Kincraig Fun-O

A fun orienteering event with surprise twists and turns!

Tue 30th Dec 2014

Type of event: Local Race-(D), Social
Type of terrain: Forest, Moorland
Info updated: 03rd Feb


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Event Report

The mild weather attracted a good turn out at the BASOC Fun-O; many pre-registered on OEntries, many thanks that certainly helps on the day.
I hope that everyone understood the instructions before they set off on the course. At the end it was quite amusing to listen to the chat, nothing at all about the orienteering, more about the quiz questions and the Roving Santa!

Many brought along 'unwanted' Christmas pressies and many went away with something, thank you.

Thank you also to Paul Frost for doing all the timing (the event format did mean that he learnt something new about AutoDownload!), to Jenny & Hilary for serving teas, coffees and mince pies and to all who collected in the controls.

There seems to be some debate about the name Donder; some sources do quote the reindeer as Donder, some as Donner and some as Dunder. However there is no dispute, Rudolph joined the party later.

So, Tuesday 29th December 2015 - where and what will BASOC put on?

Pre Event Info

A fun orienteering event with surprise twists and turns!

Kincraig has four distinct areas - two lots of mainly broadleaf woodland, a pattern of paths around the village and fast open beside Loch Insh. The event will take place over all four areas. More information about the course will appear soon.

Registration and post-run social will be in Kincraig Community Hall. After you have run, bring along your lunch so you can sit and socialise with others.

As roads will be crossed, under 16's MUST be accompanied by an over 16.

Donate unwanted Christmas presents for spot prizes!

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

SPORTident timing will be used.



Directions / Parking

Kincraig Community Hall is adjacent to the B9152 in the village of Kincraig, about 100m north of the junction to Loch Insh. Grid reference NH832059

Registration, Start & Finish

Registration 10:30 to 10:50
Mass start 11am

Course Information

A fun course with surprises for all abilities!

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

Adult £4.00, Junior £2.00

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

A very pleasant birch forest connected by a bridge over the railway to a fast open area beside loch Insh.


The hall provides shelter, toilets and somewhere to eat your luch and socialise.

Dogs allowed?

On leads, but not allowed in the hall

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Lynne Walker

Controller: Paul Frost

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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