Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

SOUL 10, 2023Stirling, 15 October

The penultimate event in the 2023 Scottish Orienteering Urban League was organised by Forth Valley Orienteers, as part of a whole weekend of Sprint races in the Stirling area. 

SOUL 10 was part of FVO’s Stirling City Race weekend, alongside the Euromeeting international and World Ranking races. ESOC’s Helen Bridle and Rachel Brown were in the Great Britain team for Euromeeting. See this page on the Scottish Orienteering website for a full report from Euromeeting.

The event centre was at the 17th Century Cowane’s Hospital, just below Stirling Castle, with the start nearby. The courses zig-zagged around the Old Town, up and down alleyways and through courtyards, with plenty of route choice. The longest courses visited open ground north of the castle. The finish arena was on an old bowling green beside the event centre, with good close views of the final control and run-in.
The weather was cool but sunny.

ESOC results in the top half of their class:
M Open (21 competitors) - Donald Slater 10th
M Vet (15) - Luigi Lerose 5th
W Supervet (24) - Helena Nolan 4th
M Ultravet (20) - Crawford Lindsay 3rd
W Ultravet (11) - Sally Lindsay 2nd=, Margaret Dalgleish 4th
M Hypervet (7) - Ian Pyrah 3rd
W Hypervet (6) - Katy Lessells 2nd
M Junior (6) - Calum Robertson 3rd
W Junior (9) - Megan Brown 4th

Results, Routegadget and other details about the event are on the Stirling City Race results page of the FVO website.

For a list of all this year’s Scottish Orienteering Urban League events, see the SOUL page of the Scottish Orienteering Association website. The latest league tables are here.

A few ESOC members had also run at the other public events over the weekend. On Friday 13 October there was a mass start Prologue sprint event at Queen Victoria School in Dunblane, alongside the Euromeeting Mixed Sprint Relay. Then on Saturday 14 October there was a 2-part Sprint event at Stirling University, alongside the Euromeeting Knockout Sprint. Results for these events are also on the FVO website:
Friday 13 October
Saturday 14 October

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