Couple of photos for you, courtesy of Lindsey Esson, showing the mixed bag of orienteering/weather we’ve been sampling. First was taken on the training area at Merthyr Mawr sand dunes and the second was taken at today’s start at Mynydd Llangynidr, limestone moorland dotted with monster depressions, sinkholes and pits and visibility down to a few hundred metres due to drizzly rain and mist. Mmmmm!
We’ve been given a questionnaire to fill in and one of the questions is “Explain why you like orienteering and what makes you do it?” Kind of tough one to answer after today’s experience! What would you put?
A sought after opportunity to run some full length courses through the beautiful pine forest and moraine features of Glen Dye, Deeside.
Are you up for two full days of mixed orienteering and mountain navigation over some of Deeside’s finest moorland and forest?
Fully catered overnight camp?
The chance to earn a much-coveted RUN GMC shirt?
Back by popular demand, we bring you the Grampian Mountain Challenge 2016 around (maybe even over) Morven and surrounding areas on the 12th and 13th of November.
The scenery may have changed but the format will be the same with three classes run as pairs or solo and probably some spot prizes too – there is a campaign brewing for a sub-competition for Dads & Daughters in Class C this year (although maybe it should be Parent and Progeny to be totally PC about it?)
Put the date in your diaries now, start tapping up running partners if you want company out there in the wilds and sit poised over your keyboards on May 1st when entries will open.
Use these buttons to link through to Si Entries
Summer Series Events – fun, friendly events with something for everyone on Wednesday evenings. Events will have an easy (white/yellow standard), medium (orange standard) and two as-hard-as-we-can-make-it courses of different lengths (generally referred to as short and long tech).
Starts 6-7pm, courses close 8pm (unless changed for a particular event, please check website for any changes)
Seniors £3, students/juniors £1
|25 May||Hazlehead*||Results , Splits , RG|
|1 June||Countesswells*||Results , Splits , RG|
|8 June||Scolty*||Results , Splits , RG|
|15 June||Tyrebagger*||Results , Splits , RG|
|22 June||Crathes*||Results , Splits , RG|
|29 June||Balmedie* + BBQ||Results , Splits , RG|
|6 July||Cheyne Hill||Results , Splits , RG|
|13 July||Glen Dye||Results , Splits , RG|
|20 July||Dunnottar||Results , Splits , RG
|27 July||No event (Welsh 5 days)||not yet|
|3 Aug||Back O’Bennachie||not yet|
|10 Aug||Foggieton||not yet|
|17 Aug||Mulloch||not yet|
|24 Aug||Templars Park + BBQ + PRIZE-GIVING!||not yet|