The Glasgow Parks Championships is an annual event, featuring 3 separate events in one day. The location of the first park is announced a couple of days before the event, and the others are only revealed on the day. There’s a competition to guess which parks will be used, and Crawford Lindsay won this, for the second year running.
The first race was at Springburn Park, NE of the city centre, a fairly small park with a variety of terrain, including a rockery with some very slippery paths. The second race was at Kelvingrove Park, a formal city park by the River Kelvin, with plenty of confusing features. The event centre for the second race was at the Kelvin Hall, which offered welcome facilities and a chance to warm up. The first two races had allocated start times, and there was a chasing start for the final race, at Cathkin Braes, on the southern edge of the city. This is a country park with more traditional orienteering terrain, a complete contrast to the first two races.
The weather was overcast but dry, though a bit chilly at times. Underfoot conditions were very wet at all three parks.
Congratulations to the ESOC prizewinners:
Les Dalgleish – Super Veteran Men
Janice Nisbet – Super Veteran Women
Other top ten ESOC results were:
Open Men – Tom Ryan 4th, Andrew Dalgleish 9th, Andrew Lindsay 10th
Open Women – Rona Lindsay 6th, Heather Thomson 9th
Veteran Men – Mark Wood 10th
Veteran Women – Helena Nolan 3rd
Super Veteran Men – Alastair Lessells 2nd
Super Veteran Women – Margaret Dalgleish 2nd, Mary Williams 3rd, Katy Lessells 4th
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