Callander Crags, 12 March
The 2022 Scottish heat for the CompassSport Cup and Trophy was organised by Forth Valley Orienteers, at Callander Crags. This is a new area, on the steep hillside above the town of Callander. The start and finish were fairly close to the car park. The terrain was quite varied, with coniferous plantation near the start, open moorland further up, silver birch woodland in the NE of the area on the longer courses and beautiful beech forest in the SE. The beech forest was dissected by very steep narrow gullies, which were very muddy. There were some patches of windblown trees and other dense vegetation in places. Most found their courses quite tough.
The weather was mixed, with some heavy showers, and sunny intervals later on.
ESOC counts as a large club, and were competing with FVO in the CompassSport Cup heat. ESOC scored 2394 points, and FVO scored 2471 points. ESOC had competitors in nearly all of the CompassSport Cup classes, with 25 to count.
The winning team qualifies for the final, and if that club came 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the previous final, then the team in 2nd place also qualifies. FVO came 2nd in the previous CompassSport Cup Final, so this year ESOC have also qualified.
The final will be on Sunday 16 October at Devilla & Tulliallan, in Fife, also hosted by FVO.
ESOC’s counting scorers were:
1 - Brown: Paul Clatworthy (97)
2 - Short Brown: Martin Quirke (98)
3 - Blue Women: Rachel Brown (100), Helen Bridle (99), Alison O’Neil (97), Sabine Oechsner (95)
4 - Blue Men: Finlay Ross (94), Terry Johnstone (93)
5 - Green Women: Alison Cunningham (98), Helena Nolan (93), Hanne Robertson (91)
6 - Green Men: Keith Brown (99), Les Dalgleish (95), Roger Garnett (94), Crawford Lindsay (93)
7 - Veterans Short Green: Janice Nisbet (96), Roger Scrutton (95), Sally Lindsay (93), Rhona Fraser (92)
8B - Junior Women: Maja Robertson (100)
9B - Orange Women: Megan Brown (94)
10 - Supervet Short Green: Margaret Dalgleish (100), Eleanor Pyrah (98), Anne Stevenson (96), Katy Lessells (94)
Full results including team scores for both Cup and Trophy, along with Routegadget, are on the CompassSport Cup & Trophy Scottish Qualifier 2022 page of the FVO website.
Further information about the CompassSport Cup and Trophy is available on the CompassSport Cup Coordinator’s page.
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