FWTN

Fight with the Night is a fortnightly orienteering series hosted by EUOC members in and around Edinburgh from October to March-ish. There are roughly 10 events, with about 5 in each semester, trying to alternate between urban and ‘forest’ orienteering every 2 weeks. This all is slightly subject to change: I’m sorry if it’s come as a shock to you that students aren’t the most organised people in the world.

Each event will have two top quality courses: Long and Short. The short course is suitable for beginners or tired people, while the long is a course planned for orienteering pros and anyone who enjoys long runs in the Edinburgh darkness.

There is a points system, counting your best 5 results from the 10 events, and those at the top of the table at the end of the year might win a prize, but will definitely win respect. Results courtesy of Robin Strain are available here.

To run, you’ll need a head torch and an SI card. If you don’t own these don’t worry too much, just post on the EUOC Facebook page or fire me off an email and we’ll do our best to find one for you to use. Some decent shoes are also recommended.

Starts are normally from 7 until 7:45 with courses closing about 8:30. The cost is £2 per map.

The upcoming weeks are:

  • October 26th – Blackford Hill
  • November 9th – Kings Buildings
  • November 23rd – Whinny Hill
  • December 7th – Dean Village
  • January 19th – Kings Buildings *Special FRIDAY Big Weekend edition and there’ll also be an indoor race*
  • February 2nd – Liberton
  • February 16th – Craigmillar
  • March 2nd – Braids
  • March 16th – Gracemount.

Past events:

  • October 12th – Edinburgh City

2016-2017 events were:

  • October 20th – Blackford Hill
  • November 3rd – King’s Buildings
  • November 17th- Whinny Hill
  • December 1st – Dean Village
  • January 20th – King’s Building *Note on a Friday as part of the EUOC Big Weekend*
  • February 2nd – Liberton
  • February 16th – Craigmillar
  • March 2nd – Gracemount
  • March 16th – Braids Golf Course
  • March 23rd – Buckston

The results for 2016-2017 are available here and they are collated here. Many thanks to Andrew Dalgleish for doing this.

If you would like to be added to the FWTN mailing list to get emails containing the week’s details or just want to chat, send me an email at   events.euoc@gmail.com

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