Bughtlin, 5 February
Bughtlin is an area of modern housing on the west side of Edinburgh, lying between Drum Brae and Maybury Road. Although a small area, it’s very complex, and ideal for sprint orienteering, with irregular shapes, parkland and courtyards with trees, fences and other features, many small pathways between the houses, and underpasses for crossing the main roads. The courses offered plenty of route choice and it was important to maintain contact with the map. The weather was cool but bright, and there were indoor facilities (including a café) at Drum Brae Leisure Centre, which competitors enjoyed before moving on to Cammo for the second part of the ESOC Sprint.
ESOC members in the top half of the results were:
Veteran Men 40+ (21) – Alistair Hindle 1st, Walter Clark 6th, Terry Johnstone 7th, Mark Wood 8th
Supervet Men 55+ (10) – Martin Caldwell 4th
Ultravet Men 65+ (16) – Les Dalgleish 4th, Roger Scrutton 7th, Ian Pyrah 8th
Hypervet Men 75+ (1) – Jim Clark 1st
Veteran Women 40+ (17) – Alison Cunningham 2ND, Helena Nolan 3rd, Judy Bell 8th
Supervet Women 55+ (11) – Janice Nisbet 2nd, Sally Lindsay 4th, Maggie Scrugham 6th
Ultravet Women 65+ (11) – Margaret Dalgleish 3rd, Fiona Findlay 4th, Katy Lessells 6th
Hypervet Women 75+ (1) – Janet Clark 1st
Junior Men 16- (8) – David McPhillips 1st
Young Junior Men 12- (4) – Joseph Lawlor 1st
Junior Women 16- (7) – Rachel Brown 2nd, Kerry Wood 3rd
Young Junior Women 12- (5) – Maja Robertson 1st, Megan Brown 2nd
Full results, further details and Routegadget for this race and the overall ESOC Sprint are available on the ESOC Sprint-O 2017 event page of this website, along with comments from the event officials.
Scottish Orienteering Urban League details are on the SOUL page of the SOA website.
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