Results

Butterdean Wood, Gladsmuir
Saturday 29 February 2020

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It was great to see so many people including lots of first timers and new club members at this event. And weren’t we lucky with the weather?

Thanks to everyone who came and to the many teams of helpers (mappers, coaches, computing, meet-and-greeters, control collectors) involved in putting on a complex day – a junior training programme followed by a traditional orienteering event. And because the assembly area has to be some way from the wood it is an extra challenge to stage any event at Butterdean. There were a few glitches but we hope you enjoyed the event overall.

If you were asked to pass on your Butterdean map but would like a replacement to keep then pick one up at our next event at Binning Wood on 28th March.

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Festive Frolic: John Muir Country Park
Saturday 28 December 2019

John Muir Country Park is a wonderful area for orienteering. The woods have an excellent path network and the fringe of dunes covered by spiky marram grass provides a technical challenge.

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The Festive Frolic is a chance to burn off some of that Christmas turkey in a fun event with a festive twist. As usual there will be a score orienteering event (find as many controls as possible within an hour) which is open to all! There will be a mass start at 11am.

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SoSOL: Duns Wood
Sunday 24 November 2019

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Thanks to everyone who came – and especially to Lindsey Knox for being event Controller, to Alick Hay of Duns Castle for permission to use the woods, to Duns Rugby Club for use of their palatial facilities, and to the many ELO members and family who put in a long shift to make the event possible. Coffee & Cake (& soup!) stall raised £65 for Parkinson’s UK

Ian Rowland’s courses were well received as was Godfrey Beddard’s update on the map. And – despite the mud – everybody enjoyed the beautiful woods.

Lost property: A Sprayway coat in black and grey with a navy Rab jacket lining,  a pair of Scarpa trainers

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North Berwick Law
Saturday 26 October 2019

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We have now distinguished those who took the Odd-Even Score Challenge.

Thanks to everyone who came from near and far (Sweden! Preston!) and to all the helpers especially Robin and Sheila Strain and Jamie Wilson who were kept very busy on a sunny October afternoon.

Apologies for my error in transposing two SI boxes (133 and 134) on the Score course and I hope it didn’t delay you for too long.

Congratulations to Daniel Halliday for completing the Score clean sweep and rose to the Challenge of doing all the Odds before the Evens – and braved the gorse in shorts!

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Lochend Woods, Dunbar
Saturday 28 September 2019

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ELO’s event was back in our usual slot of the last Saturday of the month. It was in Lochend Woods, Dunbar. The shorter courses were within the woods but the longest course also included some urban style orienteering.

With the extensive path network in the woods this was ideal area for juniors and those new to orienteering and it was good to see some new faces!

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Yellowcraig
Saturday 7 September 2019

Thanks to everyone who came and especially to Duncan Edmondson our course planner. On a glorious day more than 160 people took part and many joined us at the barbecue area afterwards.

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Barns Ness
Saturday 29 June 2019

Thanks to all who came whether to compete or to help – and especially to Godfrey for planning the courses

This was the last ELO event for ten weeks as we take a break after a busy spring and summer programme including four urban Sprintelopes as well as a Saturday local event. Sheila Strain has also delivered seven separate activities for various youth groups across the county. Our next event is not until Saturday 7th September at Yellowcraig.

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Haddington Sprintelope
Wednesday 12th June

This is our fourth event in the summer 2019 Sprintelope series taking place on Wednesday evenings. These are lightweight informal events featuring Urban style races around the streets of towns in East Lothian and other areas in and around Edinburgh.

Today’s courses are planned by Michael Atkinson and cover the town of Haddington – mostly areas which have not previously been used for orienteering on a new section of map.

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Longniddry Sprintelope
Wednesday 29th May

This is our third event in the summer 2019 Sprintelope series taking place on Wednesday evenings. These are lightweight informal events featuring Urban style races around the streets of towns in East Lothian and other areas in and around Edinburgh.

Today’s courses cover the village of Longniddry.

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Ormiston Sprintelope
Wednesday 8th May

This was our second event in the summer 2019 Sprintelope series taking place on Wednesday evenings. These are lightweight informal events featuring Urban style races around the streets of towns in East Lothian and other areas in and around Edinburgh.

Jamie Wilson was making his debut as planner and his courses got plenty of encouraging feedback. A select bunch of hardy individuals braved the wet chilly weather to explore the many intricate lanes and closes of the older and newer parts of the village.

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