Ten-Pin Bowling at Fountain Park
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Provisional results for the SOSOL event at Corstorphine hill are here.
Winsplits are here.
PLANNER’S COMMENTS: Alison Cunningham writes - Planning the courses on Corstorphine Hill was fun and I hope you all enjoyed the Hill nearly as much as I do. I tried to keep you in the nicest bits but inevitably there had to be slippy, hilly and brambly parts, although the weather and the paths were about the best I have seen in recent weeks! What fun I had creating a path through the brambles in a blizzard and sliding down the slopes backwards during storm Ciara! As much as I loved the planning I found the computer techie bit much more difficult and my huge thanks to Martin for all his help and patience in creating such a pretty map which was printed on time! Although slightly embarrassed by the enormous size of the map and equally enormous size of the control circles I only heard favourable comments about the clarity of this - many thanks to those who didn’t have a moan!
My apologies to the wee ones on the white course who spent most of their course in the full force of the cold Westerly breeze and to those working on the start which also had little shelter. I was interested to hear all the different course route choices and even some I hadn’t thought of - apparently the mid-green vegetation wasn’t too bad to get through even if it looked pretty awful to me; although some will fight through anything to avoid losing height! I was sad that nobody I had spoken to had spotted the wallabies from the crag on LG/Bl/Br courses but was delighted by the many really favourable comments - there are some lovely wooded areas on the map at this time of year. All participants were accounted for at the end, which is always a good thing, although to the 3 who finished after some considerable time on the LG course - don’t assume No 7 will be in the same place at the CATI event on the 14th March!
Many thanks to Anne for hassle free and beautiful organisation and for a really lovely string course in an area of the woods that I have never ventured into and was really pretty. And many thanks to Martin and Ken for helping put out the controls and to Helena, Hanne, Dave, Crawford, Sally, Katy, Alastair and Peter for collecting controls in. Special thanks of course to Ken for checking my courses and keeping my right throughout.
While I was putting the controls out I realised just how much I love seeing a control kite sited in the woods and as I sat and watched everyone dashing about around me was reminded what a great sport for all orienteering is.
Thanks for coming!
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A few ESOC members made the long journey south for this year’s British Night Championships, bringing back 3 trophies.
The first event of the 2020 Scottish Orienteering League was organised by Moravian Orienteers, as part of their “Winter Warmer” weekend, and took place in lovely sunny weather, despite Storm Dennis raging elsewhere.
This year’s Scottish Night Championships was part of the “Winter Warmer” weekend hosted by Moravian Orienteers, and there were several medal winners from ESOC.
The second event in the 2020 Scottish Orienteering Urban League was hosted by ESOC, with plenty of members competing as well as helping, and several class winners.
ESOC turned out in force for the annual Big Weekend organised by Edinburgh University Orienteering Club, with 3 contrasting events and several ESOC prizewinners in the City Race.