Well done to Sam Griffin and Jeremy Huthwaite, M18E and M50S respectively, for wins at Golden Valley & Cognor Wood down in Englandshire. Click on the image below to link through to our Facebook page (and while you’re there Like it to get news like this as soon as our roving reporter posts.)
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Tollohill Wed 30th March Forest Sprint Results
https://www.sportident.co.uk/results/GRAMP/2022/FSTollohillRouteGadget Many thanks to Ros for planning a great wee course and to Hugh, Helen and Gareth for helping collect controls
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”
DNC @ Crathes 16th Feb Results
Results RouteGadget(If you think folk took odd routes bear in mind the actual map used on the night was covered in pink crosses indicating felled/windblow patches.)
DNC Tyrebagger/Elrick Hill Wed 2nd Feb Results
Results for tonight’s Night O at Elrick Hill https://www.sportident.co.uk/results/GRAMP/2022/ElrickRouteGadget Many thanks to Murray for planning it👍
DNC Foggieton Wed 19th Jan Results
Results and splits Routegadget Many thanks to John Lang for the dizzying whirl round the woods.
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”
Balmedie DNC Weds 5th Jan Results
Chilly but fantastic night at Balmedie tonight. Many thanks to Julian for planning, and Julian & David for collecting controls afterwards👍 Results RouteGadget
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 Templars Park Wed 22nd Dec Results
Results and splitsRouteGadget not quite sure how crazy this is going to look but will be fun playing it back!! Many thanks to Dave Kirk for the courses and to Lachlan and David E for helping collect controls.
British Night Champs Winner
Big congrats David Esson on winning M40S down in Englandshire last night, while Hugh Nicholson came 7th in a large M55 field. Looks like it would have been quite magical with a smattering of snow over Cleeve Hill.
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”
DNC Hazlehead Wed 10th Nov Results
Fantastic nights orienteering at Hazlehead tonight. Great courses which caught a few people out planned by our W12 junior Samantha McDonald. Well done Samantha👍 Results are now available to view https://www.sportident.co.uk/results/GRAMP/2021/DNCHazlehead BOF results RouteGadget
Well done, Sam, and the ScotJos Team – JHI 2021 Relay Winners!
Scotland won the Boys JHI Relay by 2 seconds this weekend! Congrats to James Hammond, Laurence Ward, Sam Griffin running in Team Scotland 1 and all the rest of the ScotJos crew on some other great performances too. Individual results from the day before
Abz Uni Urban Sprint 29/9/21 Results
Thank you all for attending tonight’s event. Below is the link to the results. Many thanks to Dave Kirk for putting on a fun challenging event. https://www.sportident.co.uk/results/GRAMP/2021/OldAberdeenUrban
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. https://www.sportident.co.uk/results/GRAMP/2021/WestburnUrbanSprintResults 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”
Is it mapped?
More evidence of urban developers having fun at Boca Raton, Florida. Built on top of old waterways so the black bits seen here would have to be mapped as blue and if you could persuade some residents to welcome soggy orienteers popping up at the back of their houses you could make hold (probably) theContinue reading “Is it mapped?”
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)”
Westhill Urban Sprint 15/9/21 Results
Thanks to Oonagh and Donald for organising the Westhill leg of the series. Donald is so taken by the ease of making courses and timing etc that he’s going to introduce his DofE group to MapRun. Results – not sure but I think the folk recorded as mispunches are self-declared rather than just failing toContinue reading “Westhill Urban Sprint 15/9/21 Results”
SHI Relays and SOL Results Balmedie 4/9/21
Here are the results from todays event at Balmedie Beach. https://www.sportident.co.uk/results/GRAMP/2021/SHIRelays2021 https://www.sportident.co.uk/results/GRAMP/2021/SOL2021Balmedie Many thanks to all the Gramp helpers and in particular to Zoe Griffin ably assisted by Tim (Planner), Sarah Dunn (Controller), and Sam & Lesley Gomersall. (Organisers) Routegadget SOL and SHI Relays BOF results & points (updated 13/9/21)
Templars 18/8/21 Results
Great night with a lovely BBQ afterwards enjoyed by everyone. Thanks to planner Tim Griffin and Scouts for use of the fire pits. That wraps up our Summer Series. Great to see such big numbers turning out regularly and welcome to all the newcomers who have joined the club recently as a result. There’ll nowContinue reading “Templars 18/8/21 Results”
Cove Urban Sprint 8/9/21 Results
Seems like everyone enjoyed themselves this evening even if one or two got fooled by incoming texts or emails making them think they had hit a control when they heard a ping. Others said they couldn’t hear the pings very well at all but we’re reliably informed that bluetoothed ear phones solve that problem –Continue reading “Cove Urban Sprint 8/9/21 Results”
S6D/2 Day 5 job done!
Despite steady rain for much of the day, we managed to set off 1000+ people, count them back in and still found time to get a run ourselves, with some good results too with several 1st and 2nd placings. Big thanks to our Day Coordinator, Paul Duley, for keeping us all up to speed withContinue reading “S6D/2 Day 5 job done!”
S6D/2 Day 5
Gramp’s day finally rolled round and tomorrow we’ll be manning starts, waking up/collecting controls and hopefully getting some orienteering in too on an area that’s been described as “hard to relocate” – sounds fun!!
S6D/2 Rest Day
Apart from Helen and family plus Tim G who were involved setting up controls for Day 4/5 (3 cheers for them!), most of us have been enjoying the official rest day although some need a few lessons on the definition of ‘rest’ as they seem to have interpreted it as the ‘rest’ of the holidayContinue reading “S6D/2 Rest Day”
Scottish 6 Days off to a great start
Glen Dye Wed 21/7/21 Results
Many thanks to George and David for planning/computing and ace control collectors Bob Daly, Helen Rowlands and Gareth Yardley. Short (Easy) Results SplitsMedium Results SplitsShort Tech Results Splits Long Tech Results SplitsRouteGadget Don’t forget to check for ticks and that we now take a break for the Scottish 3+3 Days untilTyrebagger on 11th Aug TBCTemplarsContinue reading “Glen Dye Wed 21/7/21 Results”
Mulloch – now that the party’s over
Photo taken at 2110hrs while collecting controls. Thanks to Eric Lovie for giving us a guided tour of all the boulders tonight in a fast and furious control picking style and David Esson for computing and control collecting.
Mulloch Wed 14/7/21 Results
Easy Results SplitsMedium Results Splits Short Tech Results Splits Long Tech Results Splits Routegadget Thanks to Eric Lovie planner and David Esson computing and control collection “Disgusting, nefarious, sneaky, crafty…” no, not the planner, ticks!! While you were waiting for the results, did you check yourself for ticks as loads of the wee critters outContinue reading “Mulloch Wed 14/7/21 Results”
Aberdeenshire Clubsport £100 grant
We are pleased to have been awarded a grant of £100 from Aberdeenshire Clubsport (https://www.scottishclubsport.co.uk/club/45) to help cover the additional costs of running events with Covid requirements. We have invested in a contactless payment system and bought all the necessary PPE. Good to have some financial support to back up the work our volunteers haveContinue reading “Aberdeenshire Clubsport £100 grant”
3 cheers for Richard and Dave!!
After another month of watching Tiers and C-19 announcements with bated breath we’ve received a flurry of emails from the 6 Days crew outlining Plans L, M and N (at least) to go ahead with the 6 Days in one form or another. This is all thanks to Richard Oxlade, Dave Kershaw assisted by othersContinue reading “3 cheers for Richard and Dave!!”
Scolty Wed 30/6/21 Results
Short (Easy) Results SplitsMedium Results Splits Short Tech Results Splits Long Tech Results Splits RouteGadget (this version of the map doesn’t show recently felled area to NW of car park) Thanks to Ian Hamilton for setting us a real challenge tonight certainly towards the start of the Long Tech. Good practice for those of usContinue reading “Scolty Wed 30/6/21 Results”
Balmedie Wed 23/6/21 Results
Short (Easy) Results Splits Medium Results Splits Short Tech Results Splits Long Tech Results SplitsRouteGadget Thanks to Paul Duley for tonight’s fun in the dunes, David for computing and Adrian, Alex and Ian for collecting.
Scottish Champs 2021 Craig a’Barns
We have a Champion! Congratulations to M40S David Esson! A few others took on this challenging area too:Lesley Gomersall 4th W55L Helen Rowlands 8th W50LNeil McLean 2nd M75 Sam Gomersall 6th M60Bob Daly 10th M60Tim Griffin 4th M55Gareth Yardley 7th M55
Foggieton Wed 16/6/21 Results
Thanks to Dennis for planning, Paul Duley for helping collect and David Esson on laptop etc. Easy Results SplitsOrange Results SplitsShort Tech Results SplitsLong Tech Results SplitsRouteGadget
British Middle Champs 2021
Our roving reporter, David Esson, is currently down in the Lakes thoroughly enjoying a wee holiday and some fine orienteering areas for the British Middle Distance Champs. Keep an eye on our Facebook site for maps and mentions. Middle Distance combines shorter classic courses and lots of controls so even the “long” legs still requireContinue reading “British Middle Champs 2021”
Back o’ Bennachie Wed 9/6/21
Easy Results SplitsShort Tech Results SplitsLong Tech Results Splits Routegadget Thanks to Dave Kirk for planning and Dennis McDonald for helping collect controls and David Esson for computing and everyone who took on the hilly challenge of B o’B.
Countesswells Wed 2/6/21 Results
Easy Results SplitsMedium Results SplitsShort Tech Results SplitsLong Tech Results Splits Routegadget Many thanks to David Esson for reminding us how Countesswells lulls you into a false sense of security every time. Hands up who else got caught out at the pits at the far end again! 😦 A few more of the old facesContinue reading “Countesswells Wed 2/6/21 Results”
Is it mapped?
Another fun wee park for a bit of micro-O maybe? Little Island, NYC, 2.4 acres manages to pack in 350 species of flowers, trees and shrubs. Remember the arboreal trail map in Westburn and Victoria Parks? Something similar would work really well here.
Crathes 26/5/21 Results
Thanks to Helen Rowlands for providing tonight’s fun whirl round Crathes and Gareth for assistance with control wrangling and David for ‘puting and entries. Easy Results SplitsMedium Results SplitsShort Technical Results SplitsLong Technical Results Splits Routegadget – did you know you can view splits graphically as well as upload/plot your routes on RG?
Hazlehead 19/5/21 Results
Hope you enjoyed the first of the Summer Series and our World Orienteering Day event. We’ll be reporting our numbers very soon to add to the grand total – it’ll be interesting to see what effect Covid 19 has – will it stymy numbers or will it boost numbers this year as lots of peopleContinue reading “Hazlehead 19/5/21 Results”
Child Protection / Safeguarding
Helen Anderson has been busy revising the child protection policy, aka Safeguarding, and a copy can be found here.
Dunnottar Woods 5th May Results
Yellow Results SplitsForest Sprint Results Splits Thank you David once again for doing the honours for Dunnottar (although I suspect it may have been a sneaky ulterior motive involving proximity to one of the finest chippers in the NE that may have decided you to volunteer? 😉 ) Some lovely photos of the afternoon andContinue reading “Dunnottar Woods 5th May Results”
Tollohill Woods Wed 21st April Results
Yellow Results, Forest Sprint Results Splits Shire’s turn to experience that weird feeling of sort of knowing what you were doing but also knowing you don’t really know at the same time. Took most of us until a couple of controls in before it became second nature again. Thanks to David for providing us withContinue reading “Tollohill Woods Wed 21st April Results”
Perwinnes Moss Sun 18th April
Lovely day, smiling faces, good to be back! Results Yellow Splits Short Splits Long Splits Thanks David for putting in all your time and energy to get these events going again. Much appreciated. If you couldn’t make it today, here’s a snip of what you missed.
Hazlehead Wed 7th April Results
Real O Events!!!! YES, they are finally happening! Here are results from Hazlehead – big thanks to David Esson for cranking the SI controls into BST-mode and persuading them they wanted to go and sit in a wood again after their cushty number sitting in his flat all this time and to Gareth Yardley forContinue reading “Hazlehead Wed 7th April Results”
DNC 2020/21 Final Results
Final results have been posted on the DNC blog. We managed to squeeze in half a series this time before Lockdown stopped play so points have been tallied up for best 5 out of 8 events and any would-be planners of cancelled events still get 50 points for volunteering. Although the DNC Cup was dominatedContinue reading “DNC 2020/21 Final Results”
Thankyou to all who attended our annual 2nd January event at Hazlehead. Results are below – Long Course – 1. Patrick Lang 25.00 2. Dominykas Kardokas 25.17 3. Tim Griffin 28.10 4. Sam Gomersall 29.32 5. Lesley Gomersall 30.53 6. Julian Robinson 30.58 7. Dennis McDonald 31.33 8. John Lang 32.42 9. Hugh Nicholson 34.10Continue reading “HHH2021 Results”
Have you peaked yet?
“The slope of these curves varies by task. For example, in sports that rely heavily on physiological fitness—like sprinting 100 meters—the decline of the fitness curve would be steeper than in a sport like alpine climbing or orienteering, where pure fitness matters less and wisdom gained through experience matters more.”(Outside Online An Ode to Aging)Continue reading “Have you peaked yet?”
DNC 9/12 @ Foggieton Results
Sorry for the slight delay – a weird side effect of timing we’ve not seen before meant those of us with early starts had negative times before David managed to sort it all out late last night. BTW, thanks David for your help on IT and Starts at all the Gramp DNCs, much appreciated byContinue reading “DNC 9/12 @ Foggieton Results”