Dunstaffnage & Dunbeg, Saturday 13 May
Dunstaffnage is on the west coast, north of Oban, and is the home of the Scottish Association for Marine Science. Parking and registration for the event was in the Marine Science Park complex, at the Ocean Explorer Centre, which had some interesting displays and a good café.
The terrain was a mix of urban terrain in the marine science campus, wooded park land around Dunstaffnage Castle, rough open coastal grassland, and the beach itself. The longest courses included rougher open hill with scattered gorse, plus the village of Dunbeg and its surrounding housing schemes, with some tricky route choices.
The weather was quite damp, with some heavy showers, but fortunately it wasn’t cold.
ESOC members who were in the top half of the results were:
Open Women (10 competitors) – Rona Lindsay 1st
Veteran Men 40+ (14) – Walter Clark 4th
Veteran Women 40+ (15) – Alison Cunningham 1st
Supervet Men 55+ (11) – Crawford Lindsay 6th
Supervet Women 55+ (11) – Sally Lindsay 4th
Ultravet Men 65+ (10) – Ian Pyrah 4th
Ultravet Women 65+ (4) – Margaret Dalgleish 2nd
Hypervet Men 75+ (1) – Jim Clark 1st
Hypervet Women 75+ (1) – Janet Clark 1st
Junior Women 16- (11) – Rachel Brown 2nd
Young Junior Women 12- (7) – Maja Robertson 1st, Megan Brown 3rd
Young Junior Men 12- (3) – Calum Robertson 2nd
Full results plus Routegadget and further details about the event are available on the SOUL 4 event page of the Loch Eck Orienteers website.
For a list of all this year’s Scottish Orienteering Urban League events, and more information, see the SOUL page of the Scottish Orienteering Association website.
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