Urban Sprints Series
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Sprint O is great fun – lots of controls in quick succession in a relatively short distance and fast running alone is no use in this discipline if it’s of the headless chicken variety! You really have to look closely at the map, make snap decisions about route choice, execute them quickly and cleanly while all the time trying to read a jiggling map and watch where your feet are going. Give it a go.

Every Autumn we run a short series of Urban Sprint events in Aberdeen and surrounding areas:

10th Aug Cove
17th Aug Westhill
24th Aug Abz Uni
31st Aug Seaton Park

You’ll notice the dates are a bit earlier this year to avoid late starters ending up running in the dark.
Links to parking/registration locations will be issued on separate posts for each event nearer the time and we’ll also confirm the format for this year – MapRun vs SI controls depending on planners’ perferences..

One course TD3 or Orange standard i.e. medium difficulty, about 3km, with lots of controls and route choice in a relatively small area so full on concentration required just as much as fleet feet.

Great for developing Juniors too but please note that Juniors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to comply with BOF insurance requirements.

Registration: 18:00 to 18:50
Starts: 18:00 to 19:00ish
Fees: £3 Senior, £1.50 Junior/Student TBC

Urban maps have some special symbols so make sure you know what’s Out of Bounds or can’t be crossed as it’s private property.

Useful Orienteering Information
New to Orienteering?
Guide to O map symbols and control descriptions

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WEDNESDAYS
Forest Sprint Series
starting March 30th
Summer Series
starting May 18th
Autumn Sprint Series
starting Aug 10th

SATURDAYS
May 28th
Scottish Champs Individual @ Glen Dye

SUNDAYS
May 1st SOUL @Banchory
May 29th
Scottish Relays MAROC
Oct 2nd @Crathes
Dec 11th @Balmedie

VIRTUAL O
You can join the Mobile O revolution  and download the MapRun app and have a go at some local courses using your phone to time yourself and even navigate with. Visit our MapRun page for instructions and a list of maps. Or do one of our Temporary Orienteering Courses if we've got one out at the moment - see the TOC post for info.

SOA events calendar

CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT EVENT? NEED A FIX NOW?

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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