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WOC Extra!

WOC EXTRA! is an informal social and orienteering programme. The aim is very simple: to give you extra fun while you are in Edinburgh. We can’t wait to welcome all WOC Tourists to Edinburgh. We hope you have an absolutely amazing time in Scotland and find lots of controls!We hope WOC EXTRA! will enh

Wed 10 Jul 2024

July Social 2024Monday 1st July, Musselburgh Lagoons

June’s social took place at Musselburgh lagoons, where our Canoe-O practice is going from strength to strength. Organised by Hanne and David for the second year, the date was met with immediate acclaim, both by paddlers who had enjoyed themselves last time and also those who had missed out but heard

Tue 9 Jul 2024Read more…

June Social 2024Monday 17th June, Pentland Skyline Run

The annual club pilgrimage into the Pentland Hills this year had ‘added interest’ due to the weather forecast suggesting periods of dampness and thundery showers around the time that club members would be out. Indeed, just at the suggested meeting time a loud clap was observed over the hills - one g

Sat 22 Jun 2024Read more…

Jamie Stevenson Trophy 2024The Hermitage (Dunkeld), 16 June

Sunday saw the 2024 edition of the annual junior inter-club competition, with a crack squad of 13 ESOC juniors (lucky for some!) venturing into the forests of Dunkeld, claiming a Bronze medal and in our biased opinion the smartest team turnout with ESOC kit and war paint on point!

Fri 21 Jun 2024Read more…

SOL 3, 2024North Pentlands, 9 June

ESOC organised the third event in this year’s Scottish Orienteering League, in the familiar surroundings of the North Pentland Hills.

Wed 12 Jun 2024Read more…

British MTBO Championships 2024Callendar/Devilla/Beecraigs, 7-9 June

Over the weekend of 7th-9th June, Scotland managed an unfortunate fixtures clash between Taylor Swift's debut UK concert at Murrayfield and our own 3-day festival of fast and furious pedalling round the forests of Falkirk (Sprint @ Callendar Park, Long @ Devilla Forest, Middle at Beecraigs). However

Tue 11 Jun 2024Read more…

SSOF 2024Drumpellier Country Park, 7 June

The 2024 Scottish Schools’ Orienteering Festival was organised by STAG (St Andrew’s Orienteering Club), and ESOC juniors enjoyed the day, with some great results.

Sat 8 Jun 2024Read more…

SCOnanza 2024Edinburgh, 31 May - 2 June

SCOnanza 2024 was the second Scottish Turf Open Championships. The format was similar to the first Open events, held the previous autumn, and it was another great success - a busy weekend of events and socials, again attracting competitors from far and wide.

Wed 5 Jun 2024Read more…

May Social 2024Roseburn, Tuesday, 21 May

Sarah McAdam writes: Our May Social brought us to Roseburn in the West of Edinburgh for a Harry Potter themed 60 minute orienteering score event. Firstly the Sorting Hat got to work, allocating club members to one of the four houses, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Some competitors

Tue 28 May 2024Read more…

Scottish Championships 2024Craig Leach & Roseisle, 25-26 May

Inverness played host to the 2024 Scottish Orienteering Championships, with the quality terrain attracting over 350 competitors including a fair few pilgrims from south of the border. ESOC managed a turnout of 30 competitors with ages spanning from 12 to 80 years old, who admired the bluebells, enth

Mon 27 May 2024Read more…

SoSOL 4, 2024Balkello Hill, 19 May

The fourth event in the 2024 South of Scotland Orienteering League was organised by Tayside Orienteers (the third event was unfortunately cancelled due to bad weather).

Wed 22 May 2024Read more…

STAG Glasgow City Race weekendGlasgow Caledonian Uni, Kelvingrove Park, City Centre

Glasgow hosted the first of the "Euro City Race Tour" series last weekend, combined with some head-scratching indoor O at Glasgow university, and a WOC-relevant sprint (relay) at Kelvingrove Park. ESOC members were delighted to don their skimpiest racing vests and shorts, safe in the knowledge that

Tue 14 May 2024Read more…

Sprint Scotland 2024Glenrothes, 4/5 May

Sprint Scotland 2024 was organised by Masterplan Adventure and featured 3 separate events, all in complex urban terrain, including the 3rd event in the 2024 Scottish Orienteering Urban League.

Wed 8 May 2024Read more…

British Middle Champs + Northern Champs 2024Danefield / Kilnsey South, 27-28 April

A double-header Yorkshire weekend didn't stint on orienteering riches, offering bouldery forest fun at the British Middle Championships at Danefield followed by challenging exposed moorland for the Northern Champs at Kilnsey South. ESOC came away with 2 shiny Silver medals for Janice and Eleanor in

Mon 29 Apr 2024Read more…

Scottish Middle Champs + SOL 2, 2024Hill of Alyth & Balfour, 21-22 April

A double weekend saw relieved Scottish orienteers returning to home terrain with such comments as "my O shoes are now clean of mud from the British" and "proper technical orienteering". At Saturday's Middle Championships event, ESOC runners achieved some great results including 2 Golds, 3 Silvers, a

Mon 22 Apr 2024Read more…

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