Tayside Orienteers


Scottish Orienteering League (SOL) 6, Dunalastair

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Sun 21st Jun 2015

Last updated: 24th Jun
Type of event: National
Type of terrain: Forest, Moorland
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Results and split times
BOF Ranking Points


Tayside Orienteers were proud to present Scottish Orienteering League Race 6 at Dunalastair, the final race of the Schiehallion WRE Weekend of top-class orienteering. It followed Forth Valley Orienteers' World Ranking Event Middle distance and Scottish Orienteering League Race 5 at Tullochroisk, just across the River Tummel from Dunalastair, and a Sprint World Ranking Event race at Stirling on Friday. Thankyou to everyone who attended, and who helped make sure the event was a success!

String course results: Thankyou to all the intrepid explorers who ran the String course! Unofficial results are:

  • Ben Ross INT age 6 8 min 6 sec
  • Finn Selmer Duguid TAY age 7 6 min 12 sec and 4 min 55 sec
  • Ewan Musgrave MAROC age 10 5 min 33 sec
  • Ruth Gooch MAROC age 7
  • Matthew Gooch MAROC age 2
  • Ethan and Sam Harrison  IND age 2 and 0
  • Jenny Blackwood INVOC age 14 5 min 54 sec
  • Megan Keith INVOC age 13 5 min 54 sec
  • Thomas Ross INT age 9 4 min 30 sec

Lost property: There are a number of lost property items, including a pair of INOV8 X-Talon trainers left in the parking field, and a fast action Silva thumb compass was found near the start. If you lost them, please contact the organiser (Angela Dixon, ) with a description of the items to arrange their return.

Splitsbrowser. Splitsbrowser details for the event are now available.

Unclaimed Maps: For anyone who paid and was unable to run, and would like their map, contact the organiser (Angela Dixon, ) with your address by 1st July and we'll post them to you. We also have unclaimed Elite course maps that were collected on days 1 and 2, and will post them out if you provide contact details to Angela.


Nearest town: Kinloch Rannoch

Pre event information

Directions / Parking

The event centre, including registration for entry on the day, SI-card hire/collection and download, will be based in at Home Farm, off the B846 Tummel Bridge to Kinloch Rannoch road. Parking will be in nearby fields. approximately 350m away.

Please contact the organiser if bringing a minibus or large campervan that is not suitable for parking in the field.


Event centre for queries, first aid, toilets and download will be in the barn at Home Farm off the B846.

ScotJOS will be providing a cake and hot drink stall at the event centre to raise money for mini bus costs to a junior training camp. Please support them if you can! No water will be provided at the finish.

The Rannoch and Tummel Tourist Association provides information on local businesses, accommodation, places to eat and things to do in the area. This is a beautiful part of Scotland, so please do check it out and support the local economy wherever you can!

Registration & Start Times

There are two starts, one for the White/Yellow course and one for all other courses. Unfortunately due to planning constraints they are in opposite directions from the car park/event centre.

The White and Yellow course Start will be approx 500m from the event centre and 800m from the event centre. The start for all other courses will be approx 900m from event centre/car park).

Start times for pre-entered competitors are now available on O-Entries. The start time range is 1000-1300 for Orange to Black course competitors. There will be a punching start for White and Yellow course runners.

There is a -4 minute call up time for all starts.

Course Information

Standard Scottish Orienteering League courses will be available.

Following a high entry numbers on the Elite courses, some late changes have been made.

The Brown course has been split into two courses:

  • Course 13, Dark Brown, is an Elite course, which is a bit longer, and which will use a 1:15k map. This course will not provide SOL points but will count for the elite league.
  • Course 2, is a normal SOL Brown, using 1:10k, which will provide a SOL score but will not count for the elite league.

We will allocate entries to those courses but competitors will have an opportunity to change on request.

The length of the Black course was increased after many people entered. We will aim to support anybody who wants to move down to a shorter course.

Course details (updated Sat 6 June)
Course no. Course name Length (km) Climb (m) Controls Map Scale Map Size Notes
12 White [*] 1.4 40 9 1:7500 A4  
11 Yellow [*] 2.2 90 9 1:7500 A4  
10 Orange 2.4 90 9 1:10000 A4  
8 Light Green 3.2 130 10 1:10000 A4  
7 Short Green 3.9 130 13 1:10000 A4  
6 Green 4.8 140 14 1:10000 A3  
5 Short Blue 5.4 165 14 1:10000 A3  
4 Blue 6.3 220 16 1:10000 A3  
3 Short Brown 8.0 300 20 1:10000 A3  
2 Brown 9.9 320 23 1:10000 A3 SOL
13 Dark Brown 11.1 390 25 1:15000 A4 W21E - 80 minute winning time
1 Black 14.7 480 30 1:15000 A4 M21E - 90 minute winning time

[*] The Yellow course is mostly on rough, boggy terrain with often no path; the White course has a shorter off-road section.

There will be a String course, approximately 100m from registration.

Safety note:

  • Dunalastair has some remote areas on the longer courses although it is bordered by roads if you run far enough.
  • The terrain is boggy and there are a lot of ticks in the undergrowth/dense vegetation which all competitors run through. Please be aware of Lyme disease and take suitable precautions

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

You can still enter on the day, but there is very limited availability for Light Green and longer courses.

Entry-on-the-day fees are as follows:

  • Senior (BOF member) £14.00
  • Junior/Student (BOF member) £8.00
  • Senior (non-BOF member) £16.00
  • Junior/Student (non-BOF member) £9.00

There is a reduced price for seniors who compete on the White, Yellow, Orange and Light Green courses:

  • Seniors (BOF member) £8.00; (non-BOF member) £9.00

Contacts / Officials

Event officials:

  • Organiser: Angela Dixon ()
  • Planner: Roos Eisma ()
  • Controller: Ted Finch (FVO)

Note: For enquiries during the period 7-13th June regarding late entries or changes to entries,
please contact Roos (planner).

Dogs allowed?

Dogs allowed in car park area and at assembly area if on a short lead and under control.

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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