The Scottish Relay Championships were held in glorious sunshine at Burghead and Roseisle North on 27 May 2018. With almost 150 teams and over 400 competitors, the atmosphere was firmly in the festival mode as the Moray coast dazzled visitors from near and far.
Moravian Orienteering Club was thrilled to be able to debut their brand new SPORTident equipment at the Relays, a fitting climax to months of fundraising and research by a team led by Alan Halliday (Inverness Orienteering Club). The fundraising team successfully secured funding from 3 major local benefactors: The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation, Money for Moray (distributing funds on behalf of the Scottish Government’s Community Choices Fund) and the Berry Burn Community Fund.
Planner Jon Hollingdale (Moravian Orienteering Club) designed courses that stretched and challenged the majority of competitors, while the organising team led by Nikki Howard and Elizabeth Furness (Moravian Orienteering Club) worked hard to ensure the smooth running of the day. The club would like to thank Hilary Quick (Badenoch and Strathspey Orienteering Club) for all her hard work as the controller and a special mention to Badenoch and Strathspey Orienteering Club (BASOC) who kindly acted as parking marshals on the day.
Burghead provided the perfect backdrop to the excitement of the relays, with an arena start and finish offering ideal views for spectators and cheering club mates.
Congratulations to all the winners and participants. Moravian Orienteering Club hopes you all enjoyed the day as much as they did.
British Orienteering would like to thank all the volunteers from clubs involved in putting on the Scottish Championships at the weekend. Two great days of orienteering had by all.