Drumpellier Country Park, 17 February
Drumpellier Country Park is near Coatbridge, to the east of Glasgow. Registration and Download were at Townhead Community Centre, as the Drumpellier Visitor Centre is currently closed for redevelopment. The courses were in the southern part of the park, and the terrain included mixed woodland, open grassland, lowland heath, and some complex contours in old quarry workings, with a good network of paths and tracks and some gentle hills. Controls were spread throughout the southern half of the area, on a variety of features including some recently-dug pits and tall T-shaped posts in dense young woodland.
The weather was dull with some light rain, but mild for the time of year.
ESOC members in the top half of the results for their course were:
Brown (5 competitors) – Ben Brown 3rd
Blue (31) – Tyler Morrison 3rd, Mark Rowe 6th, Heather Thomson 7th, Finlay Ross 11th, Peter Halling 12th, Crawford Lindsay 14th
Green (38) – Richard Oxlade 3rd, Les Dalgleish 6th, Roger Garnett 8th, Sally Lindsay 15th, Colin Tyre and Simon Firth 17th=
Short Green (22) – Margaret Dalgleish 2nd, Ian Pyrah 3rd, Eleanor Pyrah 5th, Mary Williams 6th, Anne Stevenson 8th, Fiona Findlay 10th, Jamie Lawlor 11th
Orange (9) – Megan Brown 3rd
Yellow (5) – Calum Robertson 1st
White (7) – Catherine Rowe 2nd, Adam Rowe 4th
Full results, including Routegadget and other analysis, are available here and further details about the event are on the Drumpellier event page on the STAG website.
Further details about the South of Scotland Orienteering League are on the SoSOL page of the East of Scotland Orienteering Association website.
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