LVO Club Score Championships (Date TBC)

Venue Cairn Wood
Date Sat, 25th Jan 25
Starts 11:30 to 12:30
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Event Description

Date Saturday 25 January 2025 (TBC)
Venue Cairn Wood
Event Format Club Score Championship

Anyone can enter and enjoy a run but only current LVO members can be classified as eligible/competitive for the title of Club Score Champion. Note: membership renewal is due on the 1st January!

If you are fairly new to orienteering, don’t let the sound of club championship put you off – there are 3 different courses to choose from and you are welcome to run round as a pair or family/friendship group (although to be deemed competitive you need to enter as an individual).

⏰ A score event is different to a normal cross country orienteering event in that, there are a number of controls which you can visit in any order you wish within a set time. Controls may be worth different values and it is very unlikely that you will be able to visit them all. So, you will need to plan your best route to get back before the set time. Lateness back will bring point penalties.

Online Entry .
SI Entries
Online Entry closes Midnight, Monday 20 January 2025
Registration, Start and Finish TBC

Registration open from 10:45 – 11:30am. There will be an event briefing for everyone in the car park at 11:30am sharp.

Price Adult (aged 21 & over) £8 (£10 non-member).
Junior/Student £4 (£5 non-member).
Maximum charge for a family £20 (£25 non-members).
Sociable group / family fee where all are going round a course together – entry fee is per required number of maps – one entry = one map.
There is no fee to hire an SI card if required, but lost cards are charged at £30.

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Terrain Summary Cairn Wood is a delightful established forest – a mix of pine and deciduous – and very suitable for those competitors wishing to step up from learning courses. Large and medium paths will help juniors, and all routes lead back to the central main path to the car park. Don’t expect those smaller paths to be necessarily that distinct, but there are some lovely free running areas, criss-crossed with ditches and streams.

A general hillside slopes up towards a quarry running along the south west. Much of wood to the south west has also been cut to leave open areas of high vegetation. It is heavily used by dog walkers, so please be careful at the start and finish.

Previous Maps/Routegadget This area was last used for a LVO Autumn Trophy event in September 2023. Routegadget map and courses can be found here:
Course Notes TBC

1️⃣ Young Junior Course 1 is suitable for Primary School Children – courses stick close to paths, and the use of a compass is not necessary (technical difficulty 2). This is the MW8/10 Championship course and has a time limit of 30 minutes.

2️⃣ Junior/Novice Senior Course 2 is suitable for improving Juniors and novice adults – the ability to use compass and navigate away from paths is needed (technical difficulty 3/4). This is the MW12/14 Championship Course and also has a time limit of 45 minutes.

3️⃣ Senior Course 3 is suitable for competent orienteers (technical difficulty 4/5). Some controls will be placed far away and in physically and technically challenging terrain. This is the Senior Championship course for MW16s and over only. This course has a time limit of 60 minutes.

Time penalties – for every minute/part minute you are late you will be deducted 10 points on Course 1 and 20 points for courses 2 and 3.

First Aid and Safety There will be a first aid and a qualified first aider available at registration. Registration is also a safe place for lost children to wait.

Please do not come to the event if you are unwell.

Please bring and carry any medication you might need, especially inhalers and EpiPen’s.

If you come across an injured or ill person, please stop, help and get further help. There will likely be qualified first aiders on the course who can stop to provide support.

All participants must return to download, whether they complete the course or not. This is to account for all competitors, ensuring everyone’s safe return.

Courses will close and controls collected in at 12.30pm sharp. If you are still out on the course at this time return to finish and download immediately.

Kit requirements Full body cover is mandatory.

A whistle (emergency alert is 6 loud blasts per minute) is mandatory.

A waterproof jacket may also be mandatory if the organisers decide the weather requires one, so bring one along just in case.

Parking We will be using the main forest car-park off the B170 Craigantlet Road. There will be extremely limited space for competitor’s vehicles – along with the public – so you are asked please to consider car-sharing. There will not even be space for the MOO! Do not park on the side of the road. Dundonald Park&Ride is conveniently located at the south end of the Craigantlet Rd if car-sharing.
Toilets There’s a public toilet in the car park (normally open) as well as the usual coffee/cake van.


Cairn Wood
21 Craigantlet Road
BT23 4TE

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