Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

SOUL 5, 2017Tranent, Friday 19 May

East Lothian Orienteers organised the fifth event in the 2017 Scottish Orienteering Urban League, as a prelude to the Scottish Championships weekend. There was a huge ESOC entry, and some great results.

Tranent is one of the oldest towns in East Lothian, lying about 10 miles east of Edinburgh. The event centre was at Ross High School, with the start and finish nearby on the school playing fields. The courses were sprint length, and took competitors through various post-war housing estates of different styles, with many pathways between the houses giving plenty of route choice.
The weather was fine, but surprisingly cool after a warm day.

ESOC members in the top half of the results were:
Open Women (12 competitors) – Laura Robertson 1st, Rona Lindsay 3rd
Veteran Men 40+ (18) – Terry Johnstone 7th
Veteran Women 40+ (25) – Helena Nolan 4th, Hanne Robertson 12th=
Supervet Men 55+ (23) – Keith Brown 5th, Crawford Lindsay 11th
Supervet Women 55+ (21) – Janice Nisbet 6th
Ultravet Men 65+ (20) – Les Dalgleish 5th, Roger Scrutton 6th, Alastair Lessells 9th
Ultravet Women 65+ (15) – Margaret Dalgleish 1st, Mary Williams 3rd, Katy Lessells 6th
Hypervet Women 75+ (2) – Janet Clark 1st
Junior Men 16- (8) – David McPhillips 3rd
Junior Women 16- (7) – Rachel Brown 1st
Young Junior Men 12- (9) – Joseph Lawlor 3rd
Young Junior Women 12- (10) – Maja Robertson 3rd

Full results plus Routegadget and further details about the event are available on the Tranent Urban Sprint event page of the ELO website.

For a list of all this year’s Scottish Orienteering Urban League events, and a link to the league tables (click on “BTO SOUL Series Results”), see the SOUL page of the Scottish Orienteering Association website.

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