Dulnain Wood, Northern Night Cup

Run-4-It Northern Night Cup

Part of the 6 event series organised by BASOC, INVOC & MORAVIAN and supported by Run-4-It. More details of the series on the Run-4-It Northern Night Cup website

Wed 16th Dec 2015

Type of event: Local Race-(D), Night, Northern Night Cup
Type of terrain: Forest, Woodland
Info updated: 19th Dec


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Event Report

The overall results after 3 rounds are now available on the Northern Night Cup website.

Pre Event Info

The Northern Night Cup comes to Speyside and to Dulnain Wood. A new area for many of you and a cracking wee forest it is too!

Registration opens at 1800 in the village hall and soup and cakes will be on offer apres run. 

Course lengths:

Long - 4.6km

Medium - 2.8km

Short - 2km

There is a 900m jog to the start and back from the finish. Start and finish are close so it's possible to leave clothing.



Directions / Parking

Registration is in the village hall and parking in the hall car park behind the hall. It's on the north side of the mainroad, just after the garage if coming from Carrbridge or just after the church if coming from Grantown. 

Dulnain's nae a big place - you can't miss it!

Registration, Start & Finish

Starts: 18:15 - 19:00
Courses close 20:00

Course Information

Long (TD5, ~30min winning time for M21E)

Medium (TD5 - usually a cut off version of the long. ~30min for an M14 or a W45/50)

Short - An easy course of ~TD3 standard of 2-3km

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

£5 for seniors
£2.50 for juniors/students

Online via oentries.com and on the day.

We encourage you to enter online and doing so will guarantee there will be a map for your choice of course. No payment will be collected by oentries, you just pay on arrival at the event.

By having this information in advance we can more accurately judge how many maps to print and it makes producing the results easier and quicker. If you don't already have an oentries account it only takes minutes to set one up and will then save you time entering events in the future.

There will be maps available for entry on the day.

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

A mixture of pine forest with subtle contours and some rock features. numerous paths run through the area. Attached is an area of semi-open bog land with several peat banks running through it. The wood is runnable, the bog is tougher (though quite beautiful!)


Village Hall with toilets.

Dogs allowed?

Dogs OK

Contacts / Officials

Jess and James Tullie

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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