Beecraigs Local Event

Date Start Place OS Grid ref Type Organiser
15 Sep 2018 1:30 p.m. Beecraigs, Linlithgow NS 998 741 Local Chris Smithard
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Local event

Suitable for all ages - families and beginners welcome. Great fun for all the family.

These sessions are open to members and new participants. They are great to encourage friends and family to come along to try the sport, as well as providing club training. There are colour coded courses to meet all levels of ability. You can use the courses to self train and talk to coaches for advice as needed.

Courses offered: Yellow, Orange, Green. A Blue will also be offered if the area supports it - please check the individual event notifications and DoodlePoll

Registration between 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Please try to come early if you think you will take a long time on your course!

Maps - £6 Adults, £4 Juniors for non-members (£4/£3 for members).

Contact Membership for further details.

RESERVE YOUR MAP!

It is not necessary to pre-enter this event, however if you are a member of British Orienteering and would like to reserve a map and help avoid registration queues, then please put your name, club, SI number and course colour in the doodle poll - click on the link below

Reserve your map

Further Information

Ideal for all ages and abilities, families, children and runners welcome. Loads of help is available and no experience is necessary.

Travel / Car parking

Balvormie car park. Follow our signs as you come up the hill from Linlithgow.

Times

Start from 1.30-2.30 (everyone starts at a different time so you can't follow!)

Courses

  • Yellow: Ideal for under 16s. Approx 1.5km.

  • Orange: Perfect if you haven't done any/much before. Approx 2.5km, allow up to an hour to complete!

  • Green: Harder navigation, for those who have done it before or who are in search of a challenge! Approx 3.5km with hills.

  • Blue: Harder navigation, for those who have done it before or who are in search of a challenge! Approx 5km with hills.

New to orienteering?

It's a trail run (and often an off-trail run!) with a difference - an orienteering race doesn't follow a set route. Instead you have to visit a series of checkpoints and register each one with an electronic timing chip. The checkpoints are marked by flags on the ground and may be along paths, earth banks, streams or anywhere around the area. The challenge is to race between each one, choosing your own route between the checkpoints, using a special orienteering map (which you get to keep too). Why not come and give it a go?

What do I need?

It's an outdoor sport, dress for the weather conditions. You may encounter mud and bushy vegetation so please don't bring your designer clothes... We'll give you a map, compass and an electronic card for recording your time.

Cost

  • Adult/Group £6
  • Under 20s £4

Need more info?

Send us a message via our page or email Chris on developmentofficer@fvo.org.uk