Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


SoSOL 2, 2022

North Pentlands, 6 March

ESOC hosted this South of Scotland Orienteering League event. The event parking was just to the south of the Edinburgh City Bypass, accessed from Dreghorn Link, with a good view of the competition area. There were 2 starts – there was a long walk to the far start, used by the longer courses, while the junior start was nearer. Courses then snaked through the hills to the finish near Chuckie Knowe, and there were some very long legs on the longest courses. The terrain was mostly open tussocky moorland, enlivened by complex contours, crags, marshes, and fences, plus areas of gorse and mixed woodland lower down. There are paths and tracks throughout the area.
The weather was lovely, with sunshine most of the day, and underfoot conditions were good, though muddy in places following recent poor weather. 

ESOC members in the top half of the results for their course were:
  Brown (10 competitors) – Vicente Lopez Sanchez 3rd, Katrina McLeod 5th 
  Blue (33) – Walter Clark 9th, Terry Johnstone 15th, Crawford Lindsay 17th 
  Green (24) – Richard Oxlade 1st, Alison Cunningham 3rd, Les Dalgleish 5th, Roger Garnett 8th, Alistair Armitage 10th, Maja Robertson 11th 
  Short Green (21) – Margaret Dalgleish 3rd, Sally Lindsay 5th, Roger Scrutton 6th, Mary Williams 9th, 
Ian Pyrah 11th 
  Light Green (8) – Calum Robertson 2nd, Samatha Baker 3rd 
  Orange (15) – Andrea Davison (+1?) 1st, Robert Findlay 3rd, Gordon Neilson 4th, Clare Hindle 6th, Jayne MacGregor 8th 
  Yellow (3) – Ben Davison-Ellis 1st, Dylan Davidson 2nd 

Full results, Routegadget and officials' reports as well as more details about the event are available on the North Pentlands event item on this website. 


Image Gallery

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At the start, North Pentlands, Vicente Lopez Sanchez

At the start, North Pentlands

Control 231, North Pentlands, Crawford Lindsay

Control 231, North Pentlands

Control 232, North Pentlands, Crawford Lindsay

Control 232, North Pentlands

Control 233, North Pentlands, Crawford Lindsay

Control 233, North Pentlands

The run-in, North Pentlands, Eleanor Pyrah

The run-in, North Pentlands