Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Corstorphine Hill

Local event in the East of Scotland series. Suitable for orienteers of all skill levels.

Sat 13th Feb 2016

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

Orienteering is not for the fainthearted!  This was decisively demonstrated today by Planners, Competitors and Club Helpers alike.  It wasn't easy to put out the controls in the cold sleet during the morning.  It certainly wasn't easy to even make your way to the Start through the muddy field, let alone find all your controls and keep your feet (mostly) out on the hill.  But everyone came back smiling; the younger runners, being the muddiest, perhaps smiling most of all. 
It definitely was not easy to man the Start and the Finish in the gathering snowstorm, or to stand in the cold tent and the even colder "lean-to" shelter, registering and downloading everyone.   And perhaps the hardest job of all was taking in the controls, undoing all the Gripples, in the gathering darkness. 
Well done and thank you very much to Planners, Competitors and Club Helpers alike for taking part in this memorable event.
Janet Clark 

The results from today's event are here. Winsplits for the event are here

Picture of the snowy start.

A few photos from the event are available in the Corstorphine Hill Feb 2016 album in ESOC's Google Album Archive.

A local event but with something suitable for orienteers at all skill levels.


ESOC Sprint-O, Scottish Sprint Champs & bto SOUL 2

Sun 07th Feb 2016

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

Times should now have been adjusted for the delayed start. If you spot any errors please email the webmaster.

Overall Results

Overall Sprint O Results

Prologue (inc Scottish Sprint Championships)

Simple Results (with splits)


Routegadget (Adult Courses)

Routegadget (Junior Courses)

BOF Ranking Points


Simple Results (with splits)


Routegadget (all courses)

BOF Results (no ranking points for chase events)

Lost Property

The following items of lost property accumulated over the weekend of ESOC events. Some items were left at the Scottish Night Championships at North Pentland Hills and others at the Scottish Sprint Championships/SOUL 2/ESOC Sprint O at South Queensferry.

Foster Grant +2.00 spectacles in brown diamond chequered slip case
Thumb Compass
Pink Buff
Black 1000 mile The Ultimate gloves
Octavian Droobers O top
Black Helly Hansen thermal long sleeved top
Lands End grey zipped fleece
MAROC medium? club jacket
Berghaus medium lightweight over trousers

Vapro control holder (M or W Vet)

If any of the above belong to you, please email  to discuss and arrange return.


Scottish Night Championships, North Pentland Hills

Sat 06th Feb 2016

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

The results are available here. The winsplits are here



Various items of lost property were found after the Scottish Night Championships.  These were taken to the Sprint event the next day at South Queensferry but remain unclaimed.  These items are listed, along with lost property from the Sprint event on the web item for the South Queensferry Sprint.  If you lost something at the Night Champs please have a look there for full details of what was left behind over both events and a contact email to arrange return. 

The area to be used for this event will be the North Pentland Hills which includes part of the Bonaly Park map, used for the attached thumbnail map.


Cammo Estate

Local event in the East of Scotland series

Sat 16th Jan 2016

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

Organiser's comments:

It is just amazing that over 200 people can have such a good time on a freezing cold afternoon in a city park!   Thank you so much to everyone for coming to enjoy it.  (I gather that the "skating rink" on the White Course was one of the main attractions!)   Everyone was here; first-timers, old hands, old people, young families; good runners, self-confessed plodders.  It just goes to show what we already know, that absolutely everyone can enjoy orienteering at their own level.  At the beginning of a New Year, let's hope many of you will continue to do lots more orienteering.

A slight hiccup in the results processing has meant that  a few people do not appear on the published results.   However everyone received their individual splits printout, so would be able to see where they had come in the results.   I'm sorry about this; it was just a glitch on the day.

The results are here. Winsplits are here.

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


Royal High School and Davidson’s Mains Park

Local event in the East of Scotland Orienteering Association (ESOA) Winter series

Sat 14th Nov 2015

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

I can hardly believe that this event managed to squeeze into the window of calm between Storm Abigail and the next lot of heavy rain.  There was snow on the Pentlands ; but down here it was fine till about 5pm.

Two special things about this afternoon were Ailsa's twelfth birthday party (complete with compass-shaped cake and good performances on the Orange course  by her and her friends) and a large group from the local Boys' Brigade (who tackled the Yellow course with their leaders and are all keen to do lots more orienteering).  In addition there was a brave turnout (because it could easily have been quite cold and wet) both of regular orienteers of all ages and of first-timers.

We are very grateful to Dominic from the Sports Hub who welcomed us to make ourselves at home along with  all the other activities going on in and around it, to today's Planner Eddie Harvey, Controlled and assisted by Mike Stewart and Calvin Crane and to the team of ESOC helpers.

That's it for 2015 now; our next Local Event is at Cammo on Saturday 16th January.  Keep up your training over Christmas and New Year! 

Janet Clark      Organiser    0131 225 7771   

The results are here. Winsplits are here.

Local event in the East of Scotland Orienteering Association (ESOA) Winter series


Hopetoun House (SoSOL 1 and ESOA Championships)

South of Scotland Orienteering League 1, incorporating East of Scotland Individual Championships

Sun 11th Oct 2015

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

The results and splits are here. Winsplits are here.

List of ESOA Champions

Planners Comments

Thank you to all who came to sample the pleasures of running through Hopetoun House grounds and estate on a beautiful autumn day.  The courses were planned to offer the challenge of quick decision making and route choice, as I was aware that no control sites were going to be too hard to find, nor was the terrain going to be overly physical. 
Unfortunately the overprint of the red line demarcating the boundaries that were uncrossable was not terribly clear on the map.  However we hoped that everyone would be aware of these restrictions by reading their final details and seeing the maps and notices in the start lanes.  However once out in the terrain it was much more difficult to see what was crossable and what wasn’t and a few people did try to cross where they should not have.  Thank you to those who were honest enough to own up and apologies to those who found it difficult to read.
Despite the lengths being considerably longer than the straight line route, and the climb on the longer courses being far from “negligible” as stated on the final details (!)  the winning times were as expected.  Congratulations to all who won trophies.
Many thanks to Hopetoun House and Estate for allowing us access to this delightful area, and especial thanks to Maree Morison, Head Ranger who was very helpful throughout the planning process.
Katy Lessells


Adidas trainers (kandolia)  Black & grey with red soles.  Found in the car park.

"Mountain Equipment" top, grey with green trim.

Contact Janet Clark 0131 225 7771   

This is the first South of Scotland Orienteering League (SoSOL) event of the season and will incorporate the East of Scotland Orienteering Association (ESOA) individual championships. START LIST and FINAL DETAILS are both now available.


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