Balmedie Sun 11th Dec 2022

Grampian Orienteers are pleased to stage a Colour Coded event at Balmedie including a Short Green course for those who like the technical challenge but haven’t the energy for a full-blown Green on the dunes. Directions: A90 turn off at Balmedie roundabout and follow signs to Balmedie Country Park Parking:  Main Balmedie Car Park (AB23Continue reading “Balmedie Sun 11th Dec 2022”

DNC Foggieton Wed 23rd Nov

We have a guest planner for this event in the shape of Charlotte Hope of AUOC.Wonder what her fresh take on the area will be? Come along to find out. Long 4.7km Short 3.0km  Seniors £5, Students/Juniors £2.50 contactless payment preferredStarts/Reg: 18:00 – 19:00Courses close: 20:00 (i.e. pls be back at Download by then toContinue reading “DNC Foggieton Wed 23rd Nov”

GRAMP Saturday Training Event 2-3pm

Two more sessions lined up to take us up to Christmas: Saturday 12th November:  Tollohill. This will be the day before the MAROC Regional event at Birsemore.  David is planning some ‘Aiming Off’ exercises and reinforcement of traffic lighting. Refreshments will be provided 🙂 Parking for Tollohill Saturday 11th December:  Hazlehead. This will be the dayContinue reading “GRAMP Saturday Training Event 2-3pm”

Gramp coaching Tues 8.30pm via Teams – come and join our popular virtual coaching experiment!

GRAMP Virtual Training Post-run analysis and Training via Teams – Tuesdays 8.30pm These seem to have been well received and there has been some good O banter on Tuesday nights so we will continue to offer these sessions through the winter months. HOWEVER PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME. A reminder these sessions are open to all, whether youContinue reading “Gramp coaching Tues 8.30pm via Teams – come and join our popular virtual coaching experiment!”

DNC Hazlehead Wed 9th Nov

Hazlehead is back… and not just in the park this time so using mostly the golf course area and some of the few wooded parts that have not been affected by the storms.   Although traffic will be minimal if any, please take care at road crossings and note the under-16s should be accompanied to ensure their safety. Continue reading “DNC Hazlehead Wed 9th Nov”

GRAMP AGM/Social Sat 10th Dec

Venue – Rubislaw Church Centre, Beaconsfield Place (it has a car park and lift access).Time – 6pm prompt Who – everyone welcome We promise to keep the official part as short as possible so we can enjoy a Jacob’s join meal, BYOB, and 50th birthday cake. There’s also Orienteering Bingo planned.  For anyone who hasn’t beenContinue reading “GRAMP AGM/Social Sat 10th Dec”

Did you get your Gramp Gossip last week?

Zoe sent round the latest Gramp Gossip on 4th Sept packed with info on upcoming events, training, Gramp’s 50th birthday celebration plans for next year, Griffin call-ups to the Junior and Senior Home International squads plus news of a trial of a online post-run analysis initiative using Zoom: Tuesday 27th September – Post run analysis ofContinue reading “Did you get your Gramp Gossip last week?”

Westhill 17th Aug 2022 Urban Sprint results

Here are the results for last night’s tour around Westhill courtesy of the Grassies. Hope you’re all getting the Urban bug as there are two more events lined up for you, at Aberdeen Uni/Old Aberdeen and Seaton Park. Watch this space for details soon. Westhill Results – 2022-08-17.pdf Westhill Results – 2022-08-17.xls

New tree planting at Scotstown Moor aka Perwinnes Moss

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that Scotstown Moor/ Perwinnes Moss is one of the more eclectic maps in Gramp’s portfolio with a little bit of everything – heathland, marsh, woodland and a SSSI. There are plans being mooted to replace trees in the storm damaged area of woodland in the middle plusContinue reading “New tree planting at Scotstown Moor aka Perwinnes Moss”

Urban Sprint @ Westhill 17/8/22

Next up, the Grassies are hosting us at Westhill. One course 3.4km   Orange/Medium standard with an option to shorten it to 3.3km (That’s as the crow flies – actual distance covered in urban is about 1.5 times further and Donald tells me optimum route at Westhill is 5.1km) MapRun so you’ll need a phoneContinue reading “Urban Sprint @ Westhill 17/8/22”

Bob D almost a World Champion! JWOC 5th for Sam Griffin Mixed Relay Sprint Team

Bob Daly placed 6th in the M65 “A” final for the World Long Distance Champs in Puglia on Saturday – improving on the very good 13th place he got on Thursday in the Middle format. Well done, Bob! And at JWOC in Portugal, Sam Griffin and his GB Teammates Rachel Duckworth, Jim Bailey and IrisContinue reading “Bob D almost a World Champion! JWOC 5th for Sam Griffin Mixed Relay Sprint Team”

Loads of events happening on your doorstep soon…

– Autumn Sprints in August (bit earlier this year to avoid late starters running in the dark) – then towards the end of the year we have bigger events planned at Crathes and Balmedie Wednesday 10th Aug – Autumn Urban CoveWednesday 17th August – Autumn Urban WesthillWednesday 24th August – Autumn Urban Abz UniWednesday 31stContinue reading “Loads of events happening on your doorstep soon…”

SOL? SOUL? What’s all that about?

For the benefit of new members who keep seeing our posts urging you to enter SOLs and SOULs but aren’t sure what we’re on about…. SOL = Scottish Orienteering League (sponsored by CompassPoint) – larger events – 350-400 runners on average – a full range of courses to choose from including Black and Short Green/Blue/BrownContinue reading “SOL? SOUL? What’s all that about?”

Balgownie 29th June Results

Below are the results from tonight’s event at Danestone. Many Thanks to Sam & Lesley for planning and to David for helping collect controls afterwards. Good luck to Sam Griffin who is off in the next few weeks to Portugal to the Junior World Champs, and to David who is off to Italy for theContinue reading “Balgownie 29th June Results”

Balmedie 22nd June + BBQ Results

Many thanks to Neil for planning the event and to Ian/Farran/Sam & Lesley for helping collect controls. Easy 1 Emily Arthur 31.082 George Esson 35.32 Short Tech 1 David Esson 30.062 Aileen Salway 31.253 Ros Nicholson 36.53 (cycled from Aberdeen)4 Chris Aust 37.055 Samantha & Kailin 59.486 Lennon Atchison 76.237 Paul Atchison 76.28 Long TechContinue reading “Balmedie 22nd June + BBQ Results”

Westburn & Victoria Parks Wed 15th Jun Results

Many thanks to Tim & Zoe for running the event on the night and to Sam Griffin our recently crowned British Sprint Champion who planned (lucky devil is in Majorca on a cycling holiday at moment!) Thanks to Bob and Aileen for helping collect controls at the end and David Esson for computing. Results P.S.Continue reading “Westburn & Victoria Parks Wed 15th Jun Results”

Foggieton Wed 9th Jun Results

Below are the results from tonights event at Foggieton. Many thanks to George for helping put controls out, and Sam G, Zoe and Bob for helping collect the controls. Easy1 Logan Thompson 15.382 Emily Robertson 20.203 Sophie DePasquale 24.414 Helen Greenwood 25.225 Owen DePasquale 26.14Short Tech1 Olivia Coman 36.022 Ros Nicholson 41.093 Stuart Hall 43.504Continue reading “Foggieton Wed 9th Jun Results”

GRAMP successes at Scottish Champs 2022

No Champs this year but some great runs/results including: 1st Pete Lawrence M55S Helen Greenwood Yellow 2nd Duncan Grassie M35L Gary Morrison M55S Chris Aust M70S Neil McLean M75L Gramp3 Mike Greenwood, Gary Morrison, Dennis McDonald Relay Class: 14+ points 3rd Matthew Thomson M35L Kevin Reynard M55S Bob Daly M65L Ros Nicholson W55S 4th SamanthaContinue reading “GRAMP successes at Scottish Champs 2022”

Duthie Park & Ferryhill Wed 1st Jun Results

Sorry about the delay in posting results – too busy celebrating Saturday’s and Schools Championship results – oh, and Zoe’s first serious orienteering race in far too many years – and then work got in the way this morning.Better late than never! Results P.S. You’ll have noticed the website is getting a bit of aContinue reading “Duthie Park & Ferryhill Wed 1st Jun Results”

18/5/22 Hazlehead Summer Series Results

Below are the results from tonight’s event at Hazlehead Park. Was a gorgeous evening, and everyone seems to have enjoyed themselves. Interestingly we have a few participants who had equal times. Not often we get that! Many thanks to Tim and George for putting the controls out and Tim, Bob and George for collecting theContinue reading “18/5/22 Hazlehead Summer Series Results”

Foggieton Forest Sprint 13th April Results

Results RouteGadget A dry but chilly night saw old and new test their wits on the twists and turns of the many paths and linear features at Foggieton. Many thanks to David for all his IT wizardry, and to Gareth for helping with control collecting (and to those who also offered to help – alwaysContinue reading “Foggieton Forest Sprint 13th April Results”

DNC 2021-22 Final Results

Final resultsThis season’s DNC final event took place at Crathes with award winning courses from Ros who managed to weave everyone between all the wind blow and also scooped First Lady in the Mini DNC in the process. About 30 other Gramps have been out enjoying the dark side on Wednesdays and three have aContinue reading “DNC 2021-22 Final Results”

AGM 2021 roundup, Gramp Champs (not) and other successes

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the AGM last December you missed the entertaining sight and sound of David struggling to contain his own bemusement at having to refer to his mum and dad as “Lindsey” and “George” for the purposes of his Chairman’s Report. (I know the feeling having been taughtContinue reading “AGM 2021 roundup, Gramp Champs (not) and other successes”

Hogmanay Hangover Handicap 1st Jan 2022 @ Hazlehead

Many thanks to Team Esson for planning/’puting and Rachel, Helen and Pete for Control collecting. Results and splitsRoutegadget Turns out we could have had some sort of social outdoors as it was so warm this morning. Plenty folk spotted picnicking in the park and also bumped into some old ex-Gramp friends, Gordon and Ruth, whoContinue reading “Hogmanay Hangover Handicap 1st Jan 2022 @ Hazlehead”

DNC Tollohill Wed 24th Nov

Results and splitsRouteGadget Thanks to David Esson for planning and Drew Tivendale for assistance in collecting afterwards. Looking at the spiders’ webs seems like the “wee tip” re checking numbers was a good one. Good luck to anyone trying to suss out a training run in the area by looking at Strava traces!!And good luckContinue reading “DNC Tollohill Wed 24th Nov”

Westburn & Victoria Parks Urban Sprint 22/9/21 Results

Wow! Never seen the Westburn so burny as tonight or the grass so waterlogged. Almost needed a snorkel in parts. Thanks to Sam and Tim for doing the soggy honours tonight. I also uploaded to RouteGadget to see what it would make of the voided section for the road crossing and seems to copeContinue reading “Westburn & Victoria Parks Urban Sprint 22/9/21 Results”

Nothing to do with orienteering but… (part 2)

Remember the video with Foss and Erik and other members of the Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra summoning up their inner Picts at Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle? Well, the ASO Zoomed with a southern counterpart, Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra based in Market Harborough in Leicestershire, for UK Make Music Day on June 21st and recorded ‘Entry of theContinue reading “Nothing to do with orienteering but… (part 2)”