Proving that quality is better than quantity Reivers took the title of East of Scotland Club Champions for 2006 at Dalmeny Estate on Sunday.
The area is brand new to orienteering but, due to lambing, about half the area was out of bounds on this occasion and a lot of rest was brambly. However, there were some nice parts and the views over the Forth were stunning.
On the Brown course James Tullie finished 2nd overall with Paul McGreal and Andrew Tullie fighting for the second counter, Paul just pipping it. On Blue Ian Maxwell was first counter in 6th place followed by Andrew Armstrong. Rob Cranston unfortunately mispunched on a knoll which had two controls very close together.
On the 6.5km Green course Lindsey never got going through the brambles and finished 7th with Bill Bruce backing up in 8th. Kirstin Maxwell, just back from Slovakia, took full points on the Light Green and Colin Ross excelled himself by finishing 5th despite having to use pictorial descriptions for the first time.
On Orange Jane and Alison McNeilly (and Judy) came out of retirement and took the top 2 places while on Red Eileen Maxwell had a breeze round the course to win by less than a minute from Bill Knox (brother of Jim). Karen Maxwell had an easy day at the office winning Yellow comfortably and Vicky Ross showed how much shes improved by taking 4th spot.
The final scores were RR 184, ESOC 167, INT 148, EUOC 60, KFO 49, ELO 36, TAY 8, LINOC 0.
- Full results are here