Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

PortobelloWed 7 Jun


Last updated: Mon 19 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.

Terrain type: Urban


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Pre-event Information

Location Info

Near: Portobello
Lat,Lng: 55.95617,-3.11668
Postcode: EH15 1TG

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Directions / Parking

Park in the Bridge Street car park or in surrounding streets if the car park is full. The meeting point is adjacent to this car park and the start/finish very close by. Those who are coming from the city should be able to get there using Lothian Buses. Please come by public transport or walk/bike to the event if you possible can.

Course Information

There will be a long course of 4.3k with optimal running distance of around 6.5k and a short course of 2.3k with optimal running distance of around 4k.

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).

Safety Note: Courses include crossing a main road at least once, please take extra care even though the speed limit will be either 30mph or 20mph.

Read more about Course lengths and Difficulty here

Entry Details

Pre-Entry strongly advised: Entries open on RaceSignUp at 10am on Wednesday 31st May and close at 8pm on Tuesday 6th June.

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 is adjacent to Bridge Street car park and it will be open shortly before the first start time at 6.30pm. Pre-entered competitors 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: this will also be close to Registration.

Contacts / Officials

Enquiries can be made by EMAIL

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