Auchingarrich, 25 March
Auchingarrich is near Comrie, in Perthshire. It’s a hilly area with a lot of green on the map - many people remembered it from previous events, and found it more runnable (and hence more enjoyable) than it used to be, because the forest has matured over the years. There’s a network of rides and other ways through the forest, sometimes rather confusing, and it was generally wet underfoot. The event centre was at Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, with a café and many other distractions to entertain everyone after their run. The weather was fine, though cool.
ESOC members in the top half of the results for their course were:
Short Brown (35 competitors) – Jim Martin 7th, Tyler Morrison 17th
Blue (63) – Keith Brown 30th, Mark Wood 31st, Gill Martin 32nd
Short Blue (41) – Alison Cunningham 1st, Mike Stewart 4th, Helena Nolan 7th, Kerry Wood 16th, Finlay Ross 18th
Green (54) – Rachel Brown 3rd, Maggie Scrugham 13th, Alastair Lessells 19th, Roger Scrutton 20th, Sally Lindsay 26th
Short Green (51) – Margaret Dalgleish 1st, Janice Nisbet 2nd, Mary Williams 4th, Fiona Findlay 16th
Orange (14) – Maja Robertson 2nd
Yellow (17) – Megan Brown 3rd, Calum Robertson 8th
White (9) – Robbie Martin 5th
This event was part of the Scottish Spring weekend, and full results are available on the Scottish Spring results page.
Photos from the event (by Wendy Carlyle), featuring various ESOC members, are here.
The prizegiving for the 2017 Scottish Orienteering League took place at this event - congratulations to all the ESOC winners:
Calum Robertson - Compass Point prize for White course
Rachel Brown - W14
Alison Cunningham - W50
Margaret Dalgleish - W65 and Compass Point prize for Short Green course
Alastair Lessells - M70
Janet Clark - W75
Jim Clark - M80
Details of the events in this year’s Scottish Orienteering League are on the SOL page of the Scottish Orienteering Association website.
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