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Results from Foggieton Forest Sprint

The snow has all gone now, leaving the undergrowth nicely flattened.  Much more runnable than Foggieton in the summer.  Results here:

Forest_Sprint_Foggieton_Results

Thanks to Helen Rowlands for helping clear up, and Bob Daly for collecting the controls.

Forest Sprints start at Foggieton on 11th April

The first of the Forest Sprint Series will be at Foggieton, Wednesday 11th April.  Car parking and registration at Cults Primary School.  Registtration 18.00 – 18.50, will probably be ready a bit earlier.

One course which should be suitable for everyone, 2.7 km, TD3 (ish).  No road crossings.  The forest is nice and runnable at this time of year; most of the undergrowth flattened after the winter, and no nettles!

Compass Sport Cup – 11th March

The Compass Sport Cup qualifying round this year is being hosted by FVO  at Beecraigs Country Park, near Linlithgow, on Sunday 11th March as part of their Stepping Into Spring weekend.    A newly updated and extended map will be in use.  The Scottish Sprint Championships will be at Stirling University on Saturday 10th March.  More information  about both events here and enter here before 1st Mar.

This is an inter-club competition; however, you need to do your own entry via Oentries.   You can enter any course you like, but if you want your result to count towards GRAMP score in the club competition then you need to enter an appropriate course.  Full details can be found by clicking here.

Start times need to be allocated by the club, not the organisers, so if you enter, please let me know (GRAMP treasurer email) if you have a start time preference (early, mid-, late etc).   Start times are between 10.30 and 13.00.

Entries here:

https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=4215

The finals are on 21st October 2018 at Cannock Chase.

Cheyne Hill Summer Series 12th July – Results

A sunny warm evening with a swimming opportunity in the hefalump trap taken by a few including myself and Ian while setting out the controls.

High bracken and overgrown paths made it especially challenging for those taking ‘short cuts’.

A friendly family all the way from OLG Chur (Chur orienteering club) in Switzerland came and competed as well. I hope they weren’t too underwhelmed.

Thanks for all coming.     Results: cheynehill120717results

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I had a very pleasant walk back down to Stoney chatting with  Käthi and Benno. They did comment on the “big green plants up to here” (think hand passing 6″ over Käthi’s head) being hard going but otherwise enjoyed their taste of orienteering Scottish-style.  If anyone spots any OLG Chur shirts at S6D then say ‘Hi!’ and ask about the next Swiss O Week in Gstaad in 2019.  Rachel

 

Forest Sprint results from Foggieton 10th May

A pleasant cool and dry evening.  A bit difficult to squeeze a 3 km course into such a small area.  Thanks to Helen Rowlands for helping with registration/download, Dennis, Bob and John for collecting controls and Rob Hickling for help with map corrections.

Forest_Sprint_Foggieton_Results

Overall Results after Foggieton

Compass Sport Cup – Tentsmuir 12th March

The Compass Sport Cup qualifying round this year is being hosted by KFO at Tentsmuir in Fife on Sunday 12th March. Tentsmuir is a runnable coastal forest, excellent orienteering terrain, which has staged the British Championships in the past!

This is an inter-club competition; however, you need to do your own entry via Oentries.   You can enter any course you like, but if you want your result to count towards GRAMP score in the club competition then you need to enter an appropriate course.  Full details can be found by clicking here.

Start times need to be allocated by the club, not the organisers, so if you enter, please let me know (GRAMP treasurer email) if you have a start time preference (early, mid-, late etc).   Start times are between 11.00 and 13.00.

Entries here:

https://oentries.com/event/details/633-compasssport-cup-and-trophy-scottish-heat-at-tentsmuir-north

The finals are on 22 October 2017 in Devon.

Back O’Bennachie

Pouring rain, even at times so torrential it drove some competitors to give up. Underfoot was slippery and soaking woodrush; hardly idyllic. Well done to everybody and thanks for coming out and giving it a go.
Special thanks to the helpers Anne and Rob Hickling who braved the weather and midges to go out again to collect controls, and especially to Willie Nicolson who ran all the way back to the farthest controls on the other side of the dreaded ravine.

Genevieve

Back o’Bennachie 3/8/16 – Results

Here are simple results from the Back o’ Bennachie Summer Series event.  Well done to everyone who survived the tropical downpour, midges and wall of dripping woodrush.

bennachie030816results

15/8/2016 – Updated results after checking splits (apologies for delay – holidays and computer problems).

Summer Series – Back O Bennachie 3rd August

Usual 4 courses; Easy/yellow 2.00 km, medium/orange 2.4 km, short tech 2.8 km, long tech 4.2 km

 This is an area only used once before so come and explore. Interesting paths, open woodland, flowing burns. Quite a lot of woodrush but all courses except the long technical  have route choices that can take you round most of it if you don’t mind the long way sometimes.  The long tech is  quite physical with a steep ravine along the way. Choose your route carefully.  Quite a few new log stacks. Parents warn your children to STAY OFF.  There is a very short walk through the car park to the start. Be careful, especially of parking cars.

 We should be ready before 6.00pm.

Parking in Forestry Commission Back o’Bennachie car park, signposted off B9002 just west of Oyne. Grid reference NJ661245.   http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=366150&y=824550&z=0&sv=NJ661245&st=5&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf

 

Compass Sport Cup Qualifying Round, Dumyat (Stirling), March 13th

The Compass Sport Cup qualifying round this year is being hosted by FVO on a new map of Dumyat on the outskirts of Stirling. It will be a high quality Level B event. This is an inter-club competition; however, you need to do your own entry. One club out of ESOC, FVO, GRAMP, INVOC, MAROC will qualify for the finals on Sunday 16 October at Tankersley organised by SYO.   You can enter any course you like, but if you want your result to count towards GRAMP score in the club competition then you need to enter an appropriate course.

There is some information on FVO website; I expect more details will be posted here closer to the time:
http://fvo.org.uk/events/2016/mar/13/compasssport-cup-and-trophy-scotland-heat/

Entry via Oentries are now open.  Deadline Friday 4th March
https://oentries.com/event/details/520-fvo-scotland-compass-sport-cup-trophy-round

The rules are fairly complicated (see link below if you are interested) and we are not intending to try to organise GRAMP entries.  There are 11 courses:

1 Brown Men Open
2 Short Brown M20- M40+
3 Blue Women Women Open
4 Blue Men M50+
5 Green Women W20- W45+
6 Green Men M60+
7 Veterans Short Green M70+ W60+
8A Junior Men (Green) Men 18-
8B Junior Women (Short Green) Women 18-
9A Orange Men Men 14-
9B Orange Women Women 14-

The first 4 GRAMPs on each course will count towards our overall score. You are allowed to run-up an age class or classes and women are allowed to run as men, but not vice versa.  You are welcome to enter any course you wish but you need to enter an appropriate course if you want your result to count towards GRAMP’s score.  Compass Sport rules etc (unchanged from 2015) can be found at:
http://www.pgopage.co.uk/docs/CSC2015_Rules.pdf

Start times need to be allocated by the club, not the organisers, so if you enter, please let me know (GRAMP treasurer email) if you have a start time preference (early, mid-, late etc).   At this stage I don’t know what start times will be available. Let me know if you need advice on which course to enter.

Tyrebagger Event (Level C) 14/2/16 – Results

A bright winter’s day in Tyrebagger, with a dusting of snow on the ground but not enough to get in the way, even on the open hillside.  Those who started late were caught in a short but sharp snowstorm, which made the wood very dark all of a sudden! (making it difficult to read the map for old eyes like mine).

Thanks to all the helpers.  Those in the tent enjoyed a micro-climate which was a few degrees warmer than outside!  For once at Tyrebagger, we found a place to put the tent which caught the sun.

results: Click for the event results and split times .

Routegadget  is loaded – please enter your routes online.  Check out your fastest splits and time loss errors at Winsplits here.

courses:
Brown 6.8 km 300 m
Blue 4.5 km 190 m
Green 3.7 km 155 m
Light Green 3.3 km 125 m
Orange 2.3 km 80 m
Yellow 2.1 km 65 m
White 1.6 km 50 m

organiser                  Ian Hamilton   07555 239768
planner                      Gareth Yardley
controller                  Donald Grassie

Night O at Hazlehead, Wed 28th October – Results

The clocks have gone back and we have the Deeside Night Cup to illuminate your Wednesday evenings.  First event was an introductory event at Hazlehead on Wednesday 28th October on a damp and rather misty evening.  There were three courses:

Long Technical – 5.0km

Short Technical – 3.1 km

Orange – 2.8 km

Here are the Results and Splits.

See you all next Wednesday at Potarch, from 6pm, when the Deeside Night Cup scoring applies and the game is on!

 

Cheyne Hill Summer Series Results

Results from Cheyne Hill Summer Series event,Wednesday 24th June:

cheynehill240615results

Clouds of midges provided added incentive to run fast!

Next week is at Glen Dye

Compass Sport Cup 2015 Results

CSC BalnagowanJust over 30 GRAMP members enjoyed a beautiful sunny day at Balnagowan on Sunday.
Full results are on the MAROC website http://www.marocscotland.org.uk/

In the club competition the result was close but GRAMP came 3rd, just behind much larger teams from FVO and ESOC.

Special mention should be made of Jonathan Smith, who inadvertently entered the Brown course. When he suggested changing to a more amenable course had his arm gently twisted to stick with Brown in the interests of ensuring a full complement of GRAMP entries. He completed the course and gained 92 points for GRAMP.

Photo by ActivNorth

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