Deshar Primary - Loch Vaa North

Schools Orienteering League

Round 2 of the BASOC Schools Orienteering League. Please pre-enter here

Could YOU orienteer for your school? Grab some friends or parents and come along. Parents' scores count for their child's school! Prizes will be presented to the winning school at the final round in Grantown. 

Tue 10th May 2016

Type of event: Local Race-(D), Tue=O
Type of terrain: Moorland, Woodland
Info updated: 10th May


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Event Report

Glorious sunny evening with amazing views over the Northern Corries, lots of amazing runners challenging themselves, and lots of smiling faces! Thanks everyone for coming, see you next week at Carrbridge for Round 3!

Pre Event Info

Full competition details & rules.



Directions / Parking

Parking and registration is at the school.

Registration, Start & Finish

Registration from 6pm, courses close 8pm.

Course Information

P4 and up welcome. You can run solo or in pairs / threes.

For experienced club members there will still be regular training on all these dates, with technical TD4/5 courses with SI timing available. Your score will count for any school which your children attend.

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

Adults £3 / Juniors £1.50 per event.

Hired timing chips (Si-Cards, dibbers)

We provide a free loan of these if you don't have your own, but if you loose it there will be a £30 charge for it's replacement.

Terrain Description

Map updated September 2015. We will be using the area of open moorland surrounding the school. For experienced orienteers the short green map will be edited to show only contours & fences, giving a tough technical challenge in a small area.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser / Planner: Johannes Felter

SI Timing: Gemma & Mehmet Karatay and Jane Pottie

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.


Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events and not joined an orienteering club that is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

Medical Conditions

You have the option of downloading and completing this Medical form. It could be life saving if the organisers are aware of any existing medical conditions in the event of an incident. You can leave it at registration/enquires in a sealed envelope that will only be opened if required and destroyed after the event.


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