Events/Results

SOL? SOUL? What’s all that about?

For the benefit of new members who keep seeing our posts urging you to enter SOLs and SOULs but aren’t sure what we’re on about….

SOL = Scottish Orienteering League (sponsored by CompassPoint)
– larger events – 350-400 runners on average
– a full range of courses to choose from including Black and Short Green/Blue/Brown
– better quality mapping and organisation with loos and often traders/food stalls
– online entry system and very little Entry On The Day
– your result earns you SOL ranking points and the chance to win trophies by age class

SOUL = Scottish Orienteering Urban League (sponsored by bto solicitors)
– all as above but in an urban environment including parks, streets, estates, alleyways, waste ground
– usually 5 or 6 courses all TD3 or Orange standard where route choice is key to a successful run
– the chance to earn ranking points for the SOUL categories where age classes are grouped together

If you’ve not tried a big event yet why not give SOUL 3 at Aboyne and/or SOL 4 at Glen Dye a go the first w/e in May – right on our doorstep, friendly faces you know, the chance to munch on some excellent baking from ScotJOS and Banchory Schools Team – what’s stopping you?
Online entries open already on OEntries with closing date of 26th April for both events.

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UPCOMING EVENTS (click names for details link)

URBAN SPRINTS (GRAMP)
WED 4/9 Westburn Park
WED 11/9 Westhill
WED 18/9 Duthie Park
WED 25/9/ Cove
WED 2/10 Old Aberdeen

SAT EVENTS
14/9 Findhorn (MOR)
5/10 Lossiemouth (MOR)

SUN EVENTS
22/9 SOL 5 Pentlands (ESOC)
29/9 SOUL 9 Nairn (INVOC)
29/9 Corsedarder (MAROC)

 

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