Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Scottish Night Championships 2020

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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Findhorn dunes - near control 150, Crawford Lindsay

Findhorn dunes - near control 150

Findhorn dunes - view N, Crawford Lindsay

Findhorn dunes - view N

Findhorn dunes - view NW, Crawford Lindsay

Findhorn dunes - view NW