Forres / Roseisle, 27/28 October
SOUL 9 was on Saturday 27 October, in Grant Park and Cluny Hill, Forres. This event was advertised as “mainly urban terrain but with a little bit of forest thrown in” - runners on some courses found rather more forest than they expected though. Everyone started with some controls in the woods on the steep slopes of Cluny Hill, before heading into urban terrain including the narrow streets and alleyways of the old part of the town, where there was lots of route choice due to a surprising number of dead ends.
It was a cold day, and though the weather started off clear and sunny, it unfortunately clouded over later on, and later starters suffered driving rain.
ESOC members in the top half of the results were:
M Open (22 competitors) – Duncan Robertson 10th
M Vet (25) – Mark Wood 12th
M Supervet (18) – Keith Brown 5th
W Supervet (15) – Alison Cunningham 1st, Sally Lindsay 7th
M Ultravet (14) – Martin Caldwell 1st, Les Dalgleish 4th
W Ultravet (11) – Margaret Dalgleish 1st, Eleanor Pyrah 2nd
M Young Junior (15) – Calum Robertson 7th
Further details about the event and full results (scroll down) are available on the Forres SOUL event page of the Moravian Orienteers website.
Scottish Orienteering Urban League details, including the latest league tables, are on the SOUL page of the Scottish Orienteering Association website.
SOL 5 took place on Sunday 28 October at Roseisle Forest, on the coast NE of Forres. The assembly area was in a clearing at the main Forestry Commission car park, and there were various refreshment options including ScotJOS cakes and a barbecue stall, as well as the Compass Point equipment stall. The Roseisle terrain is open pine forest on complex dunes, with a network of forest roads and paths. The forest was mostly quite runnable, but intricate contour detail called for careful navigation. The beach was a viable route choice on many courses.
It was another cold day, and again the weather was best in the morning, with rain later on.
ESOC members in the top half of the results for their course were:
Brown (36) – Duncan Robertson 1st
Short Brown (32 competitors) – Peter O’Hara 15th
Blue (76) – Ben Brown 9th, Keith Brown 23rd, Mark Wood 31st
Short Blue (40) – Alison Cunningham 3rd, Les Dalgleish 14th, Hanne Robertson 20th
Green (56) – Rachel Brown 2nd, Alastair Lessells 12th, Roger Scrutton 14th, Sally Lindsay 16th
Short Green (40) – Margaret Dalgleish 9th, Eleanor Pyrah 12th, Fiona Findlay 20th
Light Green (41) – Jamie Lawlor 13th, Jennifer Allison 18th
Orange (41) – Maja Robertson 2nd
Further details about the event and full results (scroll down) are available on the Roseisle SOL event page of the Moravian Orienteers website.
Details of all the events in this year’s Scottish Orienteering League, and the league tables, are on the SOL page of the Scottish Orienteering Association website.
The 2018 Scottish Junior Inter-Area competition took place in conjunction with these events, with the Relays on Saturday in Forres, and the Individual in conjunction with Sunday’s SOL event. Several ESOC juniors competed for the East area team. The North area won the competition. The results for this competition are here.
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