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Creag Meagaidh
Saturday 7th August 2021

Creag Meagaidh  Saturday 7th August 2021

The final day of the Scottish 6 Days will be staged at the foot of Creag Meagaidh on the lower parts of the National Nature Reserve that rises from the shores of Loch Laggan up to the summit of Creag Meagaidh itself at 1130 metres.

East Lothian Orienteers are assisting in the organising and the planning for this, the final day of the 6 Days so put it in your diary to come and help as well as to orienteer! As a club we’ll also be looking after one of the starts and the string course for the smallest participants.

The area is predominantly open grassland and heath with a good measure of bogs and boulder fields and is in the most superb setting.

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Doo’cot Challenge & More

Doo’cot Challenge & More

The challenge is to visit and photograph as many doo’cots as possible in one day, but how about extending that over the school holidays.  Keep looking for them till our club event on 28th August.

This map shows the dovecotes which are listed on the HES Canmore site.

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Musselburgh (QMU) Sprintelope
Wednesday 30th June 2021

Musselburgh (QMU) Sprintelope  Wednesday 30th June 2021

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 2021, ELO are contributing six races to the series, three of which are on brand new maps, including this one at Queen Margaret University and the Stoneyhill area of Musselburgh!

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John Muir Country Park, Dunbar
Saturday 26 June 2021

John Muir Country Park, Dunbar  Saturday 26 June 2021

JMCP is a wonderful area for orienteering. The woods have an excellent path network and the fringe of dunes covered by spiky marram grass provides a technical challenge although we will not be using Spike Island on this occasion.

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Pencaitland Sprintelope
Wednesday 16th June 2021

Pencaitland Sprintelope  Wednesday 16th June 2021

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 2021, ELO are contributing six races to the series, three of which are on brand new maps, including this one in Pencaitland!

Thanks

Thanks to the planner and mapper, Michael, for great courses round his home village. There were contrasting areas and subtle route choices leading to many very complimentary comments at Download. Thanks to Pete and Jamie for helping at Start, Robin and Sheila at download, and everyone else who contributed to the success of the evening.

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Dunbar Sprintelope
Wednesday 2nd June 2021

Dunbar Sprintelope  Wednesday 2nd June 2021

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 2021, ELO are contributing six races to the series, three of which are on brand new maps!

Thanks

Thanks to our guest planner, Andrea and her assistant, Jon for great courses round Dunbar. There were many very complementary comments at Download. Thanks to Pete for helping at Start, Robin at download, Ian for collecting controls and everyone else who contributed to the success of the evening.

Apologies to those of you who were confused by 6-7 where the printing cut off part of the route and to those of you whose Short course was a little longer than it could have been – we had tried to make it clear. Before your return to Sunny Dunny we will try to improve the mapping of the narrow private lanes off the High Street

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Gosford Estate
Saturday 29th May 2021

Gosford Estate  Saturday 29th May 2021

Many thanks to all competitors and helpers, and particularly to Duncan Edmondson for planning courses within an area which is picturesque but has many constraints, such as private gardens and ha-has, whilst also avoiding the worst of the nettles.

Thanks also to Ross Lyall who held a successful coaching session for newer and younger juniors.

Results

  • Provisional results are now published.
  • Winsplits gives a different view on the times for each leg
  • Routegadget is where you can see the other courses, look at where other people went and tell us where you went

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Haddington Sprintelope
Wednesday 19th May 2021

Haddington Sprintelope  Wednesday 19th May 2021

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.

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Prestonpans Sprintelope
Wednesday 5th May 2021

Prestonpans Sprintelope  Wednesday 5th May 2021

Prestonpans Map Extract

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 2021, ELO are contributing six races to the series, three of which are on brand new maps, including this one in Prestonpans!

Results

Results are available on this website. We are sorry that the first finishers did not feature in the provisional results which were published during the evening. All is fixed now, we hope. Please upload your routes to Routegadget for others to compare with. You can check you Sprintelope points at the Munro Leagues site.

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Butterdean Wood
Saturday 24th April 2021

Butterdean Wood  Saturday 24th April 2021

Our most recent local event was held at Butterdean Wood on Saturday 24th March 2021.

Due to CoVid restrictions it was only open to club members living within East Lothian. We hope this was the last event subject to the residence qualification and that all our future events will be once again open to all.

Many thanks to the whole team of helpers and particularly to Pete Brownsort, for planning such good courses, and to Sheila Strain, who devised the thorough CoVid protocols which convinced the Woodland Trust that we could go ahead with the event in their wood. See Pete’s comments below.

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