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2024 Scottish Orienteering League gets off to a great start in the oak woodlands of Kintyre

Masterplan Adventure hosted the first Scottish Orienteering League (SOL) event of 2024 as part of their Scottish Spring Weekend. The weekend saw over 200 hardy souls test themselves against the delights of the Kintyre terrain. Masterplan Adventure provided the opportunity on Saturday for everyone to pit themselves against the knolls, boulders and crags of Torinturk for a middle distance event followed by an ultra sprint round Tarbert before the sun shone on the oak forest of Corranbuie on Sunday for the longer distance of the SOL. Sunday’s event was also the third event in the Scottish Inter-Club Championship.

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Sun came out for all those who travelled to Dunalastair

All those from the North were glad to be travelling south to escape the weather for the third Compass Point Scottish Orienteering League Event (SOL) of 2023, where Tayside Orienteers (TAY) had managed to organise the sun to shine! There may have a been a nippy wind whistling round the car park but Dunalastair’s mix of open moorland and natural forest proved warm and welcoming.

The orienteering was technically challenging and plenty of people struggled with their route choice to despite the open terrain! For those that mastered the navigation and managed to find their way through the bog myrtle and across the bogs there were some great results which can be found together with routegadget via the TAY website

The overall SOL results have been updated and you see how you fare after 3 events on the SOL page of our website here

People had travelled from all over the UK for the event, which as well as being SOL 3 was also the last selection race for this year’s Junior Regional Orienteering Squad (JROS) Camps which offer opportunities for juniors from the twelve orienteering regions to gain further training and experience. JROS was established to nurture junior orienteering talent and runs camps, which aim to provide training whilst enthusing athletes with a sense of fun and purpose, for juniors between the age of 15 and 20.

Many thanks to TAY, their members and all others involved in staging the the event with a special mention for all the hard work for ensuring such a great event for the organiser Mike Pearson, the planner Alan Downie and controller Terry O’Brien BEM (STAG). The Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad (Scotjos) Cake Stall seemed to go down quite well too!

The middle distance was swiftly followed by a big climb this weekend!

Well some may say that the best things come in small packages and perhaps the same could be said about this weekend as it certainly packed a big punch, with the Scottish Middle Distance Championships counting towards the Scottish Inter-Club Championships on Saturday swiftly followed by the 2nd Compass Point Scottish Orienteering League event of 2023 on Sunday. Add to that the convergence of lots of students from as far afield as Cambridge for the 2023 BUCS individuals and relay orienteering event meant lots of excitement!

Some tense relay action near the finish Photo Credit Alison O’Neil

Forth Valley Orienteers (FVO) held off the weather on Saturday to take us to Beecraigs Country Park near Linlithgow for the Scottish Middle Distance Championships. Full results can be found here with a full list of the Scottish Middle Distance Champions

The start may have been muddy but there was plenty of variety and the abundance of students made for a great atmosphere. The selection of cakes being sold certainly seemed to go down well with all in attendance!

The Scottish Middle Distance Championship was the third of the monthly events which form the Scottish Inter-Club Championship. This month’s results can be found on the Scottish Orienteering Championship’s page and using this link here

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2022 Scottish Orienteering League (SOL) and Urban League (SOUL) Results

Our volunteers, Paul Hammond and Paul Caban, have been working hard collating all the results from this year’s SOL and SOUL events. We are very grateful for all their hard work and that of all the volunteers and clubs who made the events of 2022 happen.

Read on to find out how you and your club members have got on in 2022…

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