Oct 3, 2020


Thank you to everyone who took part in our first event since lock-down, braving the weather and mud for some orienteering again!  We also really appreciated the effort made by you all to adhere to Covid social distancing and hand-sanitising requirements.

Results are available here.  There's also a write-up on the BOF website.

We hope everyone enjoyed the courses – quite a constrained area to plan for, with the restrictions posed by the horse fields and not being able to use the campsite as previously.  Hence the tours around the pockets of terrain provided by the Arboretum, Galachlaw woodland, and the woods bordering the golf course.  At least the rain meant the paths were quieter than on a typical Saturday these days.  Thanks to Graeme Ackland for some mapping updates, and a large number of Interloper volunteers for all sorts of assistance to make the event happen and run smoothly on the day.

For anyone who wasn’t able to take part but would like to go round a course, these are being made available in MaprunF – download maps (Mortonhall Light Green, Orange or Yellow) in via app, or via the list or searchable map available at

Katherine Ivory

Event planner / organiser

Mar 7, 2020


Results from Interløpers' Local Event at Craigmillar can be found here...

Split times, WinSplits Online

Reflections on the event (Colin Inverarity)

Oct 5, 2019

Results from Interløpers' local event at Mortonhall are here...

Sep 12, 2019

The SprINTelope returned but not quite as you might have known it...

Sep 8, 2019

Results from SOL 4 Drummond Hill available here...

Aug 31, 2019

Our Braidburn Valley Park Come-and-try-it event at the Braidburn Gala on 31 August was a great success. Combining the event with the local gala is a great opportunity to introduce a wider audience to orienteering, as shown by the 80 or so participants, including many new faces.  The weather did its best to upstage everyone, with the high wind forcing many stalls inside the local church hall, but we rallied round until the wind abated and a perfect day prevailed for orienteering, the boot camp and BMX course.  Ken’s courses made the most of the park, keeping everyone running up and down the sides of the park in search of some well placed controls.  Thanks to Ken for planning and organising, and to all the volunteers without whom the event couldn’t have taken place.

Results are available here...

Aug 14, 2019

Results for the Interløpers Sprintelope at Kirkliston are here...

Routegadget can be found here...

Jul 24, 2019

Results from the Liberton Sprintelope are available here...

Jul 11, 2019

I hope everyone enjoyed last night’s sprINTelope in Buckstone, and that neither the two tape markers going missing – although one was subsequently replaced – nor the slightly unusual map scale of 1:5200 (aka 1:A4 …..) caused too much angst.  I was pleased to see 30+ competitors, despite many regulars being away.  Perhaps the chance to gain serious points was too good to miss, says the man who recently went to a midweek evening event in Lancaster.

Ann&Graham offering their garage to host the event from, meant that I could plan radically different courses from previous occasions, particularly for the short course.  Particularly appealing was the chance to have a long leg across Galachlaw Woods, with left or right route choices to avoid the uncrossable fences.  Some people did try and go ‘straight’ to their subsequent disappointment …..   Thanks also to Laura for running entries/IT, under the ever watchful eye of RobinS.

Results can be found here...

and Routegadget here...

Paul Caban – Planner/Organiser

Jul 6, 2019

Results can be found here...

Jun 29, 2019


There was great coverage of the JOK Chasing Sprint on "The Adventure Show" on BBC Scotland on Friday evening, with many Club members taking starring roles.  Pippa Carcas and Mairi Eades took 1st and 2nd in the Junior Women, while Scott Fraser was 3rd in Senior Men.  Jane Ackland was 2nd in the Super Vet Women.

Provisional results may be found via a link on the JOK website, at:

Jun 1, 2019

Results can be found here...

May 22, 2019

Many thanks to Jane and the Carcas family for Sprintelope V at Astley Ainslie.

Results can be found here... | Routegadget analysis here...

Apr 6, 2019

Thanks to everyone for coming to Colinton Dell - hope you enjoyed the courses despite the weather.  And special thanks to all the Interløpers helpers!

Results of the event, held on Saturday 6 April 2019, are here.

Mar 17, 2019


Congratulations to all those Interløpers who took part in the Scottish Heat of the CompassSport Trophy, held by Clyde at Dunrod Hill, Greenock, on Sunday 17 March.  The Club won the Trophy round, narrowly defeating Clyde by 1281 pts to 1272.  We can now look forward to the possibility of a fourth win in a row at the Final, to be staged on 20 October near Crowborough, East Sussex.

Full results are at this link.

Mar 2, 2019


A total of 66 folk turned up to try out Paul's courses, held over from a year ago when the Beast from the East struck the U.K..

The Results of the event, held on Saturday 2 March 2019, are here.

Feb 3, 2019

Comments by the Organiser, Paul Caban:

"The first Interløpers event of the year happened last Saturday at John Muir Country Park, Dunbar:  the Scottish Night Championships.

The weather was absolutely perfect – cold, clear and windless – and we had the ideal base of the Farm Park café to run the event from (food and drink available in the warmth!).

Caspian had planned courses which involved running the length of Spike Island’s sand dunes.  These can be tricky enough in the day time,  and all the comments I heard afterwards were of the same view: “that was a lot of fun, but I was a bit rubbish”.

The EUOC weekly email summed it up perfectly: “While the map didn't appear to be anything special ,it produced some very tricky and challenging orienteering, especially on the little strip of sand dunes, which gave some of us a sharp reminder of the number 1 rule of night-O - nothing is ever as easy as it seems.”   And for anyone wanting to experience what they missed, ELO have one of their Saturday events there towards the end of the month. 

In time honoured fashion, Caspian and I would like to thank all the people who came along and made our event a success, particularly those who came to help with no intention of having a run, and most especially to Colin and Mairi Eades who helped on the start, ran their courses, and then went back out for another long loop of control collecting.  Sunday’s cross-country race in the Borders must have seemed easy by comparison."

Results for the Scottish Night Championships 2019 can be found here

Nov 4, 2018


The Results of this year's INTrepid Weekend, held at Eliburn and Dechmont Law on 3/4 November, can be found at this link.

Oct 21, 2018


Interløpers win CompassSport Trophy for 3rd year in a row

The Club took part in the Final, staged by Walton Chasers at Cannock Chase, on Sunday 21 October.  The winning score was 1260 points, ahead of East Pennine with 1224 and South Ribble with 1219.  There were individual wins for Freddie Carcas and Sam Bartlett.  Congratulations to all who took part.

Full results are on the Walton Chasers website, at this link.

Sep 3, 2018


The Results of the Local Event at Braidburn Valley Park on Saturday 1 September 2018 are here.

Aug 8, 2018


Results from the final SprINTelope for 2018, held at Astley Ainslie on 8 August, are to be found here.


Aug 4, 2018


The Results of the Local Event held at Almondell on Saturday 4 August may be found here.


Aug 2, 2018


Oleg’s shrubbery caused significant navigational and numerical difficulties last night for many people, each of whom should have known better.

To save multiple DSQs, we have decided instead to apply a time penalty of one minute for each missed micro-O control.  However, to show that we’re nice people, in one instance, we’ve granted a small time bonus for a competitor who interrupted his run to alert us that one control wasn’t beeping.

The modified Results are available here.


Jul 18, 2018


Results are at this location.

Jul 12, 2018

SprINTelope XIII Dean Village 11 July 2018

Results are at this link.

Jul 7, 2018

Results from the local event held at King's Buildings on 7 July 2018 are available here.

Jun 21, 2018


Hunter’s Tryst proved entertaining for competitors and planner alike.  It had only been used twice for small events since being first mapped by Dave Godfree, and not at all in the last eight years.

Short legs in the more intricate alleyways of the ‘Army’ housing give a good contrast to the more straightforward Tryst Park area where long legs with route-choice were the order of the evening.

The use of gaffling (!) caused much discussion – “how did you get ahead of me?” – principally because few realised that the long course had been planned that way.

Another solid pair of victories for Ben and Rachel Brown, who will likely be even more invincible on their home terrain next week.

Results can be found here.


Jun 7, 2018

Results from SprINTelope VIII, Meggetland 6th June 2018

Jun 2, 2018

Results from the local event held at Polkemmet Country Park on 2 June 2018 are available here

May 5, 2018

Results from the local event held at Colinton Dell on 5 May 2018 are available here

Apr 26, 2018

Hope you all enjoyed the delights of residential and commercial South Edinburgh.  38 runners completed the courses, and the results are here.

Apr 7, 2018

The results from the local event at Almond Park, Livingston, on Saturday 7 April are now available.

Almond Park Results

Nov 4, 2017


Results from the final Local Event of the 2017 programme, held at Mortonhall on Saturday 4 November, may be found at this location.


Oct 28, 2017


Results for SOUL 10 at Livingston and SOL 7 at Drummond Hill can be found here

Late in the SOUL 10 event control number 210 was stolen by cutting the gripple wire.  Many thanks to Tim O'Donahue who recovered the kite, but the unit is lost. We looked at removing time for the two legs either side of 210.  On courses 1, 3, 4, 5  this would have had more significant effect result on unaffected runners than those actually affected, so the results stand.  Courses 6 & 7 were mainly juniors running after the relays, and the control was missing for most runners, so we removed the leg.  On course 2, the leading results were the same regardless, but many later starters were affected, so we removed the leg.

We think the only people who lost more than one position because of time lost at the missing control were Tim O'Donohue and  Hanne Robertson, to whom we apologise.


Oct 22, 2017


Interløpers Regain Trophy

At the CompassSport Trophy Final held at Virtuous Lady, near Yelverton in Devon, on Sunday 22 October, the Club regained the Trophy in convincing style, beating Wimborne by 41 points. The full Results page, courtesy of Devon Orienteering, is to be found at this link.


Oct 7, 2017

Results from the Interløpers Braidburn Valley Park Local Event on 7 October can be found at this link

Sep 2, 2017

Results from the Interløpers Eliburn Local Event on 2 September can be found at this link

Jul 26, 2017

Results for SprINTelope 5, held at Alnwickhill on Wednesday 26 July 2017, are available at this link.

Jul 19, 2017

Results of SprINTelope 4, held at Dalkeith on Wednesday 19 July, may be found at this link.

Jul 12, 2017

The Results from SprINTelope 3, held at Whinny Hill, Holyrood Park, on 12 July 2017, are now posted here.

Jul 1, 2017

Results from the Local Event at Dechmont Law on 1 July are to be found at this location.

Thanks to everyone who took part - especially those who also did a Parkrun!

Keep your eye open for the next in the series of Interløpers Saturday events!

Jun 14, 2017

Results from the second SprINTelope of 2017 at Liberton are now available here.

Jun 3, 2017

Results from our recent event at Calder Wood are available.

Calder Wood Results

May 31, 2017

The first SprINTelope of the Summer took place at The King's Buildings on Wednesday 31 May.

Results are here

May 6, 2017

The results from the local event at Almond Park, Livingston, on Saturday 6 May are now available.

Almond Park Results

Apr 1, 2017

The Results of the second of this year's Livingston Local Events may be found at this link.

Mar 12, 2017
Full Results from the event at Tentsmuir on 12 March are available from this link.
Mar 4, 2017

The Results of the first of this year's Livingston Local Events may be found at this link.

Feb 17, 2017

CLS Sprint 17 February
(Interløpers winter warm weather training)

The Danes dominated in Scotland at WOC2015.  But Interløpers and friends made a foray into the sports training centre of the world champion's country - Club la Santa, Lanzarote - for some epic sprint racing.

The touch-free honesty punching system proved a big success.

  1. Paul Caban (INT) 19:44
  2. Colin Eades  (INT) 21:19
  3. Richard Lecky-Thompson (LOC) 21:30
  4. Max Carcas (INT) 21:55
  5. Jane Ackland (INT) 24:29
  6. Mairi Eades (INT)  26:13
  7. Jane Carcas (INT) 29:05
  8. Marsela McLeod (INVOC) 29:16
  9. Pippa Carcas (INT) 31:20
  10. Lorna Eades (INT) 34:39
  11. Fiona Eades (INT) 37:19
  12. James Ackland (INT) dnf

Map available on request or from intomaps.

Planned, organised and mapped by Graeme Ackland.

Dec 10, 2016
Results for Mortonhall
Oct 16, 2016


"The best little orienteering club in Britain" - Graeme Ackland

There were some fantastic efforts in the Trophy Final at Tankersley, near Barnsley, on Sunday.  Course wins for Alex Carcas, Ann Haley, and Pippa Carcas, Brexit-bashing debuts from Klara, Lucile, and Aymeric, and a series of other great runs.  With Colin Inverarity having to pull out with a calf injury, we had no finishers in the over-60 classes.  It left little room for error, especially for the orange runners, and Fiona's top position among the W12s was especially crucial.

Few will remember the last time that INT won the Trophy, in 1996, when all of this year's counters were 21s or younger.  Googlecache records that INT beat Essex in the Finals.   Since then, we've racked up an insane number of second places over the years, with the bitter defeat on countback last year.  The 1996 Results may be found at this location.

Profuse thanks are due to Rob Lee, who spent many hours cajoling the membership to participate in the Final, and overseeing the team selection.

Full results may be found at this link.  For those who haven't seen it, the Trophy looks like this.  Here's a photo of some of the winning team (thanks to Rob Bloor).


Oct 8, 2016


Results from the ESOA Saturday Series event at Braidburn Valley Park on 8 October 2016 may be found at this location.

Aug 24, 2016


Overall SprINTelope league results may be found here.


Aug 24, 2016


There was a really good turn-out enjoying the beautiful evening weather at the last SprINTelope of the Series, no. 9, at The Steils on 24 August.

The Results of the event may be found at this link.

Aug 17, 2016
Results for SprINTelope 8, held at the King's Buildings on Wednesday 17 August 2016
Aug 10, 2016
SprINTelope 7, held on Buckstone Streets on Wednesday 10 August 2016
Jul 31, 2016
Results from this year's Purple Thistle, held on 30-31 July at Balmacara, and organised by Tessa Strain.
Jul 27, 2016


Results for SprINTelope 6, held on Wednesday 27 July 2016 at Regent Road/Calton Hill, are available from this link.

Jul 20, 2016


The results from SprINTelope 5, on Wednesday 20 July at  Fountainbridge, are now available from this link.


Jul 13, 2016

SprINTelope 4 found us at Loretto School, Musselburgh, with the short course entirely within the Campus, and the longer course heading out into the surrounding streets towards the coast.  And who knew that such a gem of an area lay unmapped so close to the city? Answer: Scott Fraser, newly employed and resident there.  As to be expected from one of our sprint specialists, we had tricky courses - no-one found the best route to number one! - and even a control in the planner's garden.  The evening was rounded off with burgers and salad.  With thanks to Robin&Sheila for SI help, and Paula (wo)manning the barbeque.

Results are available from this link.


Jul 6, 2016
Results from SprINTelope 3, held at Swan Spring on 6 July 2016, are available at this location.
Jun 15, 2016
Gracemount - 15 June 2016
Jun 1, 2016
The first INT event was on Wednesday 1 June from Pollock Halls
May 15, 2016
Results for SoSOL 6 at Calder Wood on 15 May 2016
Apr 10, 2016
Results for SOL 2 at Culteuchar on 10 April 2016
Apr 9, 2016
Results for SOUL 4 at Livingston on 9 April 2016
Feb 7, 2016
Results for the Craigmillar Saturday event on the 6th Feb 2016 organised by Paul Caban
Dec 8, 2015
Results for Saturday 5 December 2015
Nov 8, 2015
Results for Saturday 7th November 2015
Sep 14, 2015
The results from the final Sprintelope of the Summer, organised by Paul in George Square and The Meadows, are now available at this link.
Aug 27, 2015
The results from Colin and Lorna's Sprintelope at Gracemount on 26 August are here.
Aug 14, 2015

Graeme prefaced his results with these comments:

"Hope you all enjoyed a beautiful evening and the unveiling of the latest bit of Edinburgh forest-urban terrain in Redford.  Apologies for the unexpected midge-fest at the Finish."

The results may be found at this link.

Jul 30, 2015
Colin Ledlie - Sprintelope 29 July 2015
Jul 16, 2015

The Planner/Organiser, Pat Squire, has provided the following comments:

"Thanks to all who came along to the Oxgangs event.  Fortunately we had a bright if somewhat chilly evening.  I trust you all enjoyed the courses and the challenges they posed.  My apologies for putting control no. 18 on the Long course in the wrong place.  I trust this didn't cause you too much lost time or effort."

Results are available from this link.

Jul 1, 2015

Hope everyone enjoyed the somewhat devious courses I planned today.  On the long course a little bit of local knowledge might have helped if you knew you could definitely get out the East side of Astlie Ainsley (there is a small pedestrian entrance).  If you didn't spot this you probably had quite a long run on the way back.

With a bit more time I would have tightened up on the map drawing/control descriptions, some of which was a little 'iffy' but I was out of action with the dreaded lurgy earlier this week.

My apologies for those of you that had hand drawn modified short maps for the long course (thanks Colin for drawing!).

Max - planner/controller/organiser!

Jun 10, 2015
Robin Galloway - Buckstone Sprint-elope
May 18, 2015

The second of the Livingston Local Events took place at Almond Park on Saturday 16 May.

The results for the colour-coded courses (Green, Light Green, Orange and Yellow) are available from this link.

The Maze Results are here.

The Planner/Organiser's comments may be viewed here.

May 12, 2015

The first of the Livingston Local Events, coinciding with the launch of the Permanent Course, was held at Eliburn Parks on Saturday 9 May.

The Results for the Green course may be found here.

The Maze Results are here.

Ken's Planner/Organiser comments are available from this link.

Apr 26, 2015

Results for SoSOL at Tulliallan 26 Apr 2015....

Mar 8, 2015
Results from SOL1, Gullane Bents 2015
Nov 3, 2014

Results from the Interløpers Vampire O on Halloween on the Spooky Meadows...

Congratulations Samuel - you are the vampire slayer

Mar 3, 2013

Results are now available for Interlopers CompassPoint Scottish O League 1.

Jun 27, 2012

Despite the rain beforehand, this event was reasonably well attended.  The combination of the maze and the street O was well received.  Mass maze participation towards the end of the event was definitley a highlight.  Thank you to Firrhill High School for allowing us access, to all the helpers who turned up in the pouring rain to set up beforehand and to those who collected controls at the end.   Ann Haley

Results available here...

Apr 29, 2012

Results are now available here.

Mar 31, 2012
Results from Craigmillar, Saturday 31st March 2012
Nov 26, 2011
Results from the Interlopers Come And Try It event at Cammo Estate
Nov 6, 2011
Deans and Interlopers Christmas Recanter,
Including the ESOA Championships
Jul 20, 2011
Urban O, held on 20 July 2011 in the Old Town
Jul 6, 2011
Results from Street O, Dean Village, Wednesday 6th July 2011
Jun 22, 2011

Results from Street O, Tranent, Wednesday 22nd June 2011

Jun 8, 2011

Results from Street O, South Gyle, Wednesday 8 June 2011

May 20, 2011

Results from Street O, Astley Ainslie, Wednesday 25 May 2011

Apr 2, 2011

Results at CATI event Craigmillar, Saturday 2nd April

Jul 21, 2010
Urban-O Race 4 - The Steils, 21st July [ Long | Short ]
Dec 14, 2008
Club Championships, held at Riccarton on 14 December 2008
Mar 9, 2008
SoSOL, Dalkeith Country Park, 9 March 2008 results, splits