Oakenhead, Lossiemouth Club Championships Score Sat, 18 Aug 18

Event Info
Location of Event: 
Oakenhead, Lossiemouth
Type of Event: 
Club Championships Score
Event Date: 
Sat, 18-Aug-2018


57° 42' 51.8472" N, 3° 16' 41.2392" W
Event Timings
Registration Times: 
10:15 - 10:45
Start Times: 
11:00 - 11:10
Courses Close at: 
Event Details


There are a few spare maps for each course.

Limited, if any, entries on the day for the club champs. Best to let Roo know in advance if you can.

Entries on the day for anyone wanting to run score course, no category or prizes.  Again let roo dot hornby at btinternet dot com know in advance if you can.

Please tell us if you are coming Survey Monkey Link


Take the lane that goes past the footbridge to the beach towards Lossie Beach Caravan Park.


Next To Lossie Beach Caravan Park, or when space runs out, park in the East Beach Car Park.

Nearest Toilets

Public Toilets 400m from Caravan Park towards Lossiemouth Esplanade.  Also, further public toilets at Station Park towards Lossiemouth Harbour.

Safety Information

  • All Competitors take part at their own risk and a choose a course that matches their experience and fitness
  • You MUST report to Download by Course Closing Time of 1215
  • NO BBQs for the picnic.  You will see evidence of recent wildfires (arson...) out on your courses.

Start and Finish Information

Start & Finish will be close to assembly


If you want to get provisions in Lossiemouth, as well as the Co-Ops, there are a couple of other good places  – Ashers Baker on other side of road from where 1629 used to be (now called The Bridge!) and a Deli nr the Bank of Scotland on Queen St just above the harbour.  Also visit Caroline’s ‘pop-up shop’ where there is a great artist showing this week; it is 4 Queen St just above the Harbour and below the Bank of Scotland.

Courses available: 

Terrain Description

Mainly fast woodland and open scrubland.  Note that the map has been adjusted to indicate summer vegetation conditions (a couple of paths removed).  The areas with Green Vertical Lines are pretty unpleasant with nettles and overgrowth!  We have cleared some other paths to make them navigable.

Courses (Colours and Lengths)

Score Orienteering means there are lots of controls out there which you can do in any order you want; HOWEVER, you will incur penalties if you go over the time limit set for the course. So the aim is to take as many controls in as possible within the time limit noting that Each Control has a 'value' between 10 & 40 points.  At each control on the map, it will indicate the Control Number with the Score in brackets eg. 49(30); Control Descriptions are also on the map.  Each minute (or part of) that you are late, you incur a 20 pt penalty. REMEMBER TO HAVE A WATCH AND CHECK WHAT TIME YOU START! It will be a Mass Start (but punching start).

Based on your known Orienteering performances over the last year (or longer....), we (Alan H) will calculate a handicap for you that means your total points will be adjusted to give everyone a good chance of winning.

U-12s 25 min Score (M & W 10/12) - 19 Controls at Yellow and Orange Level

U16s 35 min Score (M/W 14/16) - 26 Controls at up to Lt Green Standard

Open 45 min Score - 36 Controls at up to Green Standard

  • Age Classes for Open Prizes for Male and Female
    • Up to M/W35
    • Up to M/W55
    • M/W 60 and above
  • Handicap winners in age class for M & W
  • Overall Handicap winner is Club Champion
Punch Type: 
Dogs on leads only
Event Prices

£3 for Adults; £2 for Juniors

Event Officials
Roo Hornby
Denise Main
Organiser Email: 
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