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2023 Inter-club Championships determined at the last Urban League (SOUL) event
Last weekend, Saturday 2nd December, saw the 11th and final Scottish Orienteering Urban League event of the year hosted by Interlopers Orienteering Club (INT) in Livingston . With a dusting of snow meaning that there were no concerns about ice out on the course, those hardy souls got to enjoy running around some parts of Livingston which have not been used for years.
The final results of the 2023 SOUL series can be found here. There are trophies for those winning the various age categories of the SOUL series and it’s sister series the Scottish Orienteering League (SOL) but no medals as was reported in the most recent SOA newsletter.
The event in Livingston also meant the conclusion to this year’s Scottish Inter-Club Championship. The Inter-Club Championship allows clubs to compete over the year in either a small or large club category with senior and junior members competing for different sections of the event. Events are chosen to allow a geographical spread. The cancellation of two of the planned events meant that it was the best of 10 events this year rather than the one a month as planned.
Forth Valley Orienteering Club (FVO) managed to retain the Senior and Junior Large Clubs title despite the best efforts of Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club (ESOC) in the Senior section and Inverness Orienteering Club (INVOC) and Moravian Orienteering Club (MOR) in the Junior section.
In the senior small clubs, it went down to the wire with Edinburgh University Orienteering Club just pipping Clydeside Orienteering Club (CLYDE) with less than one point per run over the whole season.
In the junior small clubs, Ayrshire Orienteering Club (AYROC) held off Loch Eck Orienteering Club (ECKO) and Tayside Orienteering Club (TAY) to win.
Full details of the scoring of the Scottish Inter-Club Championships can be found here.
The two trophies for the winning Senior clubs and the chocolates for the Juniors club winners will be awarded at the Big Weekend in Edinburgh.
5th December, 2023 Read more...
Following a successful series of Orienteering Edinburgh events in the early Summer, we decided to run a series of lunchtime events in the winter to maximise daylight. For this 4 week series each event starts at Festival Square in central Edinburgh, every Thursday lunchtime for 4 weeks. Each week there are new courses to try.(more…)
1st December, 2023 Read more...
Team Scotland Sponsors – Thank You!
Scottish Orienteering, and all the members of the Senior Home International and Veteran Home International teams would like to say a big thank you to Ben Hartmann, and Janice Nisbet (through Fergusson Law) for sponsoring the team kit for the 2023 events. Their contributions meant that all members of both teams were provided with Scotland orienteering tops free of charge. The intention is that future team members will also get given a shirt as recognition for representing Scotland.
If you or your organisation is interested in sponsoring the Scottish team in future (kit or activities) then please get in touch.
17th November, 2023 Read more...
Community Conversation 6/11/23: Coaching culture discussion
The subject of last week’s Community Conversation was ‘Coaching Culture’. Many thanks to all those who came along and shared their ideas. The first question that was raised was, ‘How do we get more people to come along to coaching/training sessions?’(more…)
15th November, 2023 Read more...Previous News