Croy HillThu 27 Apr, 2023



Spring series

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 Training events are non competitive and 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.

Terrain type: Woodland & Moorland


Times and splits

Have just posted split times for information without trying to make adjustments for misplaced controls. Many thanks for your support and understanding.

Last updated: Fri 28 April, 2023


First event of Spring Series - Croy Hill is a roman hill fort on the Antonine Wall, with great views of the Campsies and Glasgow.

Location Info

Near: Kilsyth
Lat,Lng: 55.96635,-4.05052
Postcode: G65 9SG
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Directions / Parking

Croy Hill. Parking - Boathouse, Auchinstarry. G65 9SG. Can also be reached by train to Croy / cycling along canal/ parking in Croy (slightly further walk).

Map / Terrain

Terrain is largely runnable, with the hill largely gentle climb and soft and grassy underfoot. It can be muddy, and brackeny. All courses also go into the forest, which is open and steep in places. Care should be taken crossing fences, walls, and streams.

Start/ Finish: Open area 600m walk from the parking, East along the canal path (taped) to a wee open area. Flat and nice tarmac path. Leave the car park, walking East along the canal path. After 600m the path bends right up hill and immediately on the left is a small open area. If walking from Croy, take the path onto the hillside from Nethercroy Rd, G65 9JF. (A 15 minute walk from the station - 1km). Stay on and follow this path NE for 750m to the S/F (small open area). (Grassy wide path with climb).

Course Information

Long, Short and 40 minute Score format (suitable for beginners).

All controls SI. (SportIdent to be used with SIAC activated). All courses A4, 1:7500. 1 sided. (printed on waterproof paper).

Long - 5km (TD5)

Short - 2.7km (TD5)

Score - As many controls as you can visit in 40 minutes. 16 controls. 4km straight line to clear, 6km straight line to clear in odds & evens order (TD3/4).

Map using Klaas Wynne map, updated December 2022 using Lidar, based on Stirling Surveys 2013 map - last used SOSOL/ Scottish Unis 2014 (Clyde SoSOL + Scottish Uni. Champs 2014-11-09 ( Full leg cover strongly advised for all courses.

Entry Details

Online entry here in advance until 10.00pm on Weds 26th April

Adults £5 (£1 extra for non SOA/BOF members)

Students and Juniors £2.50 (£1 extra for non SOA/BOF members)

Registration and Start times

Check-in at start location

STARTS: 6.30-7.30pm COURSES CLOSE: 8.30pm Sunset : 8.50pm

Dog restrictions

Well-behaved dogs on a lead

Contacts / Officials

[email protected]/ 07557 941395

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Nearest A&E Hospital


Safety Notes

The organisers cannot be held responsible for participant`s safety once they have left the start. Runners deem their experience, clothing and ability appropriate to the course chosen. Runners must act with awareness and consideration and respect other users. Runners must not litter on the course and must close all gates. U18s should be accompanied to the event by a suitable and responsible adult guardian, who is responsible for their welfare. Any runner who has not completed the course by the course close time will be deemed to have retired. All runners must return to the S/F and alert the organiser of their return. If a participant does not do this within 30 minutes of course close time they will be deemed missing and searched for. It is the duty of participants to inform the organiser of any medical conditions prior to starting at the S/F. Head torches are not required; however, could be useful for returning to the car park or in case of emergency.