Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Blacket, Edinburgh (Sprintelope), 25th Jul

A very informal event with only one short and one long course.  Suitable for most people who have done some orienteering before. 


Image of the Blackford Hill and The Hermitage map

Blackford Hill, 21st Jul

ESOC local event in Edinburgh and the Lothians

rganiser's comments: This was local orienteering at its best.  Lovely weather, central area easy to get to, and good courses for the wide range of age and experience who came along.  It was great to see a number of families from the local area trying it out, and equally good to see experienced orienteers who know Blackford Hill well thinking hard and running hard on Mike's ingenious Score course.  Grateful thanks to everyone who worked hard behind the scenes to put the event on, and to everyone who came along to enjoy it. Janet Clark

Planners Report: The weather proved perfect for the Planner at least. I rather enjoyed the heat and the sunshine. Not so sure about my two trusty dogs but special thanks go out to Evie the Sprocker for running Walter round to victory on the SCORE.
The SCORE was a strategy Event and aimed at those who have orienteering experience but are looking for something different in a well used area. Top SCORE potentially was 450 points and the Optimum route was only 4.5km albeit involving a few contours. So well done to anybody getting near that. Mike Stewart.

I originally calculated the bonuses incorrectly, assuming the controls were to be tackled in the order listed. Of course, the correct way (as it said on the map) was to do them in ascending order. That meant the results posted here on the 22nd missed a lot of bonuses. I have now corrected that, and the more-accurate results are here. (23/7/18, Alistair Armitage).

On the Score course, the 'Penalties' column is the total of the positive bonuses, less any time penalties. Only a few people had time penalties, and this works out as a positive number for everybody.

Winsplits are here. Note these are not very relevant for the Score course.

Our next Local event is on 8th September at Lauriston Castle, at which everyone is equally welcome. 


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Judy Bell reports on the whole weekend of events.


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Croquet Social

Alison Wiseman of Moravian gives us her thoughts as a visitor to this ESOC social

A fun evening for all



Summer Socials

Fun events and social runs for members over the Summer

Why not come and relax at ESOC’s Summer social events? Next one is the Manor Valley Run on Monday 6th August


ESOC Necks

There are a few Trimtex Necks available at £8 each. If you would like one please contact Janet Clark ().


ESOC Jackets

The new ESOC Jackets have arrived and are now available for collection from Janet Clark.

Due to popular demand we will be making a second order in Mid July 2018. The Performance Jackets come in unisex (Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL), women’s styles (Sizes XS, S, M L, XL & XXL) and children’s 130, 140, 150 & 160.


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