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Details for the Wednesday (“rest day”) events to be held on 31st July.

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For those who don't want to "Rest" we have a range of activities to keep you occupied.

The traditional Sprint race for those with energy to burn, or TrailO for those wanting to test the brain and give the body a rest.

Key Information - The Sprint Race


Strathearn 2019: Main Day Officials (Sprint)
Organising Club: MA
Organiser: Chris Smithard (MA)
Planner: Graham Gristwood (MA)
Controller: Bill Stevenson (ESOC)


Venue: Macrosty Park and Crieff West
Macrosty Park: Grid Ref NN858223 Sat Nav: 56.379226,-3.850644
Crieff West: Grid Ref NN842178 Sat Nav: 56.338605,-3.874271

Parking: In Crieff... We will confirm closer to the event.
Terrain: A mixture of runnable (but detailed) parkland with some steep slopes and a hilly urban area
Map: ISSOM 1:4,000. 2.5m contours. Drawn October 2018 by G Gristwood.
Starts: Provisionally 10.30 am - 1.30 pm
Planner: Graham Gristwood
Classes: Open - Men/Women, M/W40+, M/W55+, M/W65+, M/W75+, M/W16- & M/W12-

Macrosty ParkMacrosty ParkThe Wednesday Sprint race will be staged in and around Macrosty Park in Crieff. This Sprint race is part of next year's UKUL (Urban League). Perth & Kinross Council have this to say about the venue:

With a fine view across Strathearn and towards Ben Chonzie, situated within an exceptionally picturesque landscape, MacRosty Park has been an attraction for over 100 years.

Named after its benefactor, James MacRosty, the park boasts children's play areas, a Victorian bandstand, picnic areas, a café, easy going walks and an impressive collection of conifer trees.

OCAD map sampleOCAD map sampleOCAD map sampleThe park is situated on the west side of Crieff, with a large car park at the foot of Milnab Street off of the A822.

The sprint race counts towards the UK Urban League


There will be a TrailO event at Drummond Castle, 4 miles from Crieff. The Drummond Castle Gardens are considered amongst the finest in Scotland and well worth a visit, see The Castle is not open to the public.

Strathearn 2019: Main Day Officials
Organiser - Anne Hickling (ESOC)
Planner - Roger Scrutton (ESOC)
Controller - Rob Hickling (BASOC)

From Crieff take the A822 south. After 2.5 miles turn right, signed Drummond Castle Gardens. Parking will be in a grassy field.

Toilet Facilities: Toilets including disabled will be available in the main castle car park.

The Course:
The course will include both a short PreO (classic TrailO) and TempO (speed TrailO, all controls timed). Both courses will include ‘Z’ controls (where no kite is correct). Results from the two courses will be combined to find the overall winner. There will be prizes in senior, junior and para classes.

Drummond Castle 2011, updated 2019 around TrailO control sites. 1:4000

Preliminary course details:

TempO: 4 stations, 4 problems at each

PreO: 10 controls, distance 1.8km

Total walking distance from the car park for both parts will be approx 3.5km.

Start times: From 12.00 – 14.00. Start times will not be allocated. If you are not running in the sprint please arrive early to help spread the starts and avoid queuing at the TempO stations.

Entry fees:
Until final closing date: Seniors £8, Juniors £4

After final closing date/EOD: Seniors £10, Juniors £4

(subject to map availability)

More information on TrailO and Tips to Succeed:

For more information on TrailO, see

For tips on how to succeed at TrailO, see the Technical-Introduction-to-TrailO-for-Experienced-Foot-Orienteers


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