ESOC local event in Edinburgh and the Lothians
Sat 16th Jan 2016
Info updated: 18th Feb
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland
It is just amazing that over 200 people can have such a good time on a freezing cold afternoon in a city park! Thank you so much to everyone for coming to enjoy it. (I gather that the "skating rink" on the White Course was one of the main attractions!) Everyone was here; first-timers, old hands, old people, young families; good runners, self-confessed plodders. It just goes to show what we already know, that absolutely everyone can enjoy orienteering at their own level. At the beginning of a New Year, let's hope many of you will continue to do lots more orienteering.
A slight hiccup in the results processing has meant that a few people do not appear on the published results. However everyone received their individual splits printout, so would be able to see where they had come in the results. I'm sorry about this; it was just a glitch on the day.
Dress: Please check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.
Terrain: Parkland with some wooded areas and a good network of paths.
Other Users: Cammo Estate is very well used by the general public, especially dog walkers and families with children. Please respect their right to be there at the same time as you are orienteering.
Dogs: The area is popular with dog walkers but we would prefer if you didn't take your dog with you on your course.
Course Closure Time: Please note that courses have a closure time of 4pm after which controls will start to be brought in.
Nearest town: Edinburgh
- Grid Ref: NT177748
- Postcode: EH4 8AW
- Latitude: 55.96017
- Longitude: -3.31972
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Head for the Ranger Centre at The Lodge at the end of Cammo Road. Park in Cammo Road or other surrounding streets and enter the Estate through the Lodge Gates. Please park carefully an d give due consideration to local residents who may be coming and going from their houses during the course of the event. You should be able to come close to the event by bus, check Lothian Buses for more information about services.
Registration & Start Times
REGISTRATION: In the Ranger Centre at the Lodge at the entrance to the Estate.
Registration will be from 1.30pm to 2.30pm for newcomers to orienteering (note this change of time for newcomers) and will run from 1.30pm to 3pm for experienced orienteers.
It is not necessary - or possible – to pre-enter for this event. Everyone is very welcome, just to turn up. Whether you are a newcomer or have been to a lot of events, please try to come and start early if you think you might take a long time over your course.
Registration Form - We know how time consuming, and occasionally frustrating, it can be for our competitors to have to complete the Registration Form outside in the cold and wet of a Scottish Saturday afternoon so we have produced an ESOC ADVANCE REGISTRATION FORM for you to complete and print off and bring with you to the event. This will save a lot of time and the forms easier to read!! Apologies to those experienced Saturday attendees who feel they don't need the sample at the top of the page but it will be very helpful to our newcomers and properly completed, legible registration forms are a huge help to those manning our computers during and after the event.
Thank you in advance for helping us by completing the form and bringing it with you.
NOTE: Current members of an orienteering club who have their own registered SI can continue to come to Registration and go through the speedy entry system. If in any doubt whether this applies to you then it is best to complete the attached application form and bring it with you.
START AND FINISH will be very close to Registration. Start times will be from 1.30pm to 3pm.
COURSE CLOSURE TIME: 4pm. Controls will start to be brought in from this time. Please make sure you arrive in plenty of time to register, get to the start and complete your course before controls begin to be brought in.
There will be White, Yellow and Orange courses for newcomers and improvers. There will also be a Light Green course for more experienced orienteers. This is an excellent area for beginners and improvers. It's also good for training for more experienced orienteers.
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.
Seniors (born 1995 or earlier)
British Orienteering members - £3
Non-members - £5
Juniors (born 1996 or later)
British Orienteering members - £2
Non-members - £2.50
British Orienteering members - £2
Non-members - £2.50
Groups (Adults + children)
British Orienteering members - £4
Non- members - £5
SportIdent (SI) electronic timing will be used. If you have your own SI please bring it with you. We'll have SIs for hire free of charge but there is a £30 charge if lost.
Contacts / Officials
Phone Janet on 0131 225 7771
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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