Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Falkirk Wheel Middle Distance event

13 March 2022

Forth Valley Orienteers organised a Middle Distance event to complement the CompassSport Cup heat the previous day. The start and finish were right beside the Falkirk Wheel, conveniently close to the car park. The terrain was deciduous woodland and scrub, with some open areas, and a network of small paths and tracks. The Antonine Wall runs through the area, with deep ditches and steep banks, and longer courses passed through Rough Castle Roman Fort. Many courses had loops, returning several times to the same control.
The weather was much better than the previous day, and there was even some warm sun.

ESOC results in the top half were:
   Blue (37 competitors) – Rachel Brown 2nd, Keith Brown 9th, Richard Oxlade 12th
   Green (35) – Alison Cunningham 1st, Les Dalgleish 11th, Martin Caldwell 17th
   Short Green (19) – Sally Lindsay 1st, Margaret Dalgleish 2nd, Judy Bell 5th, Janice Nisbet 6th, Rhona Fraser 10th
   Light Green (11) – Calum Robertson 1st, Megan Brown 4th, Robert Findlay 6th
   Yellow (5) – Ursula MacColl 3rd

Full results, including Routegadget, are on the Falkirk Wheel Middle Race page of the FVO website.


Image Gallery

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The Start, Falkirk Wheel, Sally Lindsay

The Start, Falkirk Wheel

View W from Rough Castle, David Robertson

View W from Rough Castle

Control 204, Antonine Wall ditch, David Robertson

Control 204, Antonine Wall ditch