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British Orienteering Championships 2024Mulgrave Woods, 13-14 April

ESOC turned mud and brambles into Gold and Silver at the 2024 BOC Individual, anointing Eleanor W80 British Champion and Janice Nisbet W70 runner-up, with prizes awarded by BOF President Steve Cram! Next day, Helen Bridle ran a spectacular first leg in the Women's Premier relay to come back over 3 m

Tue 16 Apr 2024Read more…

Sconanza 2024aka The Scottish Turf Open Championships

We are delighted to publish the Advance Information for this event taking place from Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June 2024 hosted by Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club (ESOC)

Sat 6 Apr 2024Read more…

JK 2024Loughboro Uni / Cannock / Stanton Moor, 29 Mar - 1 Apr

An East Midlands + West Midlands collaboration for the 2024 JK saw our ESOC contingent dotting between fast and furious university campus sprinting to the mudbaths of Beaudesert for a physical Middle & Long, and finally back to the drizzly but highly enjoyable moors and mines of the Peak Distric

Tue 2 Apr 2024Read more…

SoSOL 2, 2024Balgone Heughs, 24 March

ELO organised the second South of Scotland Orienteering League event of the year, on a fine spring day.

Wed 27 Mar 2024Read more…

ESMS / ESOC Collaboration on home turfLocal Event at Mary Erskine School & Ravelston Woods

A willing band of pupil volunteers from ESMS (Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools) orienteering club helped to organise ESOC's Local event in March.

Sun 24 Mar 2024Read more…

March Social 2024Newington, Tuesday 19th March

Vicente Lopez reports: It was a lovely evening at the Clarks' house, where the start, finish line, and post-event were located for this social, with the race going through Newington and Mayfield. A remarkable number of ESOC runners, dressed in the green, red, and white to celebrate this Italian-them

Sun 24 Mar 2024Read more…

Scottish Spring (SOL 1) weekend 2024Torinturk / Tarbert Castle / Corranbuie, 16-17 March

Masterplan Adventure organised a packed weekend of 3 orienteering events in tough and technical west coast terrain, incorporating SOL1 at Corranbuie.

Thu 21 Mar 2024Read more…

SoSOL 1, 2024Dalkeith Park, 10 March

The first South of Scotland Orienteering League event of the year was organised by ESOC and saw a great turnout from the club, with many helping as well as competing.

Tue 19 Mar 2024Read more…

Scottish Night Championships weekend 2024Dumfries, 24/25 February

Solway Orienteers organised this weekend of orienteering - the 2024 Scottish Night Championships on Saturday, and the second event in this year’s Scottish Orienteering Urban League on Sunday.

Tue 27 Feb 2024Read more…

February Social 2024Pollock Halls, Tuesday 20th February

Alison Harding reports: “It was a chilly evening when ESOC members gathered outside the Commonwealth Pool, looking enviously at the warm interior. However Sabine soon made us forget that as she explained the event we were about to do - it seemed complicated! Everyone gathered in teams of two or thr

Wed 21 Feb 2024Read more…

CompassSport Cup Scottish Heat 2024Birnam Hill, 18 February

ESOC have qualified for the CompassSport Trophy Final, following a good turnout for the Scottish heat, and some great results.

Mon 19 Feb 2024Read more…

British Night Championships 2024Hawse End, Saturday 10 February

A few ESOC members travelled to the Lake District for a weekend of events, and brought home two trophies from the British Night Championships, plus several medals.

Tue 13 Feb 2024Read more…

Edinburgh Big Weekend 202426-28 January

Edinburgh University Orienteering Club’s Big Weekend had a Sprint theme ahead of WOC 2024 - it was a great weekend with some excellent results from ESOC members.

Mon 29 Jan 2024Read more…

Burns Night Social - 2024Monday 22 January

ESOC’s Burns Night festivities featured a score orienteering activity in and around the Burdiehouse Burn, Liberton, followed by the legendary ESOC Burns supper. Eleanor Pyrah (planner of the orienteering) sent this report.

Wed 24 Jan 2024Read more…

Hair of the Dog social - 2024Tuesday 2nd January

The annual Hair of the Dog event saw an excellent turnout of ESOC members; more being in attendance than any year in recent memory. It was cool and dry overhead, but very muddy/wet underfoot particularly on the grassy areas. Once underway however it was very pleasant indeed!

Tue 2 Jan 2024Read more…

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