Events/Results

Forvie 19/10/14 – Race the Castles, SHI Relays and Northern Lights

Race the Castles and SHI Relays Full results can be found on the RtC website.
Congrats to Carolyn McLeod on second in W40 (Queen of the Castle-in-waiting?) and to our Organiser Jayne MacGregor and Planner Ian Searle for all their hard work at Forvie. I’m told that you can barely see the run-in track a couple of weeks later let alone any evidence out in the dunes that so many people enjoyed such a great day.

Northern lights 2014 Forvie (open to all SOA club members)
M10 Yellow David Spencer MOR
W10 Yellow Kirsten Robertson CLYDE
M12 Orange Matthew Gooch MAROC
W12 Orange Alice Wilson CLYDE
M14 Lt Green Jo Wright MAROC
W14 Lt Green Naomi Lang GRAMP
M16 Blue Ross McMurtrie MAROC
W16 Green Grace Molloy FVO (W14)
M18 Brown Andrew Barr MOR
W18 Blue Sarah Jones EUOC
M21 Brown Not awarded W21 Sh Brown Not awarded
M35 Brown Not awarded W35 Blue Not awarded

Pitgavenie Cup (Most deserving North Junior on the day)
Ewan Musgrave MAROC (M10 2nd on Orange)

Contours Trophy (most deserving North Veteran 40+ on the day)
David Weir MOR M50 Brown

Apologies for the abortive attempt to hold the Northern Lights prizegiving on the day armed with an incomplete set of results. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but at the time we thought the Juniors would be keen to know who’d won and we didn’t want to disappoint those who’d stayed on – thanks for your patience. Some of the trophies are on their way south to the upcoming ScotJOS weekend for onpass to the southern area clubs.

Event Photography Lots of fantastic photos from Forvie now on Chris Spencer’s website Activnorth

Lost Property (from all RtC events that all ended up at Forvie)
Claims to Jayne.macgregor@outlook.comForvie lost property.png

  • Large red metal thermos
  • Large blue ‘Maxim’ water bottle
  • Magnifier with red cord
  • Thumb compass
  • Kids black Mountainlife top
  • Kids black Helly Hansen anorak
  • Navy & red Saucony jacket
  • Navy Scottish Schools hoodie
  • Large black Adidas Fleece
  • Pair black Craft gloves
  • Pair spectacles
  • Vapro control description holder
  • Small Canon battery pack (grey)
  • Goody bag (left in Edinburgh) containing pair of INDY trainers and black Trekmates top

Thanks to all the competitors who not only left the assembly field in pristine condition but helped raise £700 to go towards the cost of sending the Banchory Schools team to the World Schools 2015 in Turkey. A further £250 will be donated to local cancer charity UCAN at the request of the farmer for the use of the parking and assembly fields.

Some King of The Castles prizes still to be awarded, if you think you qualified (first 3 in each of the standard classes), email Jayne.macgregor@outlook.com to arrange collection.

If anyone knows who should have custody of the Home Internationals Nations country flags also email Jayne.macgregor@outlook.com

String Course Results

Forvie String Course results

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