2013 Results

28 December 2013

Festive Frolic 2013, Vogrie Country Park

What a great day! 24 hours earlier we would have been blown away and/or drowned and the Cafe would have been shut.

We think you enjoyed today’s puzzle, even if – or perhaps  because – it was more straightforward than some. Let us know.

The planner and organising team had a mis-communication. The max points for beads should have been 150 not 180 and some results have been altered to take account of this.

17 November 2013

Duns Wood, East of Scotland Championships and SoSOL2

The second event in this season’s South of Scotland Orienteering League also gave runners in the ESOA clubs the chance to become East of Scotland Orienteering Champions and to take away one of the trophies.

2 Nov 2013

Binning Wood

Binning Wood in its autumn colours was looking wonderful, especially in the beech wood parts, and although there were some muddy parts, particularly on one leg of the white course, the wood was generally much more pleasant underfoot that it was last November.

The dreadful weather forecast, combined with a glut of recent events giving ‘event fatigue’ to some of our regular competitors meant a smaller than expected turn out, but after a heavy downpour just as we were pitching the tent, the weather improved and was much better than expected.

Thanks for all the good comments when you finished; glad you enjoyed it.

24 August 2013

Prestongrange Museum Family Activities Day

Once again we put on a simple introductory orienteering, fitting in with all the other exciting activities.

We could have made it clearer that you have to check that you are at the right control point as several of you wnet to a different one instead and your results show “mp” for mis-punched.

22 June 2013

Yellowcraig

Planner’s Comments
Thanks to all who attended and braved the combination of heat and showers – and BBQ.
Despite recent map updates by Ian Pyrah and by Robin the Yellowcraig area is changing rapidly and it is hard to keep up to date with the changes – eg the track punched through the woods last week just a few metres from the Finish!
The programme of buckthorn removal has left a legacy of huge brashings heaps which are very distinctive just now but aren’t permanent features (I hope). So I decided not to use the eastern dunes where a few small thickets remain amongst the debris.

Apologies to
those of you who found the tall nettles too intimidating in the southern section. We did try to forewarn via the website and on the day. That particular area is changing in character and we would welcome suggestions on how to represent its combination of tree planting and very lush tussock grass.

Pete Younger

27 April 2013

Vogrie Country Park

An excellent turnout of expert, occasional and beginning orienteers enjoyed a glorious day at Vogrie and Julian’s courses received much praise.

Thanks for coming.

2nd March 2013

Lochend Wood, Dunbar

This event was in the Local Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians series which are designed for beginners to have an introduction to the sport as well as giving more experienced orienteers an opportunity to develop their skills.

The area has a mixture of woodland with a complex path network which are most runnable at this time of year and more open areas. The longer courses visited an urban section