Technical Information

Last edited: 22nd Jul 2013

Age Class

A full range of age classes are available. Entry on the day (at registration) only if there are unused start times and maps.

Colour coded

White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green and Green (entry on the day available at registration). These cover a spectrum of technical and physical difficulty, starting from very easy and progressing to more difficult.

String and Off String

There will be non-competitive (i.e. times are not recorded) String and Off-String courses provided each day for young children, using special maps. There will be no charge. Certificates will be awarded, and should be kept to be filled in on finishing each day. Electronic punching will be used. Register at information on Saturday 27th July or at the string course on event days. Courses available between 10:00 and 15:00.

Shadowing children

We must ensure that the competition is fair to everyone. If juniors require shadowing, they must enter the colour coded courses. No shadowing will be allowed before your own run. The adult shadower must not pick up a map at the start.

Pre-Start Map Viewing

Blank maps will be displayed in assembly and in start lanes. Maps for courses 1, 2 , 8 and 9 will be displayed in assembly for competitors to view before their run.

Start Times

Starts are from 10:00 to 14:00 with courses closing at 16:30. It is the competitor’s responsibility to arrive at the start on time. Runners not on time will be started as soon as possible, but there may be long waits for a free slot. Start times will not be changed at the start. Persistent deviation from allocated start times may be investigated by the organisers. Bibs will display PS for competitors with punching starts (helpers and parents with split starts). Start lists will be displayed in assembly.  Please clear your SI cards on the way to the start. Competitors are responsible for picking up the correct map.

Map Scales

The map scale for all competitors will be 1:10000 except on the sand dune days (1,2,3 and 5) when 1:7500 will be used for M/W45+, TD1-4 and courses 21, 28 and 29. The elite classes (M21E and W21E) on Day 6 will use 1:15000.  Map sizes will be ca. A3 or A4. Maps on waterproof paper.

Map Contour Intervals

Please note the map contour interval is as follows:
Days 1, 2, 3 and 5  :     2.5 metres
Days 4 and 6 :              5 metres
Sprint race and Trail-O event:   2.5 metres


On display in assembly and regularly updated on the web. Wi-Fi available in assembly courtesy of SPORTident. Results books will not be printed. 


For elite classes, scoring is based on cumulative times over the week – i.e. competitors will  need to complete every day. For all other classes , points will be awarded for each day’s result, with points allocated based on finishing position. Thus, the class winner will receive 1 point, second placed competitor 2 points, and so on. Competitor’s overall score will be the sum of their best four scores of the week. In the event of a tie between two or more competitors the competitor with the lowest individual day placing will win. Competitors who fail to finish, who do not start, or who are disqualified, will be awarded a points score which is 5% higher than the maximum number (over all six days) of entrants for the class.

Electronic Punching

The SPORTident electronic punching system will  be used, and all versions of SI card are accepted. It is essential that all competitors visit the download tent by course closing time (16:30) whether or not they have finished their course.

Control Description Sheets

All age class and colour coded courses will use pictorial description sheets. Control descriptions will be printed on the competition maps; loose copies will be available in the start lanes.

M/W21 Elite

The elite classes (M21E and W21E) have a middle distance race on Day 2 and Day 4. Day 4 will have World Ranking Status. Day 6 will be a long distance race, and will have a seeded start (leader starts last).


The Euromeeting 2013 competition will be held in conjunction with Moray 2013. Euromeeting races are: Sprint (Lossiemouth 31st July), Middle(Day 4) and Long (Day 6). Euromeeting competitors will use the same courses as the 6 Day elite runners. Euromeeting runners will have a separate start. Sprint elites will have separate bibs.


There will be awards at the prizegiving at 3pm on the last day  for the first 3 competitors in all age classes. Gold/Silver/Bronze  badges will be available at £3 each to all those who qualify.  Badge times will be  available at information.More information here

Complaints, Protests and Appeals

Complaints should be made to the Day Organiser either orally or in writing at the information tent up to 16.30 on the day of the competition. There is no fee for a complaint. The Day organiser is the adjudicator of a complaint. A protest can be made against the Organiser’s decision, in writing to the Controller. Protests and appeals will be handled under Rule 9 and Appendix G of the 2011 British Orienteering Rules. 

Clothing and Equipment

The torso and legs shall be covered, and it is recommended that a whistle is carried. The Day organiser may require a cagoule/waterproof jacket to be worn/ carried if the weather is bad – if so, notices will be displayed in the assembly field and on the route to the starts. 


Must be worn on all days. Please note that on day 5 access to the assembly area will require bibs. Please write relevant medical information on the back of bibs (e.g. allergies).


The following colours will be used: yellow/black – danger; red/white – out of bounds/ crossing points; white only – taped routes in terrain. Routes to starts will be taped according to the start colour. 


There are no drink stations on the courses with the exception of the Day 6 elite Long race. There will be no water at the finish. Competitors should hydrate before their run; there will be bags at each start for the disposal of bottles. 

Start colour location

1 White M10B W10B
2 White M10A M12B W10A W12B
3 White W12A W14B
4 White M12A M14B
5 White W75S W85
6 White M85 W70S W80S
7 White M75S M80 W65S W75L
8 White White
9 White Yellow
10 White Orange
14 Green Light Green
15 Green Green
16 Green W14A W16B
17 Green M14A M16B
18 Green M70S W55S W60S W70L
19 Green M65S W50S
20 Green M75L W45S W65L
21 Green M60S W40S
22 Green W18S W20S W35S
23 Blue M55S W60L
24 Blue M70L W55L
25 Blue M18S W16A W21S
26 Blue M50S
27 Blue M45S W50L
28 Blue M65L M40S
29 Blue M20S M35S W45L
30 Blue W40L
31 Blue M21S W18L W20L W35L
32 Blue M60L
33 Red M18L
34 Red M16A W21L
35 Red M55L
36 Red M50L
37 Red M45L
38 Red M40L
39 Red M20L M21L M35L
40 Red W21E
41 Red M21E


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