Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Hillend Park

Evening local event and part of WORLD ORIENTEERING DAY 2016

Wed 11th May 2016

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

Results now available, including splits    Note that one competitor on the Orange course didn't download before heading home so no time is included.  We know the competitor punched the clear, start and finish boxes and was safely back in the car park so we can work out a total time.  We don't however know if all the correct controls for the Orange course were punched so we have had to leave this competitor off the final results.  

Hope you all enjoyed a lovely evening at Hillend to help celebrate World Orienteering Day!

Organiser, Ewart Scott writes:  Thanks to those who attended the ESOC local event at Hillend.  As with many local events, it’s great to see so many families attending.  The turn out of over eighty was a great contribution to World Orienteering Day.

Mark’s courses were very well received, especially the Spanish Score, where competitors had to keep a tally of controls already visited to ensure they all were.  Counting occasionally proved a problem!  Conditions with the descending mist and decreasing visibility increased the technical challenge more so on the upper parts of the hill.

Unusually, an SI unit failed.  I hope this didn’t cause too much time loss to those who visited that control.

Thanks too, to all the ESOC helpers including the control collectors.

Our next local event is at Bonaly on 18th June 2016hope to see you there.


Castlelaw Local Event

Local event in the East of Scotland series

Sat 16th Apr 2016

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

The results are available here. Winsplits for the event are here.

LOST PROPERTY: Blue polar buff.  Please email  with details.

Something for everyone, whatever their orienteering skill level, at this local event.


ESOC Long O, Castlelaw

Sat 16th Apr 2016

Type of event: Long
Near: Penicuik

The results are here. The local event results are also included. The points for the missing controls have been manually added.

LOST PROPERTY: Blue polar buff.  Please email  with details.

Controller's Comments

I would like to thank the Planner, Organisers and the many volunteers that helped to bring a fantastic day of orienteering. We are very grateful for all the positive feedback we got from you.
We did encounter problems on the day with some controls going missing, which affected every course.   In the published results we've given the benefit of the doubt to everyone who completed their course except for the missing controls.  But it is not possible to give a result to anyone who didn't punch the Finish control, which unfortunately included almost everyone except those on the Score Course.   
 A problem with the map scales, which should have been picked up, resulted in the actual course lengths being much longer than the stated distances.  We do apologise most sincerely for this. 
Also, maps were printed at 1:40,000 not the 1:25,000 marked on the map, and the print quality of the maps was not as good as we would have liked.  All these factors combined to make everyone's run much longer and seem much harder than intended. 
Thanks again to everyone who contributed to the great spirit of this ambitious event, despite the problems.   
Jim Martin (ESOC)   Controller

An opportunity to enjoy some longer orienteering courses on the Pentland Hills.


Mary Erskine School and Ravelston Woods

Local event in the East of Scotland series

Sat 19th Mar 2016

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

First of all, if you or your children were trying Orienteering today, welcome to the sport, and we hope to see you again soon. If you enjoyed it, your next local event could be at Vogrie Country Park on 2nd April (see link on Events page for further details). To develop your Orienteering skills contact ESOC for Junior and Senior training sessions. 
Today's event was attended by over 100 participants in splendid warm sunshine. The courses ranged from White around the school grounds to Light Green taking in the woods plus fast zig zags in the grounds. There was a lot of opportunity for playing, picnicking and sunbathing after completing your courses. 
Thankyou for respecting the taped Out of Bounds area (waterlogged playing fields and very tempting long-jump sand pit), and of course thankyou for coming. 
Katherine Kirk, Co-Organiser

The results for today's event is here. The winsplits are here

A local event with something for everyone.


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.


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