Blackford Sprintelope entries now CLOSED ...

Entries for our decidedly non-urban Blackford Sprintelope have now closed.  Event details here ...

Club Juniors selected for Junior WOC and EYOC


Congratulations to Pippa and Mairi on their selection ...

Moredun Sprintelope #9 - entries close 1pm Tuesday 22nd June


Entries are now open for our Moredun Sprintelope on 23rd June, closing at 1pm on Tuesday 22nd June.

British Middles, Northern and Scottish Champs Results

Nothing for months then 3 big events in 9 days. Plenty of Interlopers in action, with some excellent results ...

Scottish Junior Cup Round 1 - Results from Auchingarrich

Results from the first round of the Scottish Junior Cup, with wins for our juniors ...

Entries for Polkemmet event now open - entries open until Thursday

Entries for our Polkemmet event on Saturday 12th June are now open - see the event details for more information. Final Details, Start List and Control descriptions now available ...

Website reorganisation

Following on from our style makeover a couple of months ago, we're now launching the first phase of our site reorganisation ...

Entries now open for the Fairmilehead Sprintelope


Entries are now open for the Fairmilehead Sprintelope on 12th May

Quiz Night on Sunday 9th May

Don't miss our next quiz night on Sunday 9th May, hosted by Mike Stewart

Dechmont Law Event - entries now closed.

Our Dechmont Law event on Saturday 8th May is now closed for entries. Hope you managed to get a place ...

2021 Sprintelope Series starts next week


The 2021 Sprintelope series gets underway next week.

Craigmillar Castle event is GO (and fully subscribed!)

Our Craigmillar Castle event is on - postponed by a week to Saturday 10th April - for members of all SOA-affiliated clubs in the City of Edinburgh council area. See event page for final details.

March Bingo


Club Bingo Session arranged by Lorna and Fiona...

New website design

As you may have noticed, our website looks very different today ...

Latest COVID-19 news - spring events rescheduled

Latest update on COVID-19 - we've rearranged our Spring events ...

Social - Chat and Photos


Our next social is on Sunday 7th February - chat and photos with from Pip and Chris on pack-rafting and the Wards on experiences in Sweden ...

New Winterlopes and more Fight With The Night (FWTN)

Fight With the Night (FWTN) has resumed after the Xmas break, along with new Winterlopes. Read on ...

Club Strengthening and Conditioning Sessions

Interlopers now has its own Strength and Conditioning sessions from Laura and Zoe. More details ...

Christmas Day run in memory of Robin Morris

On Christmas Day, nearly a dozen club members ran from Holy Corner to the top of Braid Hill in memory of Robin Morris ...

BOF Incentive Scheme Latest

An update on the latest club recipients of BOF Incentive Scheme awards ...

ScotJOS Selections

5 Interloper Juniors selected for ScotJOS 2020/2021 ...

GB Talent Squad Selection


Congratulations to Pippa Carcas on selection to Tier 1 of the GB Orienteering Talent Squad.  Full details in the BOF News article ...


Paul's Virtual London Marathon

Paul Caban took part in the Virtual London Marathon on Sunday 4th October, running from his house in South Edinburgh to North Berwick, in the company of a small support team of Interlopers and other friends.  His time of just under 3hours 30minutes wasn’t quite what he was hoping for: having started more quickly than his planned pace, he hit...

News From the AGM

The club's 45th AGM was held on Thursday 24th September on Zoom. Ali Masson started proceedings with an inspiring talk on his and Sasha Chepelin's attempt to run a record number of Munros in 24 hours, including many photos and details on the intricacies of planning such an event.  It was then on to regular business, with Max Carcas giving his last...

Virtual Event at Colinton Dell

Well done to everyone who took part in our virtual Colinton Dell event in the first week of September.  It's an intricate area, with the courses interspersing urban and parkland terrain to keep everyone on their toes.  Results can be found via the MapRun Console website ( - search for Colinton.  The club also...

Celebrating our Volunteers


A big thank you to all our volunteers, without whom the club would not exist.  A special mention to Ken Daly and Paul Caban, whose efforts over the years are featured on the SOA website as part...

SOA Young Orienteer of the Year


Congratulations to Angus Ivory who has made it to the final 3 of the SOA's Young Orienteer of the Year competition.  More details in this SOA website article ...



In a message to all members on Tuesday 17 March, Peter Hart, the Chief Executive of British Orienteering, announced that all orienteering activities in the UK must be suspended with immediate effect, as a precaution against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

If there are any changes to this policy, an...

Craigmillar Castle Woods - a review


A volunteer’s view of our Craigmillar Come-And-Try-It – thanks to Colin Inverarity for this report (and for his and other volunteers’ help on the day):


New Interloper event banners

Preview of our new club banners, to be seen at an event near you soon...

Start bannerFinish banner Information banner

JHI and JIRC selections

It’s the time of year when our Juniors get to test themselves against their English, Welsh and Irish contemporaries.  The JIRCs (Junior Inter-Regional Championships) will be held in South Yorkshire on the 28th – 29th September, and the JHIs (Junior Home Internationals) will be held in the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland...

JOK Chasing Sprint on live TV


Orienteering on the Adventure Show (by Graeme Ackland)

The BBC Scotland "Adventure Show" will be covering the JOK Chasing Sprint this coming FRIDAY 28 June at Callendar Park, Falkirk.  The chasing sprint has a two race format, with the prologue time determining...

Club Juniors in Action!

Our Club Juniors have been in action at two recent events. 


On Friday, club members at local schools attended the Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival at Hopetoun House, along with around 300 other juniors from...

World Schools Championships, Estonia


Many congratulations to Angus Ivory, who finished 4th in the M2-School Long course on Wednesday 1 May.  He followed this up by coming 8th in the same category in the Middle Distance on the...

Fife Urban Weekend


Whilst many were in the Lake District, a little closer to home saw the Club’s “urban” aficionados taking on a Fife double-header on 23/24 March.

Saturday was a sprint-distance race in historic Culross, with Rachel Kirkland on good form to be first vet lady on the Long course, and good runs by assorted McIntyres...

INTs at World Champs


Team GB performed with distinction in the World Champs recently finished in Sweden.  The Mixed Sprint Relay Team came 4th, and the Men's Forest Relay Team, including Hector Haines on the second leg, achieved the same result.  In the Individual events, Hector was 19th in the Long race, in which Alan Cherry finished 37th.

As a result of...

Interløpers Juniors at Jamie Stevenson Trophy

Club Juniors perform well at JST on 19 June

Annual General Meeting

41st AGM of Interløpers on 9 June

Interløpers at Scottish Champs

Interløpers hit the podium at the Scottish Relays / Champs.

Interløpers at BOC

British Championships on 30 April

INTrepid Weekend

INTrepid Weekend (SOUL 4 / SOL 2)

INTs go marching on!

CompassSport Cup Qualifier.  Dumyat.

Our mission: finish in the top three.

Everyone else's mission: finish in the top four.

How hard could it be?  Well, for most of the day we made hard work of it, but eventually we scrambled passed ECKO to bag a place in the final in Sheffield on 16 October.

INT course winners were Scott Fraser, Freddie Carcas and Sam Bartlett

CLYDE, RR and ECKO will be at the final, and some English and Welsh clubs too, so we'll have to work a bit harder to support our superstars Scott, Freddie and Sam, and bury the misery of last year's tie-break defeat.

SOA Newsletter

Latest SOA Newsletter

CompassSport Cup 2015

Curse of INT strikes again at the CompassSport Cup final.

Interløpers at WOC 2015

Final Interløper selections at WOC 2015 (1-7 August)

The final GBR selection for WOC had a strong Interløpery theme to it, with Hector joining Scott and Murray on the team.  They were pitting their wits against the best/worst efforts of other Interløpers: Middle/Relay Planner (Graeme), Long Controller (Colin),...

Interløpers at Jukola

Some great runs by Interløpers at the world's biggest relay.

50 quiz

Questions to the 50-quiz answers from Paul's birthday party.

SOUL men

SOUL men!

Murray Strain and Samuel Galloway won the Open and Junior men categories in the Scottish Orienteering Urban League at BASOC's Highland Wolf event.

New Year Social & Prize Giving

12th January at Inch Park Community Centre

Scottish Success at WOC

Scott Fraser takes silver and Interlopers have two in top ten at WOC 2013, Vuokatti - Finland

Interlopers win JK relay again

Murray leads Interlopers to third JK Trophy on the trot

Interloper O Kit


Do you look good in the forest?

Order an Interlopers O top now!

Interlopers are about to order more of our fabulous new design O tops (see photos)

The price will be circa £35 each (hopefully a small discount for...

Junior training Sat 9th Mar

Next Junior training for club members Sat 9th March

19th Jan 2013, Cammo

This event is part of a series which are planned to be particularly suitable for introducing newcomers to orienteering. Lots of children took part and were able to put into practice skills learnt at the previous weeks' East of Scotland Junior Training session. Only a little bit of.....

Broxburn Cross Country

Broxburn Cross Country yesterday saw a ....

ELO Festive Frolic

Lots of fun was had at the Festive Frolic on the 29th Dec

Scottish 6 Days - Your Club Needs YOU!

Lonely 6 Day organiser seeks Team Leads for LTR in support of S6D. Male or female. Must be
organised, GSOH, and a little bossy. Interests: outdoor activities, logistics. Only serious applicants please!

Post-CompassSportCup Social


Compass Sport Cup

Interlopers Compass Sport Cup Entries

Scottish Score Championships 2011

After a very stormy night, Sunday dawned calm and sunny. Ideal for racing! Lots of Interlopers made the journey to Stirling University and several excelled. ...

British Schools Champs 2011

The venue was Beecraigs, the weather dry and the 700 junior competitors loud. Very loud! They were having a ball!


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