WOLF - Kingussie, Sprint (SOUL 8)

bto Scottish Orienteering Urban League

An urban challenge and part of the bto Scottish Orienteering Urban League.
The same assembly will be used as for the middle so no need to rush between races. Relax and enjoy the local facilities. GB team runner Jess Tullie has planned courses that will provide a good test of your sprinting skills and will also finish in the same arena.

Sat 10th Sep 2016

Type of event: District Race-(C), Sprint
Type of terrain: Urban, Woodland
Info updated: 15th Sep


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Event Report

An accidental erasure of Joel Gooch's download means he has no split times, but his start and finish times were retrieved from the stations.

Pre Event Info




Directions / Parking

The event is in Kingussie, on the north side of the A9. It will be signed on the A86 as it enters the town from the north and south. Competitors will be crossing the A86 (Newtonmore Road) to reach the event arena so please take extra care when driving through the village.

Ardvonie Car Park, behind the Duke of Gordon hotel, and Gynack Road will be closed to competitor parking in the interests of safety.

Self-managed parking is off the B970 Ruthven Road outside and inside the grounds of Kingussie High School (on the left over the level crossing), on the opposite side of the road to the school in the market, and in the small car park on the right before the station. Please park sensibly, especially if you can’t find space in one of the above options. Please do NOT block areas used by local residents by parking in the station car park or outside the shops.

Registration, Start & Finish

Registration 14:00 - 15:30

Start times 15:00 - 16:30

Courses close 17:30

Course Information

Courses - Classes

1 - M/W Open - 3.5km / 65m
2 - M/W 40+ - 3km / 50m
3 - M/W 55 - 2.3km / 40m
4 - M/W 16- & Adult Beginner - 2.1km / 40m
5 - M/W 12-  - 1.4km / 15m

Note: that M/W16s that have not had their 16th birthday prior to the event must enter course 4 due to their being road crossings. If they are 16 they can enter the Open class, course 1.

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

Enter now via oentries.com

21 years of age or older £9.00

20 years of age or younger and Students £5.00

Adult Beginner £5.00

Entry-on-day + £1

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

The courses will cover a mixture of forest and urban terrain with up to 50% of courses in the forest. The forest is coniferous and generally runnable throughout. There is a good path network and some steep slopes. Rubber studded shoes with some grip may be advisable. 

The area was remapped in 2014 by Stirling Surveys and has been updated in summer 2016.


Registration and download is based is the Duke of Gordon Hotel. Toilets will available be in the hotel.

Remove muddy footwear and o-shoes before entering the hotel. 

The hotel will offer a selection of healthy hot and 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 and King Street, adjacent to the event arena.

You are welcome to bring your club tent to the event arena in Ardvonie Park, behind the Duke. Please take all your litter home.

There is no String course but there are play areas in Ardvonie Park. 

Dogs allowed?

Dogs are OK in the town and event arena on leads but not allowed in the hotel.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Jess Tullie

Controller: Roger Coombs

Organiser: Gavin Miles

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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