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Cammo Estate, 14th Jan

ESOC local event in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Local event on the western side of Edinburgh for newcomers and experienced orienteers alike.

This is the link for the results

This the link for winsplits

Ornaniser's comments
Cammo always turns up trumps for us in January.   However dire the weather forecast, we've always been lucky, and today was a record-breaker in lots of ways.  Nearly forty Juniors doing the coaching beforehand.  Nearly 150 separate entry forms , and  record- breaking takings of money. The statistics don't mention a lovely welcome from the Friends of Cammo,  beautiful winter sunshine through the frosty trees, great courses by first-time planners, long cold shifts by the many volunteers necessary to put on such an event, and some significant personal achievements  in the results.   Sincere thanks to one and all for your contribution to this great event.   Let's have many more like it in 2017. 
 
Janet Clark          Organiser    
 


Planners' comments:
As if we didn't have enough on our minds in planning our first event, the wintry weather forecast had us worrying all week that we'd be sending runners out in snow and wind or on ice. In the end, the weather gods literally shone on us, it being a glorious winter day. The only issue with the conditions being that the sun was blinding some of the runners - what a great problem to have in Scotland in January. 
An updated map (thanks to Bill) opened up the northern field, which we used to give the light green runners an immediate route choice and a deceptively challenging run from control 1 to 2. We also gave the orange runners a slightly tricky first control. We'd like to say that we planned the courses around the groundworks at the canal, but as these only popped up in the few days before the event, we really need to admit that having no controls in that area was just lucky. 
The biggest planning challenge we had was in making sure the yellow and white courses had the right level of difficulty. We ended up with a bit of a hairpin bend on white, which with the benefit of hindsight, we should've removed. All runners arrived safely back at the finish though, and even though this is the norm, it certainly gave these planners an immense sense of relief!
It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience planning these courses and we've learned a lot with Maureen and Janet's guidance. We're told planning will help our own orienteering skills ... here's hoping. 
Michael & David McPhillips 
 

  

Hair of the Dog social - 2017

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The 2017 "Hair of the Dog" social started with some fun orienteering at Covenanters Wood, followed by a party at Colinton Scout Hall. Results from the orienteering are now available, along with a full report of the day's activities.

  

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STAG Winter Score 2, 2017

Strathclyde Country Park, 15 January

ESOC members headed west again for STAG’s second winter score event.

  

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STAG Winter Score 1, 2017

Pollok Park, 8 January

ESOC were well-represented at STAG’s first winter score event of 2016. 

  

ELO Festive Frolic 2016

Vogrie Country Park, 31 December

There were plenty of ESOC members, and several prize-winners, at East Lothian Orienteers' Christmas score event.

  

TAY Christmas Score event 2016

Drummond Castle, 18 December

Some enthusiastic ESOC members enjoyed the traditional TAY Christmas event.

  

Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad 2017

ESOC is represented in the ScotJOS selections for 2017.

  

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