Edinburgh Big Weekend

The 2012 orienteering season came in with a bang at the weekend with the traditional start in Edinburgh.  Organised by Edinburgh University, the weekend attracts runners from all over the UK who enjoy 2 days of competition plus a ceilidh and Burns Supper.

With UK Urban League points at stake, the race round the streets and alleyways of the city on Saturday attracted a large entry and it was good to have Roxburgh Reivers back into their winning ways with top places for Robin Sloan and Lindsey Knox.  Kirstin Maxwell, Fiona Forrest and Ian Maxwell had exceptional runs too, finishing in 2nd place in their age classes.

John Tullie addressed the haggis at the ceilidh and a good night was had by all.

On Sunday the runners took part in a competition round a windy Holyrood Park.  There were wins for Ian Maxwell, Robin Sloan and John Tullie, with Barry Veitch and Fiona Forrest both taking the runners-up spot.

Results are HERE