Orienteering takes place in forests, moors, parks and towns all over the country every weekend and often during the week. Almost every race is open to anyone and although pre-entry is often preferred, is it usually possible to turn up on the day.
The British Orienteering web site has
details of forthcoming fixtures and the
Events page on Scottish Orienteering web site picks out ones likely
to be of interest.
The Oevents web site makes it possible for anyone to produce other lists of fixtures.
Here are the next events by Clubs in the East of Scotland
Click here to get a list of the events for the next six months on a new page.
Each club keeps the results
for its own events. The British and Scottish Orienteering web sites
also have results of some of the events and Robin Strain keeps results for events
he is involved in processing.
Fixtures and Results for the South of Scotland Orienteering League races (SoSOL) are on their own page.
These events are a just small step up from the Saturday afternoon events, with a bigger range of courses to choose from and usually a larger number of entries.
Every year one of the clubs hosts the East of Scotland Orienteering Championships. Runners are free to choose the course they want, but to be eligible for one of the many trophies, each class must run the "correct" course for their age-class.
The 2014 champions after the event run by RR on 23rd November, near Coldstream are here (pdf).
Less frequently there is a competition for the ELOphant Trophy which was last awarded to ESOC after the event at John Muir Country park on 26th June 2010.
2006 Roxburgh Reivers
2007 Tayside Orienteers
The rules for 2010 were as follows:
In each course except White, the two best placed runners in each
East of Scotland Club score points.
The maximum number of points is twice the number of clubs represented.
Within the spirit of fair competition, there is no restriction on what course anyone can run