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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).
The JHI's, middle and SOL 6 were held last weekend at Loch Vaa and Creag Dhubh
Over the summer, EckO member Jim Mailer, ably assisted by his band of trusty helpers Diane, Logan and Bill built EckO a beautiful shed to safely store all the orienteering equipment which has been living in various garages and sheds for the past year or so due to the very dilapidated nature of the old shed. Jim has done an excellent job ensuring that all the equipment will be looked after for many years to come. The shed in all its glory can be viewed behind the Sports Pavilion in Taynuilt. Huge thank you to Jim, Diane, Logan and Bill. Also, thank you to LiveArgyll for a funding contribution.
For 1 week this summer holiday I have been at an orienteering camp that has been the most impactful thing I have done in this sport. The camp that I went too was called Lagganlia, near Aviemore, and it has changed how I orienteer.
Adventure Oban are partnering with Loch Eck Orienteers and Oban Canoe Club to bring the ITERA Expedition Race to Oban. This is a mind-boggling challenge that sees over 50 teams of 4 from all over the world take part in 500km of non-stop racing on foot, bike and kayak across the West Highlands. In particular, Oban Adventure is helping out ECKO as we look after an orienteering stage near Inverawe from Thursday 18th August at 2am until Friday 19th August at 3am.
We need all the volunteers we can get to help staff the start and finish section of the stage. You don’t need any orienteering experience and we’re grateful for any time you can offer, even if it’s just an hour.
If you can help, send an email to email@example.com and Adventure Oban will take it from there.
EckO enjoyed a very sunny coaching day at the rugby club in Oban with the Oban High School Duke of Edinburgh group.
After missing a couple of years due to covid, it was great to see lots of smiling faces on Moncreiffe Hill last Sunday for the 2022 Jamie Stevenson Trophy.
The newsletter contains an update on EckO's recent activities and events but also some information on Future Training and Courses:
EckO are keen to offer opportunities to either learn how to orienteer or to help develop orienteering knowledge and skills, alongside our regular events.
Read on for more information here