Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


ESOC Sprint-O 2016, Scottish Sprint Champs & SOUL 2

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South Queensferry

Sun 07th Feb 2016

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


Times should now have been adjusted for the delayed start. If you spot any errors please email the webmaster.

Overall Results

Overall Sprint O Results

Prologue (inc Scottish Sprint Championships)

Simple Results (with splits)


Routegadget (Adult Courses)

Routegadget (Junior Courses)

BOF Ranking Points


Simple Results (with splits)


Routegadget (all courses)

BOF Results (no ranking points for chase events)

Lost Property

The following items of lost property accumulated over the weekend of ESOC events. Some items were left at the Scottish Night Championships at North Pentland Hills and others at the Scottish Sprint Championships/SOUL 2/ESOC Sprint O at South Queensferry.

Foster Grant +2.00 spectacles in brown diamond chequered slip case
Thumb Compass
Pink Buff
Black 1000 mile The Ultimate gloves
Octavian Droobers O top
Black Helly Hansen thermal long sleeved top
Lands End grey zipped fleece
MAROC medium? club jacket
Berghaus medium lightweight over trousers

Vapro control holder (M or W Vet)

If any of the above belong to you, please email  to discuss and arrange return.

General Information

FINAL DETAILS now available.  All relevant information is in these.

The ESOC Sprint-O this year incorporates the Scottish Sprint Championships & bto SOUL 2 (Scottish Orienteering Urban League 2). It is a two part race and the first race, the Prologue determines your starting position in the Chase.

Event Centre: This is at Queensferry Rugby Club – 30 Ashburnham Road , South Queensferry EH30 9JN.

SI Air - SI Air dibbers will be available for use at the event . Please go to registration on the day to register and receive a dibber if you would like to use one. This information is now in an updated version of the Final Details.


map location

Nearest town: South Queensferry


Parking will be at the Event Centre, Queensferry Rugby Club, 30 Ashburnham Road , South Queensferry EH30 9JN. Directions to follow.

Registration & Start Times

See Final Details

Course Information

Class Prologue Final
  Course Length To Start From Finish Course Length To Start



M/W12- 1.8km At Assembly 950m 1.3km 300m At Assembly
M/W16- 2.1km 1.6km
M Open 3.6km 1.6km 3.6km 1200m
W Open 3.4km 3.4km
M/W 40+ 2.7km 2.7km
M/W 55+ 2.4km 2.3km

The Junior courses are planned in the housing estates of South Queensferry and avoid the main traffic routes. However they will encounter some traffic as they cross minor roads in the housing estates and participants must be aware of traffic hazards. There will be a marshall at one road crossing in both Prologue and Chase races.

As an Urban race, the BOF technical difficulty levels do not totally apply. The MW12- course will have more than the 2 decision points normal in a forest course at TD2. Control sites, though, have been selected to be reasonably obvious.

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

Advance entry via Fabian 4 was required. This is now closed. 

EOD entry fees - Seniors £12.00 (Non Members £14.00), Juniors/Students £6.00 (Non Members £7.00).

Note that entry on the day (EOD) could be very limited.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Helen Bridle  ESOC
Controller: Bill Stevenson  ESOC
Organiser: Anne Stevenson  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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