Corstorphine Hill, 23 February
Corstorphine Hill is on the west side of Edinburgh, and is well known to many in ESOC. It’s a Local Nature Reserve, and is mostly wooded, with some steep slopes on the east side, and open grassy areas on the western side. There are lots of crags and boulders throughout the area, and a good path network. The assembly area was in Barnton Quarry, towards the north end of the hill, with the start and finish nearby. The courses looped around the hill, and the longest ventured down into the extension at the south end too.
In contrast to recent days, the weather was sunny and dry, though there was a cold wind.
ESOC members in the top half of the results for their course were:
Blue (39 competitors) – Mark Rowe 4th, Isla Simmons 8th, Walter Clark 11th, Helena Nolan 13th, Finlay Ross 18th
Green (48) – Alastair Lessells 6th, Katherine Kirk 7th, Alistair Armitage 13th, Margaret Dalgleish 14th, David Lane 18th, Les Dalgleish 19th, Roger Garnett 20th, Juliette Maire 21st, Rachel Fawthrop 22nd, Colin Tyre 23rd, Hanne Robertson 24th
Short Green (17) – Mary Williams 1st, Dave Kershaw 2nd, Anne Hickling 5th, Jagdeep Singh 7th, Katy Lessells 9th
Light Green (11) – Alice Herbison 4th
Orange (10) – Calum Robertson 1st, Joe Gordon 2nd, Mike Hodgkin 4th, Alex Hodgkin 5th
Yellow (11) – Thea Thomas 3rd, Ianthe Bleakley 5th
White (10) – Catherine Rowe 1st, Adam Rowe 2nd, Sebastian Bleakley 4th, Katherine Leyland/Savannah-Louise Sinclair 5th
Further details about the South of Scotland Orienteering League, including the league tables, are on the SoSOL page of the East of Scotland Orienteering Association website.
Full results, Routegadget and more details about the event are available on the Corstorphine Hill event item on this website.
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