Join us at Vogrie on Saturday 31st March for a fun-filled Easter Saturday’s orienteering.
Vogrie Country Park is a woodland estate managed by Midlothian Council. The Tyne Water runs through the park in a steep sided valley which can provide a physical challenge. Vogrie also hosts a Saturday parkrun and has a popular playground but its varied terrain and 12 mile path network make this a popular venue for orienteering, particularly for those new to orienteering. For the more experienced there are plenty of ways to navigate between controls both on paths and off them!
FVO hosted a busy weekend of orienteering with the Scottish Sprint Championships at Stirling on Saturday and the Scottish heat of the Compass Sport Cup & Trophy on Sunday at Beecraigs near Linlithgow.
There were strong performances by several ELO runners on Saturday and on Sunday ELO came a very creditable 6th out of 13 clubs in the Compass Sport trophy.
Please remember to join ELO or renew your membership for 2018.
Juniors can join for as little as 50p – and then save £1 for every event entered.
There are two membership options depending on whether or not you wish to join British Orienteering as well as ELO and Scottish Orienteering…
- Results and split times
Well done to anyone who completed today’s courses – tougher than usual with steep climbs and slippery conditions underfoot.
Many thanks to the small ELO team today – Michael (liaised with junior training session at Yellowcriag), Saartje (meeting and greeting) and especially to Tim who ran the entries and timing almost single handed – and then ran – and then collected some controls. Robin checked maps and set up the timing for us beforehand.
It was great to see so many new faces today – we hope you enjoyed it. Next month’s event is at Vogrie Country Park on 31st March – and we can guarantee there won’t be so many hills to climb there.
ELO compete for the Trophy for smaller clubs. Runners score points for the club by completing a suitable course and it pays to have runners spread across as many of the available courses as possible.
Michael Atkinson was ELO’s only trophy winner at the 2018 Scottish Night Orienteering Championships. The event was staged by STAG on Saturday 10th Feb at Pollok Country Park in Glasgow.
Three big orienteering events are coming up in the next few months. In each case there is a relay day and we need to notify in advance how many teams of three we will be entering.
Remember that ELO pays your entry fees for relay teams.
ELO hosted the second SoSOL of the 2018 series at Binning Wood on Sunday 28th January.
Many thanks to all who came and to the many helpers – ELO members, friends and family. Trina’s courses got lots of good feedback – and it didn’t hurt that the rain stopped just as the courses opened. PY
This year’s Festive Frolic was held at John Muir Country Park outside Dunbar on Saturday 30th December.
- Results and split times (not very phone friendly)
- pdf showing final total results
- Routegadget to see how your route compared with others.
- All controls map showing the bonus controls and the Christmas Tree.
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.