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DNC Glen Dye Part 1 25/11/15 Results

Hot off the press – results (revised 26/11/15) and splits. Routegadget now loaded too.

Interesting to see how you all coped with Pete’s long legs across those large areas of nothingness in a variety of different ways. Mine was to chicken out completely and refuse to run at all as my bearings are rubbish at the best of times, so you all have the moral high ground tonight. Bad luck to Rob for losing his magnifiers, I’ll ask Pete to look out for them when he’s collecting controls tomorrow.

Best of all was the reappearance of the Chillimobile! Hooray!

DNC Crathes 11/11/15 Results

As Denise said last night: “Typical Crathes! Just when you think you know it…..”

Updated Results and Splits

Routegadget2 has been loaded up … please enter your routes here.

Night O at Hazlehead, Wed 28th October – Results

The clocks have gone back and we have the Deeside Night Cup to illuminate your Wednesday evenings.  First event was an introductory event at Hazlehead on Wednesday 28th October on a damp and rather misty evening.  There were three courses:

Long Technical – 5.0km

Short Technical – 3.1 km

Orange – 2.8 km

Here are the Results and Splits.

See you all next Wednesday at Potarch, from 6pm, when the Deeside Night Cup scoring applies and the game is on!


Deeside Night Cup 2015/16

To try and make best use of the darker nights, the DNC will start and finish a bit earlier than in previous years and also run closer to Xmas/New Year break to squeeze in a couple more. Helen Rowlands is the DNC Coordinator for GRAMP. We have planners for all the GRAMP events but if you think you can lend a hand at registration or by collecting controls she’d still like to hear from you.  Contact her using this contact form.

Two courses 3km and 5km at TD5/Green standard as far as possible. No concessions to the dark. There may also be an additional Orange in a couple of our less technical/scary areas for really junior Juniors and beginners to be able to have a go too. Check the details on the DNC blog.

You can team up with others to assist you on the night to spread the load a bit if you want and I know there are one or two of you out there who can’t commit to planning due to work hours but could offer to collect controls after. Every little helps.

28/10/2015 Hazlehead intro event
04/11/2015 MAROC Potarch
11/11/2015 Crathes 
18/11/2015 MAROC Sluie
25/11/2015 Glen Dye
03/12/2016 MAROC Shooting Greens
09/12/2015 TBC 
16/12/2015 MAROC Balnagowan
23/12/2015 Balmedie
30/12/2015 MAROC Glen Tanar
06/01/2016 Tyrebagger
13/01/2016 MAROC Torphantrick (new name for Inchmarnoch)
20/01/2016 Forvie
27/01/2016 MAROC Coull
03/02/2016 Scolty
10/02/2016 MAROC Dinnet North

As this is a shared series, we operate a separate blog with full list of dates, venues, travel maps, final results and chat – DNC Blog.  Once it kicks off in earnest check there rather than here for up to date details like snow reports.

There are 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!

Raemoir DNC 17/12/2014

Many thanks to all those who turned up for event at Raemoir, to Gareth for the challenging courses, and the hosptality of the Raemoir Hotel (including a heater!).

Raemoir Results

Raemoir Splits


Countesswells DNC 3/12/14

A good twirl round a frosty forest followed by hot soup and chilli. Can’t beat it.

2014-12-03 Countesswells DNC Splits.pdf
2014-12-03 Countesswells DNC.PDF     (corrected with Joe Wright on Long)

DNC 2014 Hazlehead warm up – results

Many apologies for the delay, Sam had to get the Sleeper to London immediately after the event and just back now. Dedication, eh?
There are a couple of names that only ever seem to run at night. I think they may be vampires?

DNC 2014 Hazlehead 19-11-14 Results.pdf

Deeside Night Cup 14/15

For a full list of dates, venues, travel maps, final results and chat for the 2014/15 DNC 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 are 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!
Helen Rowlands is the GRAMP half of the DNC co-ordinating team.  Contact her using this contact form.

Crathes DNC – 26th Feb 2014 – Results

Here are the Results and Splits for the last DNC event of 2013/14 season.  Click here for Routegadget.

Congratulations to all those who took part and braved the damp dark forests and heaths (not much if any snow this year, thankfully). 36 of us enjoyed the post-series curry and prize-giving at Derbar’s in Banchory. See you next year.

Forvie DNC – 29 Jan 2014

A good, dry, night had by all. Everybody who went out came back (always a relief). Results linked below, routegadget to follow …


Simple Results Splits

Balmedie DNC 15 Jan 2014 – Results

Well, the weather was mild (9°C) but there was wetness in the air which dampened the outsides (but not the spirits) of the 40 people who ran at Balmedie.  Tricky courses on a moonless night…  No 154 in particular was hard, and the prizes go to those who persevered (eh, Ali?).

Many thanks to Dennis McD for planning and organising (enjoy your 30 pts!) and control collectors (in the worst of the rain) David E, Simonas and Rob.

Results   Splits    Routegadget

P.S.  We’ve attempted to update Age Classes shown in the results for the new orienteering year.  If we’ve got it wrong, please email the correction to grampoc *at* gmail.com.

Scolty DNC 4th Dec 2013 – Results

Hi to all night-O’ers.  Here are the results for the Scolty DNC event tonight.

Scolty Results   Scolty Splits

Routegadget is set up here – please add your routes.

The event theme was “check your codes”.  There were controls on boulders (over 60m apart – all kosher!) and several people didn’t notice that they punched at the wrong boulder!  It pays to pay attention, folks.

Deeside Night Cup 13/14

For a full list of dates, venues, results etc for the 2013/14 DNC take a look at the DNC Blog.

DNC Glen Dye Results 18/2/13

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.

Results     Splits   RouteGadget

Forvie DNC Results 30/1/13

For the brave souls who ventured out to Forvie on Wednesday night, here are the results. Thanks for turning up!



Tyrebagger DNC Results and Splits 19/12/12


Routegadget now up and running (which was more than I could manage on the brackeny bits!!)

Snow Shoes in the Dunes (Balmedie DNC 5/12/12)

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!

Balmedie DNC Results
Balmedie DNC Splits

Routegadget’s loaded up on the GRAMP RG site.   Bonsoir.

Deeside Night Cup 2012/13

Info and results are all on the DNC Blog.


Deeside Night Cup 2011/12

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


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