Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

Scottish Score Championships 2014Achlean, 16 November

There was unfortunately a low entry for the Scottish Score Championships this year, and relatively few ESOC members travelled north, but there were still some ESOC trophy winners.

Badenoch & Strathspey Orienteering Club organised this event, at Achlean Forest, on the W side of Glen Feshie, in the Cairngorms. The start was in the middle of the area, and there was a choice between technical control picking in the interesting northern part of the area (complex moraine), with lots of low-scoring controls, or the vaguer, more physical southern part, which had fewer controls, but with higher scores, including a 100-pointer on the very top of the hill. There were time limits of 70 minutes for M20-35 and W21, 40 minutes for M/W14 and below, and 60 minutes for everyone else. There were also some colour-coded courses.
The weather was fine to start with, then became quite chilly and dreich by the time of the prize-giving.

The ESOC winners were:
Craig Nolan (M20)
Rachel Brown (W12)
Eleanor Pyrah (W70)

This event was also the Scottish Inter-Club Championships, and in the Large Clubs category, ESOC came second (8864 points) to Moravian (9540 points). The scores for this are calculated by applying a weighting to everyone’s Scottish Score points, according to age and gender. For the Large Clubs category, the 14 highest SICC scores from each club counted. ESOC’s counting scorers were:
Craig Nolan (821), Roger Garnett (802), Alastair Lessells (757),
Crawford Lindsay (691), Eleanor Pyrah (680), Michael Stewart (640),
Mary Williams (631), Janet Clark (631), Janice Nisbet (623),
Sally Lindsay (572), David Kershaw (560), Ian Pyrah (536),
Rachel Brown (492), Helena Nolan (428 – walking, due to injury)

Full results are available in the BASOC results archive.

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