Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Beeslack Woods, ESOC Ultrasprint 2017


Maze combined with Park orienteering

Sun 03rd Sep 2017

Info updated: 28th Jun
Type of event: Local-(D), Other
Type of terrain: Parkland

General Information

Controls in a Maze combined with some park orienteering. The challenge is to navigate around the controls in the Maze quickly and cleanly. The fastest runner may not be the most accurate. It is entertaining for the spectators and makes a very welcoming, sociable, fun event which everyone can enjoy.


map location

Nearest town: Penicuik


The event will be based at Beeslack High School (postcode is given for Beeslack High School).  Details of competitor parking will be confirmed later.  

Registration & Start Times

TBC.  Start times scheduled to be 1pm to 3pm but will be confirmed later.

Course Information

Four separate courses. Courses 1,2 and 3 will each be approx. 1.3km in length and all visit the Maze. Winner's time is the combined time for Courses 1,2 and 3. Course 4 is entirely within the Maze and is suitable for children.  Precise details will follow nearer the event date.

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

Advance entry will be required via Fabian4.  Details of date entries will open and close will be posted here as soon as they are available.

Entry fees TBC.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Fiona Findlay (ESOC)

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.

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