Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

SOUL 8, 2019MacRosty Park, Crieff, 31 July

There was a good turnout from ESOC, with entries in every class and 4 class winners, for the eighth event in the 2019 Scottish Orienteering Urban League, which took place on the Rest Day of the Scottish 6 Days. 

The Rest Day Sprint was organised by Masterplan Adventure, in MacRosty Park, and had a much larger entry than is usual at SOUL events. MacRosty Park is in the valley of the Turret Burn, on the west side of Crieff, with some steep slopes. There are many mature trees, a Victorian bandstand, children’s play areas, flower beds, and grassed areas, criss-crossed by paths, steps and bridges over the burn and an old mill lade. The courses zig-zagged around the park, and M/W Open also ventured into the streets outside the park.

ESOC members in the top half of the results were:
Open Men (76 competitors) – Ben Brown 8th
Open Women (62) – Gill Martin 14th=
Veteran Men 40+ (69) – Terry Johnstone 30th
Veteran Women 40+ (61) – Hanne Robertson 19th, Judy Bell 30th
Supervet Men 55+ (86) – Keith Brown 24th
Supervet Women 55+ (57) – Alison Cunningham 1st
Ultravet Men 65+ (70) – Martin Caldwell 3rd=, Les Dalgleish 24th, Alastair Lessells 33rd
Ultravet Women 65+ (44) – Janice Nisbet 1st, Margaret Dalgleish 5th, Rhona Fraser 14th
Hypervet Men 75+ (20) – Ian Pyrah 2nd
Hypervet Women 75+ (11) – Eleanor Pyrah 1st
Junior Men 16- (30) – Jamie Lawlor 15th
Junior Women 16- (15) – Rachel Brown 1st, Maja Robertson 2nd
Young Junior Men 12- (32) – Calum Robertson 7th, Rowan Lawlor 14th
Young Junior Women 12- (23) – Megan Brown 11th

Full results are on the Results page of the Strathearn 2019 website, and further details about the event are available on the Rest Day page.

For a list of all this year’s Scottish Orienteering Urban League events, and a link to the league tables, see the SOUL page of the Scottish Orienteering website.

This event was also the twelfth race in the 2019 UK Urban League. League tables and other details about this league are available on the UK Urban League website.

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