WOLF Warm Up Mass Start Race


Final Details now released for this event, including slightly shortened TD5 courses. Come along and enjoy the fun!

Tue 20th Jun 2017

Type of event: Local Race-(D), Sprint, Tue=O
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 21st Jun


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Event Report

WOLF Warm up Mass Start from Johannes Petersen on Vimeo.

Thanks to the 40+ runners who came along last night. Hope you enjoyed the courses and the beautiful weather. For us it was a great chance to test run the SIAir+ system, and we can now take a decision about whether or not to use this emerging technology at the WOLF (incorporating the presitigious Veteran Home International) in September

Pre Event Info

This is a test event allowing BASOC to finetune our timing systems ahead of the 2017 Highland WOLF. We’ll be using SportIdent Air+ contactless punching for the first time in the club’s history, and this event will allow us to test everything.

At the 2017 Highland WOLF our usual middle distance race will be planned on a mass start format, which will be a new experience for many local orienteers. Therefore we'd like to give you an opportunity to get used to this exciting race format. For juniors in particular it should be quite a novel experience to have a go at ungaffled mass start orienteering. 



Directions / Parking

Please car-share if possible as there is limited parking. The turnoff for the event will be signposted on the A938 between Carrbridge and Dulnain Bridge. This is the turnoff where you see the large log construction "Wild Furniture" on display.  From the turnoff it is just 1 minute slow drive along a forest track to the parking in the middle of Tullochgribban. 

Registration, Start & Finish

Registration in the car park, open from 5:30 - 6:45pm. Mass start at 7:00pm. Finish close to the car park. Courses close 8:15pm.

The event will use “Mixed Punching”. This means that you can still use your standard SI dibber in traditional punching mode, but the event will be enabled for contactless punching with SIAC dibbers. If you don’t own a SIAC dibber please hire one when you enter through SIEntries. Further SIAC dibbers will also be available for hire if you enter on the day.

Course Information

Short - 1.9km, 20m climb. No gaffling.Technical Difficulty 2. Controls just off the paths.

Medium - 2.6km, 50m climb. No gaffling. Technical Difficulty 3. Controls some distance away from paths, with lots of corner-cutting and some route choice. 

Long - 4.4km, 100m climb. Gaffled. Technical Difficulty 5.

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

Please pre-enter online https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=3639

£4/£3 non-member adult/junior
£3/£2 member adult/junior
Entry on the day will be available but maps may be limited so please do pre-enter if at all possible.

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

Tullochgribban is a beautiful pine forest with plenty of contour detail. It has not been used for a Level D event before so will probably be new to many of you. There is a complex network of rides and few paths. Thinning work was carried out in 2016, leaving some new extraction lanes which have not been mapped. There is fast running and complex navigation to be enjoyed on the compact but perfectly formed area.

Map is 1:7500 with 5m contour interval. Loose control descriptions will be available for all courses.


There will be no toilet facilities, please go before you go.

BASOC will offer drinks and healthy snacks after the race.

Dogs allowed?

Dogs are welcome at this event.

Contacts / Officials

Planner – Johannes Petersen
Organiser – Johannes Petersen
SI Timing – Paul Frost

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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