Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


ESOC Sprint-O 2014

Image of the South Queensferry map

South Queensferry

Sun 09th Feb 2014

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


Simple Results

Winsplits: Prologue | Chase

British Ranking points: Prologue | Chase (no points for chase due to format)

RouteGadget: Prologue | Chase

General Information

Final Details are now available.

Start List by Course.

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.

Unlike past Sprint O competitions, this year the races will be mainly on urban terrain.  This is your chance to run between 2 famous bridges, or enjoy the intricate path network, visit Ferry Glen and traverse the centuries from the old town to the new housing estates.  This is a new area and promises to provide for interesting orienteering and a great day out. 

NOTE for ESOC Members: This event will be the first qualifying event for the 2014 ESOC Senior Club Championship competition.


map location

Nearest town: South Queensferry


The event will be based at the Queensferry Sports and Community Hub Club House, Ashburnham Road, South Queensferry EH30 9JN and there is car parking adjacent. We have use of a room and indoor facilities.

Registration & Start Times

Registration:  10:00am - 11:00am.
Prologue:  10:30am- 11:30am
Chase: Likely to be 12.30 (note the slightly earlier time to that originally advertised) plus your Prologue time for those finishing within 15 minutes of the leader. Thereafter, in order of the Prologue results at 30 second intervals. Please double-check this nearer the Event for confirmation.

Course Information

As mentioned above 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 around 2.5, with the Chase course likely to be gaffled. Course lengths will be a little longer than usual for true 'sprint' orienteering to make the most of this new, and very interesting, area.

Most of the courses will be mainly urban with some small areas of woodland and parkland.

Sprint Race
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 Race
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 - £8.00

Junior/student - £4.00

Free SI hire, if required, but £30.00 charge if lost.

Pre-entries entries now closed. There are a few maps available for entry on the day (EOD) only; surcharge of £1.00/£0.50 per entry.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Bill Stevenson (ESOC)
Planner: Katy Lessells (ESOC)
Controller: Paul Caban (INT)
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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