Kingussie - Warm up event

Practice before the Schools League and Club Summer Evening Races

Come along and suss out the format for the Schools League and Club Summer Evening Races over the next few weeks.

Tue 16th May 2017

Type of event: Training, Tue=O
Type of terrain: Moorland, Woodland
Info updated: 17th Mar

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Pre Event Info

Tonight's races won't count for the Schools League, but it's the perfect chance to practice before it starts next week! The same courses will be on offer as in the next few weeks. Use this chance to put your new-found skills to the test, whilst not having to worry about how long you take!! Coaches and club members will be on hand to show you the ropes :)

For the toughest of you out there, there will be a TD5 course, taking in the best that Glen Gynack has to offer. Last used for the middle race of the WOLF weekend in 2016, Glen Gynack has a mixture of open hillside and a wooded slope. 

Come along between 6 and 6.30pm to register for the race and then start between 6.15pm and 6.50pm. Courses close 7:30pm.


Every Tuesday we go out orienteering, usually with a navigational focus. Call it training or just playing, it’s as hard as you want it to be, both physically and technically!
Newcomers are welcome and there is always someone to explain things and help you get started.

Meet at 6:30 prompt. Please come appropriately dressed for the weather on the night, the sort of thing you would wear if you were going for a trail run.
You need to be back by 7:30pm.

£2 Adults, £1 Juniors for BASOC or other orienteering club members.
£3 Adults, £1.50 Juniors for non members.

Read more about Tue=O



Directions / Parking

Kingussie Golf Club Car Park (thank you to the Golf Club for granting us access to car here).

Registration, Start & Finish

Next to the BASOC banner in the car park. Start and finish less than 100m away.

Course Information

Yellow - suitable for beginners and primary-aged children, this course will follow paths and fences. 1.5km, 35m climb

Orange - next step up from the yellow - expect controls off the paths and lots of corner cutting! 2.1km, 50m climb

Green - the ultimate challenge. 3.5km, 135m climb

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

£3/£1.50 non-member adult/junior

£2/£1 member adult/junior

Note as no results will be produced these fees are cheaper than the next three weeks!

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

Wooded hillside with a path network; the Green course also visits the open hillside which can be rocky in places.


Public toilets in the car park off Gynack Road

Dogs allowed?

Under control please.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Lynne Walker

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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