Roxburgh Reivers grace the podium in Perthshire

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One of the highlights of the orienteering season is the Scottish Championships, two days of individual and then relay competitions.

This year’s event was held in north Perthshire last weekend.

The individual race took place in glorious sunshine just north of House of Bruar, in a mixed area of woodland and open hillside, and with Roxburgh Reivers being part of the organising team, they had to juggle their runs with operating one of the starts.

With the tournament also being a Scottish Veterans’ team selection event, competition was tight, but Reivers were delighted to get three members on the podium.

Fiona Forrest won W40 Long by more than a minute and Lindsey Knox took the W55 Long Scottish title by slightly under a minute. Rob Cranston finished third overall, but second Scot on M45 Short.

On Sunday the weather had deteriorated to dull with regular heavy downpours for the Relay Championships at Dunkeld.

With additional members travelling up from the Borders for the day, there were three teams entered, including a squad of under-16s competing in their first orienteering relay event.

Faisal Khursheed, in particular, had a good run on an adult course, finishing in 4th position.

The club’s senior team of Pauline McAdam, Lindsey Knox and Ian Maxwell won the veterans’ class and were placed fourth overall.

This weekend sees a large number of Reivers making a raid over the border to Northumberland for the British Championships.