Badenoch & Strathspey Orienteering Club

NNCSpey Valley Golf CourseWed 24 January, 2024

Last updated: Thu 25 January, 2024

Local level event

Explanation of event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.


Results and Splits

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Pre-event Information

BASOC second offering to this winter's Northern Night Cup series.

Location Info

Near: Aviemore
Lat,Lng: 57.20337,-3.81788
OS Grid Ref: NH902139
Postcode: PH22 1ST
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Directions / Parking

Street parking in Dalfaber Industrial Estate.
Turn off (east) the B9152 at the traffic lights at the north end of Aviemore. Continue along Dalfaber Drive, over the railway bridge and turn immediate left. If you reach the railway level crossing you have gone too far!
Drive along Dalfaber Industrial Estate to the end of the road and park on the street. Parking is in the industrial estate, please be considerate of other users and avoid parking inside or blocking any gated premises.

Map / Terrain

Unsurprisingly, it's a golf course but like no other golf course! It includes and has nearby some nicely runnable bits of trees.
Map scale 1:5000, contour interval 2.5m. Map is drawn using Sprint Orienteering Symbols. Magnetic North 2017.
Full moon is forecast for 25th January - if it is clear it will be stunning!
There is the possibility of some ice remaining in a few places - be prepared!

Tees and Greens are marked as OOB (dark olive colour). These should not be crossed, please run around them.

Registration and Start times

The 'Event Centre' will all be from a van parked at the end of the road in the industrial estate beside the crossfit gym.

Event Centre:

Starts from 18:00 to 18:45, at 1 minute intervals so there might be a wait at busy times. The Start & Finish are approximately 5 minutes walk from Registration.

Course Information

League courses (subject to final controlling):
Long: 4.5km, 75m climb, 16 controls
Short: 2.7km, 45m climb, 11 controls. Note: the Short course is a cut-off from the Long course.
Non-league course
Score: 14 controls (each worth 10 points), 45 minute time limit. You may look at your map and plan your route before you start; please refrain from showing your map to Long and Short course competitors.

Controls will be SIAC enabled. You MUST dib into the SI unit at the Start and also at the Finish; the controls on the course will be SIAC enabled for those who have a SIAC dibber.

Shadowing and Juniors. Note that anyone under the age of 14 MUST be accompanied on the course by an adult unless the parent/guardian can convince the organiser of the young orienteer's proven competence at night orienteering. If you shadow a junior on the Short/Long/Score you should declare yourself non-competitive to the organiser if later running one of those courses.

Entry Details

Entries closed on Sunday 21st January 2024 at 23:30. There will be limited entry on the night for the score course only.

Dog restrictions

Dogs may be taken into the area on leads.

Contacts / Officials

Janette Macleod and Lynne Walker


None, it's a car park. Please 'go' before you arrive! Check back here for any change to these details.
The crossfit team have very kindly said competitors can make use of their portaloo if required. Please leave it clean and tidy (note if the gym is closed there will be no access to toilets so really best to go before you arrive at the event).

Safety Notes

Spare torch & whistles are required and mobiles strongly recommended at all NNC events. Random kit checks may take place. An extra top layer and high-vis reflective clothing may also be sensible choices as the SVGC is exposed to the wind and inclement weather.

There will be dog walkers and other people around in the event area, please be aware and considerate of others.

Nearest A&E Hospitals

Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ

Nairn Town & Country Hospital, IV12 5EE

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