Millbuies Saturday Series and Moray & Nairn Schools League Sat, 22 Apr 17

Event Info
Location of Event: 
Type of Event: 
Saturday Series and Moray & Nairn Schools League
Event Date: 
Sat, 22-Apr-2017


57° 35' 35.7972" N, 3° 16' 34.3272" W
Event Timings
Registration Times: 
10:15 - 11:15
Start Times: 
10:30 - 11:30
Courses Close at: 
Event Details

This event is the 3rd of our Saturday League and the Moray & Nairn Schools League for 2017.

With this week's Elgin parkrun cancelled due to the Speyside Stages rally it's the only game in town for runners! 

To help us order the right number of maps, please let us know if you hope to be there. This doesn't commit you to coming, but it does help us guage how many to expect. Order maps here (by Wed 19th Apr please).


Follow the A941 South out of Elgin signposted to Rothes. Immediately after Fogwatt, turn east(left) signposted Ordhill/ Millbuies Loch. Millbuies is soon after the turn on the right side of the road.


Field opposite the public car park at Millbuies

Nearest Toilets


Safety Information

  • All Competitors take part at their own risk. Please choose a course that matches your experience and fitness
  • You MUST report to Download by Course Closing Time

Start and Finish Information

Start - 150m from carpark/registration area. It will be taped and is on a small, rough track

Finish - near carpark/registration

Courses available: 

Terrain Description

Attractive runnable woodland around Millbuies Loch - mixed with short sections of rough, hilly terrain

Courses (Colours and Lengths)

  • Yellow (easy) 2.2 km, 55 m height gain (not buggy friendly for parents with babies)
  • Orange (medium)  2.8, 110 m height gain  
  • Light Green (hard) 4 km, 165 m height gain
  • NB Naughty numbers activity has been postponed until a future event... sorry!

Click for an explanation of what colour codes mean for orienteering courses

Orange and Light Green course have a mandatory road crossing which will be marshalled

It was recommended by the planner that inexperienced children (ie,not familiar with white courses or easy courses) be shadowed by an experienced orienteer.

Bakes and Cakes available:

Help support Drumduan School raise funds for their geomorphology trip to Orkney and Skye Expedition

(led by teacher and MOR member Kathy Taylor) Buy cakes and bakes please!


Start - 150m from carpark/registration area. It will be taped and is on a small, rough track

Finish - near carpark/registration



Other General Event Info

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 either course, but 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.


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 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
Donald Grassie
The McLuckies
Denise Main
Organiser Phone: 
07599 131537
Organiser Email:
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