Scottish Night Championships 2019

Interløpers are proud to host the Scottish Night Championships on Saturday 2 February 2019 at John Muir Country Park, by Dunbar, East Lothian.

With grateful thanks to East Links Family Park, who are opening their café especially for us, we have a warm, dry base with hot and cold snacks and drinks on sale, as well as car-parking on a hard surface. The limited menu will include soup, hot and cold drinks, cakes and sandwiches.  Please do avail yourself of these facilities.

Sunset is at 16:45, so we anticipate starts from 17:45, perhaps a little earlier if it’s dark enough.  Start (and finish, which is close by) is a ten minute walk along flat paths.  There will be TD5 championship courses for MW16+, together with a TD2 “novice” course for beginners looking for a wee bit of an adventure.  All Championship courses visit the dunes – and yes, we have checked that the tide will be out - although to enable that, the shortest course is just a little longer than we would have preferred.  Courses close at 20:45 sharp to allow the café to be closed and the car park to be cleared by 21:00 sharp.  If you think that you might be out for a while, please request an early start.  The novice course stays on or near paths in the forested area.  The area is approximately flat: no climb has been calculated for courses.

We have the following courses subject to final controlling.

Course 1 – 8.5km - M20-M35

Course 2 – 6.1km - M40-M50; W20-W35

Course 3 – 5.1km - M18, M55-M60; W40-W50

Course 4 – 4.4km - M16; W18, W55-W60

Course 5 – 3.9km - M65+; W16, W65+

Course 6 – Novice.

Although anyone can compete on any course, anyone wishing to be eligible to be a Scottish Champion should enter the appropriate course for their age class as detailed above. Full eligibility criteria available at https://www.scottish-orienteering.org/championships/soc-rules-guidelines.  We'll be using SI punching, and controls will be SIAC-enabled.

Entries are now open on www.fabian4.co.uk. Entry fees £9/£4.50 senior/junior, closing 23:59 on 27/01/19. Late entry subject to map availability at +£2/£1

Planner: Caspian Richards - Organiser: Paul Caban


And don’t forget that Sunday 3 February sees our neighbours ESOC host the Scottish Sprint Championships at Broxburn, West Lothian. Why not make a weekend of it?


Membership renewals for 2019

All Club members should have received membership renewal reminders from British Orienteering by now.  It's recommended that you renew promptly, in order to avoid any possible complications when trying to enter events in the New Year.


BOF Incentive Scheme

The latest awards, announced on 19 November, are:

  • Matthew Ross:  Racing Challenge Gold Award 5*
  • Thomas Ross:   Racing Challenge Bronze Award 4*


 European Competitions 2019

The 52nd Kainuu Orienteering Week is being held from 30 June until 5 July in Sotkamo, FinlandHere is their website.

There is also a 5-Stage event in the Tatras National Park, Slovakia on 4-7 July.  Details are at this link.