Festive Frolic
Saturday 30th December 2017

Festive Frolic  Saturday 30th December 2017

Mass start briefing

This year’s Festive Frolic was held at John Muir Country Park outside Dunbar on Saturday 30th December.


Thanks to all runners and helpers – especially Sheila Strain for her inventive Score course and for Robin Strain for incorporating the special bonuses into the SI results.

Prizes were awarded to the following…

  • 1st Senior Male – Andrew Lindsay (ESOC)
  • 2nd Senior Male – Martin Quirke (ESOC)
  • 1st Senior Female – Kirsten Strain (AROS)
  • 2nd Senior Female – Rona Lindsay (ESOC)
  • 1st Veteran Male – Ian Rowland (ELO)
  • 1st Veteran Female – Margaret Dalgleish (ESOC)
  • 1st Male Youth – Ben Brown (ESOC)
  • 1st Female Youth – Rachel Brown (ESOC)
  • 2nd Female Youth – Maja Robertson (ESOC)
  • 1st Male Junior – Benji Edmondson (ELO)
  • 1st Female Junior – Megan Brown (ESOC)

Lost & Found

We have a description holder left at the start and a pair of gloves which were left in the café

A compass was lost in the eastern area of the courses. If you found it please let us know and we’ll notify the owner.

Mass start briefing

Mass start briefing

John Muir Country Park near Dunbar is an area of woodland, coastline and sand dunes which is ideal for orienteering. The nearby mud-flats are home to a wide range of wildlife and the remains of second world war coastal defences provide some exciting control sites.

The Festive Frolic is a chance to burn off some of that Christmas turkey in a fun event with a festive twist.

If possible please pre-enter using this link:

although there will be entry on the day.

John Muir Country Park

Sheila is planning the course which will be a 60-minute score. As ever, there will be a twist so that just visiting the controls isn’t the only way to gain points and win prizes. What will she have devised for us this year?

There might be a few more details here nearer the event, but don’t expect the whole story!

There will be a mixture of controls; some will be nearby and easy to find and others will be more distant or harder. There won’t be a separate white or yellow map, but we will recommend which subset of the controls will make an easy course so all are welcome.

We will be based near the café at the East Links Family Park from 10:15 and there will be a mass start 500m away at 11:00.

It will help us if groups intending going round together could pre-enter one member of the group here and come to registration on the morning to give us details of the others and pay a small supplement for extra maps,

There will be prizes for many categories so make use of the café while they are worked out.

About to start

About to start

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