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SoSOL 2 – Binning Wood – Sunday 28th January 2018

SoSOL 2 – Binning Wood – Sunday 28th January 2018

ELO hosts the second SoSOL of the 2018 series at Binning Wood on Sunday 28th January.

Online entries are now open and will save time and trouble at the event.  If you know you are coming, please try to enter online:

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Membership 2018

Membership 2018

Please remember to join ELO or renew your membership for 2018.

There are two membership options depending on whether or not you wish to join British Orienteering as well as ELO and Scottish Orienteering…

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Festive Frolic – Saturday 30th December 2017

Festive Frolic – Saturday 30th December 2017

This year’s Festive Frolic was held at John Muir Country Park outside Dunbar on Saturday 30th December.

Results

Thanks to all runners and helpers – especially Sheila Strain for her inventive Score course and for Robin Strain for incorporating the special bonuses into the SI results.

Prizes were awarded to the following…

  • 1st Senior Male – Andrew Lindsay (ESOC)
  • 2nd Senior Male – Martin Quirke (ESOC)
  • 1st Senior Female – Kirsten Strain (AROS)
  • 2nd Senior Female – Rona Lindsay (ESOC)
  • 1st Veteran Male – Ian Rowland (ELO)
  • 1st Veteran Female – Margaret Dalgleish (ESOC)
  • 1st Male Youth – Ben Brown (ESOC)
  • 1st Female Youth – Rachel Brown (ESOC)
  • 2nd Female Youth – Maja Robertson (ESOC)
  • 1st Male Junior – Benji Edmondson (ELO)
  • 1st Female Junior – Megan Brown (ESOC)

Lost & Found

We have a description holder left at the start and a pair of gloves which were left in the café

A compass was lost in the eastern area of the courses. If you found it please let us know and we’ll notify the owner.

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ELO Social – 30th December

ELO Social – 30th December

Several ELO club members with friends and family enjoyed an end-of-year social event on 30th December. It was held at the Longniddry Inn in the evening following the very successful Festive Frolic at John Muir Country Park and East Links Family Park near Dunbar.

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Butterdean Woods – Saturday 25th November 2017

Butterdean Woods – Saturday 25th November 2017

Results

Report

A good turnout on a chilly day enjoyed Debbie Riley’s first attempt at course planning. Debbie’s courses made the most of  Butterdean’s limited area.

Around 80 took part with a huge range of age and experience – several older hands and plenty of youngsters. East of Scotland juniors held a training session before the event and a contingent from East Linton cubs and scouts worked towards their map-reading badges. And many new families and individuals who were also very welcome.

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SoSOL 2017 – final table

The South of Scotland O League (SoSOL) 2017 programme has completed and the final tables are published. SoSOL events are Level C which means they are slightly larger and more formal than local Saturday events.  There were seven events this year and a runner’s best four results on a course count for the league table. You can run any course but clearly it pays to run the same course at each event.

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East of Scotland Championships – Riccarton 19th November

East of Scotland Championships – Riccarton 19th November

Report: There was no silverware for any of the dozen ELO members who took part in this year’s ESOA Champs (and final SoSOL of 2017) at Heriot Watt university’s leafy Riccarton campus hosted by EUOC.

The courses were urban style so it’s not surprising that closest to winning trophies were Sheila and Robin Strain who have each won their SOUL (urban) league events this year: Sheila missed her ESOA title by just 7 seconds and Robin recorded the fastest time but missed a control.

The championships were generally well supported by juniors and older seniors but in some categories (such as M21) there were no qualifying competitors.

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Yellowcraig – Saturday 28th October

Yellowcraig – Saturday 28th October

Results:

Report:

Thanks to everyone who braved the wind and ran the courses which were all on the tough side. Thanks also to the ELO members who helped – especially Neil for doing the SI – and also Trina, Ian and Godfrey and family.

Apologies for the lack of hire dibbers and for the printing error on White course maps. Normal service will doubtless be resumed at Butterdean next month!

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Fixture planning for 2018

We are currently putting together the ELO event programme for 2018 and hope to have it finalised before December.

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ESOA AGM – 12th October 2017

ESOA AGM – 12th October 2017

East of Scotland Orienteering Association AGM

Report: The ESOA AGM was a fairly routine event this year with ESOA finances in good health (largely thanks to high numbers at the 2017 Scottish Championships held in East Lothian in May) and the various event programmes (SoSOL at level C and Saturday Local events at Level D) running well with generally good attendances.

Most discussion centred on Junior training which co-ordinated and supported by ESOA. While some individual juniors have had great success in recent years the East area is still some way behind the North and the West in depth of talent and participation. ESOA is subsidising team hoodies* for those going to the Junior Inter Area Champs at the end of October. It was agreed that all clubs should work to raise the profile of the support available for juniors.

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