ESOC

Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

Navigation

Mary Erskine School and Ravelston Woods

Local event in the East of Scotland series

Sat 22nd Mar 2014

Type of event: Local-(D)
Near: City of Edinburgh

The results are now available here.

Organiser's Comments

Good cool conditions for running – yes.  Wet – no.  Windy – only a little.   Varied terrain with easy parkland for Juniors and a wooded area for Orange and Green courses – yes.  Good planning – yes.  A challenge for everyone – I hope so.  Mains electricity and proper toilets – yes.  Mary Erskine and Ravelston Wood ticked all these boxes today.  We were delighted to welcome back lots of the people who have been to our Saturday events before, and lots of new ones who’d heard on the “parentmail” grapevine that it would be fun.   Grateful thanks to the larger than usual team of ESOC helpers and to the very co-operative staff of the Sports Centre.   Hope to see you all again soon.
Lost Property:  Small pair of black gloves with the thumbs cut off.  Contact me to get them back

Janet Clark  Organiser   0131 225 7771        janetclr@aol.com

Local event in the East of Scotland series.

  

Corstorphine Hill

Local event in the East of Scotland series

Sat 01st Mar 2014

Type of event: Local-(D)
Near: City of Edinburgh

The results are now available here.

Winsplits are here.

Organiser's Comments

What better way can there be to spend a beautiful spring afternoon than orienteering on Corstorphine Hill? No one was expecting the massive turnout we had - over 100 individuals or groups. It wasn't long before we had to copy out extra maps, and when we ran out of them we had to collect maps from finishers. Some of the yellow maps went around the course 3 times!


Corstorphine Hill is always a challenging area to orienteer in. There are lots of steep slopes and thick vegetation, although it's a little easier to fight through bushes at this time of year. The path network is very good - as long as you know which path you're on.
Lots of people had their first experience of orienteering today. Everyone I spoke to thoroughly enjoyed the courses and the challenge. We hope to see you at another event soon.

Thanks to everyone who attended, particularly for your patience with our shortage of maps. Thanks very much to Jim for planning such interesting courses, and to everyone who helped out on the day. Also, many thanks to the General Teaching Council for letting us use their car park.

Gemma Karatay   Organiser
 

Local event in the East of Scotland series.

  

ESOC Sprint O

ESOC's newest area, results now available!

Sun 09th Feb 2014

Type of event: District-(C)
Near: South Queensferry

Simple Results

Winsplits: Prologue | Chase

British Ranking points: Prologue | Chase (no points for chase due to format)

RouteGadget: Prologue | Chase

  

Cammo

Local event in the East of Scotland series

Sat 11th Jan 2014

Type of event: Local-(D)
Near: Edinburgh

Results now available.

Cammo is the ideal place for orienteering on a winter afternoon.  It’s safe, sheltered, varied and interesting.  It is quite busy with the public, many of them dog-walkers, but there is room for everyone.   We never know how many people are going to turn up on a Saturday (hence the need to copy some extra maps) and today it was a lot.  We're grateful to the Council for letting us use the Lodge as an indoor base for registration and results, and to the Friends of Cammo who do a lot to keep the area in good condition.
Lots of people had their first experience of orienteering today, and hopefully they found it a good one.  Many of the regular users of the grounds enjoyed seeing so many children running about.  Many regular orienteers enjoyed the challenge of new courses here based on the updated Permanent Course.  Lots and lots of Juniors completed their Record Cards and got new ones.   Many of them had already completed a training session at the Royal High School earlier in the day. 
These events don’t happen without a lot of hard work, and I’m grateful to the ESOC members who kept their noses to the grindstone on Registration and Download (in the warm building)  and the Start (on the cold track).  We finished up taking in controls in the moonlight; which was quite fun too.

Janet Clark   Organiser   0131 225 7771    janetclr@aol.com

  

Royal High School and Davidson’s Mains Park

Local event in the East of Scotland series

Sat 23rd Nov 2013

Type of event: Local-(D)
Near: City of Edinburgh

Results now available!

It was pretty busy at the Royal High School Sports Club this afternoon.  Mini-rugby, schools rugby, adult rugby – and orienteering!  We had a nice warm indoor space for Registration, a rather colder outside space for preliminary discussions and looking at the maps, and a newly-extended map of Davidson's Mains Park to include the Royal High School grounds to run on.  There was plenty of room for everyone, and we were delighted to see lots of people trying orienteering for the first time, especially from the Primary Schools Cluster associated with the RHS.
Most of the large team of ESOC helpers nearly lost either their voices or their fingertips or both,  working in the crowded indoor room or the frosty outside; but it was worth it!  Grateful thanks to all of them.  The Park was lovely in the winter sunshine (till the sun went down).
Thanks are also due to the Friends of Davidson’s Mains Park who provided £25 worth of sponsorship in the form of vouchers for non-member families to enter future ESOC events; and to Phil Williams from the Sports Club who helped us enormously with tables, chairs, space for Registration, and generally welcoming us among all the rugby gangs.

Janet Clark, Organiser            0131 225 7771     janetclr@aol.com

Local event in the East of Scotland series

  

Edinburgh Weekend, Cross Country Event

Sun 10th Nov 2013

Type of event: District-(C)
Near: Edinburgh

Simple Results

WinSplits

RouteGadget

South of Scotland League points

British Ranking points
 

Comments - Organiser

Plenty of people have had bad experiences on the Pentland Hills; but today our luck was in.  I heard quite  a few people say something along the lines of: “ I think I'll come back to Dreghorn; it’s not so bad after all.  That's what we want!  It was at its best today, with bonus views of snow-covered hills to the north.  Icy north-facing slopes remained slippery all day, but the sun was warm in the sheltered spots.  It was lovely watching the kids on the String Course silhouetted against the sky on the ridge of Chucklie Knowe.
Grateful thanks to the Controller John Biggar for keeping us right in several small but important ways.  Terry’s courses were much praised.  On a good day,there's nothing to beat a good run on the Pentlands!  Thank you to all who helped and all who competed on the day.

Janet Clark  Organiser    0131 225 7771  janetclr@aol.com

LOST PROPERTY  One single black ski-glove; quite small size.  Contact me if it’s yours.

  

Page 2 of 9 pages  < 1 2 3 4 >  Last ›