Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

ESOA Championships - Deans &Dechmont Law, 6 November 2011

ESOC members won lots of trophies at the East of Scotland Championships in Livingston.

This event was organised by Interløpers, and used the courses that had originally been planned for the 2010 ESOA Championships, which had to be cancelled due to snow and ice. There was an interesting mix of urban, woodland and parkland legs, with plenty of route choice in the housing estates. The weather was bright and sunny, but it was wet underfoot, especially on grassy areas.

ESOC members in the top half of the results were:
Brown (30 competitors) – Mark Wood 7th, Andrew Lindsay 9th, Alistair Hindle 10th
Blue (52) – Rona Lindsay 3rd, Crawford Lindsay 12th, Roger Scrutton 15th, Martin Caldwell 20th, Keith Brown 21st, Nigel Fawthrop 22nd, Alistair Lessells 26th
Green (45) – Alison Cunningham 3rd, Janice Nisbet 9th, Ian Pyrah 11th, Rachel Fawthrop 14th, Maggie Scrugham 18th, Margaret Dalgleish 23rd
Short Green (13) – Eleanor Pyrah 5th, Fiona Findlay 6th
Orange (11) – Jamie Fawthrop 3rd
Yellow (18) – Rachel Brown 3rd, Ben Brown 4th, Euan Mackay 5th, Peter Fawthrop 7th, Marie Puyrigaud 9th

Congratulations to all the ESOC trophy winners:
Rachel Brown (W10), Rona Lindsay (W18), Alison Cunningham (W45), Janice Nisbet (W55), Mary Williams (W60), Eleanor Pyrah (W65), Janet Clark (W70), Andrew Lindsay (M18), Alistair Hindle (M35), Mark Wood (M40), Crawford Lindsay (M55), Roger Scrutton (M60), Bill Gauld (M70), Jim Clark (M75).

Special mention must go to Mike Stewart, who had a fantastic clean run to win the Blue course by a clear margin, only to realise that he had inadvertently crossed an out of bounds road. Mike did the honourable thing and disqualified himself, surrendering the M50 trophy as a result.

Full results and comments are available on the Interløpers website, and some photos from the prizegiving are available in the ESOC Gallery.