Local Sprint Street O, POCs

Street O maps

These are very basic maps designed for a bit of navigational distraction on a training run maybe or as an intro to simple urban navigation. Unlike Permanent Orienteering Courses, there are no control markers when you get to the control points so you’ll just have to convince yourself you’re in the right place. (You’ll soon find out if you’re not as nothing will fit as you try to navigate away again!)

The maps are named after the start/finish points. In each case, the full course is approx. 6 km long (as the crow flies so actual running distance will be longer) with a suggested subset of controls to make a shorter version approx 4 km long. All distances very approximate and depends on how adventurous you get second guessing likely looking paths and cut throughs not shown on maps.

Map showing start/finish points for all Street O maps listed below.

1   Aberdeen Beach Leisure Centre   shorter version 1 – 7, 13, 14
2   Duthie Park   shorter version 1 – 4, 8 – 10
3   Westburn Park  shorter version 1 – 7, 13, 14
4   St Machar Drive   shorter version 1 – 8, 12
5   RGU Sports Centre   shorter version 1 – 5, 10, 11
6   Johnstone Gardens   shorter version 1 – 5/6
7   Kaimhill Road (Garthdee)  shorter version 1 – 6, 11
8   Aberdeen Beach Leisure Centre  very shorter version 1 – 6
9   Duthie Park  shorter version 1-7, 11
10 Johnstone Gardens  shorter version 1-3, 7-12
11 Ferryhill  shorter version 1-4,9,10
12 Kingswells  shorter version 1-6
13 Stonehaven shorter version 1-4, 9-12

Have fun! Let us know how long you took if you timed yourself and we’ll publish those too so you can see how you compare. If you fancy having a go at making a map for yourself or for next year’s Street O series or to publish here, then have a play on http://oomap.co.uk/, all the brainchild of Oli O’Brien of SLOW.

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UPCOMING EVENTS (click names for details link)

URBAN SPRINTS (GRAMP)
WED 4/9 Westburn Park
WED 11/9 Westhill
WED 18/9 Duthie Park
WED 25/9/ Cove
WED 2/10 Old Aberdeen

SAT EVENTS
14/9 Findhorn (MOR)
5/10 Lossiemouth (MOR)

SUN EVENTS
22/9 SOL 5 Pentlands (ESOC)
29/9 SOUL 9 Nairn (INVOC)
29/9 Corsedarder (MAROC)

 

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Then try a Permanent Orienteering Course in a local forest or park or try one of our Street O maps for a taste of urban O.

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