Dumyat, 31 March
This was the second event of Forth Valley Orienteers’ double header spring weekend. Dumyat is a distinctive hill at the western end of the Ochils, just north of Stirling, and parking and assembly were in Stirling University campus. The start for the White to Short Green courses was in the Hermitage Woods on the lower slopes of the hill, while the longer courses had a long, steep walk to their start. The shorter courses zig-zagged around the steep woodland, while the longer ones led out almost immediately onto the open hill, where the moorland was tussocky, with some steep slopes, crags and marshes. There were a few long legs with major route choices, descending to the woods for the final controls, before the finish near assembly. Many found the courses quite tough going, especially if they’d been at the previous day’s event too.
The weather was sunny and warm all day, and underfoot conditions were good.
ESOC members in the top half of the results for their course were:
Black (10 competitors) – Richard Purkis 2nd
Brown (27) – Sarah Jones 8th
Short Brown (36) – Peter O’Hara 16th
Blue (75) – Keith Brown 25th
Short Blue (46) – Roger Garnett 20th
Green (61) – Alison Cunningham 3rd, Richard Oxlade 9th, Maggie Scrugham 20th, Roger Scrutton 22nd, Alastair Lessells 24th, Sally Lindsay 27th=
Short Green (53) – Janice Nisbet 1st, Margaret Dalgleish 3rd, Mary Williams 4th, Jamie Lawlor 5th, Anne Stevenson 9th, Eleanor Pyrah 10th, Anne Hickling 15th, Fiona Findlay 20th, Katy Lessells 23rd
Light Green (27) – Maja Robertson 6th
Yellow (9) – Calum Robertson 2nd
Full results and other event information are available on the SOL 2 results page of the FVO website. This event was held alongside the 2019 BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) Orienteering Relays.
Details of all the events in this year’s Scottish Orienteering League are on the SOL page of the Scottish Orienteering Association website.
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