Classic Weekend Stage 6: Catching Features – Middle

Stage description

You have to complete the course as quickly as possible.

Recommended device

Desktop computer or laptop with separate mouse.


Some tips on how to play Catching Features:

  • Use a separate mouse
  • Hold the space bar to look at the map while running
  • Press 1 to zoom in and 2 to zoom out
  • Press R to focus the map on your current leg
  • Press W to move the map up, S to move it down, A left, and D right
  • Hold alt while running to jump – this can be helpful if you get stuck and can’t move!
  • Press right mouse button to run backwards (slowly)
  • Paths can be hard to see
  • It’s difficult to relocate, so stay in contact with the map
  • Practice helps! Catching Features definitely gets easier after you’ve played on a few different maps


You’ll be ranked by:

  • firstly, which course you complete – for example, everyone who completes Course A will be ranked above those who complete Course B and everyone who completes Course B above those on Course C
  • then, the total time you take to complete the course


Go into Competition mode in Catching Features and choose a short course to warm up on – quit early if you need to so you’re still fresh for the stage.

Ready to play?

Fair play: To make it a fair competition, you must only do the course once – your first go is the one that counts!

AreaAn open mountain in Scotland BUT we put trees on it in Catching Features. Will anyone guess the area?
PlannerChris Smithard
Assistant PlannerColor
CF Map MakerColor
Map specificationISOM 2017
CoursesCourse A – long and hard
Course B – short and hard
Course C – short and easy

Start with Course A or B. If you find it too hard, stop and go to Course B or C. You cannot do an easier course followed by a harder course.

When you’re ready to play:

  1. Open Catching Features and select Competitions.
  2. Select Lockdown-O – Classic – Middle A, B or C.
  3. Complete the course, as quickly as you can!
  4. Submit your course and time via our results website.

You MUST complete this stage AND submit your time by 19:30 BST on Saturday 8th April.

Submitting your time makes our lives easier and means that we can produce the overall results more quickly 🙂

If you have any issues, please contact us.


Big thanks to our sponsors:

  • CompassPoint – orienteering equipment
  • Mitchell Maps – the official UK OCAD reseller. You can get 20% off OCAD subscriptions until the end of May plus free support when you buy through Mitchell Maps
  • Sprint Scotland – sprint racing and training in Scotland
  • Catching Features – offering a 40% discount to all competitors

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