ESOC staged the first event in this winter’s South of Scotland Orienteering League (SoSOL) programme. And the event doubled up as the East of Scotland Orienteering Association (ESOA) Championships for 2015.
The terrain at Hopetoun is generally fast in the House gardens and in the surrounding parkland with its complex fence structures used in equestrian cross country events. An extra level of complexity is provided by the limited number of allowed crossing points through the high wall separating these two areas.
ELO was one of the best represented clubs and several members put in strong performances. Once again Sheila Strain was the star performer – winning her course and her ESOA championship. Angus Wright was only a few seconds behind the winner of his category and Pete Younger came second in his. Trina Rogerson, Martyn Pegg and Robin Strain were third in each of theirs, and Ian Rowland came fourth in the very competitive M50 category.
The next event in the SoSOL series is our own at Lothian Edge near Dunbar on 8th November.The series may be shorter this winter so you can’t afford to miss many if you want to feature in the overall SoSOL table.
- Forthcoming events
- Binning Wood
Saturday 24th October