Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

PortobelloWed 17 Aug


Last updated: Wed 21 February, 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.


Results and splits


This will be on a newly mapped area.

Pre-event Information

Location Info

Near: Edinburgh
Lat,Lng: 55.95713,-3.11698
OS Grid Ref: NT303743

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Directions / Parking

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Please try to walk, use public transport or bike if you possibly can.

Useful websites: Lothian Buses, Edinburgh City Council Quiet Routes,

By car: The event will be based on the Promenade side of 'Tumbles' Gymnastics and Softplay Centre, Westbank Street, Portobello, EH15 1DR. There should be plenty free parking in the car park at the end of Westbank Street or in the one in Bridge Street. On street parking in Westbank Street is also free.

Course Information

Long course of around 5km;

Short course of around 3.5km

The above are straight line distances so expect to run a good bit further than that. Sometimes the short course is simply a shorter version of the long course using the same map. Please check this on the evening when you arrive.

The courses are mainly on city streets which means that ALL under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult throughout their course.

Read more about Course lengths and Difficulty here

Entry Details

Pre-Entry very strongly advised to guarantee a map: Please pre-enter using this google document Pre-entries will close at 6pm on Tuesday 16th August. After that you are welcome to EMAIL to check if there is still a map available for your chosen course. Entry on the evening of the event may still be possible, subject to spare maps being available, but to be guaranteed a map please pre-enter by the time and date given.

Fees: Senior £3, Student £2, Junior (under 21) £1, Shadowers map £1 - to be paid in cash on the night. Please bring the correct money (or correct money for your group/family) ready to hand over in exchange for your course map.

Remember that because of the road crossings ALL under 16s must be accompanied at all times by an adult when running. An adult shadower may request as additional map (£1) or may register separately if they want a map and a separate result. It is ok to run together and both get results. These events are very informal.

Registration and Start times

Registration will be on the Promenade near a partially covered area outside Tumbles Gymnastics & Softplay Centre. In the event of rain Registration will actually be partially under the cover but please don't hang around here to shelter as there is a chance you'll be blocking an emergency exit.

Starts will be from 18:30-19:30. Please choose a 30 minute time slot when you are entering to give us an idea when you might arrive however on the evening you may find that you can start when you are ready.

Contacts / Officials


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