First place for Douglas Tullie at Northern Lights (SOL 3)

Photo: Douglas Tullie wins at Sluie WoodsMaroc Orienteering Club held the third round of the Scottish Orienteering League at Sluie Woods near Aboyne in Deeside on Sunday (April 21 2002). The event, which was combined with the annual Northern Lights Trophy competition, brought a welcome return to a favourite area which had not been used for some years at top class level and was supported by a colour-coded event at Balnagowan, also near Aboyne, on the Saturday.

Leading the results for Roxburgh Reivers was Teviothead’s Douglas Tullie, who continued his good form this season by winning the Junior Men 4 (JM4) class, over six minutes ahead of his nearest challenger. As well as gaining top points for the league, Douglas also collected the JM4 Northern Lights Trophy.

Elder brother and fellow Scottish Junior Squad member James also had a good run, coming in third on the JM5M course. James finished a couple of minutes ahead of Melrose’s Robin Sloan, third in the M55L age class, continuing the intra-club rivalry that has emerged between the two this year.

Continuing the theme, third places also went to Carol Boyd (W21S) and Jim Knox of Hawick (M50S). Other notable Reivers’ results included Lindsey Knox, who finished 5th on in the W40L age class and Bill Bruce, who was 4th on M45S, and Andrew Tullie, sixth on the JM4 class behind older brother Douglas.

Full results are available from the Maroc Website.