Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


South Queensferry Urban ‘Sprintelope’

Image of the South Queensferry map

Informal local urban event in South Queensferry

Wed 05th Jul 2017

Info updated: 02nd May
Type of event: Local, Social
Type of terrain: Urban


Thanks for coming to our Sprintelope at South Queensferry, hope you enjoyed the courses planned by Craig Nolan.  A special thank you to those who offered their map for recycling.

Complete results now available.

Thanks also to Robin Strain for putting the earlier provisional results together and providing a tidy version of the complete results.

General Information

SPRINTELOPES are informal urban events in the Edinburgh and East Lothian area for members of local orienteeering clubs and visitors from other orienteering clubs.  Come along, pay, register and run.  Very, very informal. 

SAFETY, OTHER USERS and TRAFFIC: South Queensferry is a busy residential area with plenty of cars, buses, pedestrians and dog walkers, please be mindful of this while running. Please take care when crossing all roads and also in the car park.

CLOTHING: Please wear appropriate footwear, the courses are almost exclusively on paths.  If the weather is poor please be careful as the ground may be slippery.  Consider bringing warm clothes to change into. Please remember to bring sun cream if the weather is good and also some water or other drink for after your run.


map location

Nearest town: South Queensferry


Head for at Arup Edinburgh, Scotstoun House, South Queensferry, EH30 9SE and park in the car park.  

From the south head towards the Forth Road Bridge, take slip road just before Forth Road Bridge signposted for Bo'ness and South Queensferry. At traffic lights turn right onto A8000, go straight across next roundabout, and take the next sharp left turn into Scotstoun House.

From the north, cross the forth road bridge and take the first exit for Bo'ness and South Queensferry.  Turn left at the end of the slip road and take the A8000, following the instructions above.

By train: Dalmeny Station is approximately one mile from Scotstoun House. Turn left from the station, at the fork in the road, bear left and take the next left at T-junction onto Kirkliston Road. At the roundabout, turn left on to the A8000 then left again into Scotstoun House


Registration & Start Times

Assembly/Registration/Start is all within the grounds of ARUP Edinburgh as above. Please do not arrive before 6pm.  
REGISTRATION: from 6.15pm-6.55pm.  

START TIMES: from 6.30-7.15pm  

COURSES CLOSE: 8.30pm prompt.

Course Information

COURSES: Long and Short. no specific course for young juniors but children under 16 can go out with an adult but must be accompanied by the adult at all times. 

TIMING and CONTROL SITES: SI will be used for the start and finish only. Kites will mark the control sites.  Please bring along your SI if you have one.  There will be some available to borrow if you don't have one.

DOWNLOAD: All competitors must go to download even if they do not finish their course.

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

COST: £2 for Seniors, 50p for Juniors (see above for information about under 16s)

Contacts / Officials

Advance enquiries:

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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