Tayside Orienteers


Monthly training

Wed 05th Dec 2018

Last updated: 29th Nov
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Our next monthly club training evening will be Wed 6 December, meeting at 6.30pm at the front of the Bells sports centre, on the North Inch in Perth. A great chance to get in some practice before the Christmas score event on the following Saturday!

We'll be trying out one of the new sprint formats which were tested in the final Orienteering World Cup race earlier this year. There will be three different short courses, with a mass start. You will be able to choose which one you want to run - the twist is you only have 30 seconds to decide which one will be quickest! The courses are short, so there should be time to run more than one if you want to test whether your decision was correct. 


Nearest town: Perth

Pre event information

Directions / Parking

Parking at Bells Sports Centre/nearby streets.


Toilets, showers (£1 unless a LiveActive member) etc inside Bells Sports Centre.

Registration & Start Times

Meet at Bells Sports Centre, 6.30pm. Training will last up to two hours. If you have any medical conditions which we should be aware of please download and complete this medical form beforehand, bringing it along on the night and alerting us to anything you feel we should be aware of.

Entry Details

All are very welcome, but children muar be carefully supervised by an adult. 

Possible small charget to offset map printing costs. 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.

Wear non-slippy trail type shoes and ideally some reflective clothing. Dress for cold/wet conditions - or ensure you have spare clothing and a change of clothes for afterwards.

You will definitely need a headtorch, as some controls are off the paths in the dark section of the park. You may wish to run in pairs. A compass may be useful.

Safety - the park area and paths are very popular with recreational users of all types, including cyclists, dog walkers etc. Be aware of and stay clear of the River Tay and other areas of water. A full safety briefing will be given by the organiser on the night. You must also check in/out with the organiser. Do not leave the training event without us knowing you are safely back from your run!

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. 

Contacts / Officials

Alistair Duguid. To help with map numbers email ra_duguid@    yahoo.co.uk if you are planning to come. 

Dogs allowed?

Ideally no dogs, otherwise to be kept under strict/close control with due consideration for other orienteers/park users.

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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