Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.
The 2019 South of Scotland Orienteering League (SoSOL) calendar is taking shape slowly. The first event was part of Edinburgh University OC's Big Weekend and the second event organised by STAG in Drumpellier was on 17th February.
Details of future events are on the British Orienteeing fixture list, although there are no more planned, yet, until the autumn.
Updated on 18/2/19.
The list of trophy winners after the East of Scotland Championships on Dechmont Law in November has now been published. Not that there were any controversies; just my inefficiency at putting Janet's list on the web. Congratulations to all the winners!
Updated on 23/12/18.
The final event of the 2018 South of Scotland Orienteering League was held on by FVO on snowy Barr Wood on 16th December, bringing to an end the 9 event series (best 4 scores to count). The league tables have been updated and certificates will be sent to clubs for distribution
Updated on 20/12/18.
Fight With The Night (FWTN) is the winter night orienteering league organised by Edinburgh Uni Orienteering Club's (EUOC). Events are every second Thursday kicking off at 7pm and the first race is on October 18th at Calton Hill. Provisional details have been sent out via clubs with more information to follow. If you are impatient, contact EUOC Events .
Updated on 12/10/18.
The 2018 East of Scotland Individual Orienteering Championships will be held with the Interlopers SoSOL on 4th November at Dechmont Law, Livingston. Put the date in your diary now if you want to get your hands on one of the trophies. More information on the courses for each ageclass(pdf).
Updated on 3/10/18.
The fifth event of the 2018 South of Scotland Orienteering League was organised by Clydeside Orienteers using the Muirshiel Visitor Centre as a base. The map is called "Windy Hill" and it did indeed live up to it's billing although it was dry and sunny (for some of the time at least). Results on the CLyde website and league tables are on the SoSOL page.Updated on 10/9/18.
The Wednesday evening set of mainly urban events in Edinburgh and East Lothian has its own Facebook page. Thanks to Ben Brown (ESOC) for collating the results and drawing up the league tableUpdated on 8/6/18.
The first four events of the 2018 South of Scotland Orienteering League have now taken place. A fuller list is on the SoSOL page.
The league table shows all runners who have competed at least two events.Updated on 8/6/18.
The fourth event of the 2018 South of Scotland Orienteering League was organised by Tayside Orienteers on Moncreiffe Hill, south of Perth. Not only did they lay on challenging courses and magnificent views, they also ordered up good weather for us. Results on the TAY website Updated on 3/6/18.
The East of Scotland Individual Championships were hosted by EUOC at Riccarton on Sunday 19th November 2017. Results are here including the names of trophy winners.Updated on 28/11/17.
FOllowing the event run by EUOC, the league tables have been updated. After allowing time for corrections, certificates will be sent to clubs for distribution. See the SoSOL page.Updated on 19/11/17.
We are at the end of the spring-summer Sprintelope series with
events put on by ELO, ESOC, INT and RR. The results have been changed
into points tables
and as the final event was worth double points many places changed.
After the event there was a prizegiving at which certificates and
Sprintelope branded prizes were awarded. The evening finished with
thanks to Graeme Ackland for coordinating the whole series.Updated on 26/7/17.
Every three years the clubs for the East of Scotland host the
Scottish Championships and for the first time ever in 2017 the venues
are in East Lothian.
To find out more, visit the Championships home page on the Scottish Orienteering web site.
Updated on 18/4/17.