Highland Wolf Weekend First bite

Middle distance race

Sat 27th Sep 2014

Type of event: District Race-(C)
Type of terrain: Moorland, Woodland
Info updated: 03rd Feb


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Pre Event Info

Highland Wolf Weekend First bite

Middle distance race

Registraton and Download

These are available in the yellow and grey tent on the right of the track into the quarry.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO DOWNLOAD before leaving the area.

Start info

The walk to the Start is along a track for about 800 m and should take approximately 15 minutes. Competitors have timed Starts. Control descriptions will be available at the Start and are also printed on all maps apart from the Blue course.
If you are running the Blue course be aware that there are NO control descriptions on your map.

Start times have been allocated due to the number of starters on some courses. It makes life easier for the start team if you keep to the time allocated, and also avoids you having to stand around waiting for an empty slot.

Yellow course maps will be available at the pre-start so parents can go over them with juniors before entering the start box.

Split starts for families


These will be available at Registration

Safety & related stuff

In the event of extreme weather you may be required to wear a cagoule. Prominent notices will make competitors aware of this. In the event of cancellation we will endeavour to email competitors and secretaries of Scottish clubs. There will also be a notice on the website at www.basoc.org.uk

All high fences must be crossed at the gates. Gates are not marked on the map.
As there are sheep in the fields all gates must be closed after runners.

Competitors travelling alone. Please leave your car key at Registration.

First Aid Cover will be provided by club members.


Competitors will be offered entry to the Wild Life Park at reduced rates.

Due to circumstances outside our control there will be no String course at this event.



Directions / Parking

From the South
Travel on the A9 towards Inverness. Leave the A9 at the north end of Kingussie signposted for Kincraig. Travel towards Kincraig on the B9152 for 4 km. At the signs for the Highland Wild Life Park turn left.Enter the quarry shortly after the junction on the left side.

From the North
Leave the A9 to the south end of Aviemore signposted for Kincraig.
Turn right at the T-junction and travel along the B 9152 through Kincraig. 
After 2km turn right at the signpost for the Highland Wild Life Park.
Follow the directions as above.

Be aware that there can be queues at the entrance to the Wild Life Park. Be aware. 

Parking is on hard standing on the outskirts of a quarry. This is a working quarry. Please take care and obey all signs.

Registration, Start & Finish

Registration: 10:30-12:30
Starts: 10:45-12:45
Notes: Courses close 14:30

Course Information

Course km climb
Blue 5.95 225m
Green 4.3 210m
Short Green 3.07 165m
Light Green 2.9 95m
Orange 2.05 90m
Yellow 1.9 70m

Due to circumstances outside our control there will be no String course at this event.

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

Fees: 21 years of age or older (TD5) £7
20 years of age or younger and Students £3
Adult White/Yellow/Orange/Lt Green £3
+£1 for entry-on-day
String course free
Entry: Online and on 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.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Gavin Miles
Organiser: Marion MacCormick
Controller: Dave Armitage

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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