Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.
Every three years the clubs for the East of Scotland host the Scottish Championships and for the first time ever in 2017 the venues are in East Lothian.
To find out more, visit the Championships home page on the Scottish Orienteering web site.
Updated on 18/4/17.
The fourth event of the series was organised by Roxburgh Reivers on Eildon Hills on 26/3/17.
The League Table now includes the first four events.
The series restarts after the summer break with event five at Cademuir, Peebles on 17/09/17, organised by Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club.
Updated on 18/4/17.
The certificates for 2016 have finally been sent to Club Secretaries
for distribution and the first two events of 2017 have been completed.
The SoSOL page has been updated with fixtures for the rest of the year, although more may be added later.
Updated on 27/2/17.
Edinburgh University Orienteering Club have built a new website to
replace the one hosted on the university server. Please update any
bookmarks to euoc.wordpress.com
Updated on 25/11/16.
The East of Scotland Individual Championships were held in
conjunction with SoSOL 7 at Penicuik Estate on Sunday 6th November
Congratulations to the trophy winners.
After the final event of the 2016 season, final league placings have been calculated.
After waiting for any errors to be reported and fixed, certificates will be sent to Club Secretaries for distribution.
While there are problems with the EUOC website, details and results of the Thursday evening races will be here.Updated on 17/10/16
The ESOA AGM will be held on Tuesday 11th October 2016 at The Steading, Fairmilehead at 7pm. All members of ESOA clubs very welcome. Bar meals available afterwards to make a sociable evening.Updated on 30/9/16.
The East of Scotland Individual Championships will be held in conjunction with SoSOL 7 at Penicuik Estate on Sunday 6th November 2016. Details of which course you need to run to be eligible for an ESOA Trophy can be found here.Updated on 30/9/16.
Following AYROC's SoSOL (sometimes called SoSOL3, sometimes SoSOL6)
the League tables have been updated.
AYROC's SoSOL was rearranged for 21/8/16
Full results are on their website.
Interlopers' SoSOL was held at Calder Wood, nr Livingston on 15/5/16.
There was a good entry for the races, on a generally flat area between two rivers, although there was some scrambling up and down the steep banks. Some runners found the numerous paths and vague vegitation confusing and there were some long leg times. Well done the planner!
Full results and updated SoSOL league table are linked from here.
Solway's SoSOL was held at Drumlanrig, Dumfries on 17/4/16.
Over 100 runners enjoyed the very varied terrain, trying to keep in touch with the map (or not when there were unmapped paths. The results are on the Solway web site and the League table is linked from the SoSOL page.
ELO's SoSOL was held on Lothian Edge with views over the Firth of Forth on a glorious winter/spring dayon 28/2/16.
Full results and updated SoSOL league table are linked from the ELO Website
Unfortunately AYROC have had to postpone the SoSOL event at Muirkirk scheduled for 21st February 2016. The forecast predicts that conditions could be dangerous.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.Updated on 19/2/16.
In 2016 , for a trial year, the series will run for a calendar year instead of the previous autumn/spring period. (This first series will however include the SoSOL held in October 2015, which was the only one before Christmas).
These are already 7 events registered in the series (see SoSOL page) and there are plenty of spare dates between May and November, and all South of Scotland Clubs are encouraged to put on an event to add to this series. Some have already indicated their intention to host one in the autumn and they will be added to the list when they appear.
Any enquiries to the ESOA Secretary:Kirsteen Kershaw 0131 667 4670Updated on 22/1/16.