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Figgate Park, 16th Mar

ESOC local event in Edinburgh and the Lothians

EVENT STILL ON. Figgate Park is low lying, quite near the coast, and not affected by snow. Attractive city park which provides good orienteering for beginners and improvers but there will also be something for experienced orienteers.

Results are here.

ORGANISER'S COMMENTS: It was touch and go whether to cancel this event due to the weather warnings; but I'm glad we didn't!  Once you get out into the sleety rain, three degrees above freezing, it's really not that bad, as evidenced  by the large number of first-timers who tried it and had a great time.  The sheltered park, with an urban option on the Green Course, catered well for everyone. There were wildlife bonuses in sightings of otters and nesting swans.  Local people, and Parkrunners too, came to try out this new activity in the Figgate Park, and  experienced orienteers enjoyed the urban option outside the park.   
Grateful thanks to all club helpers, including the many Juniors,  who battled with frozen fingers to do all the jobs, and to the competitors who made it all worthwhile. 
Janet Clark     
 

  

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