Anybody in contact with the following folk? Can you remind them to return their Urban Sprint Trophies please? Get them to eEmail email@example.com to arrange collection at local event or posting.
Petra Hampton, Rachel Salway (MAROC), Claire Tunaley (MAROC), Lachlan Kirk (GRAMP)
Lovely day to belt round Danestone and we didn’t really need the hall although it made a great spongey football pitch at the end. Good to see all our SOULmates from down south and up north – hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did hosting.
Many thanks to all our helpers: Helen and Stuart Anderson, Rob Hickling, the Gomersall 3, Gordon Urquhart, Alex Maclachlan, Marianne and Patrick Lang, the Farquharson 3, Evgueni Chepelin, the Griffin 3, Jeremy Huthwaite and first and last the Danestone Community Centre jannie.
Planner: Pete Lawrence, Controller: Tim Griffin, Organiser: Rachel Scott
Great sprinty course from Sam which kept everyone concentrating right to the end and a fitting finale to this year’s series. Perhaps only to be expected from one of our juniors who is proving to be rather nifty at Urban Sprint races recently coming 2nd at the British Sprint Championships in Bath.
Sam says “Thank you to all those who turned up and braved the weather! Hope everyone enjoyed the course and a big thank you to those who bought cakes and hot drinks. I appreciated the positive feedback and I hope you all agree that it was a good end to another great urban series!”
Hope you all got home safely (was an interesting journey back to Stoney wrestling the hi-top campervan in a straight-ish line.)
Rankings after 4 events We’re aware of a few corrections to be made (thanks for being honest and pointing out our mistakes) and Jeremy H is working on these plus scores from the SOUL and tonight and we’ll publish the final results asap.
Make sure you know what Out of Bounds and uncrossable i.e. “forbidden to cross” walls/fences look like on these ISSOM maps – PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THIS GUIDE. Uncrossable means forbidden to cross as we don’t have permission for you to do so. If in doubt and the wall/fence/piece of land you’re about to cross looks private then show some respect and don’t do it!
By popular request, here’s a guide to the control descriptions courtesy of the Irish Orienteering Association. Column D shows you what you’re looking for (in urban racing, there’ll be a lot of tree, hedge, fence, steps, building, wall, manmade feature) and column G shows you where the flag is on the feature (especially useful when working out which side of an uncrossable fence you need to be for example.)
Reg/starts 18:00 – 18:30ish, £4 Senior, £2 Junior/Student
Courses close 19:30 (that means be back at registration to hand in your brikke by 19:35 please)
Times are a bit earlier than Summer Series to catch the light but you still might want a torch for the last couple if the weather’s gloomy.
Juniors under 16 should be accompanied by an adult (to comply with BOF insurance requirements.)
Wed 22nd Aug Duthie Park Results
Wed 29th Aug Seaton Park spoke.risky.darker*
Wed 5th Sept Westburn & Victoria Parks orange.hedge.data
Wed 12th Sept Westhill (registration next M&S) depravity.digested.joyouslyBalgowniel
Sat 15th Sept SOUL Balgownie/Danestone foil.turkey.total
Wed 19th Sept Aberdeen Uni Kings Campus lions.vibrate.brains
Click on the area name above to link through to a map showing the parking/reg location (*what3words codes).
Grampian Mountain Challenge – Scotland’s Friendly Sociable Winter Mountain Marathon
The GMC will be back in 2018 staying with its traditional date slot and will be over the weekend of 10 / 11 November 18.
It will be held in the Braemar area. All the usual features will be present, including a remote overnight camp with catering and heating, kit transfer to and from the camp, and orienteering and traditional hill sections over the two days. Ali R has agreed to take on the job of Planner once more, and Dave K and Ian H are again doing the Organising and Controlling.
NEWS: All spaces now taken! Lots of familiar names and we look forward to welcoming you back to contest the Parent/Offspring prize (if only we could think of something a bit catchier to call it – suggestions anyone?) as well as some new faces. Should be very cosy in the big tent.
Summary of updates:
Online entries via SiEntries ALL PLACES NOW FULL WITH 9 ON WAITING LIST