After a slight pause (frustrating for some but very handy for those of us away on holiday who thought we were going to miss the fun) for snow last week, we got to scamper round some of the lumpiest bits of Glen Dye. Ali’s signature style of Middle Distance flavour control picking proved very popular and certainly made the forest seem almost crowded with bobbing head torches.
Despite the short notice of the new date, 32 intrepid night orienteers took to the tricky moraine contours. Sasha stormed the long course ahead of Josh, and they were well ahead of the rest. Evgueni was just prevented from making it a Chepelin double by a fast run from Pete.
For the brave souls who ventured out to Forvie on Wednesday night, here are the results. Thanks for turning up!
Routegadget now up and running (which was more than I could manage on the brackeny bits!!)
Here are the results and splits for the unusual night-O in the sn-O-w at Balmedie. It must have felt very strange running the open dunes, with light reflections off the white stuff, and tracks going everywhere.
Why not blog your stories on the DNCchat blog?
Congratulations to Peter L for winning (comprehensively) his last race as Chairman!
Routegadget’s loaded up on the GRAMP RG site. Bonsoir.
It’s coming to a wood near you very soon, starting Wednesday 21st Nov with a training event at Foggieton then straight into the serious stuff at Tilquhillie on 28th. For a full list of dates, venues and travel maps take a look at the DNC Blog.
There are 2 courses of about 5k for the DNC and 3k for the DN(mini)C, both TD5 or Green standard so if you’re a beginner not yet confident of doing a Green alone then we’ll have to try and find you an experienced running partner (it’s only fair on the planners not to have to wait for hours trying to decide whether to call out the Rescue for you!)
There will be lavish prizes for the best M/W Junior and Senior in each Cup and a host of frivolous prizes for things like the Toughest of the Tough for the most gruelling courses and Best/Worst Mistake. Seriously though, this is one of the most competitive leagues around and worth turning out for if only for the challenge of finding your way around areas you thought you knew pretty well until someone turned the lights out!
Richard Oxlade is the GRAMP half of the DNC co-ordinating team. Contact him using this contact form.
Click here to jump through to the DNC blog to see who won what lavish prizes for the 2011/12 DNC and the overall results. Most nights saw frantic competition in relatively mild conditions compared to last year’s snowy epics – (although I think some folk secretly miss the buzz of floundering through deep drifts with their torchlight bouncing off and their breath hanging in illuminated clouds in front of their face – atmospheric yes but rubbish for trying to navigate and run quickly!)
23/11/11 Birsemore (Drew Tivendale M) Results and RouteGadget
30/11/11 Foggieton (Calum McLeod G) RouteGadget Results Splits
7/12/11 Glen Davan (Peter Craig M) Results and RouteGadget
14/12/11 Balmedie (Ian Searle G) Results RouteGadget
4/1/12 Sluie (Frances Wright M) Results and RouteGadget
11/1/12 Tyrebagger (Gomersalls G) Results Splits RouteGadget
18/1/12 Ballogie (Andrew McMurtrie M) Results and Routegadget
25/1/12 Raemoir (Evgueni Chepelin G) Simple results Splits RG
1/2/12 Shooting Greens (Chris Low M) Results and Routegadget
8/2/12 Forvie (Ian Hamilton G) Simple Results Split time results
15/2/12 Cambus O’May (Alistair Marshall M) Results Routegadget
22/2/12 Crathes (David Kirk G) Results Splits