Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Meadows, Edinburgh (Sprintelope), 23rd May

World Orienteering Day maze event during the day followed by Sprintelope urban event in the evening

World Orienteering Day maze and other orienteering related activities from 11am to 4pm aimed at newcomers followed in the early evening by Sprintelope urban event for more experienced club orienteers. 

The results are here

ORGANISER’S COMMENTS: I expect participants in World Orienteering Day (WOD) experienced a wide range of climatic conditions throughout the world.  Here in Edinburgh it was a bit on the cold side, though lovely and sunny in the afternoon.  Good for running, though.  
The WOD activities during the day were fantastic.  ESOC provided the Maze, masterminded by Judy Bell and Ben Brown and enjoyed by eight Primary school classes and a number of passers-by of all ages, some delighted to rediscover orienteering  from their youth.  The INTerlopers club provided a range of activities related to orienteering, resulting in lots of happy children racing about the Meadows with intense concentration.  

The Sprintelope in the evening moved across to Bruntsfield Links to avoid the embargoed area of the Meadows.  The Yellow course for Juniors around the Links was enthusiastically received by, among others, a large group of local Scouts.   The urban courses visited areas new to many and enjoyable to all, with the sprint finish apparently especially competitive.
Thank you to everyone who came and helped us to contribute to the world-wide event which is WOD.
A thumb compass was left behind on the Registration table.  Contact me if it is yours.
Janet Clark       .



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