Welcome to WTOC

97 competitors from 23 countries travelled to Scotland for the 2012 World Trail Orienteering Championships based in Dundee on the 5-9th June. Congratulations to all those that took part, especially the winners.

Reports and photos

TempO at Camperdown Park

Model event at Tentsmuir

Day 1 at Tentsmuir North

Day 2 at Tentsmuir East


Overall mapping comment

You would think that a trailO event, even a world championship, would not demand too much mapping effort, with essentially only one course per day.  Oh no!  What with timed controls and solution maps, it all builds up.  In all, the WTOC 2012 and the TempO World Trophy together required 47 maps to go to print in .pdf format exported from .ocd files.  As the mapping and planning proceeded there was a huge number of corrections in converting the generalised 1:10000 map to a precision 1:5000 map around the control sites.  To keep this process under control, each time a current map was corrected it was date labelled and archived.  For obvious security all files were saved on both internal and external hard drives.  Junk files were ditched.  At the end of the mapping I was astonished to find a total number of 615 files in the WTOC 2012 folder! It did indeed build up.

Brian Parker

Pre-event info

Welcome to Scotland and to WTOC2012. The forested sand dunes of Tentsmuir will provide a very high level of technical challenge for TrailO and can easily accommodate two days of elite competition in contrasting terrain. The courses will be testing and the winners will be worthy World Champions.

Tentsmuir lies in the ancient Scottish Kingdom of Fife, home to Scotland's capital for six centuries, with a wealth of places of historic interest. Close to Tentsmuir is the Royal Burgh of St Andrews, home of golf and of Scotland’s oldest university, whilst the event centre and accommodation will be across the River Tay in the City of Discovery, Dundee.
All this and a warm Scottish welcome will ensure a fitting stage for a memorable World Trail Orienteering Championships. 

There will be a full programme of public events mirroring the WTOC competition – giving the opportunity to test skills against the world’s best.  Combined with the Scottish Championships Jubilee 5 and other local footO events in the area, this gives a full nine days of orienteering including classic footO, relay, sprintO, middle distance, MTBO, tempO and trailO.


2-5 Jun

Jubilee 5 multi-day event

Tue 5 Jun WTOC arrival, West Park, Dundee
Wed 6 Jun WTOC TempO World Trophy, Camperdown Park, Dundee
WTOC Opening Ceremony, West Park
Public TempO, Camperdown Park
TAY evening FootO, Camperdown Park
Thu 7 Jun WTOC TrailO Model event, Tentsmuir
Public TrailO Model event, Tentsmuir
Fri 8 Jun WTOC Day 1, Tentsmuir
Public TrailO Day 1, Tentsmuir
Sat 9 Jun WTOC Day 2, Tentsmuir
WTOC Medal Ceremony, Tentsmuir
Public TrailO Day 2 & prizegiving, Tentsmuir
WTOC Closing Ceremony & Banquet, West Park
Sun 10 Jun KFO FootO  - Devilla Forest, Kincardine

WTOC latest news

6 June 2012

The competition started today with the TempO, results are here

1 June 2012

Tayside Orienteers offer you the opportunity of a run at Camperdown Park on the evening of Wednesday 6 June.  For details look here.

31 May 2012

Final details for the public events are now available here.  There will be limited EOD available.

30 May 2012

With just a week to go until the start of WTOC2012, preparations are almost complete. The organising team is looking forward to welcoming 97 competitors from 23 countries to the Championships. Bulletin 4 has now been published.

29 May 2012

Entires for the public events at WTOC are now closed.  There will be limited entry on the day available.  Final details will be posted here in the next couple of days.

28 May 2012

The venue for the FootO event on Sunday 10 June is now confirmed as Devilla Forest near Kincardine.  THis is conveniently located for anyone returning to Edinburgh after WTOC.  Full details are available on the Kingdom of Fife Orienteers website

2 May 2012

Many thanks to Buffera UK for their generous donation of buffs for WTOC prizes and mementos.

15 April 2012

Entries for the public events at WTOC are now open at Oentries.  Full details of the events are on the 'Public Events' page.

13 April 2012

Bulletin 3 has now been published.

Entry form E2 is now available and must be returned by May 15th.  Download Entry Form E2 here.

Information about each competitor is requested for use by the event commentator and should be returned along with the entry form.  Download the competitor information form here.

These forms are for use by national federations only.  Entry details for the public events can be found on the 'Public Events' page; entries will be open from April 15th.

15 March 2012

New information from IOF for athletes particpating in the paralympic class at WTOC is now available on the 'Championship Events' page

12 March 2012

As of today we have 89 athletes entered from 20 nations

16 January 2012

Entries for WTOC are coming in – 9 nations so far…

Download the Entry Form 

This entry form is for use by national federations entering teams for the World Championships.  For entries to the public events, go to the 'Public Events' page.

30 November 2011

There will be a full 4 day programme of public TempO and TrailO events during the WTOC.  This will include a model event and three competitive days with prizes provided by CompassSport.

11 October 2011

Bulletin 2a has now been published and entries for WTOC2012 are open.

27 June 2011

Bulletin 2 has now been published.  (Note: there was no Bulletin 1 owing to the late award of the event to British Orienteering.)


Last edited: 11th Jun 12

Downloadable Documents

Bulletin 3

Entry Form E2

Competitor info form

Bulletin 4

Image gallery

Ola Jansson and Stig Gerdman (SWE), winners.-(credit:Nick Barrable and Orienteering)

Ola Jansson and Stig Gerdman (SWE), winners.

Location map-(credit:)

Location map