Scottish Spring WRE Middle Distance

Date Start Place OS Grid ref Type Organiser
24 Apr 2016 10 a.m. Bonskeid Estate, nr Pitlochry NN 905 605 Graham Gristwood


Further Information

The first Scottish Spring weekend orienteering festival will take place around Pitlochry from 22nd to 24th April.

This weekend of high quality racing in Pitlochry kicks off on Friday night with the Scottish Elite Development Squad-run Dark Thistle Night Race at Craig a'Barns - a real night orienteers treat. This is followed by the world famous JOK Chasing Sprint at Faskally. The weekend concludes with the Scottish Spring Middle Distance (incorporating a World Ranking Event) at Bonskeid Estate.

The Saturday and Sunday events are both in the UK Elite Orienteering League, and will both be based at Faskally Caravan Park. The maps are kindly provided by STAG and ESOC.

Sunday 24th April - Middle Distance - Bonskeid Estate

Elite middle distance race (WRE status) with open courses for all to test their mettle on a fantastic new map only used once before. This race will be planned by Graham Gristwood, and will be a counting race in the UK Elite Orienteering League. The estimated winning time for elite runners is 32 minutes. Parking and assembly at Faskally Caravan Park, north of Pitlochry.

Courses available

  • M21 (WRE)
  • W21 (WRE)
  • Blue (same course as M21 - approx 5.5km)
  • Green (same course as W21 - approx 4.5km)
  • Orange (approx 3km)
  • Yellow and String course (entry on day only)

Event Centre at Faskally Caravan Park


  • Seniors (WRE) - £10
  • Juniors/students (WRE) - £8
  • Seniors (non-WRE) - £8
  • Juniors/students (non-WRE) - £5
  • Non-BOF £2 surcharge


WRE starts 10-11, non-WRE starts 11-12 (provisionally)

Kind thanks to ESOC and STAG for the use of their maps over the weekend.

Check out the Scottish Spring website for all information and to enter. Closing date for entries is 10 April.