Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Sprintelope, Livingston, 19th Jun

ESOC local evening event

Very low key urban event.


Image of the Covenanters Wood map

Covenanters Wood, 15th Jun

ESOC local event in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Excellent little wood with something for everyone, whatever their skill level and experience.

Results are here

Winsplits are here

Organiser’s Comments:  Jo Rose writes - Would you fancy organising an event this year?' asked Janet in that winning way of hers... Back in the depths of winter it seemed a long way off, but it's been good fun and I've learned a lot. Covenanters Wood is a compact area but packed with features for interesting courses from Mark.
It was super to see plenty of people of all ages trying orienteering, some through leaflets and a local school assembly celebrating the success of their team at the Scottish Schools event. In the middle of a wet few weeks we managed a mostly sunny day too which was a bonus. Almost 120 entries kept Eleanor and her team in the computing tent typing furiously.
Huge thanks to the team of volunteers from ESOC who made it happen. Good to have some of our capable juniors helping too - well done Thea, Ursula, Robbie, Tim and Rachel. Special shout out to Judy who has mentored me with grace and tact along the learning curve. More to learn I'm sure!



ESOC Summer Barbecue (at Scottish 6 Days)

Put the date in your diary now

An opportunity to chill out with other ESOC members during the 6 Days.  


Jamie Stevenson Trophy

Jamie Stevenson Trophy 2019

Glen Gynack, Kingussie, 9 June

ESOC juniors had a good trip north to the Jamie Stevenson Trophy event.


SSOF 2019

Hopetoun House, 7 June

ESOC juniors had a great day out at the 2019 Scottish Schools’ Orienteering Festival, and won medals in several classes.


SOUL 6, 2019

South Queensferry, 2 June

The sixth event in the 2019 Scottish Orienteering Urban was organised by ESOC, and saw many club members helping before or after their run. There were some excellent results, including 5 class winners.



An Introduction to Coaching and Training

This is the first of a series of articles by Roger Scrutton, on how you might improve your orienteering through coaching and training, by yourself (so-called self-coaching), with a friend, or with a coach. In this introduction a distinction is made between coaching and training, and we look at the Step System as a framework for progressing in the sport.


Scottish Championships 2019

Dalbeattie Forest / Drumlanrig Woods 25/26 May

The West Area clubs organised the 2019 Scottish Orienteering Championships. The Individual event was at Dalbeattie Forest, and the Relay event was at Drumlanrig. There was a good turnout from ESOC, with results including 4 Scottish champions and several other podium places.


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