Training Opportunities

A wide range of racing and training opportunities will be available in the period leading up to WOC 2024, from international competition at Euromeeting 2023 and formal training camps to provision of maps for self-organised training. The provisional programme below will be developed in the coming months.

In addition to the events listed below, Scotland has a well-supported and attended Urban League: the Scottish Orienteering Association welcomes participation by international squads and athlete in all competitions.

Euromeeting 2023

Euromeeting 2023 is being organised by Forth Valley Orienteers (FVO) and will be held on October 20-22 in and around Stirling.

The programme is yet to be confirmed but it is anticipated that race formats will align with the WOC programme:

  • Individual Sprint
  • Mixed Sprint Relay
  • Knock-Out Sprint

Mapping and course setting roles are expected to be filled by the WOC 2024 mappers and planners.

Embargoes are in place for Euromeeting 2023, details can be accessed at WOC 2024 Eventor

Open spectator races will provide plenty of great opportunities to run as well as watch the best athletes in the world.

Edinburgh Big Weekend 2023

Edinburgh University Orienteering Club look forward to welcoming you to their ever popular Big Weekend, on 27-29 January 2023

Programme:

  • Friday (27): Fight with the Night (Stewart’s Melville College and Dean Village)
  • Saturday (28): City Race (Edinburgh South) and Ceilidh
  • Sunday (29): Seat classic race (Holyrood Park)

For those looking for pure sprint focus, Course 5 on the Saturday will be Sprint style, and informal sprint trainings can be provided for the rest of the weekend. Contact euocbigweekend@gmail.com if you want further details.

Enter online at SIEntries Big Weekend

For more details please visit EUOC Big Weekend

Race The Abbeys 2023

Two days of racing in the Scottish Border towns of Kelso & Jedburgh: 10/11 June 2023

More details at Race The Abbeys

Scottish 6 Days 2023

The 2023 edition of the biennial Scottish Six Days is being held on the Moray coast between 30 July and 4 August, with competition areas including several former WOC venues: Culbin, Darnaway and Forres, which hosted the 2015 WOC sprint.

More information at Scottish 6 Days

Enter at Fabian4

Sprint Scotland 2023

Sprint Scotland, organised by Masterplan Adventure, is a series of competitions aimed at both elite level and wider public participation.

Dates: 2/3 September 2023

More information when available at Sprint Scotland

Edinburgh Big Weekend 2024

In 2024 Edinburgh University Orienteering club will host a fully sprint focussed elite sprint weekend from 26-28 January, linked with a sprint training camp in and around Edinburgh 22-25 January including opportunities for head to head racing. More details will be provided in due course, but email euocbigweekend@gmail.com to register interest for you or your team.

Sprint Scotland 2024

Sprint Scotland 2024 will take place on 3/4 May 2014.

Details to follow.

Glasgow City Race Weekend 2024

The Glasgow City Race Weekend organised by STAG will be held on 10-12 May 2024.

Details to follow.

WOC 2024 Test Races

WOC test races will be held in the Edinburgh area on the weekend of 29/30 June 2024.

More details to follow.

Enquiries to Jon Hollingdale
technicaldirector@woc2024.org

Other training opportunities

There are numerous other quality training venues within easy reach of Edinburgh. Details of available training areas and formal training camps will be made available in due course.

Enquiries should be directed to Ian Maxwell, Training Coordinator at training@woc2024.org

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