Stepping into Spring: 10th-11th March

by Dave Coustick — 29th January 2018.

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Forth Valley Orienteers will host a 2-day orienteering weekend comprising the Scottish Sprint Championships (incorporating bto SOUL 5) on Saturday 10th March and the Scottish heat of the CompassSport Cup & Trophy Heat on Sunday.11th March.

General Information:

On both days the punching system will be SportIdent (SI) with SI Air enabled. If you do not have an SI card and need to hire this is free. If you wish to hire a SIAC (Touch free) these are available for £2.50 for a single day or £4 if you are hiring for both Saturday and Sunday events. These should be pre-booked via SI Entries to guarantee availability. Lost SI dibbers will be charged at £30, lost SIACs £60.


Enter online via SI Entries

Saturday 10th March: - Scottish Sprint Championships

Location: Stirling University campus

Event Centre: Logie Theatre, University of Stirling

Registration: 1100 to 1215 in Logie theatre where there will be limited toilets.

Event Format: There will be 2 races with the cumulative time being used to give overall results. Race 1 start times 1145-1300, race 2 start times 1400-1515. Courses close 1340 and 1555 respectively with prize-giving at 1600.

Map: A newly updated and extended map (2018) to ISSOM standards by Graham Gristwood.

Courses and entries: 7 courses will be available but to comply with SOUL categories please enter by CLASS GROUP eg Junior Men (MJ), UltraVet Women (WUV) if you are running in your correct class. Only if you wish to run a different course from that allocated for your age group please enter the course by number eg 2- Brown. To be eligible for a prize in the Scottish Sprint Championships you must run in your own or harder course; you must meet eligibility criteria.

However all are welcome to run regardless of eligibility.

All courses are within the university campus where traffic should be slow (20mph limit) so juniors may enter any course.

The following courses will be available:

1 - Black: Men Open, M18-35 (MO)
2 - Brown: Veteran Men, M40+ (MV), Women Open W18-35 (WO)
3 – Blue: Supervet Men, M55+(MSV), Veteran Women, W40+ (WV)
4 - Green: Ultravet Men, M65+ (MUV), Hypervet Men, M75+ (MHV), Supervet Women, W55+ (WSV)
5 – Short Green: Ultravet Women, W65+ (WUV), Hypervet Women, W75+ (WHV)
6 – Light Green Junior Men, M16- (MJ), Junior Women, W16- (WJ)
7 – Yellow Young Junior Men, M12- (MYJ), Young Junior Women, W12- (WYJ)

Entry fees:

  • Senior BOF £10 / Non-BOF £12
  • Junior/student BOF £4 / Non-BOF £5
  • Adult course 6/7 BOF £4 / Non-BOF £5

Event Officials:

  • Planner: Ross McLennan
  • Organiser: Dave Coustick
  • Controller: Terry O'Brien (STAG)

Sunday 11th March - Compass Sport Cup & Trophy Heat

Location: Beecraigs Country Park, near Linlithgow Event Centre: To Be Determined Grid Ref: To Be Determined

Directions/Parking: TBD

Registration: 10:00 to 12:00. Competitors who Enter On the Day (EOD) will not be permitted to participate in the Compass Sport Cup or Trophy. Only a small number of maps will be available for EOD entries, so please pre-enter to guarantee an entry.

Start times: 10:30 to 13:00. Club captains will allocate the start times for members of the clubs that are competing in the Compass Sport Cup or Trophy; all others may select their preferred start window when they pre-enter.

Courses close: 15:30

Map: A newly updated and extended map by Stirling Surveys (2018).

Courses and entries: The following courses will be available:

ID Course Cup / Trophy 1 Brown Men Open
2 Short Brown M20- M40+
3 Blue (Women) Women Open
4 Blue (Men) M50+
5 Green (Women) W20- W45+
6 Green (Veteran Men) M60+
7 Short Green (Veterans) M70+ W60+
8A Green (Junior Men) Men 18-
8B Short Green (Junior Women) Women 18-
9A Orange (Men) Men 14-
9B Orange (Women) Women 14-
LG Light Green Not applicable
Y Yellow Not applicable
W White Not applicable

If you wish to participate in the Compass Sport Cup or Trophy then you must enter the appropriate course for your age or 'run up' an age class.


  • Senior BOF £10 / Non-BOF £12
  • Junior/student BOF £4 / Non-BOF £5
  • Adult LG/Y/W BOF £4 / Non-BOF £5

Event Officials:

  • Planners: Jen Leonard & Mark Johnston
  • Organiser: Matty Smith
  • Controller: TBC

Entries: Enter online via SI Entries

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