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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 2024, ELO are contributing six races to the series – this is the third of them, around North Berwick!

    Orienteers of all abilities are welcome to join us on the day when we will have a range of courses to suit everyone including under 16s who have a course with no road crossings.

    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.
    • British Orienteering collect results from all events and publish ranking scores for larger events.
    • Munro Leagues show the overall series results
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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 2024, ELO are contributing six races to the series – this is the second of them, around Dunbar!

    Orienteers of all abilities are welcome to join us on the day when we will have a range of courses to suit everyone including under 16s who have a course with no road crossings.

     Please note that due to a rescheduled football fixture, parking and registration will now be at Dunbar Library. 

    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.
    • British Orienteering collect results from all events and publish ranking scores for larger events.
    Read more…

  • Lochend is a flat wood mainly made up of conifers with patches of birch and ash. There is an extensive path network and some vehicle tracks where care is needed but it is an ideal area of juniors and newcomers.

    Orienteers of all abilities are welcome to join us on the day when we will have a range of courses to suit everyone. The Light Green course crosses roads so is only suitable for those aged 16 and over or juniors who are being closely accompanied by an adult.

    Dunbar is the driest, sunniest town in Scotland, but we can’t guarantee the weather so please dress appropriately!

    The published results now have the legs affected by the missing control on the Light Green course excluded:

    Organiser’s Report

    Thanks to everyone who made the event work; good weather always adds to the success of an event and Dunbar lived up to its reputation as the sunniest town in Scotland. A particular well done and thank you to Ian for planning and delivering a great set of courses that were suitably challenging and made use of a fantastic area. We received very positive feedback on the combination of rural and urban opportunities available on the Light Green course. For a local event, it was great to see so many taking part; there were 95 ‘results’; when pairs and accompanying adults are included, there were just over 130 people out around the courses on the day.

    Less positive was the moving of one of the controls on the Long Green course. Who would have thought that a control at a ditch junction in the middle of the wood would be moved by local kids? Unfortunately, this meant that a number of the early runners spent additional time trying to find a control that just wasn’t there. Once we found out, Ian went out to the control site and told runners to head to the next control. Fortunately, the control was found in a bush some way off when controls were being collected in. Times have been adjusted on the results which now reflect not doing legs 18 – 19 and 19 – 20. Well done to Tim, Michael and Ian for making that happen.  

    Thank you to everyone that helped to make the day a success. Special mentions to Ian and Godfrey who were out early setting out all the controls; to Michael, Jonathon and Tim who manned the tent and ensured that entry on the day, registration and download all worked well; they were very busy early in the afternoon with a good number of entrants on the day. Also to Neil and Emily who did great work ensuring those who had pre-entered got their dibbers and an explanation of what to do; and to Trina who managed the starts ensuring that youngsters (and some not so young-sters) understood the map and what they were to do. Thanks too to Joel, Jonathon, Duncan and Amelia for helping at the finish. Thanks to Trina, Neil, Ian, Jennifer and Godfrey who all helped to collect in controls at the end. Many other ELO members helped out so thank you to anyone I’ve not mentioned.

    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.
    • British Orienteering collect results from all events and publish ranking scores for larger events.
    Read more…

  • 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 2024, ELO are contributing six races to the series – this is the first of them, around Haddington!

    Orienteers of all abilities are welcome to join us on the day when we will have a range of courses to suit everyone including under 16s who have a course with no road crossings.

    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.
    • British Orienteering collect results from all events and publish ranking scores for larger events.
    • Munro Leagues collate the league results for the sprintelope series.
    Read more…

  • Trophies for our club champions of 2023 were presented on Sunday 24th March after the ELO SoSOL at Balgone. The trophies were decided by performances at the ESOC SoSOL and ESOA Championships at Corstorphine Hill in November 2023.

    Our three current champions are …

    • Adult Female – Emily Atkinson
    • Adult Male – Joel Atkinson
    • Junior (Yellow course) – Jessica Naylor

    No eligible juniors completed the Orange or Light Green courses.

    2024 champions will be decided in November at a ranking event close to East Lothian to encourage strong competition in all categories.


  • Many thanks to all the 170+ runners who came to take part on a day when the weather was kind and Balgone was looking delightful. Particular thanks to Michael for his courses and to the army of helpers co-ordinated so efficiently by Sheila.

    Most notable of many strong performances was Murray Strain winning the Brown course. Murray was formerly Britain’s top-ranked orienteer but runs comparatively few events these days so it was great to see him competing in East Lothian again.

    Catering cash donations raised £115 for Mary’s Meals and this does not include the many donations made online.

    Planner’s Report

    There are a number of constraints at Balgone so courses were planned to allow as many courses as possible to visit the most open sections of woodland rather than spending more time than was needed in the greener areas.  The contrasting sections – craggy, open, undulating – provided some variation and allowed different skills to be tested. 

    It was particularly pleasing to see so many being successful on the White and Yellow courses!

    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.
    Read more…