Our February event was in John Muir Country Park (JMCP) near Dunbar. Despite rival events on Deeside we had another strong attendance with many families as well as a sprinkling of more experienced orienteers. The club tent didn’t (quite) blow away and everyone came back safe and sound and looking cheerful.
Many thanks to everyone who attended and to all the ELO helpers especially …
- Neil who made the timing run smoothly and Robin who set it up in advance
- Matt, Ian and Trina who collected controls as well as other roles.
- Simple results and split times.
- WinSplits Online and
- Routegadget are other ways of looking back at the event and of letting others know where you went.
- Event Review
Winton Estate was a new area for orienteering in East Lothian which attracted lots of experienced orienteers and local families.
Thank you to Sir Francis Ogilvy for permission to map and run on this part of Winton Estate, and to Janis Ward, event co-ordinator for her help with the arrangements. £75 was collected for car parking which will be given to the estate as they do a lot not only to permit public access but do work in landscaping and improving and signing footpaths and walks.
“Everyone is a winner!” they say.
Although it took longer to work out the results than we had hoped, we were able to present some prizes to people who were still around on Saturday. We were a bit vague about the rules, as we weren’t sure how it was going to work out until you had started finishing. We have produced a second set of results (V2) in which a penalty was calculated for those who spent more than 10 minutes working out the puzzle and this did change the leaders in various categories.
There was some significant variation in the two lists, in particular:.
- Rachel Brown – jumped up from 3rd on V1 to 1st overall on V2
- Andrew Lindsay – 1st man on V2 having jumped up from 6th on V1
- Paul Caban – 3rd place, 1st Vet man having jumped from 8th on V1
- Duncan Edmondson – 3rd man, 2nd vet man on V2 from 11th on V1
- Ben Stansfield – 1st on V1 but dropped to 19th on V2 as he spent some extra time on the puzzle
- Oli Warlow – 2nd on V1 but dropped to 17th on V2
Below you can see both sets of prizewinners. We could justify both being “the official list” so we have tried, or will try, to distribute the (small) edible prizes to all named.
Our November local event was in Saltoun Woods.
Having a Score event rather than the usual linear courses confused some but proved a welcome change for others. Thanks to everyone who came and to the many ELO members who helped before, during and afterwards. We had some technical glitches but hope nobody had to wait too long in the cold to register or download.
Over £45 was raised for charity by Anna Harding’s baking – her cakes were vegan and delicious.
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.
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.
- Simple result and split times
- Winsplits – compare split times with others
- Routegadget – draw your route for others to see
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.
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.
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.
You can view older results by year: