Loch Vaa SE

12 people took advantage of a true TD5 course on one of the best areas in Scotland.

Tue 13th Aug 2013

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Info updated: 29th Dec


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Event Report

12 people took advantage of a true TD5 course on one of the best areas in Scotland.

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There is clearly an issue with Colin and Chris's splits which I'm investigating, but it looks like it's complicated and so not going to get resolved before I go on holiday. So apologies for the delay.

Carol Sands also supplied some excellent cake, made with chocolate, nuts and fruit, it was lovely! 

Alan Halliday and myself (Paul Frost) had a real head to head race for almost the entire time, with Chris Godlington joining us when we caught him up at control 11. I had intended a more steady run after my exertions at the Aviemore Triathlon on Sunday, but having Alan there pushed me to keep running when my legs were suggesting that walking would be more than adequate. The heather was just low enough for fast running, but high enough to need you to lift your kness that little bit higher than normal, "knackering" is the technical description for these conditions.

Pre Event Info



Directions / Parking

Approach from Boat of Garten, along Kinchurdy Road (opposite the Post Office / shop) to the end. Either park there and walk or drive to The Yard along the unsurfaced road, parking carefully on the grass. Grid reference NH926172.

Registration, Start & Finish

Registration: 18:00
Starts: 18:00

Course Information

TD3 3.2km
TD5 5.9km

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: £3.50 for adults and £2 for juniors. For members there is 50p off all fees.
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.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: 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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