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North Berwick Law
Saturday 31 October 2020

North Berwick Law  Saturday 31 October 2020

We hope to see you on Saturday 31st October for our third local event since the easing of CoVid19 restrictions.

North Berwick Law will present different challenges from last month’s event. At Saltoun Big Wood the undergrowth density made accurate navigation very difficult. The area around the Law is clearer and at lower technical difficulty – but all courses will include the physical challenge of appreciable ascent and descent.

At this time of year all the paths have muddy sections and steeper parts which are very slippery – so footwear with good grips is essential.

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ELO AGM 2020
Thursday 15th October

ELO AGM 2020  Thursday 15th October

Many thanks to the healthy turnout of members who took part in our AGM held over Zoom. Thanks also to Judy Bell, our SOA Regional Development Officer, for help in staging the meeting and for her input.

Under the unusual circumstances the agenda was slightly shorter than usual but we managed to make all the required decisions. Full minutes will follow.

Remember that the ESOA (East of Scotland Orienteering Association) AGM will be held on Thursday 5th November also via the Zoom app. ELO is part of ESOA so all our members are invited and entitled to attend that meeting too.

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ELO Champions receive their trophies

ELO Champions receive their trophies

ELO’s club champions from 2019 have at last received their trophies – just in time for the 2020 club championships. The five 2019 champions all received their trophies at the club’s Saltoun Wood event …

  • Ian Rowland – Adult Male
  • Sheila Strain – Adult Female
  • Joel Atkinson – Junior (Light Green)
  • Emily Atkinson – Junior (Orange)
  • Peter Atkinson – Junior (White)

The 2020 qualifying event will be our own SoSOL (and ESOA Championships) at Vogrie on Sunday 29th November.

Sheila with her trophy

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Saltoun Big Wood
Saturday 26 September 2020

Saltoun Big Wood  Saturday 26 September 2020

This was our second Saturday event after the easing of the virus restrictions. It was staged using the same methods of meeting the distancing and hygiene requirements as at last month’s event – except that this time we were able to include some juniors and their families from other local clubs.

Thanks to everyone who attended and co-operated with the special arrangements. Remember to check for ticks.

Results:

Comments

Organiser’s Report

Everyone seemed to be unanimous that it was great to be out in a real tough orienteering forest, despite finding in places that the brambles were more of a hindrance than a tasty snack! The sun shone, the woods looked wonderful and with 50 starters spread over 90 minutes the current troubles seemed far away.

Thank you to Peter Brownsort who originally planned the courses for use in April and had to spend some extra time checking and updating them for autumn use, to Sir Francis Ogilvy and Winton Estate for access to the wood, and to Keith Stuart for the use of the hardstanding for parking. Thanks also to the volunteers: Trina, Robin, Pete Y, Jamie, Duncan, Jeff, Ross, Ian, David, Hanne and Michael.

Planner’s Report

As a first-time planner it was very satisfying to sit in the sun at the finish on Saturday and hear from many of you that my courses had actually worked out. Despite the thorns and the scratches, it looked like most of you enjoyed them, at least in some way. So thank you all for coming out, and for the feedback. And my particular thanks to Trina, Robin and Sheila for mentoring me through the planning, mapping and general organising aspects; and to Hanne, David and Ian for collecting and sorting controls on Saturday afternoon.

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Barns Ness
Saturday 29 August 2020

Barns Ness  Saturday 29 August 2020

It was great to see everyone back to the first post-lockdown event in the East of Scotland. Thank you to the Council Ranger for facilitating this.

Well done to Godfrey for planning the courses and to Colin for helping him put out and collect in the controls.

Everyone seemed to be delighted to be getting the opportunity to be orienteering again although the excuse of “being rusty” was being used to explain the navigational errors!

The splits printer was working to begin with and we don’t know (yet) why it sulked and stopped printing but you can find your splits with the results and laugh at the variously variable times recorded.

Thank you to the Start team – Michael, Ian and Jamie for setting  up and running the start and for cleaning all the start equipment and units at the end.

Well done to everyone for participating within the safety guidelines with good humour all round!

Results

Although there are no results on display today and the splits printer refused to work, we hope you found them online. Final versions are now available –

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SprintELOpe Series Results
July & August 2020

SprintELOpe Series Results  July & August 2020

You can view the live results for the SprintELOpe series on this page.

If you have used MapRun then your results will appear automatically. If MapRun thinks you have mispunched (and you didn’t) or you have just timed yourself then you can let us know your result for any of the SprintELOpe courses by filling in this online form and your result will then appear!

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SprintELOpe Week 5
Dunbar & Haddington

SprintELOpe Week 5  Dunbar & Haddington

Welcome to our final installment of summer urban orienteering.  We have two lovely courses using different parts of Dunbar and Haddington to those visited before.  The courses go live at 7am on Monday morning but there is no need to do two courses each week as the courses will stay available until the end of August!

Both courses start close to the suggested parking.

You can download a PDF of the course which can be printed on A4 paper and you can make use of the MapRunF app (see below).

It’s great to be able to orienteer again and we look forward to seeing and hearing how you get on with the courses even if we can’t see you at the finish line to hear in person!

Results

You can view the live results for the SprintELOpe series on the results page.

If you have used MapRun then your results will appear automatically. If MapRun thinks you have mispunched (and you didn’t) or you have just timed yourself as you ran then you can let us know your result for any of the SprintELOpe courses by filling in the online form and your result will then appear!

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SprintELOpe Week 4
North Berwick & Tranent

SprintELOpe Week 4  North Berwick & Tranent

Welcome to our fourth week of our summer urban sprint series with two super courses in North Berwick (different part of the town) and in Tranent. The courses go live at 7am on Monday morning but there is no need to do two courses each week as the courses will stay available until the end of August!

Both courses start close to the suggested parking.

You can download a PDF of the course which can be printed on A4 paper and you can make use of the MapRunF app (see below).

It’s great to be able to orienteer again and we look forward to seeing and hearing how you get on with the courses even if we can’t see you at the finish line to hear in person!

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SprintELOpe Week 3
Haddington & Ormiston

SprintELOpe Week 3  Haddington & Ormiston

This is our third week of our summer urban sprint series this week with two super courses in Haddington and in Ormiston. The courses go live at 7am on Monday morning but there is no need to do two courses each week as the courses will stay available until the end of August!

Both courses start close to the suggested parking.

You can download a PDF of the course which can be printed on A4 paper and you can make use of the MapRunF app (see below).

It’s great to be able to orienteer again and we look forward to seeing and hearing how you get on with the courses even if we can’t see you at the finish line to hear in person!

Results

You can view the live results for the SprintELOpe series on the results page.

If you have used MapRun then your results will appear automatically. If MapRun thinks you have mispunched (and you didn’t) or you have just timed yourself as you ran then you can let us know your result for any of the SprintELOpe courses by filling in the online form and your result will then appear!

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SprintELOpe Week 2
Longniddry & Dunbar

SprintELOpe Week 2  Longniddry & Dunbar

Now we’re in week 2 of our summer urban sprint series this week with two super courses in Longniddry and in Dunbar. The courses go live at 7am on Monday morning but you can still do last week’s courses as well!

Both courses start close to the suggested parking.

You can download a PDF of the course which can be printed on A4 paper and you can make use of the MapRunF app (see below).

Submit your results in the app or using the form below and we’ll come up with some sort of league table.

It’s great to be able to orienteer again and we look forward to seeing and hearing how you get on with the courses even if we can’t see you at the finish line to hear in person!

Results

You can view the live results for the SprintELOpe series on the results page.

If you have used MapRun then your results will appear automatically. If MapRun thinks you have mispunched (and you didn’t) or you have just timed yourself as you ran then you can let us know your result for any of the SprintELOpe courses by filling in this online form and your result will then appear!

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