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  

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  

Alice Wilson crowned British Middle Distance Champion 2019

Congratulations on Alice Wilson on winning the W18 British Middle Distance Championships held at the exotically-named Chinley Churn in Derbyshire last weekend by 26 seconds from her nearest rival. The day before she was the second W18 on the Women’s Open course at the British Sprint Championships held at Loughborough University.

17th Sep 19  

CLYDE Representative Honours

Congratulations and best of luck to the CLYDE members chosen to represent Scotland in the next few weeks: Thomas and Emma Wilson are members of the Senior Home International team in Wales this weekend, Dave Robertson (M55, but selected as an M50) and Donald Petrie (M60) will represent Scotland at the Veteran Home Internationals to be held near Edinburgh later this month, Al McCartney is a non-travelling reserve for the Junior Inter Regional Championships in South Yorkshire also later this month, and Alice Wilson is part of the Junior Home International team in Ireland in October.

06th Sep 19  

CLYDE Successes at Scottish Score Championships 2019

Congratulations to M55 Scottish Score Champion Dave Robertson, who won at Faskally earlier today, as well as to Kirsten Robertson (2nd W16) and Al Dunlop (4th M45). Full results here.

01st Sep 19  

CLYDE at the Scottish 6 Days 2019


There was a great end to the Scottish 6 Days 2019 at Grandtully yesterday, with CLYDE’s own Simon Gardner as Assistant Controller.

There are many excellent CLYDE performances over the week,with the highlights 2nd on M55L by Dave Robertson and 3rd on W20L by Emma Wilson (running for EUOC), with other top results by Alice Wilson (5th W18L), Donald Petrie (4th M60L), Thomas Wilson (7th M21E, also running for EUOC) and Robin Orr (9th M55L).

Full results (including GPS tracking and the video livestream from the arena for all six days) can be found at

Full CLYDE results

Overall results are the best 4 scores out of 6 days, and there are Gold, Silver and Bronze standards depending on how well you run and how many people run your course.

35th Kirsten Robertson (1 day)

5th Alice Wilson Gold

5th Kirsten Robertson Bronze

34th Rachel Wilson Bronze
63rd Sally McCartney (3 days)

76th Kate Thomas

11th Liz Orr Silver

19th Amelia Petrie Silver
36th Valerie Belton Bronze
44th Christine Patterson (2 days)

Louis Harvie
Stuart McCartney

9th Ruaraidh Macpherson Bronze

22nd Ewan McCartney Silver

16th Al McCartney Silver

4th Alastair Dunlop Gold
21st Nick Langley

32nd Steve Wilson Silver
37th Kenneth Milton Silver

17th Andy Paterson Silver
22nd Andrew Macpherson Silver

2nd David Robertson Gold
9th Robin Orr Gold
39th Iain Mennie Silver

4th Donald Petrie Gold
70th Ian Davidson Bronze

35th Mark Elder Bronze

03rd Aug 19  

CLYDE Junior Successes

Congratulations to Alastair Mccartney on coming 3th on the S3 Boys course and Ewan Mccartney in coming 7th on the S1 Boys course at the Scottish Schools Orienteering Championships held at Dalkeith Park, Edinburgh last Friday, and then on coming 7th on Green Boys and Light Green Boys, respectively, at the Jamie Stevenson Trophy held at Gynack near Kingussie last Sunday.

12th Jun 19  

CLYDE at the Scottish Championships 2019

Highlights of a weekend of tough racing in Dalbeattie (Individual Saturday) and Drumlanrig Forests (Relay Sunday) were fantastic Scottish titles for Dave Robertson in M55, Donald Petrie in M60, Christine Patterson in W60, wins for Alex Vikentyev (M21S) and Liz Orr (W55S), and a very impressive second place (only 6 seconds down) for CLYDE Steamers (Alice Wilson, Christine Patterson and Al Mccartney) on the Handicap 17+ Relay. There were also CLYDE members running in the winning EUOC Men’s and Women’s Open teams. Full results can be found here.

27th May 19  

Clydeside Orienteers
older news

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

CLYDE Urban Training Sunday 14th January 2018


CLYDE Successes in the 2017 Scottish Orienteering League (SOL)

Tinto Twin Triumphs

CLYDE Annual General Meeting 2017

West Area Second at Junior Inter Areas Competition