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Cademuir, 17th Sep

South of Scotland Orienteering League (SoSOL)

A welcome return to Cademuir near Peebles, last used in Spring 2011.

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Organisers Comments

Thank you to all who attended our SoSOL at Cademuir - it's 6 years since our last visit to this wonderful, varied area and the return was overdue.  After a rather wet week in the borders no one was quite sure what Sunday would bring but the weather, although cool at times, remained largely dry. After a brief delay to the start-for which we apologise- competition got underway and all who cared to voice an opinion seemed to enjoy themselves. Thank you to Martin and Ken for the very well received courses.

The day otherwise ran fairly smoothly, so thank you to all involved. Special thanks goes to Peebles High School for an excellent registration and parking area and to Patricia Anderson and the Forestry Commission for allowing us to use the area. 

Tyler, organiser 

These are the simple results

These are the winsplits

Here is the Routegadget for the event

Controllers comments

I hope you all enjoyed your day out on Cademuir.  It’s a beautiful place, with stunning views, so I hope you looked up and took it all in.  I also hope you enjoyed Martin’s courses.  I certainly enjoyed working with him and know he avoided most of the steep and overgrown areas, albeit some climb was unavoidable.  The results indicate that some of the courses were slightly long, which I should have spotted, sorry.  I also apologise for the delay to the first starts.    

It was also a pleasure to work with Tyler.  Although he was new to organising, he got on with his tasks and delivered an excellent event.  The event was also heavily supported by Janet Clark, Bill Stevenson and the many ESOC volunteers. 

Thank you all. 

With more time and more volunteers, we might have picked up more than the 100+ map corrections we captured and might have been able to share more tasks including control hanging.  This is not a criticism, as it is a common problem across the sport; however, I would like to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to learn to plan, organise or control events.  These roles can be just as rewarding as competing and Cademuir was a good example, as I spent many happy hours on the hill, enjoying stunning views of purple heather clad hills and catching sunburn.  If you want to discuss what is involved, look for me at another event and have a chat.  I am happy to help.

Ken Daly (Controller)

PLANNER’S COMMENTS:
 
When I took on the challenge of planning this event I had never visited Cademuir before, so I had a lot to learn about this varied and detailed area, however it was good to have no idea of where the earlier courses went. The forestry side of the map has changed enormously since our last event here, with extensive felling and new paths all over the place. Many thanks to Bill Stevenson for updating the map again and again.
 
For an interesting route, the easiest courses had to wind their way up through the woods. At a couple of places this winding route became so complex and confusing that we needed to use tape to guide competitors safely through. Other courses had a mixture of forestry, with the choice of a short tricky route through trees or a longer safe one along paths, and open hillside, where detailed contours, cliffs and rocks were important. It will be interesting to see the route choices, specially on the long legs.
 
I am indebted to Ken Daly who provided me with great help, both advisory and practical, throughout the process and to everyone in the club whose combined work made this event run smoothly.
 
Martin (Planner)

  

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