Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

LoanheadWed 23 Aug


Last updated: Sat 20 January, 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.

Terrain type: Urban


Results are here

Final Spintelope League is available on https://munroleagues.com/


Informal Wednesday evening event, last in the 2023 Sprintelope series


These are small, very informal events in Edinburgh and surrounding area. Although all are welcome these events are aimed at people who are already familiar with orienteering and orienteering events, especially urban events. No frills at all, including no waterproof maps or control kites.

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Pre-event Information

Location Info

Near: Loanhead
Lat,Lng: 55.88340,-3.16208
OS Grid Ref: NT273661
Postcode: EH20 9QZ

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Directions / Parking

Parking is at the east end of Straiton View at Straiton Business Park. There will be a lot of vacant bays out of hours. Please park thoughtfully. Straiton View runs behind Sainsbury's Superstore at the Straiton Retail Centre. Registration, the start and finish will be very closeby.

Although Straiton View itself is double yellow lined the signage for no parking is informal. There is also parking in the retail park too.

This is on the south side of Edinburgh and easily accessible by bus or bike. Please try to walk, bike or use public transport if you possibly can. You can catch the following buses to Straiton Mains, Straiton Road/Sainsburys or Straiton Cottages - 37, 47, 67, 62B, R4, R5, X37, X47 and X62.

Course Information

There will be long (approx 5km) and a short (approx 3km) course options although these are most likely to be straight line distances so expect to run further than that.

Because of the road crossings ALL under 16s must be accompanied at all times by an adult when running. Due to the informality of the event the adult can also be competitive (see Entries section).

Read more about Course lengths and Difficulty here

Entry Details

Pre-Entry strongly advised: Entries open on RaceSignUp at 10am on Wednesday 16th August and close at 8pm on Tuesday 22nd August.

We'll print some extra maps so if you miss this deadline send us an email email hidden; JavaScript is required to ask about a late entry. Entry on the evening of the event may still be possible but this is subject to spare maps being available, payment by cash or bank transfer.

Remember all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Either enter separately but run together or order an extra shadowers map for £1 if only the Junior is entered.

Fees: Senior £4, Junior (under 21)/Student £2. Shadowers map £1

Registration and Start times

Registration will open shortly before the first start time at 6.30pm. Pre-entered competitors can head straight to the start.

START PERIOD: 6.30pm - 7.30pm.

COURSE CLOSURE: Courses will close at 8.30pm. If you are unsure about how long you will take to go around your course please come and start early.

Contacts / Officials

EMAIL for general enquiries

Planner: David Robertson

Organiser: Jayne MacGregor

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