Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

Glasgow Parks Championships 20131 December

ESOC members enjoyed the 15th Glasgow Parks Championships, with some good results and 2 class winners.

The Glasgow Parks Championships is an annual competition, featuring three separate events in one day. The location of the first park is announced just before the event, and the others are only revealed during the event itself. The first two races have allocated start times, with a chasing start for the final race, which is longer than the others.

This year the weather was beautiful, with blues skies and sunshine all day.
The first race was at Garscube Sports Complex & West of Scotland Science Park, NW of the city centre (just across the River Kelvin from Dawsholm Park, which was the first park in the 2012 event). The terrain was mostly grassy, with tarmac pathways around the science park, but was quite steep and muddy by the River Kelvin.
The second race was nearer the city centre, at Kelvingrove Park. This is a formal city park with monuments, fountains and a large skate park, giving fast running on grass and pathways, though there were some steep hills to slow everyone down.
The third race was at Drumpellier Country Park, which is on the edge of Coatbridge, but has a corner within Glasgow city boundary. The terrain here is wilder, and includes lowland heath, mixed woodlands and open grassland, around a sizeable loch.

ESOC members in the top half of the overall results were:
Open Men (22 competitors) – Andrew Lindsay 6th
Veteran Men (20) – Mark Wood 9th
Super Veteran Men (13) – Crawford Lindsay 4th, Les Dalgleish 7th
Ultra Veteran Men (5) – Alastair Lessells 1st, Ian Pyrah 2nd, Robert Findlay 3rd
Veteran Women (11) – Helena Nolan 4th
Super Veteran Women (7) – Sally Lindsay 2nd, Margaret Dalgleish 4th
Ultra Veteran Women (3) – Anne Stevenson 1st, Eleanor Pyrah 2nd

Full results and Routegadget are available on the 15th Glasgow Parks Championships item on the STAG website.

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