Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

Dean Village and West EndWed 13 Jul


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: 55.95753,-3.20844
OS Grid Ref: NT246744
Postcode: EH3 6EG

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Directions / Parking

The Start and Finish for this event are beside the bridge over the Water of Leith at Stockbridge. This is beside the traffic lights at the junction of Saunders Street (which is a dead-end road beside the east side of the Water of Leith) and Kerr Street. It is a small gravel-surfaced park with several trees in it. (It's also the site of the Sunday Stockbridge market).

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Please try to walk, bike or use public transport if at all possible.

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.

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 close by while you run.

Vehicle: There is permit parking in the surrounding neighbourhood which should be free after 5.30pm but please check this. Please park considerately in this residential neighbourhood.

Course Information

There will be a long course of around 5km and a short course of around 3.5km although these 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 are mainly on city streets which means that ALL under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult throughout their course.

COURSE SAFETY NOTES: 1. Major roads marked with OOB symbol and only to be crossed at marked crossing points.
2. Crossing points marked on the map where there are traffic lights.

Read more about Course lengths and Difficulty here

Entry Details

Pre-Entry strongly advised to guarantee a map: Please pre-enter using this google document. Pre-entries will close at 6pm on Tuesday 12th July. 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 still be possible, subject to spare maps being available, but to be guaranteed a map please pre-enter.

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 and 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.

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