Roseisle Scottish Orienteering League Sun, 28 Oct 18

Event Info
Location of Event: 
Type of Event: 
Scottish Orienteering League
Event Date: 
Sun, 28-Oct-2018


57° 40' 16.2732" N, 3° 30' 15.0264" W
Event Timings
Registration Times: 
10:00 - 12:00
Start Times: 
10:30 - 12:30
Courses Close at: 
Event Details

Compasspoint SOL5 

Final details as a pdf for download

Medical form

There will be the full range of colour-coded courses, from a string course to a 10km+ Black course for Elite orienteers.

Start Times via


Type of event: National Race

Type of terrain: Woodland, Coastal 

Pre Event Info

Thanks to Forest Enterprise Scotland and the Forestry Commission for allowing us to use Roseisle Forest and creating additional car parking space.


  • Nearest town: Elgin

  • Grid Ref: NJ 104 656

  • Postcode: IV36 2UB

  • Lat/Lon: 57° 40' 19.3368" N, 3° 30' 18.612" W


From Forres: Turn off the A96 onto the B9011 to Kinloss, then the B9089 to Burghead. Look out for the signs on the left after 6 miles (10km).
From Elgin: Turn off the A96 onto the B9013 to Burghead. At College of Roseisle turn left onto the B9089 and follow the signs. The entrance to Roseisle Forest is on the right after 2 miles (3km).

Car parking for competitors will be approximately 1km after leaving the B9098 along a clearly signposted forest track on the access road into the forest. Please let the Parking Team know that you are a competitor and they will direct you to the most appropriate parking for your vehicle. Please leave the parking closest to assembly for members of the public who also wish to use the forest, orienteering officials and families with young children. Motorhomes and minibuses will be directed to suitable parking.

Payment for parking must be made at the machines closet to enquiries to avoid causing congestion from traffic queuing from B9098.

Assembly is at grid reference NJ 104 656. You will be parked no more than 1.2km from Assembly and the tracks to Assembly from here are all buggy friendly.

Using SatNav?

IV36 2UB is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Elgin is the nearest railway station. There are regular buses from Elgin to Roseisle. You’ll find service details at Traveline Scotland.

Season passes are also available. For more information please contact Forestry Commission.



Forestry Commision Car Park.

Please note, parking charges are as follows:

  • £1 for up to 1 hour

  • £1.50 for up to 3 hours

  • £2 for all day

  • £8 for minibus and coach all day

Entry Details

Enter via SI Entries Entries close at 23:59 on Sunday 21 October. SOME entries on the day might be possible but we guarantee nothing.



Entry on the Day is available subject to Map availability on WHITE, YELLOW, ORANGE and LIGHT GREEN ONLY.
There is NO entry on the day available for all other courses.


SI dibber (contact – SI Air not enabled) punching on all courses. Use the pin-punch to mark your map if there is a problem with an SI box.

In the event of cancellation, a notice will be posted on the SOA website and the MOR website. The Organising Team reserve the right to retain all or part of the entry fee to cover any costs associated with the Event.

Hired Si-Cards

We provide a free loan of these if you don't have your own but if you lose it there will be a £40 charge for its replacement.



The string course will be near assembly.

Toilets are available at the Assembly Arena.

The Scottish Junior Squad will be raising funds by selling cakes and biscuits.

Club tents/banners can be erected in the Assembly Arena. 

Results will be displayed near Download.

No bins will be provided. Please take your litter home with you. 

Key-drop available at the registration/enquiries tent. Solo travellers please complete an envelope with details to identify your car should you be late back.

First Aid cover will be provided by club members. Go to Registration if you need assistance.

The nearest hospital with full Accident & Emergency (A&E) cover is: Dr Gray’s Hospital, Pluscarden Rd, Elgin IV30 1SN.  Tel. 0345 456 6000

TICKS! There are ticks in the area; please wear full leg cover, check thoroughly for ticks after your run, and be aware of the symptoms of Lyme Disease.

The area is popular with dog walkers and horse riders and mountain bikers. Please respect the riders’ wishes so as not to alarm the horses.  As the area is popular with dog walkers there may be faecal matter from dogs present along the tracks, presenting a possible health hazard to those who come into contact with it.  Please take care, especially if you have young children with you.


Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the event arena. NO dogs are allowed on any of the courses. Please ensure you pick up and take home any mess.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Fiona Newcombe
Organiser: Suzanne Lynch-McKay
Controller: Lynne Walker (BASOC)

Registration, Enquiries and Download

These will be in the Assembly Arena. Look for our banner. Registration will be open from 10:00 - 12:00 for EOD and other enquiries.

Hired SI Dibbers can be collected from Enquiries.

Reminder: White and yellow course maps will ONLY be available at registration.

All competitors, including those that are pre-registered, must follow the signs at Assembly to the Start.


Start and Finish Information

Starts are from 10:30 am until 12:30pm.  Start times will be allocated and you need to keep to them. There are very few empty slots to fit you in if you are late. White and Yellow courses will have a punching start with no allocated start times. The maps are ONLY available at Registration.

Start times will be available at Registration and the Start.

Competitors who miss their allocated Start-time must wait until the Starter finds an available slot complying with Competition Rules. Start procedure is a -4 min call-up and punching start.

Finish: The run-in finishes in the assembly arena. Follow the signs from the Finish control to Download.

The courses close at 15:00.

PLEASE GO TO DOWNLOAD, EVEN IF YOU DON’T FINISH. This is our way of checking that no competitors are lost or injured

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.


If you have joined an orienteering club, or are competing in one of your first 3 events, then you are covered by our public liability insurance.

Medical Conditions

You have the option of completing a medical form at registration/enquiries. It could be life saving if the organisers are aware of any existing medical conditions in the event of an incident. You can leave it at registration/enquires in a sealed envelope that will only be opened if required and destroyed after the event.


When entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports.


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

Post Event Club Training

Wednesday 31/10/18: come back and do it again but better...and in the dark! See seperate event listing for details.




Courses available: 

Terrain Description

Excellent duneland Forest terrain. The map was updated in 2018 by Jon Hollingdale and the area offers a delightful mix of complex contours, dune systems and runnable forest.


There will be the full range of colour-coded courses, from White to Black (10km+), and a string course. As with all SOLs you may choose to run any course, but to be competitive in your age class you should run the course specified below. Details are subject to final controlling.

Shadowing juniors on the white and yellow courses is allowed. Parents are reminded they should declare if they are helping a Junior competitor as opposed to following.  Assisted juniors are competitive in their colour course (e.g. White) but not in age class (e.g. W10B). SOA rules state that you must have completed your own race before undertaking any shadowing.

Course lengths are subject to planning amendments and final controlling but will be in the region of:

White       1.76km
Yellow      2.53
Orange    2.99
Lt Green  3.62
Sh Green 3.69
Green      4.83
Sh Blue    5.24
Blue         6.61
Sh Brown 8.09
Brown      10.04
Black       11.88

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 BOF/SOA - £13

Adults non-BOF/SOA - £15

Adults on White to Lt Green - £6 (there is no charge for shadowing juniors)

Juniors BOF/SOA - £6

Juniors non-BOF/SOA - £7

Free Si Hire but £40 charge if you lose it

Entries close on Sun 21 Oct – Late entries and EOD incur extra £2 charge for adults and £1 for juniors



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
Lynne Walker BASOC
Fiona Newcombe
Suzanne Lynch-McKay
Organiser Email:
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