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”
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.
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”
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”
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!!”
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 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”
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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
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
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”
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.
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”
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.
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?
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”
Helen Anderson has been busy revising the child protection policy, aka Safeguarding, and a copy can be found here.
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”
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”
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.
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”
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”
“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?”
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”
Dreaming of autumn city O breaks back in the old days…. this looks like it would be fun for a Friday night race to kick off a weekend. It’s in Awaza, a luxury resort in Turkey.
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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”
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”
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”
Congratulations to Sam Griffin on his selection for the ScotJOS Squad and the British Orienteering Talent Squad Tier 1. Despite the lack of events this year, Sam’s been keeping fit with lots of running and cycling and we had wondered if he would be able to remember how to orienteer still but any concerns wereContinue reading “Sam’s in the Squads!”
…does feature three Gramps. Can you spot them?
Big thank you to Julian Robertson for starting us off with two great courses threading in and out of the dunes. So nice to feel the sand between your toes again even if, like me, your rusty O skills were really given a test tonight. Short Results SplitsLong Results Splits RouteGadget BOF results
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”
Thank you for everyone who attended today. We were very lucky with the weather. Special thanks go to Rachel (Organiser) and Pete (Planner) for putting on a great event. This was our first relatively larger event since Lockdown was eased, and also our first proper effort using the new SI Equipment, so I hope thingsContinue reading “Glen Dye Results 11/10/20”
I just wanted to acknowledge EUOC’s sensible attitude to recent announcements and to thank them for their decision to pull out of our event at Glen Dye this weekend. Technically they didn’t have to as there is no travel ban as such but they’ve obviously taken on board the recent headlines that “researchers at UCLContinue reading “Thank you, EUOC!”
Here’s the results from tonight’s MapRun Event. Great to see so many folk turn up on such after such a wet day, although it did stop raining in the end. Shortest distance covered was 3.1km (I think I measured the shortest route would be 3km) whilst others got more km for their money, some runningContinue reading “Aberdeen University Urban MapRun 30th Sept 2020 Results”
Here are the results from tonight’s sprint event, corrected for Tim Griffin’s GPS placing him on somebody’s roof rather than at control 3…. Thank you to everyone who came! Duthie Park and Ferryhill 23 September 2020 Results.pdf
Urban-meets-classic. Even just getting there would be fun, never mind keeping track of yourself in that maze.
Results If you want to give us your time, Ros, we’ll update these?We trust you! 😉
Results MapRun results pageClick on anyone’s “Track” link next to their name to get through to the MR RouteGadget and you can replay the race. If you’re wanting back into the MapRun event to adjust your pings (now there’s a phrase you don’t hear very often?) in MapRunF HITMO function the code is 9183. TheContinue reading “Urban Sprint Danestone 9th Sept Results”
For the geeky amongst you here’s an advantage to using MapRunF rather than MapRun: you can review, amend and re-submit your splits to include controls that didn’t ping for whatever reason. On the grounds that many folk are self-timing and will be running straight through the control sites rather than waiting for a ping, I’mContinue reading “MapRunF: how to amend your results for missing controls”
It was great to see so many old friends again tonight, tempted out for a run despite the weather threatening to dump on us big time. Thanks for being game guineapigs and joining the MapRun Tribe. A few lessons learned, not least that I need a new pair of glasses having plotted no. 8 inContinue reading “Cove Urban Sprint”
ResultsMapRun results/RouteGadget I’ve tried to adjust the times for those who were affected by number 8 being in the wrong position by looking at the traces on RouteGadget to see who obviously spent minutes wandering back and forth. Later starters were tipped off and self-timers would have been blissfully unaware anyway so rather than tryContinue reading “Urban Sprint Cove 2nd Sept Results”
Look what we’ve got to play with for future events now we’re gearing up to restart O post Lockdown! Control numbers have been added to the ‘Technical Info for Planners’ post which can always be found easily (along with info for Organisers, Controllers and Competitors) using the menu at the top. We also have aContinue reading “Oooh! Shiny new stuff!”
The Gramp MapRun Factory (Rachel) has been busy over the last couple of weeks and we now have several more courses uploaded courtesy of Sarah Dunn. From Aberdeen Uni and Perwinnes Moss (4 variations Easy to Tech) down to Stonehaven via Cove. Or a novelty twist based on and Aberdeen Street Art Trail. You paysContinue reading “That nice welcoming ‘ding’!”
Rankings following Birsemore can be found here. Obviously with the current suspension of all orienteering events until further notice there won’t be any more updates for a while. Next counting event will be advised when orienteering resumes following all relevant guidelines from BOF and UK government.
Those of you who are British Orienteering members will have received an email this morning (17/3/20) announcing the suspension of all orienteering activities with immediate effect on the advice of PHE, WHO and others. All bets are off as to when we can recommence but I think you’ll need to find alternatives for your exerciseContinue reading “All orienteering suspended due to Covid 19 coronavirus”
Well done to the 5 Gramps who went down to Errochty over the weekend to fly the flag for the club (metaphorically, don’t think they actually took a banner) in the CompassSport Trophy for smaller clubs. I’ve seen the maps and looks like Sam & Tim Griffin, Sam & Lesley Gomersall and Bob Daly betweenContinue reading “CompassSport Cup/Trophy Heats and Scottish Middle Distance Champs 2020”
Always thought Johnshaven would make a good place for a SOUL and Maroc proved me right today with Nick Hale exploiting the best bits to full advantage. David Esson was keeping his powder dry for his Birsemore Black Binge tomorrow but wandered around watching the entertainment and took some photos of various Gramps (and 2Continue reading “Johnshaven SOUL”