Oakenhead, near Lossiemouth Saturday Series and Moray & Nairn Schools League Sat, 21 Apr 18

Event Info
Location of Event: 
Oakenhead, near Lossiemouth
Type of Event: 
Saturday Series and Moray & Nairn Schools League
Event Date: 
Sat, 21-Apr-2018


57° 42' 50.3352" N, 3° 16' 42.5172" W
Event Timings
Registration Times: 
10:15 - 11:15
Start Times: 
10:30 - 12:00
Courses Close at: 
Event Details

This event is the 4th of our Saturday League and the Moray & Nairn Schools League for 2018.

Apologies for the delay in event information. I've been away having fun in Norway and skiving on my orienteering duties. I didn't realise the event informtion which was put up 3 wks ago didn't save. 


East Beach Lossiemouth. 

From Elgin follow the A941 to Church street and follow it around until you cross the canal and land in front of the caravan park.

Registration will be in the car park in front of the caravan park at the East Beach, Lossiemouth

Registration is a small tent, no indoor cover.



Early arrivals will find space to park near registration. Others will need to park in the smaller car park or find on street parking. Or ride your bike and get extra fit!

Nearest Toilets

In Lossiemouth, none on site


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

Start and Finish Information

Not a far walk from registration. Watch for dog poo along the route:)

The route to the start is suitable for pushchairs/prams however the courses are not.

Courses available: 

Terrain Description

Woodland, sandy areas and a complex network of paths. Very runnable for those wanting to test their speed and has plenty of tracks, paths, vegetation boundaries not to mention the canal for a obvious catching feature.

Courses (Colours and Lengths)

Light Green - 3.5 km

Yellow - 2.3


Help and advice on routes will be available at registration for anyone needing it


Schools League Info

Anyone attending School in Moray or Nairn is automatically entered in to the Schools League competition. This is Round 4 for the 2018 league so please encourage others from your school to help make up a team.

Remember to give the name of your school on your entry form. The best 4 competitors from each school count for the teams but any number can take part.

Schools League competitors can run on any course - higher points can be scored by successfully completing the longer/harder courses but only by achieving a clear round. Shadowing by parents is allowed on the shortest course, but not on the others. Secondary and primary pupils will be scored separately. See the 'Leagues' menu for schools competition information.

Please register as an individual, but you're welcome to run with a friend and help each other out as you go. For groups of 3 or more running together, only 2 individual times can count for your school team score. This is to make it fair for the majority of more experienced juniors who do the course on their own or as pairs. It's the best 4 times that count for the Schools League - you can see the full rules and information HERE.

Press and Photography

Previews and post-event reports for all our events appear in the local press. We often take photos at events that may be used in the press, but will not name anyone under 18 without parental consent. You can see previous press reports in our press album on Facebook.

Punch Type: 
Dogs on leads only
Event Prices
Adults £4
Adults £5
£1 discount for using own brikke
£1 discount for Oclub members


Club membership costs £18 for seniors and just £3.30 for juniors (under 21). It entitles you to £1 off your entry fee for this event as well as discounted entry at all Moravian events, and most events organized by other clubs. If you'd like to become a member, please click HERE - your membership will be valid until the end of 2018.

Please note that non-members of an orienteering club are only covered under our insurance for 3 events.


Information for parents "shadowing" junior runners

Adults shadowing juniors only need pay for the junior entry. Please allow your son/daughter to do most of the navigation themselves. If you are doing all the navigation for them (ie they're chasing you round the course), please let us know at registration so we can note you down as "non competitive" or register you as an adult.

We encourage adult "shadowers" to help out if you see your children going obviously, wrong or getting stuck, but please wait for them to ask you for help before stepping in. That's all part of the learning process and helps build their self-confidence. This also makes it fair for the children that do the course all by themselves. Thank you.

Event Officials
The Britain's( Fran, Josh, Scarlett)
Nikki Howard
Organiser Email: 
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