Interløpers Thursday off-road sessions, 18.30 meet at designated start point – description of routes...

The training programme has been created to encourage people to get out and train. However, the routes are merely suggestions and everyone is free to choose to run the suggested routes or their own routes, but do either as individuals responsible for their own actions. The club can not warrant the suitability of the venues or suggested routes and take no responsibility for anyone that chooses to train from the suggested venues or along the suggested routes. Anyone that participates in any way does so at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. No permissions have been arranged.

Feb 3, 2019

Scottish Night Championships

Category: Results
Posted by: Anonymous

Comments by the Organiser, Paul Caban:

"The first Interløpers event of the year happened last Saturday at John Muir Country Park, Dunbar:  the Scottish Night Championships.

The weather was absolutely perfect – cold, clear and windless – and we had the ideal base of the Farm Park café to run the event from (food and drink available in the warmth!).

Caspian had planned courses which involved running the length of Spike Island’s sand dunes.  These can be tricky enough in the day time,  and all the comments I heard afterwards were of the same view: “that was a lot of fun, but I was a bit rubbish”.

The EUOC weekly email summed it up perfectly: “While the map didn't appear to be anything special ,it produced some very tricky and challenging orienteering, especially on the little strip of sand dunes, which gave some of us a sharp reminder of the number 1 rule of night-O - nothing is ever as easy as it seems.”   And for anyone wanting to experience what they missed, ELO have one of their Saturday events there towards the end of the month. 

In time honoured fashion, Caspian and I would like to thank all the people who came along and made our event a success, particularly those who came to help with no intention of having a run, and most especially to Colin and Mairi Eades who helped on the start, ran their courses, and then went back out for another long loop of control collecting.  Sunday’s cross-country race in the Borders must have seemed easy by comparison."

Results for the Scottish Night Championships 2019 can be found here