Welcome to EckO's 2nd event this autumnSutherland's GroveSun 29 November, 2020

Local level event

Explanation of Event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Activities are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.



Sunday saw 40 EckO competitors hurtling round the 5 excellent courses planned and organised by Andy Dale. Andy has spent a considerable amount of time updating parts of the map in order to produce some challenging and progressive courses. He managed to find some very beautiful parts of what is otherwise a plantation forest. Competitors commentated on the variety of wildlife lurking in the woodland. Red squirrels, a lesser spotted blue squirrel and even a bear were spotted at Sutherland's Grove yesterday. Nowhere was safe!

Results, winsplits and routegadget are now available. Please upload your route to routegadget either by GPS or you can draw your route on. It's a very useful training tool!

Routegadget - (Uploading a route if you haven't got GPS)

1. Click on the Draw tab, 2. Choose your course, 3. Select your name and your course appears, 4. #1 turns red, 5. Click on start triangle and draw the route you took by clicking (a red line appears) until you reach #1, 6. Click on #1 and #2 should turn red, 7. Repeat the process until you click on Finish and then, if you are happy that your route is fairly accurate, save it. 8. Go to courses to view your route.

Compare your route choice to another competitor on your course, particularly if they had a faster leg than you. It's also a useful tool to analyse any errors you might have made.

Many thanks to our willing army of volunteers.

Thank you Bill who did any excellent job at the start ensuring that everybody made their way through 'clear' to the 'start box' and with the aid of his 'start clock' set the competitors off ensuring they picked up the appropriate map from underneath our new colour coded map boxes, dibbing at the 'punching start' and finally on to the start kite.

A big thank you to Alan who was responsible for organising on-line entries/payments, allocating SI numbersand dibbers and running the download. The results were uploaded very promptly last night. If you haven't yet paid please can you do so as soon as possible.

It was great to see many people volunteering their services on the on-line entry form so we are building up a bank of willing helpers.

Finally, a huge thank you to Andy for facilitating the event. I wonder if he is able to put his feet up now and relax.

We start December at Tralee, Benderloch. There will be a ROMP and a MapRun available shortly and the event is on Sunday, 20th December 2020. John McLuckie is going to be the planner and event organiser.

Last updated: Sat 08 January, 2022

Entries are now CLOSED for this event

Start times are available here

NB: A blue course is now available to run so if you wish to change from Green to Blue please email Alan Partridge at alan.partridge@ecko.org.uk as soon as possible

Entry Details

NOTE - This event is ONLY for ECKO members who have pre-entered.

There will be NO entry on the day.

HOW TO ENTER: Complete the attached form with the following information and return it to EckO info@ecko.org.uk

  1. Names of people entering
  2. Which course each person is entering
  3. Include your dibber/ SI number or whether you would like to borrow a dibber. Why not think of buying your own one or they make a great Christmas present from SportIdent.
  4. BACS transfer - this is ECKO’s preferred method of payment (if you wish to use this method, EckO will send you out an email with bank details)
  5. Cash - we will ONLY accept cash if the correct amount is placed in a bag with your name and amount written on the bag and then the bag is placed in a bucket at the event car/tent. This allows us to quarantine the cash for the required length of time
  6. Cost - Adult member - £5.00, Junior member (up to 21) - £3.00
  7. Entries close at midnight on Sunday 22nd November, 2020
  8. Start times will be published Thursday 26th November, 2020
  9. Each event takes a lot of organisation so help would be very much appreciated. The registration form now has a list of some of the essential jobs. If everybody does a little then nobody has to do a lot. Please tick the appropriate box(es) if you are willing to help/ assist in our future events and you will be rostered in. Many thanks!


Please read this information carefully:

Differences to ‘normal’ due to Covid-19:

Safety Information

Location Info

Near: Barcaldine
Lat,Lng: 56.52445,-5.30802

Open an interactive map in:
GoogleMap - Streetmap (OS 50k)
OpenStreetMap - BingMap (OS 50k)

Directions / Parking

Leave the A828 just north of Barcaldine and park in the Forestry and Land Scotland car park.

Map / Terrain

Registration and Start times

The Starts will run from 11:00am to 12:00 midday and courses will close at 2:00 pm. You will be given your map and dibber (if you have arranged to borrow one) close to the Start. Please do not arrive at the event more than 30 minutes before your designated start time and do not turn up at the start more than 10 minutes before your start time. Remember to download when you have completed your run but please don't linger around download.

Course Information

Yellow 2.3 km

Orange 2.7 km

Light Green 3.4 km

Green 4.1 km

Blue 6.0 km

Entry Details

Entry will be by pre-entry and only open to EckO members. Entries will be open from Sunday 15th November 2020 to Sunday 22nd November 2020.

See above.

Dog restrictions

Well-behaved dogs on a lead please.


There are NO toilets at the forestry commission car park.

Not Just Desserts could well be open and would welcome tired, hungry and potentially wet orienteers.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/ Organiser: Andy Dale