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Binning Wood
Saturday 28 March 2020
Cancelled / Postponed

Our next local event was due to be held at Binning Wood on Saturday 28th March.

CoViD19 / Coronavirus – Unfortunately British Orienteering has decided that all O events are cancelled for 12 weeks starting from 17th March 2020.

We hope that our events are actually postponed rather than cancelled and that we will be able to stage them at a later date.

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CoViD19 / Coronavirus

All orienteering events are cancelled or postponed until 15th June and that period may be extended further.

And until at least 13th March we are only allowed to take local exercise so the wider countryside is not open to us. ELO is looking at how we can adapt our activities to keep up health and fitness as well as maintain interest in orienteering when access is eventually relaxed.

We are concentrating on adapting some of our maps for MapRun.

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Binning Wood
Saturday 28 March 2020
Cancelled / Postponed

Our next local event was due to be held at Binning Wood on Saturday 28th March.

CoViD19 / Coronavirus – Unfortunately British Orienteering has decided that all O events are cancelled for 12 weeks starting from 17th March 2020.

We hope that our events are actually postponed rather than cancelled and that we will be able to stage them at a later date.

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Butterdean Wood, Gladsmuir
Saturday 29 February 2020

Results

It was great to see so many people including lots of first timers and new club members at this event. And weren’t we lucky with the weather?

Thanks to everyone who came and to the many teams of helpers (mappers, coaches, computing, meet-and-greeters, control collectors) involved in putting on a complex day – a junior training programme followed by a traditional orienteering event. And because the assembly area has to be some way from the wood it is an extra challenge to stage any event at Butterdean. There were a few glitches but we hope you enjoyed the event overall.

If you were asked to pass on your Butterdean map but would like a replacement to keep then pick one up at our next event at Binning Wood on 28th March.

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Festive Frolic: John Muir Country Park
Saturday 28 December 2019

John Muir Country Park is a wonderful area for orienteering. The woods have an excellent path network and the fringe of dunes covered by spiky marram grass provides a technical challenge.

Results

The Festive Frolic is a chance to burn off some of that Christmas turkey in a fun event with a festive twist. As usual there will be a score orienteering event (find as many controls as possible within an hour) which is open to all! There will be a mass start at 11am.

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Planners needed

In 2020 ELO will again offer an ambitious programme of events and activities.

Please let us know if you can help as Planner or Organiser. Some of these 2020 events already have planners pencilled in but there are still several volunteers needed. Don’t worry if you haven’t planned before because you will work with an experienced mentor offering advice and guidance.

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SoSOL: Duns Wood
Sunday 24 November 2019

Results

Thanks to everyone who came – and especially to Lindsey Knox for being event Controller, to Alick Hay of Duns Castle for permission to use the woods, to Duns Rugby Club for use of their palatial facilities, and to the many ELO members and family who put in a long shift to make the event possible. Coffee & Cake (& soup!) stall raised £65 for Parkinson’s UK

Ian Rowland’s courses were well received as was Godfrey Beddard’s update on the map. And – despite the mud – everybody enjoyed the beautiful woods.

Lost property: A Sprayway coat in black and grey with a navy Rab jacket lining,  a pair of Scarpa trainers

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ESOA Championships 2019
Loch Ordie

Congratulations to Robin Strain on retaining his trophy at the 2019 ESOA Championships.

The event was staged by Tayside Orienteers on the high moorland west of Loch Ordie. Members of any ESOA club (including ELO) are eligible to become champions provided they run the correct course for their age category.

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Membership Open for 2020

2020 membership is open from 1st November whether you are renewing your membership or joining ELO for the first time. If you pay now you will be a member until the end of 2020.

There are two membership options depending on whether you wish to join British Orienteering as well as Scottish Orienteering and ELO…

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North Berwick Law
Saturday 26 October 2019

Results

We have now distinguished those who took the Odd-Even Score Challenge.

Thanks to everyone who came from near and far (Sweden! Preston!) and to all the helpers especially Robin and Sheila Strain and Jamie Wilson who were kept very busy on a sunny October afternoon.

Apologies for my error in transposing two SI boxes (133 and 134) on the Score course and I hope it didn’t delay you for too long.

Congratulations to Daniel Halliday for completing the Score clean sweep and rose to the Challenge of doing all the Odds before the Evens – and braved the gorse in shorts!

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ELO AGM
Monday 28th October 2019

It’s that time of year again – with both ELO and ESOA holding their 2019 AGMs.

ELO’s AGM was held at the Outdoor Learning base near Musselburgh racecourse on Monday 28th October. There was a very healthy attendance this year for a very full agenda. Detailed minutes of the proceedings will be available shortly.

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