Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


SOUL 4, 2017

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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Woods by Dunstaffnage Castle, Crawford Lindsay

Woods by Dunstaffnage Castle