Autumn/Winter 19/20TraleeSun 08 December, 2019

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.



Congratulations to all the brave souls who ventured out this morning for a wonderful and amazing orienteering experience battling the ferocious winds and torrential downpours, fighting hail the size of golf balls (at least!) and there was even the odd rumble of thunder thrown in too which must have totally distracted some of our more experienced athletes - quite a few mis-punches noted! As usual, Tralee was fast and furious and those on the green course enjoyed their gallop along the estuary which, by the way, is well worth a visit in the summer if you've never been there (famous for flat fish and warm water)

Many thanks to John for organising and planning the event including putting the controls out, to Tralee Bay Holidays for being very welcoming and allowing us to use the area and to all our volunteer control collectors, Dave, Ross, Alan (who also organises entries and processes results),Jim and Max. Apologies if I have missed anyone out.

The Oban Times came, had a chat and took some photos so keep your eyes peeled this week for an interesting article raising the profile of orienteering in Argyll.

That's our last event for 2019 but we kick off 2020 with a de-flab run/social. More details will be available on the website shortly.

Hope you all have a very enjoyable festive season and don't eat too many mince pies!

Last updated: Sat 08 January, 2022

Pre Event Info

The seventh event of this winter's series

The final EckO event of 2019 which may feature some cheesy festive additions to our normal deadly serious productions. Feel free to make your own contribution to said cheesiness.

Location Info

Near: Benderloch
Lat,Lng: 56.49586,-5.42064

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

Directions / Parking

Leave the A828 in Benderloch and follow the signs for Tralee Bay Holidays. Drive carefully through the caravan/chalet site and park at the end of the track adjacent to the beach.

Map / Terrain

The map is large scale (1:5000) designed for sprint orienteering. It is a mix of woodland (with an an extra bit added by John since we last used Tralee), beach, dunes, and the caravan site.

Registration and Start times

Registration: from 10.30

Start times: 11.00 - 12.00

Courses close 13.30

Course Information

There will be three courses, Yellow (1.3 km, easy), Orange (1.9 km, still relatively easy), and Green (2.8 km, requiring some orienteering skills).

Entry Details

Juniors (under 21): £3.00

Seniors: Members £5.00, non-Members £6.00

As usual please order you maps in advance from

Dog restrictions

Well behaved dogs and reindeer are welcome.


Campbell Munro's world-famous emporium in Benderloch.

Contacts / Officials