Balerno, Sunday 10 October
TURFEMBRA04 was organised by SeaTurtle and kjtindall, in Balerno, from 2 till 3:30 pm on Sunday 10 October. The event area was about 4km square, covering the village and housing estates on the lower ground, with zones running all the way up to Threipmuir and Harlaw Reservoirs. A spot prize had been promised for the first turfer to take the event zone called “Dedication”, which turned out to be in Threipmuir Reservoir. (No-one was surprised to find that this was won by ESOCWalter - the prize was a pair of swimming goggles.)
The weather was cloudy with some sunny intervals and a cool breeze. 17 participants enjoyed the event, adopting various strategies. Comments included:
“Brilliant event and great to see everyone!”
“…entranced by the zone names - each one “rootier” than the next! Thank you so much for all the fun”
“Good fun, much learned for another time!”
“Thoroughly enjoyed my cycling around Balerno”
“Super fun today”
At the finish, most made their way to Marchbank zone for the prizegiving. Prizes of confectionery, and multi-sleeves & beanie hats kindly donated by Bawbags, were presented to ESOCKisaKat (junior - 553 points from 30 takes) and BlackHill (youth - 608 points from 31 takes), ESOCWalter (overall winner - 1206 points from 47 takes), MarkkuEsoc (2nd place - 1109 points from 47 takes), Wintergreen (3rd place - 1003 points from 47 takes). The decorated wooden spoon, which had had a makeover, was presented to ESOCJeneral.
The event map and full results are available on the Turfembra04 Event page on the Turf website.
Details of how a Turf event works are in this document: Participating in a Turf Event
Also see this news item for a report from the previous Turf Event.
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