Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

British Orienteering Championships 2016Brown Clee, 30 April - 1 May

Just two ESOC members travelled south for the 2016 British Long Championships event – congratulations to Rachel Brown, who won a bronze medal.

The British Orienteering Championships were at Brown Clee and Burwarton Estate, SW of Bridgnorth, in Shropshire.

The Individual event was on Saturday 30 April. Brown Clee is the highest hill in Shropshire (540m), with rugged open moorland on the hilltop, and steep mature woodland on the eastern slopes of the hill, where there is a network of forest tracks. The moorland is complex; it has intricate contour detail, due to many depressions and pits, and is quite tussocky and boggy. There were various fences throughout the area that could only be crossed at marked crossing points.

Rachel Brown had a great run against some strong competition, and came 3rd in W14A. Judy Bell also did well, coming 4th in W45S.

The Relay event was in the southern part of the same area on Sunday 1 May; ESOC did not enter any teams this year.

Full results, including Routegadget and other analysis, are available here.

The Individual race was the 8th event in the 2016 UK Orienteering League. League tables and other details are on the UK Orienteering League page of the British Orienteering website. After this event, ESOC was lying 22nd in the club league.

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