STAG 628 - Dark Park 1 - Wed 17th October 2018 - Kelvingrove Park

The Dark Park Series returns for the first of 10 events.

What a wonderful turn out this evening (20+) & that was without Bingo Bay Boy & The Aussie Tourist in attendance.

My thanks to Outi, Peter, Simon, Jo, Colin & Marta who all assist in this evening’s fare on such a beautifully tranquil evening.
Income £93. Expenditure - Map printing £32. Map Royalty £22. BOF Levy £22.50. Expenses not taken. Surplus £16.50.

Pre-register - Send an email to if you can by 10pm on the Sunday pre-ceding the event.

Course Options - Short - 1.5k > 2.0k - For beginners . Technically easy.  Medium - 2.5k > 4.0k - Technically as difficult as the area shall allow. Long 5.0k+ & as difficult as the area shall allow. Remember it will be DARK !!!

The Map - Shall have been recently updated by Terry & printed on waterproof paper by Stirling Surveys.

Your Course - The format will be CROSS COUNTRY so you will be told the order in which you have to visit the controls.

Map Overprinting - Everyone will receive the same overprinted map with further information about Courses printed on the map. This is an attempt to minimise map wastage.

Equipment In Use - STAG use Sportident Timing Equipment & Autodownload Programme. Electronic Timing Fingers can be borrowed for each event but shall be charged at cost if lost or damaged. Mini-Orienteering Flags tend to be used & to safeguard our kit the Units are likely to be padlocked to a secure location. When checking in at each control hold the Electronic Box in your free hand, pull so that the cable goes tight & so that your SI Finger can fit into the open socket on the box. Code Numbers are shown in Large Print on the top of each Electronic Box.

Your Personal Kit - Competitors must have full body cover & remember we are entering the Winter so a light waterproof will also be useful. You shall require to have a LIGHT source be that a hand-held torch or headlight. A spare light is also advised.
Competitors take part at their own risk & are responsible for their own safety at all times.

Splits Print Out - A splits print out of your times per leg & the overall time shall be presented when you download.

Results - We aim to have results on our website by 10pm on the evening of the event but this is determined by size of entry & by the time we are packed up & grab a bite to eat.


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details of the pre-event information



Course Options - Short - 1.5k > 2.0k - For beginners . Technically easy.  Medium - 2.5k > 4.0k - Technically as difficult as the area shall allow. Long 5.0k+ & as difficult as the area shall allow. Remember it will be DARK !!!

Start times:

Registration - From 6:45pm > 7pm.    Start Times - informal / do it yourself - From 7pm > 7:15pm.

Entry Fees:

Entry Fees - For Non-Members over 21 years £6 ; Under 21 £3.  For Members of Scottish, British Orienteering Clubs Seniors £5 ; Juniors £3.  For STAG Members Seniors £4 ; Juniors No Charge (STAG Members do not pay the royalty for the use of their own Club’s Maps).
We are always happy to discuss discounted entry fees for Groups but this needs to be arranged in the week before the event you intend to attend.
Family Maximum fees - £8 for these events.



Posted on 17th Oct 18 by Terry O'Brien

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Information about the location

Area: City of Glasgow
Near: Glasgow G1
OS Grid Ref. NS570665  GoogleMap

Map of Glasgow - Kelvingrove Park MapTerrain description

First used by STAG in 1989, the area is a regular on the “Come & Try” circuit.
In 1999, the Park World Tour held an event in Kelvingrove which attracted the World’s Elite orienteers to Glasgow.
The course utilises the history of the park as there are no additional markers, only the permanent features to navigate to !

Park History:

Acquired in 1852 & designed by Sir Joseph Paxton.
Major Exhibitions held in 1888, 1901 and 1911.
85 acres in area.
Several monuments including a cast iron fountain.
Incorporates Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum re-opened 2006.
Play areas and pond.
Tennis, bowls and croquet lawns.
Venue for 2014 Commonwealth Games Bowling. 
Location details: Kelvingrove - Glasgow G12
Bounded by Dumbarton Rd., Argyle St., Sauchiehall St., Park Circus, Gibson St. & University Av.

Past Events held

STAG Night December 2009(EAST).
STAG Race 2 December 2009 Parks Champs.
STAG Night January 2009.
STAG SMILE September 2008.
STAG Special Project for ISCB
STAG SMILE 20th September 2007.
STAG Night 2003.
STAG Evening May 2000.
STAG Evening Event August 1999
STAG / Park World Tour 1999.
STAG Evening Event 1999 - “O"rithmetical.
STAG Evening 1997.
STAG Hist"O"ric
STAG CATI June 1992.
STAG 1991.

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You can view the events uploaded to RouteGadget here.