Findhorn Saturday Series and Moray & Nairn Schools League Sat, 27 May 17

Event Info
Location of Event: 
Type of Event: 
Saturday Series and Moray & Nairn Schools League
Event Date: 
Sat, 27-May-2017


57° 39' 46.35" N, 3° 36' 22.5504" W
Event Timings
Registration Times: 
10:15 - 11:15
Start Times: 
10:30 - 11:30
Courses Close at: 
Event Details

As with all of our events, this has been carefully planned to cater for all ages and levels of ability and is open to all. Juniors who attend school in Moray or Nairnshire will score points for their school in the Moray & Nairn Schools Orienteering League. Members of Moravian will score points in our club Saturday League.

Maps have been ordered based on all pre-notified participants by last Wednesday night, but we have allowed a few extra maps based on the turnout at previous events for people who weren't aware of the request to pre-register. Everyone who comes should get an entry.


Follow signs to Findhorn and turn right along the dunes road before reaching the village.


Along dunes road to the public car park (signposted from the main road as you approach Findhorn village). Registration is in the car park.

Nearest Toilets

Public car park to the North West of event parking.

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
  • There are some survival-style shelters made out of branches in the wood to the East of Findhorn Foundation. These should be avoided.
  • Courses have been planned to avoid the worst of the gorse.
  • Out of bounds areas are marked on the map, but courses have been planned so the optimum routes between controls avoids them anyway.

Start and Finish Information

Start is approx 600 metres from parking/registration.


Courses available: 

Terrain Description

Open sand dunes, with some quite complex contour formations in places, as well as a small section of runnable pine forest

Courses (Colours and Lengths)

Technical (Light Green) course approx 4.0 Km. (Technical Difficulty 4)

Long course at Orange standard at approx 3.0 Km (Technical Difficulty 3)

Short course approx 2 Km at Yellow standard (Technical Difficulty 2)

White course (for young children) approx 1 Km (Technical Difficulty 1)

Explanation of technical difficulty levels

There is very little climb on any course.



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.

Schools League Info

Anyone attending School in Moray or Nairn is automatically entered in to the Schools League competitIon. Remember to give the name of your school on your entry form. The best 4 competitors from each school count for the teams.

Schools League competitors can run on any course. 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 4 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.



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


Club membership costs £18 for seniors and just £3.30 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. If you'd like to become a member, please click HERE - your membership will be valid until the end of 2017.

Event Officials
Ade Chapman
Ken Anderson
Nikki Howard
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