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  • North Berwick Law is a conical hill which looms over the town and reaches 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 used by lookouts in time of war. A replica whale jawbone atop the Law provides a distinctive backdrop to the town.

    Orienteers of all abilities are welcome to join us on the day when we will have a range of courses to suit everyone.

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  • Remember that July is the one month of the year when we don’t schedule an event in our usual slot of the last Saturday.

    Normal service will be resumed next month with our local event at North Berwick Law on 27th August – and we hope to see you there.


  • Winton Estate is a relatively new area for orienteering in East Lothian with a strong path network making it ideal for those wanting to try orienteering for the first time.

    Orienteers of all abilities are welcome to join us on the day when we will have a range of courses to suit everyone.

    Results

    • Simple results are here.
    • Routegadget allows you to plot your route, either by hand or by downloading a gpx file from a watch or phone and to look where you and others went.
    • Winsplits Online gives another way of comparing your times for each leg.
    • British Orienteering collect results from all events and publish ranking scores for larger events.

    Organiser’s Report

    Thanks to everyone who came along to beautiful sunny June afternoon in East Lothian and to Joel who planned for the first time. Challenging courses were always going to be the order of the day at this time of year with the vegetation springing up in June. 

    Particular thanks to Robin, Sheila and Pete who all helped out without running and to Jenny, Jamie, Ian and Jeff who helped with the start and/or brought in the controls. There must have been a slight sinking feeling about volunteering for that when the heavens briefly opened later in the afternoon but thankfully it cleared up again quickly. 

    We look forward to seeing you in North Berwick at the end of August.

    Planner’s Report

    Thank you very much for coming along to my first event as the planner.  I have learned a lot during this experience especially that people don’t like brambles – which were quite prominent on Saturday.  The weather was mostly good until near the end where it decided it was going to rain a bit earlier than it said on the forecast.  Thanks a lot to Michael who helped me (a lot) during planning for this event.

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  • Sprintelopes are lightweight informal events featuring Urban style races around the streets of towns in East Lothian and other areas in and around Edinburgh on Wednesday evenings.

    In 2022, ELO are contributing four races to the series – this is the fourth of them, around Longniddry!

    Orienteers of all abilities are welcome to join us on the day when we will have a range of courses to suit everyone.

    Results

    Organiser’s Report

    Thank you to everyone who joined us in Longniddry on a lovely summer evening.  For a small event, there seemed to be a lot going on (not least, Robin and Sheila’s flat tyre).  Our apologies for the problems with the card reader that held people up at registration — the reader just needed an on/off cycle, but Robin and I weren’t holding the button down long enough.  A sleek piece of tech, but by the same token, totally devoid of instructions!

    In retrospect we should have had a kite, or something else very visible, at the Finish — sorry to those of you who didn’t find it easily.  Whatever it says on the map, no one should actually have to navigate the run-in!

    Particular thanks to Robin and Sheila for IT and Start duty respectively, to Simon for his courses, and to Michael for showing us how to press a button correctly 🙂

    Controller’s Report

    Everyone I spoke to enjoyed Simon’s courses.  They were predictably fast, with lots of route choice, but little time to pause and think.  Both Simon and I knew there was an ad-hoc beer garden in the car park behind the Longniddry Inn — we could helpfully have marked that OOB on the map.  The run-in to Finish was entertaining for friends and family, and gave the download team a handy heads-up, but some of you were dodging water bottles and flying footballs, which we didn’t bargain on!  Thanks to you all for coming.

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  • Sprintelopes are lightweight informal events featuring Urban style races around the streets of towns in East Lothian and other areas in and around Edinburgh on Wednesday evenings.

    In 2022, ELO are contributing four races to the series – this one around Musselburgh is the third of them.

    Orienteers of all abilities are welcome to join us on the day when we will have a range of courses to suit everyone.

    Results

    Organiser’s Report

    Thanks to Duncan Leishman for planning tonight’s courses which were enjoyed on a warm summer’s evening – perfect sprintelope weather which we haven’t seen too much of recently.  Hopefully you didn’t get trapped going to 19 and that the grounds of Loretto not being marked as OOB didn’t put you off.  It looks like there is some nice terrain on the west side of the river so hopefully our map will develop in that direction!

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  • Emily Atkinson has become Scottish Champion in her W14 category. The Scottish Individual Championships for 2022 were held by Grampian Orienteers at Glen Dye which is a typically tough Deeside forest.

    ELO’s other medal winners were Emily’s brother Peter and her mum Jenny who each came third in their own categories.

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