Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Spring & Summer Club Socials

Next Social - Pentland Skyline run

June Social: Monday 5th June, 6.30pm - Pentland Skyline Run
The long evenings give us the opportunity for another regular social event - the run over Scald Law, the Kips, Carnethy and Turnhouse finishing at Flotterstone for a convivial meal at the Flotterstone Inn.  Or shorter versions of the route, so everyone is back before the kitchen closes around 9pm.  We meet promptly at the earlier time of 6.30 in the car park at Flotterstone to sort out car sharing. Non runners are welcome to join us at the Flotterstone Inn for the meal afterwards.  We need to let the Inn know our menu choices before we leave but details about this will follow later.

If you want to eat at the Inn please choose from the main menu  on Flotterstone website and let Fran Humphrey know by Sun 4th June (preferably by email). A few last minute changes will be OK before we leave Flotterstone.

July Social: Monday 26th June, 7pm for 7.15pm - Croquet Evening

There was a very positive response Katy's suggestion about a croquet social.  As a result it has been booked for Monday 26th June at Balgreen Croquet Club. Although in late June this will be the July Social.  Further details will closer to the time. 

We can look forward to evening of a different sort, including strategy and skill - well maybe beginner's luck - through a contact of Katy Lessells.  Members of Balgreen Croquet Club (behind Balgreen Primary School) will show us what to do for a mini croquet competition, technically know as golf croquet.  You'll need flat-soled shoes (eg trainers) - to avoid damaging the lawns - and a jacket in case of wet weather. Though we are hoping for a balmy June night!  There'll be nibbles and drinks - not the usual supper - in the pavilion. We'll be too engrossed in the play and not have been running! The cost will be £10 per person. 

So the right number of equipment can be put out we need to notify numbers in advance. Please can you let Katy Lessells know by Thurs 22nd June if you want to play (though a few last minute changes can be accommodated).  As usual club members who only want to spectate are welcome.

August Social: Monday 7th August, 7pm - Manor Valley Run

Another regular social in the longer summer evenings sees us venturing into the lovely Manor Valley and the hospitality of Claire and Roger Garnett.  This is always a popular event and a chance to enjoy catching up with everyone after the excitement of the 6 days has settled.  There are routes to accommodate all abilities and inclinations.  Please remember to bring something to add to the buffet.

Non runners are welcome at our socials too.  Arrive about 8pm if the social is at a member's home.  

Final details for all these socials will be circulated by email in 'ESOC Matters' closer to each event. Contact details for the hosts can be found in the most recent Club Membership/Address list. 


Fran Humphrey