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Lochend, Dunbar
Saturday 27 October 2018

Lochend, Dunbar  Saturday 27 October 2018

Our October local event will take place in the woods and streets in the south of Dunbar, with registration at Hallhill Sports Centre.

This month’s event is in the Score format. In a Score event you visit as many controls as possible in the time allowed and you are free to visit them in any order you wish.  More details below…

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AGMs

AGMs

It’s that time of year again – with both ELO and ESOA holding their 2018 AGMs during October.

ELO’s AGM will be held at the Outdoor Learning base near Musselburgh racecourse on Wednesday 24th October at 18:30.

All members are very welcome to attend and to have a voice in deciding important issues such as which events we will hold next year and who will be our office holders.

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Butterdean Wood
Saturday 29 September 2018

Butterdean Wood  Saturday 29 September 2018

Our September event was at Butterdean Wood on Saturday 29th September.

Attendance was again helped by junior training preceding the event and there was a good mixture of ELO members and new faces. Godfrey’s courses were well appreciated and managed to wring every ounce of difficulty of what can appear to be a limited area.

Results

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Improve your Orienteering…
Saturday 29 September 2018

Improve your Orienteering…Saturday 29 September 2018

You may have seen lots of juniors getting the chance to have some coaching and do some training before some of our events and maybe you’ve wished that you could have the same opportunity as them.  Well, on Saturday we have a chance for everyone to improve their orienteering.

Join us a little bit earlier than usual at 12:30pm at Butterdean on Saturday 29th September for a chance to do a training exercise in the woods before you go out on a normal course.

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Happy Birthday Sheila

Happy Birthday Sheila

Sheila Strain recently celebrated a significant birthday and chose to share the event with participants at ESOC’s Ultra Sprint event at Bush Estate.

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Yellowcraig
Saturday 25 August 2018

Yellowcraig  Saturday 25 August 2018

Results

We hate running out of maps, and we must apologise to those of you who had to run a different course from your first choice, who had to wait for a pre-loved map or who graciously gave up your map after your run. Thank you.

You can see your course by visiting the Routegadget site. If you would like a fresh map, please let us know using the Contact Us page.

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Barns Ness
Saturday 30 June 2018

Barns Ness  Saturday 30 June 2018

Results


Barns Ness and Whitesands consist of coastal grass along with a mixture of sandy and rocky shorelines.  The area has had limeworks for centuries, and as you explore the area you’ll see a number of 18th-century limekilns.

Orienteers of all abilities are welcome to join us on the afternoon of Saturday 30 June where we will have a range of courses to suit everyone.

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Jamie Stevenson Trophy

Jamie Stevenson Trophy

The Jamie Stevenson Orienteering Competition was held up in Braemar on 17th June. The courses were just for juniors and ELO had a very small team of just three people:

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Sprintelope Ormiston
Wednesday 13th June 2018

Sprintelope Ormiston  Wednesday 13th June 2018

Many thanks to everyone who came to any of the five ELO Sprintelopes this year. Thanks also to all those who helped – especially Robin for the SI and to all our urban planners – Ian (twice), Sheila, Michael and our guest planner Graeme Ackland.

The urban courses were well supported and popular but we didn’t have cubs, scouts, guides etc on the park courses as in previous years. Perhaps we will rethink the format for 2019 – please contact us with suggestions about the format and when and where you would like to see these events.

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Congratulations to Emily and Sheila

Congratulations to Emily and Sheila

Although ELO didn’t have a lot of successes to shout about at the two big events held in Scotland last month we do send hearty congratulations to two successful members …

  • Emily Atkinson won a silver medal in her age group at the British Orienteering Individual Championships at Balmoral on 20th May
  • Sheila Strain won her age group at the Scottish Championships at Achagour on 27th May and is therefore a Scottish Champion

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Sprintelope Musselburgh
Wednesday 30th May 2018

Sprintelope Musselburgh  Wednesday 30th May 2018

Results

This was the fourth ELO event in the summer 2018 Sprintelope series taking place on Wednesday evenings. These are lightweight informal events featuring a mix of traditional White and Score courses within a public park for youngsters and Urban Sprints around the surrounding streets for adults.

Again this year we were based near the main gate of Lewisvale Park which is a landscaped public park near the town centre.

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