Kingussie - SOUL8

Highland Wolf Weekend

Urban Sprint Race - Incorporating bto SOUL8

Sat 27th Sep 2014

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


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Pre Event Info

Highland Wolf Weekend

Urban Sprint Race - Incorporating bto SOUL8

Assembly, registration & download will be at the Duke of Gordon Hotel, Newtonmore Rd, Kingussie, Highland PH21 1HE.

The Duke of Gordon Hotel will offer a selection of healthy hot & cold options, as well as tea, coffee and soft drinks. Please consider supporting this local business during your visit. There are many other cafes and local shops along Newtonmore Road, immediately adjacent to Assembly.

Start Info

The distance from the event centre (Duke of Gordon Hotel) to Start is 800m (15 minutes).

Start times, have been allocated and you need to keep to them, as there are very few empty slots to fit you in if you are late.

Course 4 maps will be available at the pre-start so parents can go over them with juniors before entering the start box.

Safety & related stuff

First Aid Cover will be provided by club members. The event does take place on public roads, so do look both ways before crossing one.

Juniors Road Safety

In line with BOF Guidelines, Course 4 does not require crossing of any roads with significant traffic. Specifically, it will not go near the Main Street / Newtonmore Road / A86. Participants Course 4 do cross and briefly run along two minor urban roads where traffic may exceed 15mph. Accordingly, traffic management arrangements will be in place at these two points.


The map has been updated in August 2014.

Dogs are not permitted in the assembly area which will be inside the Duke of Gordon Hotel.



Directions / Parking

The event will be signed on the A86 as it enters Kingussie from the north and south. Runners will be crossing the A86 (Newtonmore Road) through the centre of Kingussie - please take extra care when driving through the village. If you are attending the middle distance event at Dunachton, you should allow 10-15 minutes for the drive to the Duke of Gordon Hotel.

The distance from the event centre (Duke of Gordon Hotel) to Start is 800m (15 minutes)

Cyclists: you may wish to consider parking in Kingussie in the morning, and cycling to and from the Dunachton event along the B9152. This is a minor road and the journey is just 6.5km each way. Please note that the A9 is definitely not suitable for cyclists.

Registration, Start & Finish

Registration: 15:00 - 16:10
Starts: 15:15 - 16:40
Notes: Courses close 17:00

Course Information

Course 1 | MO, MV 40+, WO | 3.5km 80m
Course 2 | MSV 55+, WV 40+ | 3.2km 75m
Course 3 | MUV 65+, WSV 55+, WUV 65+ | 2.3 km 50m
Course 4 | MJ, WJ, MYJ, WYJ (Under-16) | 1.6km 45m

Courses will mostly be through asphalt/paved areas, but some legs will go through mixed terrain.

Mens Open (MO)
Womens Open (WO)
Mens Vet (40+) (MV)
Womens Vet (40+) (WV)
Mens Supervet (55+) (MSV)
Womens Supervet (55+) (WSV)
Mens Ultravet (65+) (MUV)
Womens Ultravet (65+) (WUV)
Junior Men (16 and under) (MJ)
Junior Women (16 and under) (WJ)
Young Junior Men (12 -) (MYJ)
Young Junior Women (12 -) (WYJ)

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 £7
20 years of age or younger and Students £3
+£1 for entry-on-day
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: Ewan McCarthy
Organiser: Johannes Felter 07896 823537
Controller: Steve Smirthwaite

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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