Tayside Orienteers


TAY members/coaching course attendees event

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St Magdalene Hill

Sat 06th May 2017

Last updated: 11th May
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Moorland, Parkland, Woodland
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Results and split times


Fantastic to see so many families out enjoying themselves on yet another gloriously sunny day. Thanks to Moira and Alistair for organising a superb coaching session then to Alistair, Aly, Donald and Elaine for planning and organising the event.

This was a coaching session followed by a small event for TAY members only to allow club members who are learning to organise and run the SI electronic timing software a chance to test out their newly-acquired skills at a "live" event without the pressure of large numbers of entrants. Well done to all entrants and helpers!


Nearest town: Perth

Pre event information

Directions / Parking

Public car parking space, top of Glenlochay Road

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 14.30. Starts from 15.00; last start 16.00;  courses close 17.15

Course Information

Yellow, Orange, Green

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

Maps must be reserved in advance - 2egillies@   gmail.com (remove spaces)

Contacts / Officials

Contact Moira Laws:-   moira.laws   @hotmail.co.uk (removing spaces)

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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