British Schools Orienteering Championships Weekend, 2011

Updated: 20th Nov 2011

Results now avalaible. also Routegadget and WinSplits.

Scottish Schools' Sprint Championships results

The Sprint was held on Saturday 19 November at Lanark Loch, on a bright, dry autumn day. Eleven schools took part.

The weekend events were organised by the Scottish Schools' Orienteering Association with the assistance of Scottish Orienteering, Biggar High School, Linlithgow Orienteering Club(LINOC), TINTO, Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club(ESOC), Edinburgh University Orienteering Club(EUOC), St Andrews Orienteering Club(Glasgow)(STAG) and friends from other Orienteering Clubs around Scotland.

Final details


Saturday 19th November - TRAINING EVENT incorporating the inaugural Scottish Schools' Sprint Championships


We were delighted to announce that the main overnight accommodation has been confirmed as the Sports Barn adjacent to Biggar High School on John's Loan in Biggar. The post code of the accommodation is ML12 6AG.

The floor space will be in the main hall and there will be some gymnastic matting available to the first few Schools to arrive. The Sports Barn has lots of showers and toilet facilities and we will arrange some entertainment eg videos, table tennis, etc for the early evening.

A breakfast of: cereal, fruit juice, toast, tea and coffee will be available in an adjacent room.

Biggar is a small market Town with a population of 2,500 but it has an abundance of take-away eating establishments including an award winning Fish & Chip emporium! For those who arrive from the training by 5 pm there is also a well known Ice Cream parlour. There is a small supermarket and many smaller shops.

The cost for the floor space accommodation and breakfast is £5.00.


The resurvey of Beecraigs Country Park has now been completed by Stirling Surveys and final planning/controlling is underway.


The Training Event at Lanark will be based at the Football Facility in the centre of the Racecourse. Start/finish will be adjacent to the main building.


Entries are being received from throughout Britain from Devon in the South to Inverness in the North.

Who can take part ?

Schools do not have to be members of the British Schools Orienteering Association to enter.
The event is for pupils in years 5 - 13 inclusive. This equates to approximately P5-S6 in Scotland.
This is a Schools event and all entries must be made through your school.
Competitors should have competed in at least three orienteering events at the appropriate standard before the Schools Championships.
The full 'Competition Rules' can be seen on the British Schools Orienteering Association website

Equipment Required

Personal gear needs to be either Orienteering kit or a T-shirt or long sleeved shirt, tracksuit bottoms and trainers (or good grip soled shoes). No Shorts or Jeans.
Some parts of the area will be muddy.
A compass and a whistle are strongly recommended.
Should weather conditions dictate, cagoules will be made compulsory.
Please remember that this event is taking place in Scotland in November!


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