Tayside Orienteers


St Magdalene Hill Easter Sunday Event

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Train, Learn, Compete

Sun 20th Apr 2014

Last updated: 21st Apr
Type of event: Local, Coaching, Training
Type of terrain: Forest
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Results and split times


Thankyou to everyone who supported our Easter Sunday event, and enjoyed a day out in some very welcome sunshine!

There was one item of lost property - a sky blue and black Karrimor jacket (large size). Contact Dave Prentice if it's yours.


Nearest town: Perth

Pre event information

Members of Tayside Orienteers will be available to offer basic coaching opportunities for newcomers before you take part in a course - and will provide feedback on how you got on afterwards.

Directions / Parking

From the centre of Perth, head south on the Edinburgh Road past Tesco and turn right onto Gleneagles Road, following the Community Woodland signs to the top of the hill, turning uphill into the car park. 

Or, from the Glasgow Road, take Needless Road and Darnhall Drive through Craigie before heading uphill to the same point.

Registration & Start Times

Registration and start times will be open from 1030-1230

Course Information

Available courses
Course Length (km) Climb (m)
Yellow 1.8 70
Short Orange 1.5 60
Orange 2.8 100
(Short) Green 3.5 130
Blue 5.5 200

SportIdent (SI) electronic punching will be used, although permanent markers will also be used for some controls. SI e-cards will be available to borrow if you don't have one.

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

Entry on the day:

  • Juniors, students and beginners £2
  • Seniors £4

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Dave Prentice 01738 583345;

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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