Events/Results, Summer Series

Summer Series 2016

Summer Series Events – fun, friendly events with something for everyone on Wednesday evenings. Events will have an easy (white/yellow standard), medium (orange standard) and two as-hard-as-we-can-make-it courses of different lengths (generally referred to as short and long tech).

Starts  6-7pm, courses close 8pm (unless changed for a particular event, please check website for any changes)
Seniors £3, students/juniors £1

Date Place/Google Map Results
25 May Hazlehead* Results , Splits , RG
1 June Countesswells* Results , Splits , RG
8 June Scolty* Results , Splits , RG
15 June Tyrebagger* Results , Splits , RG
22 June Crathes* Results , Splits , RG
29 June Balmedie* + BBQ Results , Splits , RG
6 July Cheyne Hill Results , Splits , RG
13 July Glen Dye Results , Splits , RG
20 July Dunnottar Results , Splits , RG
27 July No event (Welsh 5 days) Gramps in Wales
3 Aug Back O’Bennachie Results , Splits , RG
10 Aug Foggieton Results , Splits , RG , Juniors
17 Aug Mulloch Results , Splits , RG
24 Aug Templars Park + BBQ + PRIZE-GIVING! RetrO Results , Overall

Google Map of all locations

Help us spread the word by printing off a copy of the flyer and putting it up on a notice board.
(In case you’re wondering, the photo was taken by Chris Spencer of ActivNorth.)

Junior Attendance Awards
The more events you attend, the higher the award you’ll get. 3 for Bronze, 6 for Silver, 9 for Gold. Prizes and certificates given out at Templars Park event (the Templars event counts too).

Summer Series League
This year we will attempt to compile league table for the medium and technical courses – a bit of friendly competition for extra fun. Best seven results (per course) count. Points awarded: 1st 100 points, 2nd 95 points, 3rd 90 points, subsequent places two points less for every place. Templars Park event not part of league (except as prize-giving)
Some events may offer an extra training exercise – this will not be taken into consideration in the rankings (there are plenty of events to get your best times on!).

have you got *The Summer Series incorporates the Grampian Adventure Challenge for teams of 8 at the first six venues. Check the GAC post for results and comments and contact email.

Useful Orienteering Information
New to Orienteering?
Guide to O map symbols and control descriptions
Guide to Technical Difficulty (pdf courtesy of BKO)

Other Information
Safety – A risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser for each event, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Health – Full leg (trousers) and torso (t-shirt) cover is required to help avoid ticks. Due to the nature of orienteering going through undergrowth, picking up ticks is more likely than during walks/runs along well used paths.

Public Liability – Please be aware that British Orienteering Federation (BOF) event insurance only covers non-member participants for public liability for 3 events in any one year (this includes helpers, parents shadowing and competitors). Why not become a member? Also, you will be asked to provide contact details for insurance purposes

Privacy – when entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports. Grampian Orienteers’ data privacy policy.

Photography – In line with the policies of British Orienteering, the organisers of this event request that any person wishing to take photos or video showing children should register their details with event volunteers before taking any such photos or videos. The event organisers reserve the right to ask people to refrain from taking photos or video and may, if such warnings are ignored, refer the matter to the police.

…and then on to the Urban Series: 6 Wed evening events starting 31 Aug 2016.

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

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.

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.

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