Findhorn, Saturday 15 February
Findhorn is on the Moray coast, north of Forres. The event centre was in the James Milne Institute, near the shore of the Findhorn estuary, and the hall was very busy, with soup and cakes on sale. The start was nearby, and courses started with a loop in the village, where there were many narrow lanes, then most had a long leg through forest and out into the dunes. The terrain here was complex, with large open gravelly areas and patches of pine, gorse and heather on the dunes themselves. Finally there were a few controls among the static caravans in Findhorn Sands Caravan Park.
It was windy, mainly dry with a few showers, and surprisingly dry underfoot though there were puddles on the larger tracks.
There were 9 ESOC medal winners:
Maja Robertson – Gold, W14
Alison Cunningham – Silver, W55
Richard Oxlade – Bronze, M60
Sally Lindsay – Silver, W60
Margaret Dalgleish – Gold, W65 (W Ultravet trophy winner)
Rhona Fraser – Bronze, W65
Anne Stevenson – Gold, W70
Ian Pyrah – Silver, M75
Eleanor Pyrah – Gold, W75
Other ESOC members in the top half of the results for their course were:
Course 1 (26 competitors) – Andrew Lindsay 6th
Course 3 (42) – Keith Brown 20th
Course 4 (30) – Rachel Brown 5th
Course 5 (43) – Crawford Lindsay 15th, Les Dalgleish 22nd
Course 6 (14) – Calum Robertson 2nd, Megan Brown 4th
Full results and more details about the event are available on the Findhorn night event page of the Moravian Orienteers website.
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