Hot conditions for Hills Wood event
Orienteering returned to more recognisable terrain with a visit to Hills Wood recently.
Most of the running was on the open hillside in very warm conditions and organiser Derek Kennedy was happy with a good turnout of members.
Eva Currie with her helpers managed round the short course fastest of all entrants. Carol Macmillan took second spot with young Finlay Crooks in third.
On the medium course, Fred Davidson managed to split the mother/daughter competition with Carol Graham managing round faster than both Fred and Zoe in third spot.
Stuart Graham kept the family side in the top end of the results with a win on the long course. Peter Game showed good running taking second place with Ian Murgatroyd coming in third fastest.
After the visit this week to a newly mapped area, next week’s action moves to the bijou area of Corncockle near Lochmaben. Cost of taking part is £3.50/£2 for seniors/ juniors to cover cost of providing maps. Nonmembers have to pay a £2/£1 levy for each event. These competitions are important to reinforce the training that has been carried out in recent weeks as well as preparation for the forthcoming multi-day summer competitions in the Lake District.
Full information on these Wednesday competitions as well as orienteering in general can be found on the club website www.solwayorienteers.co.uk and the club Facebook page.
There is still time to contact Kate, the club social secretary, to take part in this weekend’s tennis extravaganza. Information again on the website.