Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


ESOC Ultrasprint 2011, Easter Craiglockhart Hill

Image of the Easter Craiglockhart Hill map

Sun 04th Sep 2011

Info updated: 18th Feb
Type of event: Local, Other
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland


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General Information

Electronic Timing - SI Timing will be used.  Bring your SI dibber if you have one.  If not, they will be available to borrow at no extra charge.  £30 charge for lost dibbers.

Social Element - This event will have a social element for everyone.  Why not bring a picnic!  If it’s a nice day, the grass area adjacent to the car parks on the Craighouse Campus is great for sitting around with your friends and meeting other orienteers, discussing your routes and watching other people.

Printable document - If you want to print off the above information it is available as a pdf here


map location

Nearest town: City of Edinburgh


Head to Edinburgh Napier University, Craighouse Campus - entrance on Craighouse Road. This is on bus route 23 for Lothian Buses.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 13.00 – 14.30
Starts: 13.30 – 15.00
Entry on the day only.

Course Information

There will be FOUR separate courses, each of about 1.5km. 
Course 1 is the hardest; 2 and 3 are easier.
The overall winner’s time will be the combined times for courses 1, 2 and 3.  However you can choose to do just one or two courses and could still win a spot prize! 
Course 4 will be contained completely within the labyrinth, and this is suitable for children.

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

Seniors - £5
Family all using the same map - £5
Juniors/Students - £2.50
Extra maps - £1 (if available)
No reduction for membership of British Orienteering
Entry on the day only

Contacts / Officials

Organiser - Janet Clark (ESOC) - email: phone: 0131 225 7771
Planner - Craig Nolan (ESOC)
Controller - Andrew Dalgleish (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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