Palacerigg Country Park, 20 January
The second event in St Andrew’s Orienteering Club (Glasgow)’s score series was at Palacerigg Country Park, on the SE side of Cumbernauld. This area is on high ground and has varied terrain including conifer plantation, deciduous woodland, heather moorland, and open tussocky areas, as well as some old quarry workings in the northern part of the map. There’s an extensive network of paths and tracks, some of which crossed the Out Of Bounds golf course.
The start and finish were near the park’s Visitor Centre, and controls were spread over a wide area - this time no-one managed to visit them all. Yellow, Orange, and Light Green courses were available, as well as a 40-minute Short Score option. On both Score courses, there were 25 controls (5 each with 300 points, 400 points, 500 points, 600 points and 700 points) giving 12,500 as the maximum possible score.
There were 49 competitors on the 60-minute Score course, and the following ESOC members were in the top half of the results:
Craig Nolan – 6th (9,900 points)
Finlay Ross – 11th (7,910 points)
Les Dalgleish – 15th (7,500 points)
Margaret Dalgleish – 20th (6,300 points)
Full results are available in the STAG Score 2 news item, on the STAG website.
This event was the second in a series. The next event is on Sunday 3 March, at Cumbernauld Park & Crow Wood. See this news item for further details about the series.
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