News

Jun 11, 2019

Club Juniors in Action!


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

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On Friday, club members at local schools attended the Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival at Hopetoun House, along with around 300 other juniors from around Scotland.  It was a great day out by all account, with some excellent results.  Individual podium places went to Ben Ross 1st P5/6 boys, Laurence Ward 1st P7 boys, Sam Bartlett 2nd S1 boys, Fiona Eades 1st S3 girls, Angus Ivory 2nd S3 boys.  Interloper juniors contributed to a number of winning teams for Edinburgh schools: Sciennes PS , 1st P5/6 boys; Preston St PS, 1st P7 boys; James Gillespie’s HS, 1st S1 boys; George Heriot’s 1st S3 boys.  See ssoa for full details.

 

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Two days later, the action moved to Kingussie, for the Jamie Stevenson Trophy hosted by BASOC.  For those who don’t know, this is named after the first Scottish winner of a World Orienteering Championships Gold Medal (for sprint).  After the initial parade (Interlopers had the tallest banner – see photo), our small but perfectly formed team of seven, spanning M12 – W18, enjoyed the sun and pleasantly un-green course (unlike the Scottish Champs).  They came a very creditable 6th  (not bad given the odds were heavily in the northern clubs' favour and we needed 6 runners to count!) , a mere two points behind a larger ESOC contingent.   Mairi Eades made the podium with a 3rd on W18).  Full results here.