Congratulations to all the brave souls who ventured out this morning for a wonderful and amazing orienteering experience battling the ferocious winds and torrential downpours, fighting hail the size of golf balls (at least!) and there was even the odd rumble of thunder thrown in too which must have …
The final SOL (Scottish Orienteering League) was held recently at Teviothead in the Borders. It's a beautiful part of the world but unfortunately the mist was down so it was difficult to appreciate the spectacular scenery.
The EckO committee would like to urge EckO members to complete the on-line survey regarding the SOA Competition Review. Thank you in anticipation. Follow the attached link.
There has been an exciting development for juniors in the West of Scotland who are interested in improving their orienteering skills. Please read the information below and follow the links if your child/children are interested. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our junior co-ordinator Susannah Macmillan or any committee member through the EckO web site.
Louis MacMillan was chosen by British Orienteering to attend a two week orienteering tour to Sweden this summer. This is his report.
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!
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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.
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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