CLYDE Evening Milngavie Urban Race Thursday 24th September

Following the last minute cancellation of the Evening Event at Mugdock a fortnight ago, it was a pleasure to see CLYDE members out in force for a very successful Covid-19-compliant urban race at Milngavie on 24th September. Results are here. Thanks to Emma Wilson for planning courses offering some tricky route choices, Rachel Wilson for organising and filling out all the Covid-19 paperwork, Dave Robertson for printing the maps, and to everyone who turned out on a surprisingly pleasant evening. Watch out for the next Covid-19-compliant CLYDE activity soon.

25th Sep 20  

CLYDE Evening Erskine Urban Race Thursday 27 August

Covid Officer, registration and competitor

We are delighted to announce the success of the first post-lockdown Clyde race. Results are available here.

We obviously had to make some adjustments to comply with the (very sensible) SOA covid rules and guidelines. In particular, the event was only for club members and you had to pre-enter so that we could allocate start times and avoid congestion. Full details below.
We hope you enjoyed the race, despite the sometimes torrential weather.
Thanks to all who have read many guidelines and filled in many forms to make this possible.

20th Aug 20  

Clyde Weekly Meeting

Our virtual meetings will take place on Mondays at 19:30.
The link for each meeting is the same either follow this link. or join with:

Meeting ID: 988 3816 4388
Passcode: 472127

28th Mar 20  

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. They are listed on the SOA website along with all the other courses in Scotland. Click “Read more…” below for more details.

27th Mar 20  

Orienteering activities, games and stuff

We’ve gathered a list of some online orienteering games, quizzes, software and other stuff that can be played with at home or out on your own. Click here or “read more…” below for the list.
Based on a list generated by Chris Smithard who has his own list here.

26th Mar 20  

CLYDE at the Lockdown Orienteering Team Competition

Congratulations to the CLYDE team who came a very respectable 16th out of 44 teams at the Lockdown Orienteering Team Competition on the weekend of 23rd/24th May. Top performer was Kirsten Robertson (63rd overall out of 287 “runners”) closely followed by Andy Paterson (66th) with Dave Robertson (103th), Al McCartney (157th), John Marshall (161st), Al Dunlop (212th) and Rachel Wilson (240th) making up the team. CLYDE were also 6th out of 20 team in the bonus Catching Features competition. Full results can be found at here. The next Lockdown Orienteering competition (individual this time) is the June Weekend (see this link for details).

06th Jun 20  

Covid-19: All face-to-face Orienteering activities suspended

As a reaction to the current Covid-19 pandemic, and in line with the SOA statement we have had to suspend all face to face orienteering activities. This includes the Thursday evening hill runs.

At the time of writing it is still possible to run on your own, so you could consider the 5 CLYDE MapRun courses listed on the SOA website.

The club may run some online workshops in the next few weeks on mapping using Open Orienteering Mapper and possibly on other orienteering analysis software.

17th Mar 20  

CLYDE Success at the Scottish Middle Distance Championships

Congratulations to Dave Robertson on becoming M55 Scottish Middle Distance Champion at Gleneagles Arena on Saturday 14th March. Congratulations also to Alice Wilson (W18 silver), Emma Wilson (W21 silver), and Rachel Wilson (W50 bronze), as well as all of the other CLYDE members who took part. Full results can be found at

16th Mar 20  

CLYDE at the Compass Sport Trophy Qualifier

A huge “thank you” to everyone who turned out and ran for CLYDE at the Compass Sport Trophy Qualifier at Errochty yesterday.

The full list of CLYDE heros (with the scorers marked with an asterisk) is

*100 Points Thomas Wilson Brown
*100 Points Emma Wilson Blue Women
*99 Points Robin Orr Blue Men
*95 Points Alice Wilson Blue Women
*94 Points Stephen Wilson Short Brown
*94 Points Iain Mennie Blue Men
*94 Points Ian Davidson Green Men
  94 Points Mirjam Allik Blue Women
  93 Points Bryony McLeod Blue Women
*92 Points Andy Paterson Brown
*85 Points Liz Orr Green Women
  82 Points Ceri Vincent Blue Women
  82 Points Nick Langley Blue Men
*77 Points Rachel Wilson Green Women

but without any Juniors or more SuperVets and despite winning Brown (Thomas) and Blue Women (Emma), a record turnout of 6 runners on Blue Women, Andy Paterson running up from Blue Men to Brown, and me running up from Blue Men to Short Brown, we only scored in 10 out of 13 scoring slots and so finished 7th, well behind qualifiers INT, MOR and INVOC and one place ahead of hosts STAG. Full results are here.

Thanks again to all who did battle with a technically and physically challenging forest on their club’s behalf and what might be the last large orienteering event in Scotland for some time.

16th Mar 20  

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  

Clydeside Orienteers
older news

CLYDE Successes at Scottish Night Champs Weekend

CLYDE Night Orienteering Training at Baljaffrey

CLYDE at the Devil’s Burdens Relay 2020

CLYDE Urban Training in Milngavie on 18th January

Clyde 2020 Coaching #1 - Saturday 18th January

How to Join CLYDE


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

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