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GMC 2016: Morven 12th/13th November

GMC 2016 logoDay 1  Results  Splits  RouteGadget
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Overall results    Organiser’s Report

A big thank you to all who came to pit themselves against the Grampian terrain and each other. We were lucky with the weather in the end after the previous weekend’s foul conditions – sunshine and superb visibility on Saturday and a dry but frosty night at the overnight camp helped make it a day to remember for all the right reasons.

Thanks to those who realised things weren’t going to plan and phoned to let us know they’d bailed or would be late back – another bit of luck as we don’t always get such good mobile reception – and to those who bowed out gracefully on Day 2 and helped to pack up the campsite or lent their Excel expertise – really helps us run the event smoothly.

Bit of rain Sunday afternoon but didn’t seem to cause too much grief on the homeward stretch and well done to those who completed Day 2 and laid a few Grampian demons to rest

Congratulations to the overall winners and other prize winners:

A
1st Overall     Alec Keith MV
1st Pair           Alex McVey & John Ryan M
1st Ladies       Susan Blackwood & Katy Boocock FV  aka Black and Boo
1st Vet             Jonathan Shepherd MV

B
1st Overall     Duncan Coombs & Chloe Haines MIX  aka Auld and Reekie
1st Solo           Gordon Urquhart M
1st Ladies       Bryony and Rebecca Harding F  aka Hard(-ing) as Nails
1st Vet             David Frame MV*

C
1st Overall     John and Naomi Lang MIX  aka The Hare and the Tortoise
1st Mixed       Ben and Clare Stansfield MIX aka The Stoating Stannies
1st Vet            Kenny Milton MV
1st P&P          James & Graeme Ackland M  aka A Clan
1st Solo          Pete Lawrence MV

* corrected 14/11/16 – apologies for getting this wrong on the day (blame Rachel’s mental arithmetic for mis-estimation in our rush to present as many prizes as possible on the day before potential winners left to go home.) Bottle of wine en route to you somehow soon.

We also need to thank numerous folk for help/permissions etc (see Organiser’s Report above too.)

The Factors & Owners of Candecraig, Dinnet & Kinord, and Tillypronie Estates.
The Sporting Tenants on Dinnet & Kinord Estate.
Mr John Anderson.
FCS & SNH.
Tisos – for providing voucher prizes.
Mar Orienteering Club.
Aberdeen Scouts.
Maryculter Scouts.
Dave, Alan & Ross – The Catering Team.
Mike, Donnie & Graham – The Heavy Kit Team and Hill Marshals.
Mid Deeside Community Trust.
The Dinnet Hall committee.
Brandon Hire & Heilan Loos.

And personally, I’d also like to thank Ian S, Ian H, Rachel, Helen, Sam, Tim & Josie G, Iain B, Tim, Ali, Kate, Sean, and all the competitors who also became helpers at some point during the weekend. A final thanks to my wife Liz for putting up with my ‘project’ over the last 18 months, acting as event Base Contact, and managing to come up with a GMC Prize Cup (in chocolate).

Organiser: David Kirk
Planner: Ian Searle
Controller: Ian Hamilton

If anyone took any photos and is willing to share them then send the link to webmaster@grampoc.com please.

More photos from Ian Hamilton here and Yomping Yardleys here

“Many thanks for the race – a great introduction to mountain marathons for my daughter. She’ll now expect all of them to transport bags, have heated tents, controls in the right places, be well catered and have quick results. A few photos from my phone are linked here.  Cheers, Dave Robertson”

Photos from the Langs: “A bit Langcentric, but a few photos from the week end. And proof that John and Naomi even had time for photos on Day 1!”
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Discussion

10 thoughts on “GMC 2016: Morven 12th/13th November

  1. Thanks to all the organisers, planners etc. Now I’m on the other side of the registration table, I can definitely say hats off to the competitors. Even with a weekend of good weather it was still tough running / wading and it might take a few days for my feet to recover.

    Posted by Sean O'Sullivan | November 14, 2016, 2:55 pm
  2. Huge thanks to all the volunteers who made this another great event.

    Posted by Iain Shanks | November 14, 2016, 12:39 pm
  3. Now that my brain has recovered from an overdose of re-entrant identification and I can string more than 3 words together, I would like to extend a massive thanks to the planner, organiser and the scores of enthusiastic helpers for a fantastically well run event. The Lang clan all enjoyed it, and no prizes for guessing which member of the family seems to be least stiff and achy this morning…

    Posted by Marianne Lang | November 14, 2016, 10:43 am
  4. Congratulations on a fine GMC … we enjoyed it very much.
    Especial thanks for the heated marquees, the fireworks, and without doubt the finest catering at any MM I’ve run at!

    Can you explain the encrypted code please – what’s the prize for “1st P&P” ?

    Posted by Rob H | November 14, 2016, 12:04 am
  5. Is the parental permission form available to download, or will it need to be picked up and completed at registration?

    Posted by Iain Shanks | November 10, 2016, 9:09 pm
  6. How about an auntie and niece category too!!

    Posted by elaine Gillies | November 7, 2016, 12:42 pm
  7. Dear 2016 GMC organisers, following on from the closely fought ‘Dads and Lads’ mini competition in 2014, there are a few ‘Dads and Daughters’ up for another challenge this year. Any chance you could create such a category please? Back by popular demand you see…..

    Posted by Nick Barr | May 12, 2016, 9:16 pm

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