Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

STAG Score 4, 2018Cathkin Braes, 13 May

A few ESOC members competed at STAG’s fourth score event of 2018.

Cathkin Braes Country Park, on the southern edge of Glasgow, is the highest point in the city, and has is a fairly wild area of varied terrain, including deciduous woodland, rough open land, and open grassland, with some steep slopes, crags, boulders and intricate detail, as well as hazards such as thick spiky vegetation, wrecked cars and fallen trees. The whole area is criss-crossed by many paths, plus mountain bike tracks.

As at the other events in the series, there were 25 controls (5 each with 300 points, 400 points, 500 points, 600 points and 700 points) giving 12,500 as the maximum possible.
There were 45 competitors in the 60 minute score. ESOC members in the top half of the results were:
Heather Thomson – 8th (9,600 points)
Finlay Ross – 11th (9,170 points)
Les Dalgleish – 13th (8,800 points)
Mark Wood 15th (8,700 points)
Leonne Hutchinson 21st (7,400 points)
Robert Findlay 23rd (6,910 points)

Rowan Lawlor and Tom Tynan were 1st and 2nd (the only competitors) on the Orange course.

Full results are available here, on the STAG website.

This was the fourth (and now final) event in a series. The next event in the series was to be on Sunday 2 September at Palacerigg Country Park, but this has unfortunately had to be postponed and will now be the 2nd event in the 2019 series. See the 2019 Score series page on the STAG website for further details.

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