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Scottish Score Champs and Inter-Club Championships

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.

 

Discussion

2 thoughts on “Scottish Score Champs and Inter-Club Championships

  1. 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?)

    Posted by oldglutton6 | November 24, 2015, 8:34 pm
    • 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.

      Posted by Rob H. | November 26, 2015, 12:43 am

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This is what we’re currently planning…. (fingers crossed everybody please!) Things are going to look  a little different now due to Covid-19 precautions, most important being pre-entry only and allocated start times even for local events.

See our Covid 19 page for more info.

Wednesdays
Deeside Night Cup
25th Nov Dunnottar Woods
2nd Dec Birsemore
9th Dec Foggieton
16th Dec Sluie
23rd Dec Templars Park
30th Dec Potarch
and then 8 more in 2021
See our DNC page for full list and watch out for posts each week on the DNC Blog with final details

Sundays
6th Dec  Crathes
Yellow, Orange, Lightish Green and Blue planned

If you can’t make any of these events or prefer to avoid others for the time being, you can join the Mobile O revolution  and download the MapRun app and have a go at some local courses using your phone to time yourself and even navigate with. Visit our MapRun page for instructions and a list of maps.
Or do one of our Temporary Orienteering Courses if we’ve got one out at the moment – see the TOC post for info.

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