Ardgye Elgin Saturday and Moray & Nairn Schools League Sat, 12 Jan 19

Event Info
Location of Event: 
Ardgye Elgin
Type of Event: 
Saturday and Moray & Nairn Schools League
Event Date: 
Sat, 12-Jan-2019


57° 38' 50.8776" N, 3° 24' 56.754" W
Event Timings
Registration Times: 
10:15 - 11:15
Start Times: 
10:30 - 11:30
Courses Close at: 
Event Details


Please use our Survey Monkey to tell us you are coming

With kind permission of the owners of Ardgye B&B and Charlie Petrie of Rosehaugh Estate we are visiting an area which unless you have run the longest courses from Aldroughty you will not have experienced for a good few years.


Assembly and registration will be at the Ardgye B&B to the east of Alves on the A96.  From Forres take the A96 through Alves and once at the top of the crawler lane continue for approximately 300m with Ardgye B&B signed on the right.  From Elgin take the A96 through the Oakwood and approximately 150 m after the turning for Burghead Ardgye B&B is signed on the left.


Parking is very limited. We are asking all participants to car share where possible.  It should be possible to arrange to meet at the layby to the east of Alves on the edge of Ardgye B&B or Alves school car park before car sharing.  If you need to share a lift but need help organising please get in touch with Lesley Coutts whose email address is at the bottom of this page.

Nearest Toilets

There are no toilets at the event and the nearest public toilet will be in Forres or Elgin

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

Start and Finish Information

Registration will take place to the west of Ardgye House and will be signed.  The start is approximately 50 m from registration to the south east and will be taped and signed.  The finish lies to the north east of registration and the route to the finish will be taped.


Please note that there are free range ducks and chickens around the property so all dogs must be kept on leads at all times.


Courses available: 

Terrain Description


Courses (Colours and Lengths)

Light Green (TD4) 3.5 km, 140 m climb, 13 controls

Orange (TD3) 2.4km, 90 m climb, 9 controls

Yellow (TD2) 2.3km, 80 m climb, 11 controls

All maps at 1:5,000 scale


Schools League Info

Anyone attending School in Moray or Nairn is automatically entered in to the Schools League competition. This is Round 1 for the 2019 league so please encourage others from your school to help make up a team.

Remember to give the name of your school on your entry form. The best 3 competitors from each school count for the teams but any number can take part.

Schools League competitors can run on any course - higher points can be scored by successfully completing the longer/harder courses but only by achieving a clear round. Shadowing by parents is allowed on the shortest course, but not on the others. Secondary and primary pupils will be scored separately. See the 'Leagues' menu for schools competition information.

Please register as an individual, but you're welcome to run with a friend and help each other out as you go. For groups of 3 or more running together, only 2 individual times can count for your school team score. This is to make it fair for the majority of more experienced juniors who do the course on their own or as pairs. It's the best 3 times that count for the Schools League - you can see the full rules and information HERE.

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 £5
Juniors £4
£1 discount for using own brikke
£1 discount for Oclub members


Club membership through British Orienteering costs £19 for seniors and just £5 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. There is also an option for membership of Scottish Orienteering only, with details here.  If you'd like to become a member, please click HERE - your membership will be valid until the end of 2019.

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
Jon Hollingdale
Lesley Coutts
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