Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

Penicuik and LadywoodWed 5 Jun


Last updated: Thu 18 April, 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 & Woodland


Low-key Wednesday evening urban event series of events (two courses) using Sprint-style maps. Visit the Sprintelope Facebook page for more information. Unless otherwise specified all Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Aways read the Planner's notes (under Map and/or Courses).%


We plan to upload live results during the event to: Live results link
But sometimes things happen and it may not be possible.

Location Info

Near: Penicuik
Lat,Lng: 55.83713,-3.21051
Postcode: EH26 8HG

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Directions / Parking

The Grid ref given is the centre of the map. More detailed instructions will be added here nearer the time.

Please come by public transport or walk/bike to the event if you possible can.

Public Transport Options

By Bus: Check the Lothian Buses website. Nos 37, 47, 140 and 141 (East Coast Buses) all go to Penicuik

By Bike: A variety of quiet cycle route maps throughout the city are available on the Edinburgh City Council Quiet Routes web pages. It will be possible to lock your bike close by Registration while you run and there will be a tent to leave bags.

Map / Terrain


Safety Notes

  • There will be lots of people in the area and there are some narrow paths so please be careful watching out for people running in the opposite direction to you.
  • Please avoid running close to local residents homes.
  • You must report to Download even if you do not complete your course, so we know you are back safely, and we don’t have to mount a search for you.
  • The area may be busy with the general public, including dog walkers, runners and bikers. Please respect their right to be there at the same time as you are orienteering.
  • Please give any dog walkers you encounter extra space ie don’t run too close, especially if their dog/dogs are off lead

Course Information

There will be 2 courses, Long and Short, Details TBC

All Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Read more about Course lengths and Difficulty here

Entry Details

Pre-Entry strongly advised: Entries will be open on RaceSignUp at 10am on Wednesday 29th May and close at 8pm on Tuesday 4th June

If you miss this deadline send an email to 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. Cash preferred, please bring the exact change if possible

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

Si dibbers are free to hire (via the entry form) but there is £30 charge if lost

Registration and Start times

Registration (location TBC) will be open shortly before the first start time at 6.30pm. Pre-entered competitors with their own dibbers can head straight to the start which will be close by.

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.

FINISH AND DOWNLOAD will be close to Registration. It is essential to report to DOWNLOAD as a safety check that all competitors have returned.


  • There are no toilets available but there are numerous options for calling in at a supermarket or shopping centre on your way to the event.
  • A first aid kit will be available at Registration

Dog restrictions

Well-behaved dogs on a lead

Nearest A&E Hospital

See the details under Important Event Information

NHS Urgent care search