Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

SoSOL2, 2017Hedderwick Hill/John Muir Country Park, 26 February

There was a great turnout and some great results from ESOC for the second South of Scotland Orienteering League event this year, organised by East Lothian Orienteers. 

SoSOL 2 took place on the East Lothian coast, just west of Dunbar, with the event centre at East Links Family Park. Registration was in the café, which gave welcome shelter. The area includes fairly flat mature pine forest with a good path network, and a coastal fringe with dunes covered in marram grass. The longer courses visited more extensive dunes on Spike Island (beyond the saltmarsh, with the added frisson of needing to be back before high tide), and some courses headed southwards along the Hedderwick Burn to slightly hillier terrain and mature deciduous forest near Foxlake.
The weather was mild but with very strong winds all day – it was reasonably sheltered in the woods, but Spike Island was very exposed. Early runners enjoyed some sun, with showers later on.

ESOC members in the top half of the results were:
Brown (11 competitors) - Martin Quirke 4th
Blue (30) - Helen Bridle 2nd, Mark Wood 4th, Keith Brown 8th, Mark Rowe 11th, Walter Clark 12th, Tyler Morrison 13th, Martin Caldwell 14th
Green (46) - Laura Robertson 1st, Mike Stewart 3rd, Helena Nolan 4th, Maggie Scrugham 9th, Margaret Dalgleish 10th, Les Dalgleish 11th, Katherine Kirk 13th, Judy Bell 14th, Alastair Lessells 16th, Ben Brown 17th, Bill Stevenson 19th, Tim Westmoreland 20th, Hanne Robertson 22nd, Ian Pyrah 23rd
Short Green (15) - Leonne Hutchinson 2nd, Janet Clark 3rd, Anne Stevenson 5th, Anne Thom 8th
Light Green (14) - Jennifer Allison 1st
Orange (27) - Maja Robertson 8th, Jenny Ross 12th, Ross Hume 14th
Yellow (13) - Calum Robertson 5th, Megan Brown 7th
White (14) - Zoe Clark 2nd, Thea Thomas 3rd, Rowan Lawlor 5th, Adam Rowe 6th, Catherine Rowe 7th

Full results are available on the SoSOL 2 page of the ELO website.

Further details about the South of Scotland Orienteering League are available on the SoSOL page of the East of Scotland Orienteering Association website.

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