Results

North Berwick Sprintelope
Wednesday 15 May 2024

North Berwick Sprintelope  Wednesday 15 May 2024

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

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Dunbar North Sprintelope
Wednesday 1 May 2024

Dunbar North Sprintelope  Wednesday 1 May 2024

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

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Lochend Woods
27 April 2024

Lochend Woods  27 April 2024

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

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Haddington West Sprintelope
Wednesday 17 April 2024

Haddington West Sprintelope  Wednesday 17 April 2024

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

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  • 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.
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Balgone Heughs SoSOL
Sunday 24 March 2024

Balgone Heughs SoSOL  Sunday 24 March 2024

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

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  • Winsplits Online gives another way of comparing your times for each leg.
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Binning Wood
Saturday 24th February 2024

Binning Wood  Saturday 24th February 2024

A bright February afternoon saw a strong turnout enjoying the challenges of Binning Wood. Despite improved weather recently the woods are still very wet and anybody who came hoping for muddy conditions will not have gone away disappointed.

Many thanks to all who came to compete, and to the large team helping stage the event. Particular thanks to Duncan Edmondson for his courses which were very well received.

Parking continues to be in short supply at Binning so it was gratifying that several people came on foot or by bike from the nearest public transport – including the new station at East Linton.

Catering contributions raised £38 for Mary’s Meals.

Results

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  • 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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Barns Ness
Saturday 20 January 2024

Barns Ness  Saturday 20 January 2024

Planner’s Report

Despite the best efforts of the forecasters, the weather at Barns Ness was dry, surprisingly warm (well at least for winter in Scotland) and significantly less windy than predicted. It was great to see over 120 people taking part across the four courses. Congratulations to everyone that took part.

A massive thank you to Ian for helping to set out the controls, to Trina and Neil for making sure that the start and finish areas were all ready and routes marked from the registration area to the start and back from finish to download. Trina, Neil and Godfrey looked after the start and got everyone away. Thanks to Robin, Matt, Sheila and Michael for making sure that registration and download worked well out of the back of their cars; although the wind was not too bad during most of the day, it picked up later in the afternoon so it was a good call not to put the tent up (otherwise we may have had to look for it near Oslo!).

We heard great reports on the event, at the finish, at download and online; it sounds as if the courses were sufficiently challenging and varied! I appreciate that running past the start and/or finish, as was the case on the LG and O courses, is not ideal, however I was keen to have the start not too far from registration and still wanted to use the area to the west of the start so there weren’t other options.

Likewise a big thank you to Ian, Neil, Ryan and Steph for their help at the end, this really helped and meant that we were able to bring in the controls before it got too dark!

Results

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  • 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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Festive Frolic: Levenhall Links
30 December 2023

Festive Frolic: Levenhall Links  30 December 2023

For longer than most of us can remember ELO have put on a fun orienteering event between Christmas and New Year. As well as finding the controls there has been a puzzle to add to the challenge. A mass start, a social gathering and a lively prize giving have made up for a great way to work off some of the Christmas excesses.

This year’s Festive Frolic at Levenhall on Saturday 30th December will be fun and challenging.

Orienteers of all abilities are welcome to join us on the day when we will have something to suit everyone.

Planner’s Report

The weather gods were smiling on us this morning! The sunrise around 8:30 when I was arriving at Levenhall was stunning, and although it clouded over a bit, the forecast of howling gales and squalls of rain did not materialise, fortunately, though I did hear that stringing beads onto a wire with very cold hands is rather difficult.

There is no way that I could have got all the controls and activities out by myself so thank you to those who came along early to help: Trina and Neil, Jamie Wilson, all the Atkinson family and Paul Caban. Likewise at the end, people were queuing up to volunteer to help, and everything came in and was packed away speedily. I am worried about naming everyone as I will likely miss someone but Neil and Trina again, Paul Caban again, Pete Younger, Jeff Hodgson, Tim Harding, David and Hanne Robertson, Ryan Scoular and Jonathan Ellis. Kirsten helped in various ways and without Robin’s IT set up it just would not happen. Printed results appeared plenty quickly in order to have a prizegiving before everyone froze.

Someone handed in a £10 note that she had found on the course, and thought it was probably from a competitor. If you think it was yours you can claim it from me otherwise I will put it into a charity – either Mary’s Meals or the Food Bank.

Thank you to everyone who took time to thank me, which makes it all worth while.

Happy New Year to everyone and great running in 2024.

Sheila

Results

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Vogrie Country Park
Saturday 25 November 2023

Vogrie Country Park  Saturday 25 November 2023

Vogrie Country Park is a woodland estate managed by Midlothian Council.  The Tyne Water runs through the park in a steep sided valley which can provide a physical challenge.  Vogrie usually hosts a Saturday parkrun and has a popular playground but its varied terrain and 12 mile path network make this a popular venue for orienteering, particularly for those new to the sport.  For the more experienced there are plenty of ways to navigate between controls both on paths and off them!

Results

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  • 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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Butterdean Wood
Saturday 28th October 2023

Butterdean Wood  Saturday 28th October 2023

Butterdean is near Gladsmuir village between Tranent and Haddington. It is a flat wood densely planted with conifers and patches of birch or ash. There is a good track and path network. The wood is home to a range of wildlife and some animal sculptures. It is managed by the Woodland Trust and East Lothian Council.

Please note that we are using a new event base: Parking, Enquiries and Start/Finish are all on the east side of the wood – see detailed directions below.

Results

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  • 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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