Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

JOK Chasing Sprint 2014Birsemore Hill, 17 October

A few ESOC members competed in the JOK Chasing Sprint, on Deeside.

The JOK Chasing Sprint is an annual event, and is often held down south. It’s in two parts – a competitor’s time on the first course determines their start time on the second, so that the first person home in each class is the winner, and there’s exciting head-to-head racing.
The 2014 event was held on Friday 17 October at Birsemore Hill, Aboyne. This is a varied and technical area, with lots of contours throughout, and there was a longish walk up to the assembly area, which allowed the courses to use the best parts, avoiding the steep, rocky northern slopes. The Prologue courses were on semi-open moorland to the south, and the Chase was in open coniferous forest on top of the hill. The weather was dull but fine, apart from a few spots of rain, and quite mild. Heavy rain overnight had led to very wet underfoot conditions.

ESOC results were:
Women’s Open - Claire Ward 2nd
Men’s Supervet - Crawford Lindsay 7th, Ian Pyrah 21st
Women’s Supervet - Sally Lindsay 3rd, Eleanor Pyrah 6th

Full results and more details about the event are on the JOK website.

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