Permanent Courses using GPS, Maprun an Orienteering app for your phone

The “MapRun” orienteering app allows you to set up and take part in “Virtual” orienteering courses using the GPS your smartphone. You run a course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version, and your phone will automatically beep when you reach the correct location of each control (nothing marking it on the ground). At the end of the course your results and split times can be saved into a results table alongside others who have run the course. Clyde have a number of courses available that you can run any time you want to.

03rd Jul 19  

Clyde 2020 Coaching #2 - Saturday 22nd February

We had a good training session on the afternoon of Saturday 22nd February in Balloch Castle Country Park, although the weather could have been kinder! Well done to all athletes and coaches, and thanks to Donald for the warm dry assembly area!

Both beginners and experienced orienteers are invited to brush up their skills as the new orienteering season kicks off at the next CLYDE Coaching Session to be held at Balloch Country Park beside Loch Lomond on Saturday 22nd February.

Where: Balloch Country Park, Castle Car Park, access from Mollanbowie Road. Postcode G83 8LX.

When: Saturday 22nd February 2020 13:30 – 15:30.

Cost : £3 adults/ £1 junior (to cover map and room hire) + £1 for non members.

What: Brush up on basics – attack points, bearings and distance judgement. Excercises for novive/beginner orienteers too.

How to Register: please email Rachel (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) in advance to make sure we have maps for you.

We’ll meet at the council building by Castle Carpark (with toilets and briefing room). Session will be run by Dave supported by Alastair and Donald. 

18th Feb 20  

CLYDE Successes at Scottish Night Champs Weekend

Scottish Night Champion 2020

While most of the rest of Britain was lashed by Storm Dennis, a number of CLYDEsiders headed north to the Moravian Orienteers Winter Warmer Weekend for two days to high quality orienteering consisting of the Scottish Night Championships held on a mixture of urban, forest and technical sand dune terrain at Findhorn on Saturday night and the first Scottish Orienteering League event of the year held in bright sunshine on classic technical forest terrain at Darnaway on Sunday morning. Top CLYDE performances at the Scottish Night Championships were gold (and the overall Scottish SuperVet trophy) for Steve Wilson and silver to Dave Robertson in M55 and bronze for Rachel Wilson in W50, plus a gold in M21 (missing the overall Scottish Night Champs trophy by only 30 seconds) for Thomas Wilson running for EUOC. Full results can be found here.

17th Feb 20  

CLYDE Night Orienteering Training at Baljaffrey

Thanks for Dave Robertson for organising an excellent night orienteering training session at Baljaffrey on Tuesday 11th February. A number of CLYDE members braved the cold to hone their skills ahead of the Scottish Night Orienteering Championships at the weekend. 

12th Feb 20  

CLYDE at the Devil’s Burdens Relay 2020

While other CLYDE members were talking part in the Edinburgh City Race last Saturday, six club members were representing CLYDE in the annual Devil’s Burdens Relay in Falkland. The race, which involves four legs (two run singly, two run in pairs) involves a certain amount of navigation and attracts a number of orienteers as well as top hill runners from around Scotland. This is the third year CLYDE has taken part, and this year saw debutants Ben and Alice join the team. Ben Lewis ran an excellent first leg to bring us back in 53rd place and handed over to Mirjam Allik and Alice Wilson who did an outstanding job to finish 54th on leg 2 (probably the longest and toughest leg). This good work was then somewhat undone by Stephen Wilson and Ty Solomon who - slightly embarrassingly for orienteers - lost the route on the way up the hill and dropped around 5 minutes and 20 places before getting back on track to finish 94th on leg 3. The final leg, which, rather unusually, was in a score orienteering format with route choice left up to the individual runners, was run by Iain Mennie, who finished 54th on the leg. Overall, despite the wobble on leg 3, the team finished a very respectable 59th out of 154 teams before adjourning to a nearby cafe for much needed refreshment. Full results can be found here.

27th Jan 20  

CLYDE Urban Training in Milngavie on 18th January

Thanks for everyone who made the CLYDE Urban Training in Milngavie on 18th January such a success, especially to Rachel for planning and to Ty and Mirjam for hosting afterwards. Hopefully you’ll all see the benefit at the EUOC Big Weekend! Watch out for future CLYDE training sessions, currently tentatively scheduled for 22nd February and 28th March. 

22nd Jan 20  

Clyde 2020 Coaching #1 - Saturday 18th January

There will be training exercises suitable for novices as well as for more experienced orienteers.
Where: Milngavie Library and Community Centre, Allander Rd, Milngavie, Glasgow G62 8PN
When: Saturday 18 January 2020 13:30 – 15:30
Cost : £3 adults/ £1 junior (to cover map and room hire) + £1 for non members
What: Urban orienteering plus exercises for novices plus Scottish Night map geeking preparation
And afterwards ... post training refreshment (and further analysis of courses / navigation) kindly offered at Mirjam and Ty’s flat in Milngavie.
How to register: please email Rachel (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) to make sure we have maps for you and refreshments.

Date for Diary : Clyde Coaching #2 - Sat 22 Feb, Balloch Country Park

18th Jan 20  

How to Join CLYDE

To join CLYDE simply click on the “Membership” tab at the top of the page, read the instructions, and then follow this link to the Scottish Orienteering page.

25th Nov 19  


CLYDE AGM 2019 #2

A very well attended and successful CLYDE AGM was held in Milngavie on Saturday 23rd November 2019, preceded by a low-key score event using the Maprun app. Chair Rachel Wilson was re-elected unopposed for a further year, and, among other subjects, the meeting discussed the club’s development plans for 2020. The winners of the club’s annual awards were as follows. Most Improved Man: Ruaraidh MacPherson; Most Improved Woman: Alice Wilson; The Cannon Trophy (for most points in Scottish Orienteering League): Donald Petrie; Croy Bowl (for a notable achievement): Alastair Dunlop; and the Outstanding Achievement Award: Donald Petrie for an outstanding year, including a clean sweep of individual wins at the JK. Full minutes will be circulated in due course.

24th Nov 19  

CLYDE up a massive 22 places to 7th in CompassSport Club Rankings 2019

As readers of CompassSport (specifically Volume 40, Issue 4) will already know, CLYDE lept a massive 22 places from 30th to an all-time high of 7th out of 81 clubs in the UK in CompassSport’s unofficial Club Ranking for 2019. We are one of the “cluster of small Scottish clubs doing very well” with only EUOC (1st, of course), FVO (3rd, not a small club!) and INT (4th) ahead of us. We can all feel proud that good performances across the year by the entire club (the ranking is based on average score of all members on the BOF ranking list) have been reflected in this best-ever result for the club. Well done to everyone who ran for CLYDE this year!

23rd Nov 19  

Clydeside Orienteers
older news

Alice Wilson crowned British Middle Distance Champion 2019

CLYDE Representative Honours

CLYDE Successes at Scottish Score Championships 2019

CLYDE at the Scottish 6 Days 2019

CLYDE Junior Successes

CLYDE at the Scottish Championships 2019

CLYDE at the British Championships 2019

CLYDE Juniors at the ISF World Schools Orienteering Championships

CLYDE Juniors Selected for Great Britain

CLYDE Successes at JK 2019

CLYDE at the Scottish Middle Distance Championships 2019

How to join CLYDE

CLYDE at the Tinto Twin

CLYDE at the British Night Championships 2019

CLYDE Scottish Orienteering League Winners 2018

CLYDE Training at Gleniffer Braes

CLYDE at the Scottish Sprint Championships 2019

CLYDE at the Scottish Night Championships 2019

CLYDE at the Devil’s Burdens Relay 2019

Training - Milngavie 19th January


Sat 17th Nov - Clyde Urban event and AGM - Milngavie

Sat 10th Nov - Training - Dunrod Hill

Clyde Urban event and AGM - Milngavie – 17 Nov 2018

CLYDE Juniors Help West Area to Close Second Place in Inter Area Competition

CLYDE at the Compass Sport Trophy Final 2018

Two CLYDE Juniors Selected for World Schools Orienteering Championships 2019

CLYDE Awarded SOA Bronze Level Club Accreditation

CLYDE Winner at British Middle Distance Championships

Sun 19 August – Dunrod Hill training

Sun 15 July - Erskine Urban training

CLYDEsiders in action this Summer

CLYDE at the Scottish Championships 2018

CLYDE at the British Championships 2018

Successful CLYDE Training Weekend

JK Orienteering Festival

CLYDE Qualify for Compass Sport Trophy Final

CLYDE at the Scottish Sprint Championships 2018

Successful CLYDE Training Session at Mugdock

CLYDE at Scottish Night Championships 2018