Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

AlnwickhillWed 8 Jun


Last updated: Wed 21 February, 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 and 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. Virtual events are where there are no physical controls being used. Your presence at a control is registered using an App on your mobile phone, normally the free MapRun App.


Results and splits

Pre-event Information

Location Info

Near: City of Edinburgh
Lat,Lng: 55.90730,-3.16267
Postcode: EH16 6NE

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Directions / Parking

Location: Registration, Finish and Download are in St Katherine's Park and the Start is across the main road (A701) in SE part of Liberton Park. Everyone must go to Registration to pay and collect their map before heading to the Start.

What 3 Words for Registration/Download etc: cages.poetic.fallen

Public transport: Please try to use public transport to come to this event if you possibly can. Check Lothian Buses to plan how to get there. Bus 7, 37 or 47 all stop very close to St Katherine's Park.

Bike: It should also be easy to come to the event by bike especially if you live in the city or close to the city. A variety of quiet cycle route maps throughout the city are available on the Edinburgh City Council Quiet Routes web pages. It should be possible to find a place to lock your bike while you run.

Vehicle: Parking is in residential streets near to the Registration/Finish/Download. Please park considerately and respect the locals who may not be used to extra cars being parked in their street. Parking on side roads should be free at this time of the evening. The Planner recommends St Katherines Brae, St Katherines Crescent, Burnhead Crescent or Burnhead Grove.

Course Information

Long course of around 5km

Short course of around 3.5km

The above are straight line distances so expect to run a good bit further than that. Sometimes the short course is simply a shorter version of the long course using the same map. Please check this on the evening when you arrive.

The courses on city streets and sometimes include city parks and open spaces. ALL under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult throughout their course.

Read more about Course lengths and Difficulty here

Entry Details

Pre-Entry strongly advised to guarantee a map. Pre-entries closed at 6pm on Tuesday 7th June. After that you are welcome to EMAIL to check if there is still a map of your chosen course available.

Entry on the evening of the event may be possible, subject to spare maps being available, but to be guaranteed a map you must pre-enter or at least check via email as above that there is a map available.

Fees: Senior £3, Student £2, Junior (under 21) £1, Shadowers map £1 - to be paid in cash on the night. Please bring the correct money (or correct money for your group/family) ready to hand over in exchange for your course map.

Remember that because of the road crossings ALL under 16s must be accompanied at all times by an adult when running. An adult shadower may request as additional map (£1) or may register separately if they want a map and a separate result. It is ok to run together and both get results. These events are very informal.

Registration and Start times

Registration will be open from approx 18.15 for you to pay and collect your course map. Please try to have the correct money for yourself and anyone else you are paying for.

Starts will be from 18:30-19:30. Please choose a 30 minute time slot when you are entering to give us an idea when you might arrive however on the evening you may find that you can start when you are ready.

Contacts / Officials

For enquiries: EMAIL

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