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Virtual Orienteering Courses

The MapRun orienteering app allows you to take part in “Virtual” orienteering courses using the GPS in your smartphone (or watch) at a time convenient for yourself. You run a course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version, and your phone will beep when you reach the correct location of each control.

What is Orienteering?

Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which involves walking or running whilst navigating around a course using a detailed map and sometimes a compass.
The aim is to navigate in sequence between a set of control points and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.

Club News

CLYDE at the Scottish Championships 2022

Scot Champs 2022 Relay Podium 1

Well done to all the CLYDEsiders who conquered physically and technically challenging courses at the Individual Championships at Glen Dye and the Relay Championships at Sluie Woods on the weekend on 28th/29th May. Highlights of what is always one of the key competitions of the Scottish orienteering year included a gold medal and Scottish title for Alice Wilson on W20E, silver medals for Donald and Amelia Petrie on M65L and W65L, respectively, a bronze medal for Christine Patterson on W60L, and a strong run by Dave Robertson (4th, 2nd Scot) on M55L. The highlight of the relays was undoubtably the surprise win by just 16 seconds of the overall Handicap Trophy by a CLYDE Destroyers team consisting of Donald Petrie, Steve Wilson and last-leg-hero Dave Robertson.

Mon 30 May

CLYDE at the Scottish Middle Distance Championships 2022

Scottish Middle 2022 Group

Congratulations to all the CLYDEsiders who took part in the Scottish Middle Distance Championships held at Kinnoull Hill near Perth on Saturday 14th May, but especially the newly-crowed Scottish Champions Donald Petrie (Ultravet Men) and Alice Wilson (W20), and commiserations to Dave Robertson who missed out on the Supervet Men title by a mere 24 seconds!

Sat 14 May

Spring Series of Local Evening Events

We have organised a Spring Series of five informal local evening events, namely

Thursday April 21st: Mains Estate

Tuesday May 3rd: Mosshead

Thursday May 19th: Milngavie Centre

Tuesday May 31st: Houston

Thursday 16th June: Garnethill M8dness

Please take part in as many as you can!

Further details (and a sign up sheet for each event) are given in the "Events" section.

The series is overseen by the Series Coordinator Alastair Dunlop.

Wed 27 Apr

Thomas Wilson selected to represent Great Britain at the World University Championships

JK 2022 3

CLYDEsider Thomas Wilson, currently resident in Spain, has been selected to represent Great Britain at the World University Championships to be held in Switzerland this August.

Tue 26 Apr

CLYDE at JK 2022

A small but enthusiatic group of CLYDEsiders made the long trip to South Wales for the Easter weekend to compete in arguably the most important orienteering event in the UK orienteering calendar, the Jan Kjellstrom International Festival of Orienteering.

Wed 20 Apr

CLYDE at the Scottish Sprint Championships 2022

A weekend of sunny weather and furious sprint racing in Dundee saw several strong CLYDE performances, but the standout results were definitely the crowning of Donald Petrie as the new Scottish Men's Ultravets Sprint Champion and a third place (second W65) on the Women's Ultravets course for Amelia Petrie. Full results can be found on the Masterplan Adventure website. Well done to all of the CLYDE members who took part.

Wed 23 Mar

CLYDE Dumbarton Urban Orienteering Event on 5th March 2022

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Thanks to everyone who took part in CLYDE's first major event of 2022, namely our Scottish Urban Orienteering League (SOUL) event on a new map of Dumbarton on 5th March 2022. Simple results are here, for full results click on the "Results" link above.

Fri 18 Feb

CLYDE Sprint Training at Linwood a Great Success

CLYDE Sprint Training at Linwood in January 2022

Thanks for Andy Paterson for organising some great sprint orienteering training at Linwood on 30th January, consisting of a straight-or-round pairs exercise and two mass start sprint exercises. We even managed to avoid the rain showers! The mass start courses can be run anytime by anyone as "Linwood A" and "Linwood B" using MapRun6.

Sun 30 Jan