Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

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Blackford Hill, 19th Jul

Local event in the East of Scotland series



Who needs good weather for orienteering?   Not young kids certainly;  wet is fun.  Not experienced orienteers,  who relished the opportunity  to test their skills when the cloud obscured the familiar terrain.  Not newcomers, who are up for any challenge.    Seeing the forecast yesterday for bright yellow lightening strikes coming very near Edinburgh on Saturday afternoon, I thought hardly anyone would come to this event – which would have been an awful waste of David Nisbet’s excellent courses.    How wrong I was.

Thank you very much to everyone who came out on this wet afternoon to enjoy Blackford Hill in one of its more challenging modes.  Orienteering is usually easier than this.  Please come again soon.  Thank you very much to all club members who worked long wet stints to put on the event and take in all the controls afterwards.  it was well worth it.

Janet Clark    Organiser    0131 225 7771


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