ESOC local event in Edinburgh and the Lothians
Sat 18th Jan 2020
Info updated: 20th Jan
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland
Provisional results are here All runners who were affected by the missing controls have been sorted, and the technical issues have been cleared up.
Many people will know about some timing boxes being stolen/removed from controls during the event. As you might imagine, this causes problems for our timing gurus as well as a significant financial loss to ESOC.
Dress: Please check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. Even though this area is on the edge of the city of Edinburgh, it is can still be cold, even on a fine Winter afternoon. It is essential therefore to make sure you are dressed 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 including other runners and dog walkers. Please respect their right to be there at the same time as you are orienteering.
Dogs: Dogs are allowed and should be kept under close control at all times.
Course Closure Time: Please note that all competitors should be back at download by 4pm at the latest. Controls will be brought in at 4pm as it will already be dusk with sunset at around 4.00pm.
Extra Safety: There is a water feature at Cammo which is easily recognisable on the map, please make sure juniors know this and stay on paths when passing close by.
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.
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 and 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 and will be from 1.30pm to 2.30pm for newcomers to orienteering and will run from 1.30pm to just before 3pm for experienced orienteers.
COURSE CLOSURE TIME: Please note that courses have a closure time of 4pm after which controls will be brought in. You should be back at Registration/Download by 4pm. It is dusk followed by darkness very early at this time of year so it is even more important to start bringing in controls at 4pm otherwise head torches would be needed!! 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.
START AND FINISH: both close to Registration.
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, print off and bring with you to the event. This will save a lot of time and the typed forms easier to read!!
Thank you in advance for helping us by completing the form and bringing it with you.
If you would like a little more advance information about the registration process at a local event why not read our QUICK GUIDE TO REGISTRATION?
NOTE: Current members of an orienteering club who will be orienteering on their own and have their own SI registered in their own name can 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.
As for all ESOC local events there will be White, Yellow and Orange courses suitable for beginners and improvers and a Green course 'with a twist' suitable for 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.
ENTRY FEES are shown below. Note that entry fees are lower for those who are members of orienteering clubs. If you would like to join ESOC you can find out how to do so on our MEMBERSHIP PAGE.
Note that a Junior is a competitor who was born in 2000 or later and an Adult (Senior) is a competitor who was born in 1999 or earlier.
|NOT AN ORIENTEERING CLUB MEMBER||ENTRY FEES|
|Additional Junior (under 21)||50p|
|ORIENTEERING CLUB MEMBER||ENTRY FEES|
|Additional Junior (under 21)||50p|
|ADDITIONAL MAPS||£2 each|
|HIRE OF SI CARD||Free but £30 charge if lost|
SportIdent (SI) electronic timing will be used. If you would like to buy your own dibber (SI-Card) then a variety are available directly from SportIdent UK. The choice may be confusing and it may help you to know that the SI-Cards which ESOC hires out are very similar to the most basic model shown on the linked page - the SI-Card 8.
Contacts / Officials
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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