Events/Results

Balmedie Pre-Xmas O: Sun 8th Dec

Rob provided us with some devilish “Precision-Xmas” courses, with a strong “Pre-O” or “Trail-O” element (but not on any trails…).  Six of the controls on the long course were clusters of controls, and you had to pick the one that you thought was in the exact centre of the circle and fitted the control description most precisely.

A time penalty of 2 minutes was given for each incorrect punch at a clusters.

Control no 6 was vandalised  😦  so everyone’s splits from 5-6-7 have been deleted from the times.  That’s why you’re all faster than you thought.

Here are finalised results.  Well done to class winners Tim (and happy birthday on your 21st!), Ailsa and Stuart.

Balmedie Pre-Xmas-O Results   Balmedie Orange Results

Very well done to everyone for making an excellent try at picking the correct flags.  Overall the average success percentage was 57.6%, but top marks to Rachel for being 100% correct.

Special thanks to those who helped collect controls:  Ian, Gareth, Helen R, Helen A and Stuart.

Here are some notes on the special control clusters, and enlargements of the control sites showing the locations of all the controls in the cluster:

Control Cluster Notes      Site enlargements: Cluster AB  Cluster CD  Cluster EF

Discussion

2 thoughts on “Balmedie Pre-Xmas O: Sun 8th Dec

  1. That was great fun and quite an eye opener, no wonder there is so much discussion about control placement and control description! Helen A’s ‘complete the course’ brain teaser at the AGM was a great warm up to the event too.

    Well done Rachel – pity Gareth suggested the time penalty rather than elimination for wrong controls – or you would have won (though I suspect Rob would have come to the same conclusion when he saw how useless the rest of the field was …. Note that Gareth’s suggestion came before he set off – he obviously knew he would struggle!).

    Posted by Helen R | December 8, 2013, 10:14 pm

Leave a Reply to Helen R Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

UPCOMING EVENTS (click series or event names for details link)

Due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) all orienteering events have been suspended throughout the country until further notice.

SOA events calendar

CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT EVENT? NEED A FIX NOW?

Then try a Permanent Orienteering Course in a local forest or park or try one of our Street O maps for a taste of urban O.

Club tops

SOA

Scottish Orienteering Association

British Orienteering

British Orienteering

RSS SOA news

  • Tuesday is STAG day… check out their amazing Volunteers
    The New Generation of STAG plus – Featured Volunteers are: ARNIS SALTUMS In March 2019, Arnis accepted the role of […] The post Tuesday is STAG day… check out their amazing Volunteers appeared first on Scottish Orienteering Association.
  • Update on Scottish 6 Days Lochaber 2021
    The Scottish Orienteering 6-Day Event Company has been keeping under review the progress of the next 6-day event in view […] The post Update on Scottish 6 Days Lochaber 2021 appeared first on Scottish Orienteering Association.
  • Volunteers’ Week – Starting with TAY! and featuring…
    Big Cheers for Bill Melville and Moira Laws, outstanding volunteers in TAY! Bill Melville has been nominated for many reasons […] The post Volunteers’ Week – Starting with TAY! and featuring… appeared first on Scottish Orienteering Association.