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”
Sorry folks – nothing out at the moment as we’ve restarted proper events but if things take a turn for the worse and we’re locked down again then worth a quick squizz at the website again.
Glen Dye has also fallen into the same trap as Crathes & Tollohill unfortunately: area OK but planner and equipment in Lockdown in ABZ DOH! But we’re using the time to think ahead to the Urban Sprint Series due to start Wed 2nd Sept and crossing everything that ABZ will be given the all clearContinue reading “Glen Dye 19/8/20 CANCELLED”
As the local Aberdeen Lockdown has just been implemented and the Planner and many competitors live in the City and can’t now travel that far we’ve had to cancel the event at Crathes tonight.We may be able to rearrange it for later in the year so watch this space for news on both Crathes andContinue reading “Crathes event 5/8/20 CANCELLED”
We want clubs, volunteers and participants to feel safe, confident and also enjoy their first experiences returning to orienteering events. So Scottish Orienteering have put together an Event Guidance document and a COVID-19 Risk Assessment which has been approved by Scottish Government and we also have the support of sportscotland. Why club members only atContinue reading “Covid 19”
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’!”
As some of you said you’d like to do more of the virtual O here’s one somebody else made earlier. No cryptic shenanigans just straight forward questions to answer thanks to an Italian club in Trentino. Question form (in English – they’ve cottoned on they’ve got an international audience) has links to the O mapContinue reading “Holiday abroad anyone?”
In anticipation of Phase 1 and greater flexibility meaning we can get out and further about, here’s a wee reminder that starts about 1 min 40 secs in on BBC’s Out of Doors Out of Doors – Archaeology, Cloud Gazing and Wildlife Watching – BBC Sounds
Answers Congratulations to Helen and Stuart for winning the “answer them all” category gaining 980/1000 points in a time of 4:00 GMT (Gin Mit Tonic) and I know they will now be puzzling over how they got that now they have the answers to check as it doesn’t match up. (Clue: arbitrary bonus points awardedContinue reading “Abz Uni Kings Campus virtual O answers and winners”
Take a virtual tour of the Abz Uni Kings Campus map using Google Maps/Streetview to “visit” controls and have a look around to find the answers to questions in this Score event. The questions are all based on what’s visible in the latest Streetview imagery so don’t bother visiting on the ground as the sameContinue reading “Abz Uni Kings Campus virtual O”
Which Gramp members, past or present, or anyone can get a tick off the boxes to get a cross (X), a frame around the outside, or a full house?! Click on the pic to view biggified version.
Answers to the Orienteering Puzzle 1. Aberdeen University, building: new library 2. Seaton Park and Hillhead, building: ‘the boiler room’ 3. Hazlehead Park, building: café 4. Westhill, building: shopping centre 5. Danestone, building: Grandholm dental clinic 6. Cove, building: Altens hotel 7. Duthie Park, building: toilet block 8. Westburn & Victoria Park, building: toilet blockContinue reading “Answers – Gramp map sprint recognition – 8 Apr 2020.JPG”
Hello, Sprint map recognition brought to you by Sam, they are all from Gramp Sprint area, and there’s a bonus point if you guess correctly the function of the building shown in each extract. 😉 Prizes for all…! See attached PDF. Answers in next week. Posted by Jeremy. Gramp map sprint recognition – 8 AprContinue reading “Gramp map sprint recognition – 8 Apr 2020.pdf”
Well done to all of you who tried the "Gramp Orienteering Lock in Quiz". Answers -> And see attached PDF. 1. Hazlehead 2. Scolty 3. Crathes 4. Tyrebagger 5. Glen Dye 6. Forvie 7. Foggieton 8. Balmedie Next Quiz Due tomorrow Wednesday 8th April. Answers – Grampian Orienteering Lock in Quiz.pdf
Hello, What with all the Orienteering suspended – do you know or can you find which location belongs to each map snippet? – for many this will be easy… – answers in 1 weeks time. See attached PDF. Comments welcome! Grampian Orienteering Lock in Quiz No. 1.pdf
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”
Many thanks to Helen Anderson for diligently carrying out Membership Sec duties over the last decade or so – not sure when she started but it certainly feels like a loooooong time ago. She’s now handed over the files of office to Lesley Gomersall so thanks to Lesley too for taking over. Anyone else outContinue reading “New Membership Secretary”
Results Splits RG Many thanks to Paul Duley for doing the honours tonight and David Esson for computing. Bit of a shock to find Glen Dye looking considerably different tonight but hopefully enough left for the Regional we’ll be holding here in October.
Congratulations to those Gramps who travelled up to take part in the Scottish Night Champs held at Findhorn last weekend. Looks like an intriguing mix of urban/forest/dunes judging from RouteGadget so it’ll be interesting to hear what they thought of it. Did it encourage a few more folk to have a go than would doContinue reading “Scottish Night Champs 2020”
I hope you all enjoyed tonight’s runs to a different area of Scolty (for DNC). Fortunately the weather gods were kind again! Did the fairy lights/bunting help add to the sense of occasion? Thanks to Gareth for control collecting and David E for computing/results. Thanks too for the offers of control collecting help – notContinue reading “DNC Scolty 19/2/20”
Results Splits RouteGadget Results updated 10/2/20 to show Joel Gooch on Long not Short course. Neil’s comment says it all. Going to be some very entertaining GPS tracks not least from those who have run or planned at Tyrebagger so often we really ought to be able to do it blindfolded by now! Thanks toContinue reading “DNC Tyrebagger 5/2/20”
I hope you all enjoyed a fabulous day at Balmedie. Beauty treatment of facial sandblasting thrown in for free. Final ResultsFinal SplitsRouteGadget Unfortunately Olivia Coman’s brikke failed and although we had a good idea of her overall time as there was no other way to prove she completed the course we’re obliged by the rulesContinue reading “Balmedie 23/2/20 (Regional)”
ResultsSplitsRG Thanks to Matt Parkes for planning tonight. I found the Short just the right mix of paths (if you could spot them) to lull you into a false sense of security and tricky stuff at the end of each leg. Thanks also to David for ‘puting and Matt, David and Murray for collecting controls.
Just before Christmas SOA’s Finance Director, Ben Hartman, sent round an email asking any tax-paying members to complete a Gift Aid declaration. As the SOA is a registered charity, Gift Aid allows it to claim extra funds from HMRC on any donations made – including our membership fees – as long as we’ve completed aContinue reading “SOA Gift Aid declaration”
Thanks to Sam and Lesley and the fearless Panda for tonight’s twirl round Crathes. Great start to the 2020 half of the series. ResultsSplitsRoutegadget If your New Year Resolution was to try Night O this year then see our DNC blog for full list of events to come and get in touch if you wantContinue reading “DNC Crathes 8/1/20”
Sarah Dunn of Scottish Orienteering is championing this mobile based version of orienteering using your phone’s GPS capabilities to track and time yourself while running one of our MapRun courses. Upload to Strava too so you can challenge your Stravamates. Visit the MapRun page for more info, instructions and downloads for the MapRun app andContinue reading “MapRun”
IMPORTANT CALL TO ARMS!!SOA are running a Controllers Grade C course on 11 January, 2020 at Roseisle. We need more Controllers so that we can continue to put on as many Regional and National events as we’s all like to see, so if you’re interested in helping out not only Gramp but also the restContinue reading “Controllers Course 11/1/20”
Anne Pearson of Tay to thank for this Christmas Brain Teaser.There are 51 points available. 1 point for getting the IOF symbol correct, if there is a + sign you get an extra point for then converting O speak into a word/ phrase that makes sense in the letter. One point for each Christmas symbol.Continue reading “Christmas Brain Teaser”
Great to see so many enthusiastic juniors charging round the Yellow (with more than a touch of sibling rivalry going on) and some old regulars coming out of the woodwork for some fresh air and a different challenge on the Score. First time I’ve been thanked for making someone’s brain ache – because “it tookContinue reading “Hogmany Hangover Handicap 2/1/2020 @ Hazlehead Park”
The hot news from the AGM is the unanimous decision to swap from Emit to SI Air. Our old Emit kit has served us well over the years but is getting tired and outdated and needing more and more TLC (see above) so time for an upgrade. The future is definitely contactless punching and althoughContinue reading “AGM 2019 roundup, Gramp Champs and other successes”
2 brilliantly fun criss-crossing courses using the best part of Balmedie were promised and duly delivered by David Esson tonight. Results Splits RG Thanks to David, Ian and Dennis for fetching in the controls for me while I sat in the warm tinkering with results. Rachel.
Results SplitsRoutegadget Thanks to Ian H for planning – courses of two definite halves with the best, intricate stuff saved for last. Also to David for driving the laptop and Dennis and David for helping collect controls.
Thanks to Dave Kirk for spending a lot of time tramping round Duthie Park and Ferryhill noting down numbers and details on various objects for us to collect on today’s Treas-O-re Hunt. (Presumably he must have worn his best puffa jacket so as not to look too dodgy as no reports in the P&J aboutContinue reading “Post-AGM Treas-O-re Hunt 8/12/19 Results”
North Area were the overall winners of this years Junior Inter-Area Champs and Sam Griffin looks very pleased with the trophy and remarkably relaxed unlike the poor frozen runner photobombing in the background! It was a very crisp couple of days at Scolty and Cambus O’May for Relays and Individuals where over 100 Juniors competedContinue reading “Scottish Junior Inter Areas 2019”
We hope everyone enjoyed the relays today, it was great to see so many enthusiaistic runners out and about. Thank-you all for joining in. Scolty Relays Overall Results Scolty Relays Splits The winners of the Girls Relay on Katja Neumann’s inspired woodland podium. And here are a couple of shots of the grand procession thatContinue reading “Student and Junior Relays Scolty 9/11/19”
ResultsSplitsRG (sorry, bit iffy in places as all on an old 1:10,000 map and some of the controls don’t sit quite right but close enough and the Splitsbrowser bit still works fine) Lovely crisp night last night and you could follow footsteps in the frost across the grassy bits. No such easy ride in theContinue reading “DNC Hazlehead 13/11/19 Results”
Three events of very different natures, in or close to 3 of the typical Pueblos Blancos in Andalucia, go to make up the competition. Typical Spanish organisation which means very relaxed but it all comes together in the nick of time even if it means some nifty improvisation like using oranges straight off a treeContinue reading “Rachel ha ganado tercero W50 en El Trofeo de Las Pueblos Blancos”
Due to potential conflicting Junior age class course designations at the Maroc Cambus O’May event on 10th November it has been decided to exclude the event from the JD2 Cup for this year. The event is being used for the Scottish Junior Inter Areas Championships 2019 Individual and all Juniors are encouraged to enter theirContinue reading “Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2019 Final Results”
Final ResultsSplitsRouteGadget BOF points (calculated overnight) Any mis-spellings or other errors please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Apologies for the lack of results display screen today – a slight oversight in the extension cable department. Good to see some tourists from quite far intrigued to give Forvie a go for the first time and seems like you relishedContinue reading “Forvie 6/10/19 Regional Results”
Final points and here by category Big thanks to all our organisers and everyone who came and ran too. Need both to make a series! . CONGRATULATIONS TO CATEGORY CHAMPS FOR 2019: Samantha McDonald JU16 (Under 16 and shadowed) Olivia Coman and Sam Griffin J (16 – 20) James BallContinue reading “Autumn Urban Sprint Series 2019 Final Results”
Firstly, congratulations to three GJOs who have just achieved milestone awards (or should that be kilometrestone in Ospeak?): Olivia Coman – 50 events Lachlan Kirk – 25 events Isobel Anderson – 10 events And congratulations to Jeremy and Pamela who have a new born son, Magnus. “Not long before he’ll be running in events! TimeContinue reading “GJO news and congrats”