The first round of this years’ Scottish Orienteering League (formerly the ScotlandsGallopen series) took place at Garelochhead near Helensborough on Sunday (March 24 2002). Overlooking the Faslane Naval Base, the terrain was mainly open hillside and heavy rain in the days leading up to the event meant that the going was very heavy under foot and the low cloud and rain on the day made visibility less than ideal.
Despite this, Roxburgh Reivers recorded several good results, giving the ideal start to the season. In the JM5M class, James Tullie of Teviothead finished first with a time of 47:32. The family success was followed up by father John (M45L) and brother Douglas (JM4), both finishing in second place in their respective classes. Douglas Henderson also had an excellent run, finishing third on the M50L class. Several other Reivers’ produced good performances, with Melrose’s Robin Sloan on the competitive M55L class, son Martin on M21S and Lindsey Knox (W40L) giving Roxburgh Reivers four third places in total.
Full results are available from the Clyde Website. The next round of the Scottish Orienteering League takes place at North Achray, near Aberfoyle, on April 7.