1 if you are not a member of LiveActive Leisure.

Registration & Start Times

Meet in time to start at 6.30pm sharp.

Course Information

Clothing/equipment:- road or trail running/walking kit and shoes, including waterproof/warm outer layers according to weather on the day/forecast. A compass may be used for some sessions. Headtorches and bright/reflective clothing please. Club members - please wear club tops prominently to identify yourselves to newcomers.

If you are not a member of Tayside Orienteers (or another British Orienteering affiliated club) and attending regularly you will normally be expected to join after participating in three sessions.

Please note: these sessions are not coaching per se and under 18’s attending will need to remain under the close supervision of their parent or carer.

If you have any existing medical conditions of which you feel we should be aware please download and complete our medical form, bring it with you in a sealed envelope and hand to the co-ordinator on the night. It will only be used in the event of an emergency (ie opened only if required), and will otherwise be destroyed after the event. Medical form

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 is no charge for these sessions for club members, although a small charge may be levied in the future to cover map printing costs (likely to be no more than £1 per session).  Please bring money for refreshments and/or changing facilities if not a LiveActive Leisure member.

Contacts / Officials

Mel Nicoll

Club Development Officer

Dogs allowed?

The area is popular with dog walkers but we would prefer you not to bring a dog for this activity.

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.

Keep It Clean campaign - Forestry Commission Scotland

Our forests are at risk from tree pests and diseases. These can dramatically affect the health of our trees, upsetting the delicate ecosystem balance and devastating large areas of woodland.
Pests and diseases hitch a ride in mud and debris on shoes, paws and tyres, ending up in new forests. Here, they can spread rapidly in environments with no natural resilience.
Read more about this on the FCS website.


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