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. 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”

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)

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”

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 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”

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”

GMC 2021 Lochnagar 6th/7th November

GMC 2023 dates will be 7th/8th October. Can’t say where yet but stick the dates in your diaries now. Wow! That was a wild one, eh? Many thanks to everyone for all your kind comments regarding courses and organisation and congrats to the winners and also to those who found time to pause for aContinue reading “GMC 2021 Lochnagar 6th/7th November”

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”

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”

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?

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”

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”

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?”

Crathes 6/12 Results

We misinterpreted the messages about “Guides” and “car parks” and weren’t expecting a very well supported open air market going on full swing in the Guides’ field. Thanks to Sam and Lesley for taking it all in their Organiser/Planner stride and organising some impromptu parking marshalling on top of hanging the last few controls thisContinue reading “Crathes 6/12 Results”

DNC 11/11 @ Crathes Results

Short Results SplitsLong Results SplitsRouteGadgetBOF results We parked in the bottom level of the car park initially but swiftly moved up after realising that the heavy rain at ~17:30 was being beautifully backlit by the headlights of cars on the top level and making it look really, really uninviting! We were eventually shamed into gettingContinue reading “DNC 11/11 @ Crathes Results”

Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week 2020

Have you spotted the articles going up on the SOA site highlighting the achievements and contributions of various individuals? Heidi Ross and Marie Bernards of AUOC were in the spotlight on Tuesday. They’re doing a great job currently coaching via Zoom amongst other things to help keep AUOC fired up about orienteering and it’s obviouslyContinue reading “Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week 2020”

Glen Dye snaps and thoughts

Well, who would have thought all that mud, marsh, bog and assorted wet stuff would have produced so many excited, grinning faces? We’re a weird bunch! It’s been a very strange few weeks as what was supposed to have been a simple little local event firstly attracted folk from far, far further afield than we’dContinue reading “Glen Dye snaps and thoughts”