Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

INTrepid weekend - 2018Livingston, 3/4 November

This double header weekend included the final Scottish Orienteering Urban League event of 2018, and the 7th South of Scotland Orienteering League event, which was also the East of Scotland Championships. There was a huge ESOC attendance, with some great results and a good haul of trophies.

SOUL 10, on Saturday 3 November, was an urban race in the Eliburn and Peel areas of Livingston, with the event centre at Deans Community High School. The start and finish were 1.2km to the south in Eliburn Park, near a fishing lake. The courses ran through modern residential estates and areas of parkland, criss-crossed by paths and cycle routes with underpasses at major roads. Mostly the running was on hard surfaces or grass, but some paths in the parkland were quite muddy. The threatened rain held off, though it was dull, and it was very mild.

ESOC members in the top half of the results were:
M Open (12 competitors) – Richard Purkis 1st, Duncan Robertson 5th, Ben Brown 6th
W Open (10) – Laura Robertson 1st
W Vet (14) – Heather Thomson 1st, Katherine Kirk 5th
M Supervet (18) – Keith Brown 1st, Crawford Lindsay 5th
W SuperVet (10) – Alison Cunningham 1st
M Ultravet (12) – Les Dalgleish 3rd, Roger Scrutton 4th, Alastair Lessells 6th
W UltraVet (8) – Margaret Dalgleish 1st, Mary Williams 3rd, Katy Lessells 4th
W Hypervet (1) – Janet Clark 1st
M Junior (7) – Jamie Lawlor 2nd
W Junior (2) – Rachel Brown 1st
M Young Junior (7) – Tom Tynan and Rowan Lawlor 3rd=

A link to the 2018 Scottish Orienteering Urban League tables is available on the SOUL page of the Scottish Orienteering Association website.

SoSOL 7 was on Sunday 4 November at Dechmont Law, on the north side of Livingston beside the M8. Parking and registration were north of the motorway, with a short walk to the start and finish, over a footbridge. The terrain is a mix of rough open grassland and woods (coniferous plantation and also deciduous woodland) around the Law, which is a small steep-sided hill. There’s an extensive network of paths and tracks, and it was quite wet underfoot in places. The weather was sunny and very pleasant.

ESOC members in the top half of the results for their course were:
Brown (20 competitors) – Duncan Robertson 3rd , Jonathan Ellis 8th, Ben Brown 10th
Blue (44) – Keith Brown 2nd, Peter O’Hara 9th, Jim Martin 10th , Alistair Hindle 13th, Mark Wood 18th, Gill Martin 20th
Green (62) – Rachel Brown 2nd, Jamie Cunningham 3rd, Alison Cunningham 4th, Helena Nolan 9th, Leonne Hutchinson 16th, Alastair Lessells 17th, Roger Garnett 20th, Richard Oxlade 22nd, Chris Sangwin 23rd, Les Dalgleish 24th, Kerry Wood 26th, Roger Scrutton 29th, Sally Lindsay 31st
Short Green (22) – Mary Williams 1st, Margaret Dalgleish 2nd, Eleanor Pyrah 6th, Fiona Findlay 9th
Light Green (16) – Jamie Lawlor 2nd, Joseph Lawlor 7th
Orange (11) – Maja Robertson 1st, Aisling Stuart 4th, Rowan Lawlor 5th, Tom Tynan 6th
Yellow (13) – Calum Robertson 2nd, Megan Brown 7th
White (13) – Catherine Rowe 5th

Further details about the 2018 South of Scotland Orienteering League, including the league tables, can be found on the SoSOL page of the East of Scotland Orienteering Association website.

Full results from both events are available here.

SoSOL 7 was also the 2018 East of Scotland Championships. Congratulations to all the ESOC trophy winners:
Megan Brown (W10), Maja Robertson (W12), Rowan Lawlor (M12), Rachel Brown (W16), Duncan Robertson (M18), Jennifer Allison (W21), Gill Martin (W35), Jonathan Ellis (M35), Mark Rowe (M40), Peter O’Hara (M45), Alison Cunningham (W55), Keith Brown (M55), Sally Lindsay (W60), Mary Williams (W65), Janet Clark (W75).

This event was also the ESOC Club Championships individual event. See this news item for a list of prize-winners.

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