Go Orienteering

Virtual Orienteering Courses

The MapRun orienteering app allows you to take part in “Virtual” orienteering courses using the GPS in your smartphone (or watch) at a time convenient for yourself. You run a course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version, and your phone will beep when you reach the correct location of each control.

Temporary Orienteering Courses

As part of our ‘Go Orienteering’ Programme, EckO offer a Temporary Orienteering Course that is available for anyone to use.
The TOC will be in the area that EckO are using for training/coaching and an event for that particular month. The courses (usually 2) will be available for the whole month.

Club News

Congratulations Suse

1st W70

Last weekend Suse and John Coon competed in the 34th Tinto Twin Day at Pollock Country Park. Suse received a trophy for her amazing efforts - 1st W70. For a full report supplied by Suse, read here

Wed 8 Nov

Ecko Juniors run for Scotland at Junior Home Internationals

Ecko juniors JHI 2023

Ecko's Iris Macmillan, Ruari Cottier and Finlay Cottier were all selected to run for Scotland at last weekend's Junior Home Internationals held at Sutton Park near Birmingham

Wed 11 OctRead more…

EckO Autumn Newsletter 2023

Lots of news and dates for your diaries.

Sun 27 AugRead more…

Scottish ChampionshipsScottish Championships, Individual and Relays in Ecko-Land

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The Scottish |Orienteering Championships took place in EckO land over the weekend of 26th (Individual) and 27th (Relays) at Creag Mhic Chailein and Inverawe, both near Taynuilt.

On Saturday, twenty EckO members took part in the Individual championships, with some notable successes.

Jan Kersel was an impressive 3rd overall, 1st Scot, and Scottish Champion in W65.

In the M14 class Finlay Cottier finished in a superb second place. His older brother Ruari was 5th in the very competitive M16 class.

The Rose Price triplets finished 4th (Sylva), 5th (Éowyn), and 8th (Indira) in the W12 class

Ecko jointly staged the Scottish Relays on the Sunday 27th with StAG, SOLWAY and AYROC. The club fielded 4 teams in the competition when members were not helping with the organisation. Particular thanks to Terry O'Brien (StAG) for planning and organising the event as well as overall weekend co-ordinator. Also thanks to Alan and Andy for running the SI and computing side of things. Sunny weather greatly helped the festive nature of the event and lots of happy orienteers left for home after a weekend of quality orienteering.

Ross Lilley (relay controller).

Tue 30 May

New to Orienteering?

Orienteering Control

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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