ErskineSun 27 Oct, 2019



bto SOUL10 Urban race

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: Urban



There were issues with a stolen control and a second SI unit that failed, so the final results have changed from those provisionally posted - following discussions between the Controller Robin Sloan and the Organiser Amelia Petrie re the missing Control 59 and the recurring battery problems with Control 33, they have decided that the fairest results are produced if the legs to and from 59 are excluded, and to and from 33 are included.

Last updated: Thu 20 May, 2021


Clydeside Orienteers welcomed you to Erskine, the venue of the 10th and final bto SOUL event for 2019.

Location Info

Near: Erskine
Lat,Lng: 55.90332,-4.45633
Postcode: PA8 6AH

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Directions / Parking

Event Centre:Theevent centre is in the Park Mains Sports Complex, Barrhill Road, Erskine PA8 6EY, which is adjacent to Park Mains High School. Registration, download, first aid, toilets and changing will be located within the Sports Complex. Please remove muddy and/or studded shoes before entering the Sports Complex.In addition SCOTJOS will be selling teas/coffees and cakes within the event centre to raise funds. They would be grateful for your support.

Travel to event: Erskine has a good bus service from Buchanan Street Bus Stationin Glasgow-the X23. See McGill’s timetable for times of buses.

The nearest train station is Kilpatrick Stationon the north side of the Erskine Bridge. For those wishing to cycle to the event from afar the train might be the best option first, followed then by a cycle over the Erskine Bridge and a left turn at the Erskine Garden Centre (this will be on your right). Follow instructions below from the 2nd roundabout.

For those travelling by car from the Eastand Weston the M8,exit at J30 and take the M898 to the Erskine Bridge. Keep in the left hand lane andfollow signs to Erskine A726on your immediate left. (Otherwise you will incur a return trip over the Erskine Bridge!)At the first roundabout, at the Garden Centre, turn right towards Erskine/Paisley A726. Go straight through the 2nd and 3rd roundabouts(Erskine Bridge Hotel on your left at the 3rd one) and proceed to the 4th roundabout(Centreholm)where you will turn right, signposted Rashielee and Police Station, and then immediate left just after the ShellPetrol Station.Park Mains High School and Sports Complex will be on your left at the next roundabout. Turn carefully through gate (marked with orienteering kites) and park in car park. Please park considerately and be aware of other users of the facility, although at this time on a Sunday morning it should be relatively quiet.

For those travelling from the North take the A898 across the Erskine Bridge and keeping in the left hand lane, exit on your first left signposted Erskine/Bishopton A898. There is a sharp left hand bend and then you approach a roundabout. At the roundabout turn right towards Erskine/Paisley A726. At the next roundabout (Erskine Hotel on your left) go straight on and then follow the instructions from the 4th roundabout as above.

Map / Terrain

Surveyed and drawn by Patrick Walder (CLYDE). Updated Summer 2019. Pre-marked and printed on waterproof paper, scale 1:4,000 with 2.5m contour intervals.

Erskine is a superbly intricate urban area. Mapped to ISSOM standard

Course Information

CourseClassesLengthOptimum length
1Men Open (M18-35)7.4km9.9km
2Women Open (W18-35)Men Vets (M40+)6.0km8.1km
3Women Vets (W40+)Men Supervets (M55+)5.0km7.0km
4Women Supervets (W55+) Men Ultra Vets (M65+)3.7km4.5km
5Women Ultra Vets (W65+) Women Hyper Vets (W75+) Men Hyper Vets (M75+)3.0km4.3km
6Women Junior (W16-)Men Junior (M16-)3.7km4.6km
7Women Young Junior (W12-) Men Young Junior (M12-)2.0km2.3km

Competitors may enter any courses according to their ability, but will only be competitive for SOUL league points if they run the course for their age group.

Juniors aged 16 and under must enter junior classes.

Start and finish

One start situated approx. 600 metres from event centre.10-15 minute walk. Leave car park carefully through car park entrance and follow tapes east along the tarmac path to the pedestrian bridge over the A726. At end of the bridgeturn right. Start about 50 metres from there.

There will be punching starts and start times will not be pre-allocated.

The finish is remote and is situated to the left of the end of the pedestrian bridgeover the A726. It will be manned for the duration of the competition.

After finishing course please follow the same red tapes in the opposite direction back to the event centre. Please remember to Download in the Sports Complex.

Entry Details

Pre entry is via SI entries. Entries close Sunday 20th October.

There will be limited entry on the day (EOD) subject to map availability

Registration and Start times

Registration: 10.30 – 12.00

Starts: 11.00 – 12.30. Punching starts with no allocated start times.

Dog restrictions

Dogs are not permitted in the event centre or on competition courses. If you bring your dog to the event, please ensure that you clean up after it.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Donald Petrie (CLYDE)

Organiser: Amelia Petrie (CLYDE) E-mail: [email protected]

Controller: Robin Sloan (RR)

Safety Notes

  • Care should be taken crossing all roads – minor and major. Please note major roads are on Bus Routes. Standard Highway Code rules apply. Look before you cross a road.
  • Respect other users of the streets and pavements: pedestrians, cyclists, dog walkers etc.In addition please exercise caution around any dogs you may encounter on your course.
  • There are lots of blind corners in the area –take care when encountering them and slow down.
  • Take care on stepped areas and grassy slopes particularly if wet.
  • Show courtesy to the local residents.

Also read our Fair Play at Urban/Sprint events guidance.