SICC in the City
The 2022 Scottish Inter-Clubs Championship sped into full action as the majority of the clubs got their first scores on the board, following the EUOC Big Weekend.
The Big Weekend featured two scoring events, with an Urban race around the West End of the city, and then a Classic distance race on the iconic Arthur’s Seat. The Urban race also counted as the first event in the 2022 Scottish Orienteering Urban League, and both events were included in the UK Orienteering League programme, so there were a large number of visitors from over the border in attendance.
There is a new leader in the Large Clubs division of the SICC, as ESOC took full advantage of the races being in their home city to notch more than 40,000 points for the weekend and catapault themselves straight into the lead, with a 5000 point margin over FVO.
It was a good weekend for ELO in particular in the Small Clubs division, as, led by some impressive junior performances, they opened up a fairly comfortable lead over Roxburgh Reivers to head the table after the first scoring event for the smaller clubs.
MAROC continues to lead the Junior Inter-Club table, but has been closed down by both FVO and ESOC, with several lowland events to follow soon, while ELO’s juniors top the table for the Small clubs.
The next event in the Inter-Clubs Championship will be ESOC’s SOUL races on 6th February, followed by a Dark ‘n’ Dunes Weekend, as ESOC and Interlopers host the Scottish Night Championships and the first event in the 2022 Scottish Orienteering League the following weekend.