Whilst most of us were at Dunstaffnage enjoying some training and orienteering, a couple of EckO members were competing in the British Middle Distance Champs at Chinley Churn. Talented EckO Junior Louis Macmillan, competing in M18, not only managed a podium place but clinched first place. Louis has had a fantastic season so far and long may it continue. Congratulations to Carol Burnapp also for competing in W50. Hope the knee held up!
ABCD are holding an Open Day, celebrating 20 years of this charity on Sunday 15th September 2019 between 2-4pm.
EckO have benefitted enormously from ABCD funding so if you have some free time why not pop along to Lorn &Isles District General Hospital to support them, enjoy various demonstrations including basic life support and exercise testing and partake of refreshments which are provided. Entry is free
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Flying dogs, dragons, dinosaurs, Coos, friendships renewed and new ones forged, competition, fun, sunshine, thunderstorms, teamwork, volunteers, fantastic scenery and finally amazing orienteering are just a few of the words that come to mind to summarise the latest Scottish 6 Days Orienteering week at Strathearn.
4 days of Sprint and Urban orienteering around Bo’ness and Denny!
Ross Lilley's training event at Glen Nant
Last weekend, saw several Ecko members and families taking part in the Scottish Individual and Relay Championships. The Individuals were held at Dalbeattie Forest near Dumfries and the Relays were held at Drumlanrig.
Here is Iris's report. She sounds as if she enjoyed herself very much! Thank you Iris for a very interesting and enthusiastic report which will hopefully inspire all EckO's up and coming juniors to work hard at their orienteering and benefit from this sort of experience.
Orienteering is a sport that combines map reading and running. Competitors have to find their way between a series of checkpoints, called controls, as quickly as possible. There’s no set route between the controls, so you have to decide which way to go and then find your way there without getting lost.
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