Tayside Orienteers


Tayside Club Event Comrie

Sun 09th May 2021

Last updated: 11th May
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Urban, Woodland
Read more about the mapped area


Results and split times


Tayside's events season gets underway in Comrie on 9th May

NOTE - This event is ONLY for Tay members who have pre-entered. There is no entry on the day.

This event will take place following the Covid 19 restrictions and the relevant guidance from the Scottish Government and governing bodies in place at the time of the event.  

Competitors must stay at least 2m from other competitors (unless in their household) before, after and during the event. If someone else is punching a control wait until they have left.

Club risk assessment has been completed. Prepare a personal risk assessment.

Hand sanitiser will be provided at the start and finish.

Parts of Glen Lednock are very popular with the public – walkers and mountain bikers. Please be aware of others and maintain your distance. Give way to members of the public on narrow paths and at gates or stiles. 

The area a partly newly mapped but also covers part of the previously mapped Twenty Shilling Wood area. The terrain is very varied but in general there is a good path network and with careful route choice the going off trail is good. 

The map scale is 1:7500


Nearest town: Comrie

Pre event information

The assembly area and registration will be in the car park at NN 777 222. The start and finish are adjacent.

Collect maps and hired dibbers at registration/download. In the interest of fairness for Light Green, Green and Blue courses do not look at your map before punching the start control.

Hired dibbers should be placed in the box provided after downloading.

Directions / Parking

There is no designated parking area. There are public car parks at NN 777 222, NN 772 220 and NN 773 218. There is plenty of street parking in Dalginross which on the south side of the River Earn. Please park considerately as the public car parks on the North side of the River Earn may be busy with churchgoers 


There will be no toilets on site. There are toilets in the centre of the village. (To the left at the cross).

Registration & Start Times

Starts will be 11-12.30

Courses close at 1500

Course Information

There will be 5 courses with distance and climb shown

white approx. 2km          75m
orange approx. 2km        75m
Light green approx. 3 km    100m
green approx. 5 km         150m
blue approx. 6.5 km        200m

The Green and Blue courses are not suitable for unaccompanied children as they they involved running on pavements and crossing a minor road.

The Green and Blue courses follow a mandatory route through the area.  

The golf course is out of bounds and shown on the map as this.

There are a number of mandatory crossing points and these must be used. They will be taped. Competitors should be aware there may be a requirement to cross at locked (5 bar metal) gate.

SI punching will be used.

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 will be an entry fee of £5 for seniors and £2 for juniors. Please put the exact money in an envelope with your name(s) written on the front and place in box at registration.

To enter email Jane Anderson on tayoentries@gmail.com before midnight on Tue 4th May with the following - 

Age class, 
SI number or if wanting to hire one, 
Contact phone number, 
Your preferred start time if you have one.

Competitors need to ensure they are capable of running their chosen course because they won't be able to contact other competitors for help during the event.

Jane will email everyone with individual start times.

It is essential that people try and stick to these times.

No results/splits provided on the day, results will be online

Contacts / Officials

Planner/ Organiser Allan Downie - f-downie  at  quista.net. Phone 07401 797891

Dogs allowed?

Dogs must be kept on lead and away from other competitors.

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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