Last edited: 04th Aug
After the soaking at Loch of Boath, Day 5 at Roseisle was a complete contrast with soaring temperatures, a hot wind and one assumes a robust trade in ice cream. Roseisle Forest may have been busy but it was quieter in the race arena. Per Forsberg, who has kept us all entertained during the week, had to return to Sweden for family reasons. We did however make use of ADI-TV’s big screen once again, as Karel Jonak and his Czech crew, ably assisted by Jonathon Hooton, volunteered to film for a few hours over and above their contracts. They did however want to get to the beach and I am sure that they were joined by many orienteers seeking to cool off their feet after long hot runs. Jonathon pulled together the launch video and his support for that is much appreciated – we have been recording all coverage so far and hope to produce edited highlights (it could be a very long video).
There was plenty of sand underfoot in Roseisle, a popular area for local club Moravian, but to avoid giving too much home advantage a new extension was added west to join up with former RAF Kinloss (now 39 Engineer Regiment at Kinloss Barracks). As parking and assembly areas go it doesn’t get any flatter so there was no problem extracting the big screen like the previous evening. Yesterday’s Tornado strike was a hard act to follow but we were pleased to have a couple of circuits from the bright yellow Sea King from RAF Lossiemouth. Fortunately this wasn’t required for search and rescue, but we were concerned about one competitor overdue in the forest past course closing time. As the team finally nailed together the fence there was a sense of relief when she appeared for a final sprint to the finish which had almost been removed.
Scottish Orienteering Association
Organising Clubs: ESOC, ELO, RR, RAFO, BAOC
Planners: Ewart Scott, Robin Sloan
Organisers: Margaret Dalgleish, Roo Hornby, Sheila Strain
Controllers: Eddie Harwood, Lindsey Knox
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