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  • 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.

    Please contact us if you are wanting a map but have not pre-entered. We ordered some spare maps but may have to print extras for some courses.

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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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  • Despite many club stalwarts being away at the Scottish Championships we continued our regular slot of staging a local event on the last Saturday of the month.

    Thanks, as usual, to all who came and to the team who stepped up to run the event. Special thanks to Jamie Wilson who was planning a cross-country style event for the first time and whose courses were well-received for making the most of the Barns Ness map.

    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.
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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 second of them around the village of Pathhead. It is the second time the village has hosted one of these events.

    Results

    Controller’s Report

    If you failed to punch a control in the Shrubbery you have been given a 30 second penalty. We hope you enjoyed the challenge and didn’t lose too much blood in the process. Thanks Oleg and Evgueni.
    RS (Not really the controller)

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