COMPETING for Great Britain at the recent Mediterranean Orienteering Championships in Portugal Doug Tullie had an excellent few days amongst the worlds elite orienteers. Doug took an unexpected 7th place in the Sprint Final, which isn’t his favourite distance, but then surpassed himself with 3rd place in the 15km Long Final. Doug is now working in Sweden and training with a large orienteering club there.
On the domestic scene local members of Roxburgh Reivers Orienteering Club were in Livingston at the weekend for a double-header. On Saturday competitors navigated the intricate streets and alleyways of the town in search of both UK Urban League and Scottish Urban League points.
Best result of the day went to Robin Sloan, an easy winner of the M65+ class. Lindsey Knox finished 2nd on the W55 class and Eileen Maxwell was 3rd on W40+. Karen Maxwell took 4th place in the highly competitive Women’s Open.
On Sunday runners were in more traditional woodland with a South of Scotland event at nearby Deans and Dechmont Law. Despite the steady drizzle competitors enjoyed their runs. Fiona Forrest finished top woman on the Blue course, Pauline McAdam 1st W55 on Green, Eileen Maxwell 1st W50 on Blue, Patrick Heger 3rd on Short Green and Marc Heger 4th on Orange.
The next local event is at Bowhill on 29 March. More details at www.roxburghreivers.org.uk