The last championship event of the year, the Scottish Score Orienteering championships, was held last Sunday 22nd November at Pitmedden Forest, Fife. The provisional results can be found are the KFO website here.
Gramp competitors ran well and came away with some excellent results:
- M20 – 1st Jack Gomersall
- W45 – 5th Helen Rowlands
- W50 – 1st Carolyn McLeod
- M50 – 3rd Sam Gomersall
- M55 – 2nd Ian Hamilton, 4th Bob Daly
- M60 – 1st Rob Hickling
In the associated Scottish Inter-Club competition, GRAMP was 3rd in the Large Clubs class, behind ESOC and RR. We beat FVO, TAY and Interlopers, despite having fewer counting competitors than each of those three clubs.
The trophies for the 2015 Compass-Point Scottish Orienteering League (SOL) were also presented at the event. Click here to find out the final SOL positions and GRAMP’s class winners.
So a great end to the year on the competition front.
2 thoughts on “Scottish Score Champs and Inter-Club Championships”
Never has so much been owed by so many to so few. Great result from a small and dedicated band of Gramps. That must have felt sooooo good to beat FVO and Interlopers!
(Not wishing to draw attention to some unfortunates but how do you get yourself disq on a Score course?
Were they rude to the Controller at the Finish or something?)
The DSQs were for crossing fences that were overprinted with a purple line, meaning “must not be crossed”.
There were some mitigating circumstances, as there were very many of these fences, which had dramatic effects on route choice options.
Also, there was a notice in the start lane, which might have caused some confusion if it was not read and remembered carefully. It said that a certain fence COULD be crossed at any point.
There was also a paragraph in the event final details that a particular “unmarked fence” to the north of one control COULD be crossed. It wasn’t really clear to me if this meant that it was an unmapped fence, or a mapped fence that had no purple overprint, or something else.
So, all rather confusing for us poor mortals. Yes, everyone should comply with the rules on must-not-be-crossed fences. But I can easily see how it happened that a runner might have thought it was okay in the heat of the moment. Pity that it happened at a championship race.