Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


ESOC Sprint-O 2013

Image of the Riccarton map

Riccarton Campus

Sun 03rd Feb 2013

Info updated: 18th Feb
Type of event: Regional, Sprint
Type of terrain: Urban


Overall Results

Prologue: Results - Winsplits by class - RouteGadget

Chase: Results - Winsplits by class - RouteGadget

General Information

Results now available from Riccarton today, Sunday the 3rd.

A number of runners admitted going through the uncrossable hedge east of Control 18 on the chase and have been disqualified. If you were one of the other runners who did the same, please get in touch. Email address via the contact page.


map location

Nearest town: Edinburgh


Head for Heriot Watt University, Riccarton Campus, postcode EH14 4AS. The Edinburgh Campus is easy to access by car from the centre of Edinburgh and from all major routes leading to the city. The University is half a mile from the Calder Junction of the A720 City of Edinburgh by-pass and the A71, and you’ll see signs for Heriot-Watt University on your approach.
The parking, start and finish are all close together. Parking will be within the walled garden car park.

Registration & Start Times

Registration - 10-11am
Prologue: 10:30 - 11:30
Chase: 13:00 plus your Prologue time for those finishing within 15 minutes of the leader. Thereafter, in order of the Prologue results at 30 second intervals.

Course Information

The ESOC Sprint-O is a two-race competition. Your time from the first race, the Prologue, determines your starting position for the second race, the Chase. The first past the post in the Chase wins the competition.  Course lengths will be between 2.0 and 2.5km, with the Chase course being gaffled. 
Men Open (M18-35)
Women Open (W18-35)
Veteran Men (M40+)
Veteran Women (W40+)
Super Veteran Men (M55+)
Super Veteran Women (W55+)
Ultra Veteran Men (M65+)
Ultra Veteran Women (W65+)
Junior Men (M16-)
Junior Women (W16-)

Young Junior Sprint
Young Junior Men (M12-)
Young Junior Women (W12-)
Senior Novice

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

Senior - £7.00
Junior/student - £3.50
Free SI hire, if required, but £30.00 charge if lost.
On-line entries: Fabian 4 from 1st January 2013.  Closing date: extended to Tuesday 29th January 2013
Limited EOD if maps available at surcharge of £1.00/£0.50

Final Details and start information will be posted on this website very soon.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Ron Nolan (ESOC)
Planner: Craig Nolan (ESOC)
Controller: TBC
Entry enquiries (only): Simon Firth (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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