Wednesday 2nd August 2023

Today is a less formal sprint race

Today’s sprint race is a limited entry event which doesn’t count towards the main competition.

Photo © Craig Wallace (cc-by-sa/2.0)

For those who need a daily fix and look forward to a Sprint event, we offer a limited entry event which does not count towards the main competition. For this event, we take you back to Forres which was used for WOC 2015 Individual Sprint final. Forres is a beautiful town and regularly features amongst the Scotland in Bloom prize-winners; it boasts some intricate alleyways between older buildings and some newer estate housing with park and woodland areas.

The start window of two hours (from 1:00pm until 3:00pm) is after the TrailO at Roseisle and before the MTBO event so that you can take part in multiple events.


A selection of images from the race area…

Image Caption: Forres map extract

Image Caption: Orienteering in Forres cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Craig Wallace -

Image Caption: Forres map extract

Image Caption: Orienteering in Grant Park cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Craig Wallace -

Preliminary Details

Thanks to all the landowners who have made today’s event possible.

Important Information

Organising clubs:
Edinburgh University Orienteering Club (EUOC)
Mairi Eades (EUOC)
Jim Bailey (EUOC)
Graeme Ackland (INT)
Trailmaps (Steve Smirthwaite)
From the Findhorn Roundabout on the A96 take Victoria Road into Forres driving past Grant Park. Take South Street on your left at the end of Grant Park before Andersons Primary School. At the roundabout take the second exit onto Sanquhar Road. Follow Sanquhar Road for 0.3 miles driving past Forres Academy to the car park located to the rear of the school on the right of Sanquhar Road.
Forres Academy Car Park, Burdsyard Road, Forres
Start times will be from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.
The start for the Senior courses is 1.0km from assembly.
The start for the Junior courses is 300m from assembly.

There is a single finish which is 200m from assembly.
BOF Registration Number: 82173

Estimated Course Lengths

Courses will be designed to have a 12-15 minute winning time.