Tayside Orienteers


Tayside Local series CATI - UPDATE


Sun 25th Feb 2024

Last updated: 26th Feb
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland, Urban
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Results and split times


"Thanks to everyone, Tay members, those from other clubs and newcomers, for coming along to our event today and I hope you all enjoyed it. We were certainly lucky with the weather, and it was good to see people out exploring in a nice part of Perth which doesn't get used very often for orienteering. Hopefully we got the courses more or less right, and you found them challenging enough, and for those of you new to the sport it gave you a good introduction to what orienteering is all about.
We are grateful to Perth and Kinross Council for permission to use the area, and to Jeanfield Swifts football club for their support with the parking. 
Particular thanks are due to the many members who kindly volunteered their time to help get the event together. First of all to to Finn for co-planning, helping to put out controls and coordinating the control collecting and overseeing the starts. Also Barry and Carl for helping with setting up and control collecting- great to see our juniors taking such an active role in putting on these events. Lindsay and Moira ran a great coaching and welcoming session for newcomers, and also gave lots of practical help with setting up and running the starts and collecting in the the equipment afterwards. Thanks also to Clive for control collecting and to Paul Caban from Interlopers for his unexpected late arrival to offer help with collecting controls. All very much appreciated, many hands really does make light work.
Results are now up on the website, please let us know if you spot any errors. Some great results there, and good to see some close competitions across all the courses. Well done to everyone. Our next event will be in 2 weeks time on Saturday the 9th of March at St Magdalene's Hill in Perth, and we look forward to welcoming you back then. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for more details over the coming days".  


This weekend - the first Tay event of the year, at Riverside Park in north Perth. (NB This is not an urban street event) It will use some nice wooded terrain next to the river which is very rarely used for orienteering, as well as the edges of the North Muirton estate and the riverside paths which will be well known to anyone who has run the Perth parkrun course. Registration will be from a campervan in the North Inch community centre car park. Entries are now open via SI entries at this link: the closing date is Thursday the 22nd, (Online entries closed - limited entries on the day.)

There will be 4 courses available from White (easy) Yellow and Orange standards plus Light Green and a 40 minute score event, so there should be something for everyone.

We are very keen to promote this as a come-and-try-it event for newcomers, and would love it if all our members could bring a friend along.

We will have a briefing session with club coaches at 10.30 before the first starts, so if you know someone who you think might enjoy the sport, this would be a great chance to get them along to give it a try.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT NEEDS (SEE PICTURES)We are also keen to have a look at the accessibility of some of our events for those with disabilities and as such, will have a course suitable for them. We are keen to hear from anyone who may like to give orienteering a go so that together we can come up with some ideas to share our love of the sport with a wider audience. We have created a dedicated email address to help with our ability to deal with enquiries quickly and urge anyone who would like to find out more to contact us on  . Here is a photo of the daughter of one of our club members enjoying some orienteering at St Magdalene's Hill, Perth. Please note carers go free and blue badge holders should be able to access parking closer to the start (by arrangement only) after registration / coaching has taken place at 10.30am. "


Nearest town: Perth

Pre event information

Directions / Parking

N. Inch Community Campus Carpark, Gowans Terr.

From Dunkeld Road< Perth north side, (going north and south) take the schools turn of the roundabout into Gowans Terr.  Follow until towards the end of the road parking is on the right hand side.  Parking with care also available amongst the houses.

Registration & Start Times

11 to 12:30

Early registration and coaching 10:15 for 10:30

Course Information

White 1.6km, Yellow 2.2km,  Orange 2.7km, Light Green 3.5km and  45 minute all control Score.

The start/finish is a 400m walk from the Community Campus, down past Jeanfield Swifts football ground "

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

Online entries plus limited entry on the day


Contacts / Officials

Alistair Duguid  

Planner and organiser.

Assistant Finn Selmer Duguid

Dogs allowed?

On lead in carpark

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.

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