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North Berwick Law
Saturday 24th February 2018

North Berwick Law  Saturday 24th February 2018

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 24th February for a local event where we will have a range of courses to suit all abilities.

North Berwick Law is a conical hill which rises above North Berwick and stands at 187 metres above sea level. The Law is a volcanic plug similar to Arthur’s Seat and the top has the remains of an Iron Age hill fort as well as the ruins of military buildings that were used by lookouts in both the Napoleonic wars and the second world war. A whale jawbone has stood at the top of the law since 1709 providing a distinctive backdrop to the town. However, none of the courses will visit the upper slopes of the Law.

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Michael wins M40 at Scottish Night Champs

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.

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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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Relay entries

Relay entries

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.

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SoSOL 2: Binning Wood
Sunday 28th January 2018

SoSOL 2: Binning Wood  Sunday 28th January 2018

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

Results

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

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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.

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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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